Readers' Choice Awards 2015: Best Hunting Gear

Readers' Choice Awards 2015: Best Hunting Gear

Thank you to those who voted in our annual Readers' Choice poll. We had a huge response —  5,395 of you took the time to tell us about your favorites in 12 categories.

We saw a few surprises this time, such as the large number of statistical ties. With a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percent of votes, four categories resulted in finishes too close to call. Then again, we had some runaways as well.

YETI dominated the cooler category with 68.7 percent of the vote. Ruger fans made it clear that they like the American Rimfire (53.1%).

Another result was also clear: when we asked you why you voted for what you chose, there was no shortage of opinions!


Centerfire

WINNER (TIE) Ruger American, 24.9% Remington 783, 24.2%

RUNNERS UP Browning XPR, 19.8% Kimber Mountain Ascent, 10.8%

Rimfire

WINNER Ruger American Rimfire  53.1%

RUNNERS UP Savage A17, 18.4% Winchester Model 1885, 14.5%

Auto-Loading Shotgun

WINNER

Browning A5 , 35.1%

RUNNERS UP Benelli Ethos, 31.1% Remington V3 Field, 26.4%

Crossbow

WINNER (TIE)

TenPoint Stealth FX4, 26.5% Barnett Raptor FX , 26.0%

RUNNERS UP Excalibur Micro, 16.2% Horton Storm RDX, 13.8%

Cooler

WINNER

YETI Tundra 65 , 68.7%

RUNNERS UP Pelican ProGear Elite 80-Quart, 22.2% Canyon 75-Quart, 4.8%

Bow

WINNER Mathews No Cam HTR , 34.4%

RUNNERS UP Hoyt Carbon Spyder ZT 30, 22.8% PSE Dream Season Decree, 19.2%

Side-By-Side

WINNER

Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS , 50.0%

RUNNERS UP Can-Am Commander MAX 1000, 14.6% Kubota RTV X1100C, 13.7%

App

WINNER HUNT , 36.1%

RUNNERS UP ScoutLook, 34.0% iHUNT, 16.6%

ATV

WINNER (TIE)

Honda Foreman Rubicon , 33.7% Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS, 32.5%

RUNNERS UP Polaris Ace, 24.4% Can-Am Outlander 6x6 1000 XT, 9.4%

Binocular

WINNER Bushnell Elite 10x42mm , 34.9%

RUNNERS UP Swarovski EL Range, 26.4% Steiner Predator 10x42mm, 15.4%

AirGun

WINNER Benjamin Marauder , 32.1%

RUNNERS UP Stoeger ATAC, 24.1% Umarex Octane, 23.6%

Air Rifle

WINNER Smith & Wesson M&P- 10 , 51.3%

RUNNERS UP Remington R-25 GII, 18.6% Ambush 6.8 SPCII, 12.0%

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