August 21st, 2010

Hodgdon Will Introduce Two New Powders in 2011

Hodgdon will introduce two new propellants in 2011, LEVERevolution and Superformance. According to Chris Hodgdon, these powders will allow hand-loaders to replicate Hornady’s factory-loaded LEVERevolution and Superformance ammunition. Hornady used proprietary powder blends to achieve impressive velocities in its Superformance ammo. Now reloaders can take advantage of that blending technology to get more performance from their hand-loaded cartridges.

Hodgdon Hornady Superformance powder

According to the Shooting Times website, the two new powders should be available starting in January 2011: “This is welcome news to handloaders who until now have had to sit by and watch as factories make the best use of new bullets such as Hornady’s FTX and mass-produced loads that handloaders couldn’t safely duplicate. This should also be welcome news to shooters who until now have avoided new high performance cartridges over concerns about future high performance ammunition availability.”

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August 21st, 2010

CamelBak Pack on Sale at Cabela’s for $29.88

Here’s a great deal on a versatile, multi-purpose pack that should suit the needs of tactical guys as well as game hunters. Right now Cabelas.com has genuine CamelBak® UpRoar packs on sale for just $29.88. The regular price on these packs is $99.99, so you save over seventy bucks.

Camelbak Uproar

With a 1,710 cu.-in. cargo capacity, the Uproar pack (Cabela’s item OG-580060) can carry enough for a full day in the field. And of course, since it’s a CamelBak®, the pack totes plenty of H20 via a 24 oz. fitted water bottle (NOT a bladder with sipping hose). Other features include: goggles pocket, organizer pocket, laptop sleeve, and gear-attachment lash points. The discounted UpRoar pack is offered in either olive drab with black accents, or black with blue piping (the Coyote tan color shown at right is NOT on sale). This pack is well-designed, with a comfortable surface next to your back, and ergonomically curved shoulder straps (complete with sternum bridge strap). NOTE: This pack carries H20 in a plastic water bottle in a fitted side pocket. Unlike most other CamelBaks, there’s no internal bladder or hose, so you’ll have to reach around to get your water.

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