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“Here is the first shot out of Cody’s rifle after the wreck, at 100yds. It was wrapped in a tac force bag/mat, but I’d have to say that the Vortex Razor HD Gen2 3-18 held up pretty good considering the tumble it took!!” – Tate S
New Year – New Gear
It’s getting cold out there…Don’t worry, we’re here to help in the fight against the temperature drop!
Just last month we launched the Vortex Optics 4X4. Four things on the fourth of the month we think (hope) you’ll enjoy reading. Well, a look at your calendar will reveal we are breaking the rules—again. Here is this month’s collection of interesting tips.
1. NEW YEAR – NEW GEAR AND FREE SHIPPING
If your New Year’s Resolution was to add more Vortex to your life, you’re awesome! If it wasn’t, you’re still cool in our book and can step into 2015 in ultimate style with some new Vortex Gear. We hope your Vortex gear adds a touch of badassery to your life. And in honor of you and the New Year, you get FREE shipping on orders through January…P.S. keep your eyes peeled for new offerings throughout the year.
2. JOIN OUR VIP LIST TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO GET OUR NEW 2015 FLIP CATALOG!
It’s easy to sign up. Just email us at email@example.com and make sure to include your name and address.
3. SO THE BACKSTRAPS ARE GONE–NOW WHAT?
Often underutilized and doomed to the grinder, if used at all, the shank of your buck may soon become your new favorite cut. Host of TV show MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel, master of wild cuisine and in general cool dude, Steven Rinella, details his killer recipe for venison Osso Bucco.
4. CALLING IN THE WILD (COYOTE CALLING TIP)
“As we dive into January the coyote breeding season is upon us. Distress sounds begin to take back seat to coyote vocalizations. To increase your success, take time to learn the coyotes language. If you want to kill large numbers of coyotes this time of year, you must be proficient with vocalizations. You can use your e-caller or your favorite mouth-blown call. Here’s one tip on how vocalizations can help you have more success.
Many of us scout for big game – you should be doing the same for coyotes. The night before you plan to hunt, go out and do some interrogation howls in the areas you plan to call. Document where you find coyotes and what they are. For example, was it an adult male, a young female, a breeding pair? When you hit that stand in the morning, you’ll have a better idea of what sounds will trip that dogs trigger and get him or her to come in. You’ll make each stand knowing first, that coyotes are there, and second, who they are. This gives you a significant amount of confidence, patience to wait longer if necessary, and a very good idea what your sound sequence should consist of.”
–Dustin Butler – PredatorDown.com
I looked forward to trying out my new Vortex Viper binos on the Antelope Hunt this year. The binos worked perfectly and were crystal clear. They helped me spot over 40 bucks and was able to field judge them much better than I ever could before with my old pair of binos. I let my buddy look through them after I kept out spotting him throughout the hunt. After he looked through them, all he wanted to do was borrow my binos each time we glassed an animal. The HD Vipers proved to be just what we needed to spot and tag this great goat. I’m sold on them. Thanks Vortex!
“I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you how pleased I am with your products. Earlier this summer, I bought the Viper HS LR 4-16×44 to put on top of a Browning Long Range Hunter in .300 WSM. The first weekend that I had it out, the rifle was knocked off a table onto concrete! Needless to say, I wasn’t super happy at the ‘character’ that my new riflescope had just acquired. Once I calmed down, I gave both the rifle and scope a thorough inspection and thought ‘Well, at least Vortex has that VIP warranty.’ To my surprise, nothing was shifted or broken and point of aim was still point of impact.
Now, fast forward to October. I was able to take that rig (and its new found ‘character’) to southern Colorado a couple of weeks ago and knocked down my first bull elk. At 12,000 feet above sea level and 578 yards, the Viper performed flawlessly. Using the exposed elevation turret took all of the guesswork out of where I needed to hold and the glass was more than clear enough, even though the sun wasn’t over the ridge line yet.
Thanks for making a product that performs as expected, despite a hunters best efforts to tear it up! You’ve earned a Vortex fan for life.”