Wednesday, September 30, 2015

20 MM Vulcan Bullet Bottle Opener Review

Those of you who follow along may remember a review I did a while ago of a .50 caliber bottle opener, which you can read here. I thought it was such an awesome idea and still is one of my favorite things to show off whenever possible. Well recently I was contacted by them recently asking if I would do another review of their new line up of bottle openers. I thought to myself, how could they have improved on a decommissioned round turned into a bottle opener? Well they went bigger. They sent a .20 MM Vulcan cannon round bottle opener!

20 mm Vulcan Bottle Opener


I thought the .50 caliber was impressive, but the .20 mm vulcan cannon round is definitely a head turner. This bottle opener is really big. Then to top off the fact that it is a lot bigger, you can get this one engraved which makes it perfect for giving this as a gift. You can get up to 25 characters on the bottle opener in the .20 mm vulcan cannon round. Here are the different fonts you can chose from on their website:


Here is the description from Lucky Shot as well:

A real, demilitarized recycled, 20MM Vulcan shell casing made into a really big bottle opener. The aluminum projectiles are expertly milled to exacting specifications. If you own a 50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener then you'll erally love this cannon round turned bottle opener. Almost 3 times the size of a 50 cal. opener, the 20MM Opener can get any party started and makes a great conversation piece. Also see our 20MM Vulcan Cannon Round Beer Tap handles.


Here is a side by side comparison and as you can tell I had to hold the camera back a little further to get the .20 mm vulcan in the shot. Also, I over used filters back then so don't mind the different colored hands. The cannon round is massive and is bound to turn heads at home, camping, or wherever you decide to take it. It also works great on any size of bottle so don't think that just because it's bigger that your bottle may be too small. This will make quick work of taking the top off whatever you're drinking.

20 mm bullet bottle opener
.20 MM Vulcan Round
Real Bullet Bottle Opener
.50 Caliber Round



















 I was impressed with the .50 caliber and thought that it was pretty sweet. When the .20 mm vuclan came in the mail, I couldn't help but just think how awesome this is. I have shown several of my friends and they all have the same impression. Everyone of them just get wide eyed and say, "wow!"

Bullet Bottle Opener .20 mm


Be sure to check out their website and all that they offer. They have some really neat stuff over at Lucky Shot that includes bullet key chains, jewelry, military gifts, graduation gifts, all of which are bullet themed and will not leave you disappointed.


Website:   Lucky Shot




Disclaimer:
As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion, I received the Real Bullet .20 MM Vulcan Bottle Opener free of charge and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by or associated with Lucky Shot 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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Rocky Broadhead Boots - Gear Review

Broadhead Boot


One way to end a hunt early is to have unhappy feet. If your feet aren't happy, you aren't happy. There is nothing like hiking into the backcountry and getting blisters or getting your feet wet. For me, making sure you have the proper boot for the terrain you are hunting is one of the most important things to do. You will be able to stay out hunting longer and actually enjoy the hunt rather than ending a hunt early.

I recently was in search of a new pair of hunting boots and I have always been a fan of the brand Rocky for boots. My last pair of hunting boots were the Rocky Lynx and they were my favorite pair of boots. So when I started talking to Rocky Brand and they asked if I would review their Broadhead Boots, I was pretty excited to say the least.

First lets start off with what they tell you on the website about these boots:

  • EVA footbed
  • Guaranteed Rocky® Waterproof construction
  • 400 Grams of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation
  • Rubber EVA Outsole
  • Cement Construction
  • Ripstop Upper
  • Moisture Management Lining
  • 8 Inches in Height
  • Each Boot Weighs 22.75 oz

Here is a little more description from the website about some of the features:

Rocky® Waterproof construction fuses a waterproof inner layer to the shoe upper providing a barrier that keeps water out. The waterproofing lines the entire boot, ensuring complete protection.

Traditional insulation - typically felt or polyfill material offers a thermal barrier without the added benefits of premium insulations

The moisture management lining does exactly as it implies; it manages moisture to help prevent your feet from sweating. It's a good feature to have because your feet will stay warm during those long hours of hunting.
Rocky Broadhead Boot
Waterproof Broadhead Boot




















My Take


Lightweight 

The first thing I noticed about these Broadhead Boots were the weight. I was very surprised at how lightweight they were. I am more of a spot and stalk type of hunter so I put some ground under my feet when I hunt. As I wore them on several outings, I sometimes forgot that I had boots on because they felt like I was wearing just a pair of shoes. They are very lightweight for a rugged hunting boot. For me I like a lighter boot to keep me from fatiguing faster than what I need. So when I saw that these only weighed 22.75 oz per boot I was happy. 

Rocky Broadhead Boot Review

Comfortable

When I laced the boots up for the first time I couldn't believe how comfortable they were. I felt like I didn't have to wait for the boots to be broken in. The boots are very comfortable right out of the box. This is a huge plus. Buying a new pair of boots and waiting for them to break in to see if you truly do like them can be a little nerve-racking, but I didn't feel that way at all with these boots.

Moisture Control

I have been wearing the Broadhead boots here in the Missouri heat and humidity and that definitely has put them to the test. I did get the 400g insulated boot and wearing them in 90+ degree weather and 75-80 percent humidity put the moisture management to the test. My feet did get sweaty while hiking around in the heat, but I must say that I have worn other boots on similar trips and felt like I had to take my boots off and stick them in the river to cool down. The Broadhead boots never felt that way to me at all since I have been wearing them. So my feet did sweat but it was an improvement from other boots.

Waterproof 

I tested the waterproof construction of the Broadhead boot several times. We all know that we won't obviously be standing in water all day while we hunt, but I wanted to see how these held up while getting wet. So I took to the river. During the hot summer days, I would go fishing and stand in the water with the boots just to see how long the waterproofing would last. I have had boots before that said they were waterproof and then after getting them wet a few times the waterproof material would fail.

Broadhead Boots in Water


After standing in the water on several occasions, my feet never got wet and continue to stay dry with each trip I take them out on. For waterproof boots I usually tend to stay with GORE-TEX® which Rocky Brands do use in a lot of their boots. The Broadhead boots uses Rocky® Waterproof construction which has done a phenomenal job so far. 

Tread 

The tread on the Broadhead boots is pretty cool if you ask me. It is very rugged and seemed to maintain traction very well and held up against some pretty rocky and muddy terrain. I did have a little bit of slipping occuring on some rocks after they were freshly wet just one time. I figured it had to do with the rubber being pretty new. It was only in one location so I wasn't concerned about it at all. 

Rocky Boots Broadhead  


The tread has broadhead shapes on the bottom, so if you are hiking around the mountains and you see footprints like the ones below, you'll know that someone has a pair of quality hunting boots. 


The Price

The Broadhead boots retail for $164.99 which is a pretty good bargain. I have been wearing these boots for a while now and I can attest to the fact that they will last a long time. I do know that Rocky does offer a 1 year warranty against any manufacture defect. For a high quality boot that is this light on your feet at that price is a must check out on your search for new boots. 

Conclusion

Overall I would have to say that these boots have been nothing but awesome for me. I really feel like the comfort, lightweight, and quality of these boots have met my expectations. I would definitely put these near the top of your list if you are checking out a new pair of boots. They will not disappoint you. 

Be sure to follow Rocky on Social Media:

Twitter: @RockyGear 
Instagram: @RockyBoot
Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/RockyGear

Disclaimer:
As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion, I received the Rocky Broadhead Boots free of charge and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by Rocky Gear and accepting no other compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review.  My independent status may change in the future.