Thursday, February 28, 2013

True Shot Coach from Don't Choke Archery

True Shot Coach

No matter what your skill level as an archer, you are constantly trying to improve. One of the most common but overlooked factors of shooting a bow is having the proper grip. Most beginners start out by wrapping your fingers around the grip and holding firmly. This causes your forearm to twist and sit more in line with the bowstring and when you shoot you’ll be left with a nice red slap mark from your string on your arm.

The biggest problem with wrapping your fingers and gripping firmly is the torque you put on your bow. When you have a firm grip on your bow, it places the riser of the bow out of square with the arrow rest. The result of bow torque is a high percentage of left or right misses. If you are constantly missing left or right, you may want to study the way you are gripping your bow.

Don't Choke Archery True Shot Coach

Proper grip is one of the most overlooked aspects of improving your accuracy, yet it is easily corrected. Whether you are an expert or a beginner there is always some room for improvement. I had the opportunity to review the True Shot Coach from Don’t Choke Archery and I have to say, I was impressed. I am by no means an expert but felt confident in my form. I thought I’d give this shot coach a chance but not expecting any improvement.

True Shot Coach Don't Choke Archery

I then shot two rounds of six with the True Shot Coach. When I first shot with the True Shot Coach the tool actually corrected the torque and made it easier to notice where I was lacking. I was surprised by how taking out a little bit of torque helped improve my arrow grouping. So whether you are an expert or a beginner you will benefit from the True Shot Coach. You can pick one up for $16.95 and it does help correct your grip.

Go check out their website www.DontChokeArchery.com to see the different True Shot Coach products that will help you eliminate bow torque.



Disclaimer:
As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion, I received the True Shot Coach free of charge and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by or associated with Don't Choke Archery and accepting no other compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review.  My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hunting Optics From Minox

MINOX USA Optics

With any type of hunting one of the top items that every hunter should carry are a nice pair of binoculars. Enter MINOX. These guys offer a wide array of optics that are ideal for any type of hunting. MINOX is a German company and offers a great lifetime, no questions asked warranty on their products.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake this last weekend and met up with Tim Ostrander from MINOX USA to discuss and talk about the great line up of optics they have to offer. Tim showed me a binocular from the HG Line that is ideal for the bowhunter, the HG 8x33.

MINOX Binoculars


Technical Data MINOX Binoculars APO HG 8x43



The quality, clarity, and just the overall feel of the binocular made them hard to put down. I've put up with some other name brand binoculars in the past but didn't know what I was missing until I tried the MINOX binoculars. These are some pretty sweet binoculars and are very compact. When I caught up with Tim at the show I asked him to give me the run down on these babies. 


Be sure to check out their full line of HG Binoculars at www.minox.com and other great hunting optics that they have to offer and trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Go give them a follow on Twitter: @MinoxUSAhunting 
Give them a Like on Facebook: MINOX North America Hunting

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Core4Element DownTek Technology

So I had the opportunity to meet with Jon from Core4Element last month to check out what they have to offer. The number 1 thing that I noticed about the gear that they offer is the weight. Seriously this stuff is very light weight and can be easily packed. Core4Element has a new down jacket coming out that uses DownTek Technology which is wicked cool. Each one of the down plumes have been treated and repels water. I know it is hard to explain in words so check out this video from Jon:


Be sure to keep an eye out for their 2013 line which will offer some of the DownTek technology in some of their gear. I am going to be headed down to the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake and will be stopping by the Core4Element booth for sure and will be sharing what I see down there.

They offer some great gear which is extremely light weight so be sure to check them out! Give them a follow on Twitter @Core4Element or give them a like over on the Core4Element Facebook Page.





Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Real Bullet Bottle Opener from Cobrabraid

I did a review a while back about a paracord bracelet from Cobrabraid which I enjoyed. They make great stuff out of paracord, but now they are doing something a little different. They are using real decommissioned bullets and making them into keychains, necklaces, and bottle openers. They graciously sent me one to review and in all seriousness, this thing is pretty sweet. This is a .50 caliber decommissioned round that has been cut to be a functional bottle opener.

Real Bullet Bottle Opener



Cobrabraid Real Bullet50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener


As you can see, it's a bottle opener. But it is definitely a head turner as you pull out a 50 caliber round and crack open your drink. Of course it is a 50 caliber rounds so carrying it in your pocket might be a little difficult but keeping it in your truck, pack, camper, tackle box, etc. is much more logical for me. Overall this is a pretty awesome bottle opener that will sure be the most talked about bottle opener at camp.

Cobrabraid also offers different calibers as well so be sure to check them out at www.Cobrabraid.com and also on the Cobrabraid Facebook Page.

Well here is your chance to win one for yourself. Below is the Rafflecopter. The contest is open to the continental United States. Good Luck!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer:
As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion, I received the Real Bullet 50 Caliber Bottle Opener free of charge and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by or associated with Cobrabraid and accepting no other compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review.  My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.

Friday, February 8, 2013

How I Cope With the Offseason


My Latest Post on the PSE Blog:

Sunset in Idaho

There is that moment that comes around every year that every hunter dreads, the last day of the season. You dread the fact that you no longer are able to get out and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. When the sun finally sets on that day you come home, kick off your boots, and think about the long wait that you are going to have until the next season. You ponder about the close encounters, missed opportunities, and start planning on how you can change to seal the deal next season. That is if you had a season like mine. If you were successful you think about the things you did right and why the worked. But even if you were successful there is always room for improvement.

Coyote Hunting in Idaho
A Big Ole Coyote Walking Down the Deer Trail
During the off season there are several things that I do to keep honing my skills. One of my favorites is to hunt coyotes. This is not only a great way to keep hunting but it also helps the deer population. Now hunting coyotes is a challenge with a rifle, so being successful with a bow is even more of a challenge. A challenge which I have yet to accomplish so far but definitely something I have been shooting for.

Keep reading over on the PSE Blog