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Field & Stream announces Best of Best hunting gear

HUNTING -- Field & Stream magazine has just announced the 27 winners among 150 products it's editors tested for their annual Best of the Best hunting gear roundup.

Here's a sneak peak at the list of top products ranging from bows to trail cams. 


  • Best New Rifle #1: Montana Rifle Co. American Standard Rifle (ASR)
  • Best New Rifle #2: WinchesterModel 70 Safari Express
  • Best New Big-Game Ammo: WinchesterPower Core 95/5
  • Best New Shotgun: Remington Versa Max
  • Best New Shotshell: WinchesterBlind Side
  • Best New Fixed-Blade Knife: Ontario Knife Company Blackbird SK-5
  • Best New Folding Knife: Benchmade 915 Triage
  • Best New UTV: 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000XT
  • Best New ATV: 2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
  • Best New Trail Cam: Primos Super Model Game Camera and Photo Viewer
  • Best New GPS: Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour
  • Best New Hunting Pack: Cabela’s Bow and Rifle Pack
  • Best New Boots: Magnum USA Sidewinder HPi in MultiCam
  • Best New Outerwear: ColumbiaSportswear Omni-Heat Electric Wader Widgeon Interchange
  • Best New Muzzleloader: Traditions Performance Firearms Pursuit Ultralight
  • Best New Muzzleloader Bullet: PowerBelt AeroLite
  • Best New Binocular: Swarovski CL Companion 8x30mm
  • Best New Spotting Scope: Zeiss Dialyt Field Spotter 18-45x65mm
  • Best New Rangefinder: Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600
  • Best New Scope: Minox ZA5 1.5-8x32mm with Versa-Plex Reticle
  • Best New Handgun: Browning 1911-22 A1
  • Best New Bow: Hoyt Carbon Element
  • Best New Crossbow: TenPoint Carbon Fusion CLS
  • Best New Treestand: X-1 Stand
  • Best New Safety Harness: Tree Spider Speed Harness, Live Wire Descent System
  • Best New Blind: L.L. Bean Stowaway Hunter’s Blind
  • Best New Decoy: Carry-Lite Bob'n Tail Tom Turkey

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.





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