If there's a right time of year to burn up some ammo on the range, it's now. Turkey season will soon be over, and we've got time before deer season to enjoy simply pulling the trigger for shootin' sake. A few new products for 2016 are designed to keep it all safe and fun.
Here are five new range gear options to help you become a better shooter.
Bushnell | Trophy Xtreme
Decent spotting scopes don't have to break the bank. The Bushnell Trophy Xtreme is bright, though and comes in either a 50mm or 65mm objective. It's also got a waterproof hard case and tripod. Gotta love Bushnell's "No Questions Asked" lifetime warrantee, too.
MTM Case-Gard | Quick Rest
The new Quick Rest is a sturdy one-piece gun rest that has a rubber shooting pad to properly grip the gun and provide stability for the shooter. The built-in handle was added for easy carrying in the field or on the range. The triangular- shaped base is stable and the gripped rubber feet will not move from position.
Hoppes | Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube Quick Fix
Hoppe's is a classic gun-cleaning brand, but they've made a unique new product to get your gun back on the line. Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube is like having a first-aid kit for dirty firearms. It will help eliminate malfunctions caused by buildup of dirt and carbon. Cleaning agents scrub away powder residue, evaporate in 60 seconds and leave a thin coat of lube.
Walker | Razor Slim Shooter Folding Muffs
Walker's new Razor Slim Shooter Folding Muffs truly are super slim, less than 1 1/2 inches wide. Yet they have excellent HD speakers and omni-directional mics so you get a natural sense of where sound is coming from. They cut off at loud noise, like the report of a gun, and run on just two AAA batteries.
Birchwood Casey | UV Bore Light
The best part about Birchwood Casey's new UV Bore Light is that it doesn't need batteries. The innovative design uses ambient light, similar to the way fiber optics transfer light. Put the short "J" end of the bore light in the chamber area of your unloaded gun, and it will provide enough illumination to check the bore. Doubles as a chamber flag for most guns, too. Of course, it doesn't work so well in the dark!