Axeon Stocking Stuffers
-Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Some of our gear fits really well into a stocking. Thankfully there’s only one time of the year when we consider the size of a sock as a good measuring device for a gift, but since that is the mode of the day, consider these cool pieces of kit for your loved one, or as a guilty splurge for yourself!
Every year many of us are left wondering what gift to get the man in our lives? Ammo is always a good choice, but it’s a bit hard to come by this year. You could go with the old gift card backup plan, but sometimes that seems a bit impersonal. Here’s 7 optical gift ideas for your outdoorsman that you can wrap and stick a bow to for under $100.
Not to draw too fine of a line under this, but hunt prep in some categories means your shopping dollars are in direct competition with dollars that are being spent by panic buyers looking to fill their closets with ammo and guns. But it’s not just pew-pews and pew pills that have been made scarce-- optics, cleaning supplies, mounts, and accessories are often in the “out of stock” folder at your favorite retailer. And this isn’t limited to gear that is idealized for Modern Sporting Rifles. Regular hunting style gear is in high demand, too.
While looking for a tool the other day I searched through a box that of things that were gathered from my garage when we moved to our new place. In that box was an old Weaver K4-C3 scope that I can’t remember obtaining, yet it’s been hanging around for years. Unfortunately, the exterior condition of that old steel scope is less than immaculate. It’s really downright shameful. Arkansas humidity and poor storage lead to some serious rust issues, but functionally, there is nothing wrong with the scope.
What’s wrong with iron sights? Nothing. Not a solitary thing. They don’t require batteries, or any sort of voodoo to work. Line the post with the aperture and squeeze the trigger. Hit. Oh, you may have to concentrate a bit more and adjust your hold via Kentucky windage if shooting out beyond 200 yards, but the trusty iron sights can get the job done all day, every day. But not every rifle has a set of sights on it these days. The last rifle I built was a flat-top free-floater with a 16” pencil barrel. I knew I wanted a lightweight carbine and thought this would be the best route to go.
For those of us who grew up in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s we saw some amazing gunfights on the silver screen and the cathode ray tube. Machine guns and pistols that never ran out of ammo, copious amounts of orange flame (with the ubiquitous good-guy walking away from the explosion), precision off hand shooting, and point-in-the-general-direction shotgun shooting that blew the perp through the wall into the next room. Ah, the good old days.
The Axeon Second Zero long-distance rifle accessory does one thing, and only one thing. It bends light. Simple enough. Axeon Optics offers two specific recipes within the Second Zero offering, 4.3 MOA and 11.5 MOA. Why these two? Because these are based on an average of the most popularly sold hunting rounds. Meaning that by calculation it is known that most bullets will hit the kill zone of a target whether it is at 285 yards, 365 yards, or somewhere in between. For most high-velocity rounds the 4.3 MOA Second Zero will give the shooter an additional zero at the +-330 yard mark. Likewise, 11.5 MOA will adjust most high-velocity rounds to an additional zero of +-530 yards.
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We are continuing to make things happen here at Axeon Optics. We are proud to announce, in conjunction with Dog Soldier Steve Criner, the arrival of the Dog Soldier Predator Scope. As many of you already know, Steve Criner is a professional ...
Without further ado we’d like to introduce the Axeon Optics Air Archery scope. Compact, lightweight, and fixed 4X magnification are the building blocks that make the Air Archery scope a perfect mate to an Air Archery device like Umarex USA’s brand new AirSaber. The icing on the cake is graduated reticle that will allow you to precisely hit targets out beyond 60 yards.
One truly beautiful thing about today’s firearm and firearm accessory environment it that it’s getting harder and harder to find a “dud” product. Rifle manufacturers are turning out budget rifles that can shoot sub-moa from the factory. No need to pay the gunsmith to work your action and trigger over, just get it out of the box and head to the range.