2016 Readers' Choice Awards

2016 Readers' Choice Awards

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Thank you to those who voted in our Fifth Annual Readers' Choice Awards. More than 2,500 answered our call to vote for their favorite gear. This gives us an idea of what you like, and also serves as a great grassroots assessment of new equipment.


Each year we see surprises, and this year is no exception. In one category, we had a close finish, with Cabela's E-VAC and Browning's Epic flashlights nose to nose.



Although the E-VAC got a handful more votes, we call it a tie because the margin of error is +/- 2.0 percent. But one fact is beyond dispute: when it comes to our favorite gear, there is no shortage of opinions.   — John Geiger, senior editor


BOLT-ACTION RIFLE WINNER


Remington-Model-700-ADL-Commemorative

Remington | Model 700 Commemorative, 50.6%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Browning AB3, 13.1%
  • Ruger American Magnum, 9.9%

RIMFIRE WINNER

Ruger-American-Rimfire

Ruger | American Rimfire, 67.3%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Browning T-Bolt Maple, 19.2%
  • CZ 512 American, 6.1%

AR RIFLE WINNER

Ruger-AR-556

Ruger | AR-556, 38.1%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • DPMS GII Hunter, 24.9%
  • Rock River Arms Fred Eichler Series Predator 2, 17.3%

AUTO-LOADING SHOTGUN WINNER

Benelli-Ethos

Benelli | Ethos, 36.5%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Remington V3 Field, 32.5%
  • Mossberg 930 Pro Series Waterfowl, 15.9%

AIRGUN WINNER

Gamo-Magnum

Gamo | Magnum, 60.3%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Ruger Targis, 19.1%
  • Airforce Texan, 11.9%

CROSSBOW WINNER

TenPoint-Turbo-GT

TenPoint | Turbo GT, 26.1%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Barnett Razr Ice, 22.9%
  • Horton Storm RDX, 13.6%

BOW WINNER

Mathews-Halon-New-Bow

Mathews | Halon 6, 36.4%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Hoyt Defiant, 19.8%,
  • BowTech BT-X, 17.7%

KNIFE WINNER

Gerber-Gator-Premium-Drop-Point

Gerber | Gator Premium, 36.3%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Havalon Titan, 21.4%
  • Browning Hog Hunter, 17.5%

FLASHLIGHT WINNER

FLASHLIGHTS-REV

(Statistical Tie)

Cabela's | E-VAC, 24.7%

Browning Epic Headlamp, 24.3%

RUNNERS-UP: 

  • Coast Headlamp, 14.9%
  • Cyclops Titan XP, 11.5%

SIDE-BY-SIDE WINNER

Polaris-General-1000-EPS

Polaris | General, 20.6%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT, 18.0%
  • Can-Am Defender XT, 14.0%

ATV WINNER

Honda-FourTrax-Foreman-Rubicon

Honda | FourTrax Foreman Rubicon, 34.6%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Can-Am Outlander L, 24.4%
  • Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS, 23.5%

APP WINNER

APP-WINNER

ScoutLook, 31.0%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • HUNT, 23.5%
  • iHUNT by Ruger, 19.8%

COOLER WINNER

YETI-Tundra-85

YETI | Tundra, 66.4%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Cabela's Polar Cap Equalizer, 16.2%
  • Pelican ProGear Elite, 14.0%

BINOS WINNER

Nikon-Monarch-5REV

Nikon | Monarch 5, 46.8%

RUNNERS-UP:

  • Swarovski SLC, 22.5%
  • Zeiss SF, 14.4%

DIDN'T VOTE?

We invite you to vote in our next Readers' Choice Awards. Voting for hunting gear is in the spring, with fishing voting in the fall. Sign up for our free electronic newsletter at the bottom of gafmag.com, and we'll send you a notice when it's time to give your opinion about the best new gear. — Editors 

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