First Look: New Predator Hunting Gear for 2020

Take a look at some of the hottest new predator hunting products for 2020 from top companies.

First Look: New Predator Hunting Gear for 2020

Lucky Duck Roughneck remote electronic predator call. 

Take a look at some of the hottest new predator hunting gear for 2020 as selected by our editors. From electronic calls to hearing protection and ammunition, there's something for almost everyone.

Lucky Duck Roughneck

The Roughneck is extremely portable and compact without sacrificing loudness or clarity. The silicone cover adds a layer of protection, dampens accidental sounds from hard plastic housings, and increases speaker clarity. The new LD3X remote has an industry-leading screen size, includes 10 levels of brightness, and offers  backlit buttons for night hunters.

This call comes with 150 preloaded exclusive sounds created by Rick Paillet and has a capacity of 2,000. The Roughneck runs on 10 AA batteries and the remote runs on 3 AA’s (not included). The Roughneck is compatible with Lucky Duck’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.

  • Compact design for extreme portability and easy carry handle
  • 150 preloaded sounds - capacity of 2,000
  • Silicone protective cover on caller and remote
  • New LD3X remote with industry leading 3.2” LCD screen
  • Day, dawn/dusk and night modes with 10 levels of brightness
  • 100 yard remote range
  • Premium horn and tweeter speakers for ultimate clarity
  • Call runs on 10 AA’s and remote runs on 3 AA’s (not included)
  • Compatible with Lucky Duck’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack

MSRP:  $499.99  Info: www.luckyduck.com/

MOJO Triple Threat Complete Calling System

The MOJO Triple Threat delivers the one-two-three punch serious predator hunters are looking for in a game calling system. It includes a high-quality e-caller with a user-friendly remote control, an eye-grabbing decoy and a built-in tripod to get the caller up off the ground so that sound will project better.

The Triple Threat features a dual sound storage and retrieval system that plays sounds loaded on any standard SD card up to 32 GB or its 80 proven on-board sounds (dual system). This allows users to custom build sounds for different types of hunts and store them on separate cards. Flush glow in the dark buttons prevent accidental operation and “Hot Buttons” store favorite sounds at pre-determined volumes. MSRP: $239.99. Info: www.mojooutdoors.com

Legacy Sports International's polymer mag conversion kits

Legacy Sports Magazine Conversion Kits

Legacy Sports International's polymer mag conversion kits come complete with a new floor plate that adapts to Howa 1500 or Remington 700 BDL rifles and also come with a new magazine that adapts to the new floorplate. Both are available in standard and magnum calibers.

Once the kit is installed, additional mags are available separately. This is one of the simplest, quickest and affordable upgrades available for Howa 1500 or Remington 700 BDL rifles — easily installed or removed for various shooting or hunting applications. It has 5- and 10-round options and individual mags are available. MSRP: Starting at $69/Complete kit. Info: www.legacysports.com

 

Rise Armament Rave 140 curved, straight triggers

Rise Armament Rave 140 Trigger

The Rave 140 drop-in AR-platform trigger from Rise Armament is the second generation of the RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST) — a budget-friendly, reliable, high-performance upgrade. It has a smooth, crisp break and a short Quik-Klik reset for improved accuracy and faster follow-up shots. A comfortable curved trigger blade sits farther back for greater trigger control.

The Rave 140 is also available with a straight, flat trigger blade. Installation is fast and simple, with no set screws to tighten on the new model. Anti-walk pins ensure secure installation. MSRP: $139 Info: www.risearmament.com

Irish Setter VaprTrek Snake Boots

Irish Setter VaprTrek snake boots feature SnakeGuard protection, which impedes fangs and thorns from penetrating the boot upper by combining a non-woven material with leather or nylon.

They come in a variety of closure systems — including the BOA fit system — that allow hunters to create a customized, comfortable and secure fit and share all of the lightweight, traction, durability and comfort performance qualities found in other VaprTrek boots.

Other features include full-grain waterproof uppers, lightweight Rip Stop fabric, military-grade quick dry linings, UltraDry waterproofing for long-lasting protection, a memory foam collar for added comfort, a Cushin Comfort tongue that provides comfort in the shin area and ScentBan scent control that eliminates odors within the boot. And there are models that feature Primaloft insulation for added warmth in cool environments. MSRP: $214.99-$229.99. Contact: www.irishsetterboots.com

Axeon Optics NightVue

Axeon Optics NightVue

The Axeon Optics NightVue transforms a standard binocular from a daylight-only optic into one that can be used around the clock. It mounts to most porro and roof prism binoculars and projects a powerful 520nm green laser out to 250 meters. The green color of the NightVue emitter cuts through haze and fog while having minimal effect on the user’s night-time vision — and it doesn’t alert animals.

Once the NightVue is mounted, a locking knob on the mounting stem can be loosened so the green laser beam can be aligned with the line of sight of the binocular. The Axeon NightVue has a weather sealed body and a USB charging port. MSRP: $149.99. Info: www.axeonoptics.com

Harris Bipods Kryptek Highlander Camouflaged Bipods

Harris Bipods is now offering a Permodized Kryptek Highlander camo finish on select models of its bipods in addition to its standard all-black anodized versions. Available in the 1A2-25C and the (S) series 25C, they have the same all-weather durable finish as the original models. The 25C series has a solid base and 25-S series has a swivel base.

Harris bipods clamp to most QD stud equipped bolt-action rifles and have a sling attachment provision. Spring loaded folding legs are adjustable for height. They are manufactured with heat treated steel and hard alloys and come in a variety of sizes for use in any shooting position. Hinged bases feature tension adjustment to eliminate unwanted movement. MSRP: Varies by size and model. Info: www.harrisbipods.com

Bell and Carlson Tikka T3/x Sporter Style Rifle Stock

Bell and Carlson’s sleek, lightweight Tikka T3/x Sporter Style rifle stock is designed as a “drop-in” fit for Tikka Hunter, Hunter SS Lite, Lite SS, Camo SS and Laminated SS rifles. It’s also a fit for Tikka T3/x long, short and WSM actions with standard factory contour barrels in .204 Ruger to .338 Win. Mag.

Its full aluminum bedding block extends from the grip to the front swivel stud and its bedding block recoil lug eliminates the factory recoil lug, which is a weak link, especially in larger calibers, according the Bell and Carlson. It incorporates a 1-inch Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad, and standard length of pull is set at 13¾ inches. It is designed to be free-floated. MSRP: $285. Info: www.bellandcarlson.com 

Timney Impact

Timney Impact AR Trigger

Timney Triggers recently announced the addition of the Impact to its extensive line of premium aftermarket triggers. This budget-minded AR drop-in trigger is machined from billet steel and hand-tested to deliver a crisp, clean, 3- to 4-pound break and will fit all mil-spec ARs. All Impact components are captive in the lightweight, aluminum alloy housing.

The hammer is wire-EDM cut from S7 tool steel that combines hardness to resist wear with superior impact resistance to withstand heavy use without chipping or breaking. Other components are wire EDM cut from A2 tool steel, then heat treated for long service life. The Impact is easily installed using the rifle’s original hammer/trigger pins. MSRP: $149.99.  Info: www.timneytriggers.com

Truglo Tru•Tec Micro

Whether riding the slide of an optic–ready handgun or outfitting a rifle or shotgun with ultra–lightweight accessories, the new Tru•Tec Micro is a great sighting option. The Micro incorporates features of the Tru•Tec line in an ultra–lightweight and versatile profile, including digital push–button brightness control and an idle auto–off system to save battery life.

Three new models deliver a host of features including a 3-MOA reticle for fast target acquisition, 23mm x 17mm multi-coated objective lens, digital push-button brightness controls with 10 settings, locking windage and elevation adjustments, a Picatinny rail mount, ABS hard shell cover and much more. MSRP: $235.99-$261.99. Info: www.truglo.com 

Remington Premier AccuTip-V Ammunition

Remington Premier AccuTip-V Ammunition

Designed to meet the exacting standards of long-range predator hunters, Remington Premier AccuTip-V ammunition utilizes a polymer-tipped, sleek profile, tapered jacket bullet and special loading practices that ensure optimal performance with every shot — a marriage of match-grade accuracy and explosive on-game terminal performance.

Optimized to deliver maximum downrange energy, AccuTip bullets expand quickly, producing a heavy dose of transferred energy. At impact, the gold polymer tip is driven rearward causing the thin jacket and soft lead core to fragment violently. The use of temperature stable propellant ensures consistent velocity and performance even in extreme environmental conditions.

Available in popular predator-hunting cartridges ranging from .17 Rem. to .243 Win. MSRP: $20.48-$37.04/20 rounds. Info: www.remington.com

Savage Adds Two .450 Bushmaster Rifle Packages

Savage is now chambering .450 Bushmaster in its popular 110 Apex Hunter XP and 110 Engage Hunter XP rifle/scope combos. This straight-walled cartridge is legal in many previously shotgun slug-only areas and offers improved range, accuracy and power over other straight-walled rifle cartridges and sabots.

Both rifles feature a tough, synthetic stock with enhanced ergonomics and adjustable length-of-pull, as well as the user-adjustable AccuTrigger and a 22-inch carbon steel barrel with a ported muzzle brake. The Apex Hunter XP comes with a Vortex Crossfire II 3-9x40mm riflescope and a one-piece rail, while the Engage Hunter XP features a Bushnell Engage 3-9x40mm scope. Both are mounted, bore-sighted and ready to shoot. MSRP: $519/110 Engage Hunter XP; $773/110 Apex Hunter XP. Info: www.savagearms.com

Butler Creek ASAP AR-15 Electronic Magazine Loader

Welcome to the next generation of magazine loading. The Butler Creek ASAP AR-15 Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect tool for serious competition shooters or firearm-training facilities. It’s so simple to use. Just fill the hopper with loose rounds, select the desired round count (one to 40) and press a button.

The loader automatically organizes the loose rounds and loads the magazine — it can top off a 30-round AR magazine in just 45 seconds! The ASAP AR-15 Electronic Magazine Loader includes a 60-round hopper and works with most standard AR-15 and M-16 20-, 30- and 40-round metal or plastic magazines. MSRP: $349.99. Info: www.butlercreek.com/

Walker’s Game Ear XCEL 500BT Muffs

Walker’s Game Ear combines sophisticated sound processing, intuitive menu navigation and rich electronic control features with an intelligent, forward-thinking approach to design and ergonomics into its new XCEL 500BT shooting muffs.

The Xcel 500BT’s next-generation Sound-Activated Compression and variable Dynamic Sound Suppression automatically adjusts compression time according to noise level intensity and duration instead of using conventional “fixed-time” compression. The result is improved hearing protection regardless of the sound environment.

The user can select between four different listening modes for a custom experience via a soft touch button control panel located on the headband. By Bluetooth pairing the unit to a mobile device, calls and notifications connect through the muffs. MSRP: $149.99. Info: www.walkersgameear.com

Primos Horn Dogg 360 E-caller

The Primos Horn Dogg takes predator calling in a whole new direction — in fact, it takes it every which way! Most electronic predator callers broadcast in one or two directions. Horn Dogg casts a wide 360-degree net of realistic calls with unmatched volume — 100 dB at the device and 60 dB at 500 yards — richness and clarity, so hunters can attract predators from all points of the compass.

It can be linked wirelessly to other Dogg Net devices to mimic movement of distressed prey and active predators. The Horn Dogg extends up to 16 inches to get the sound up off the ground for better projection and comes preloaded with 100 sounds. MSRP: $449.99. Info: www.primos.com

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