Summer Predator Gear You Can't Miss

Check out some of the hottest predator-hunting gear for summer and autumn to put more coyotes and bobcats on the ground.

Summer Predator Gear You Can't Miss

Sierra Bullets Prairie Enemy 55-grain in 223 is a top predator puncher.

When you're the latest and greatest this summer, these proven products should spark your interest.

Whether you're heading to the range to prepare for autumn, going to the Rockies to plink prairie dogs and ground squirrels, or doing some diehard predator hunting this summer, these top picks will help you be successful.

Airforce TalonP Carbine

The new Airforce TalonP carbine — the little brother to its popular TalonP rifle — provides a combination of power, light weight and balance in a compact, powerful and accurate system. A great truck or backpack gun, the TalonP carbine includes a removable baffled moderator to quiet its bark as well as an adjustable buttstock with a quick detach lever for more stable shooting. Capable of producing velocities up to 900 fps and 50-plus foot-pounds of energy, this .25-caliber single-shot bolt-action rifle features a two-stage trigger (adjustable for position only), 12-inch barrel and a maximum fill pressure of 3,000 psi — good for up to 30 shots on low power and up to 12 shots on high power. 

MSRP: $749.95

Alps OutdoorZ Enforcer

The Enforcer pack from ALPS OutdoorZ was developed to meet the rigorous demands of on-the-go predator hunters. It wears like a conventional pack with adjustable shoulder harnesses, sternum strap and waist belt, and has a thickly padded back panel with ventilation channels for further comfort. Its 3-inch memory foam seat with kickstand frame folds up behind the pack via two compression straps. Both the seat and kickstand frame can be removed, so the Enforcer can be used as a conventional daypack. Its main cargo compartment and exterior front pockets accommodate calls, decoys and other gear needed for a day-long hunt, and there are two large removable pockets in the waistband subdivided with quick-access mesh pockets to stow small items. 

MSRP: $179.99 

Barnes Vor-TX 6.5 Grendel Ammunition

Barnes’ all-copper VOR-TX ammunition in 6.5 Grendel produces great expansion, maximum weight retention and excellent accuracy — handload precision in a factory-loaded round. Loaded with the newly developed 115-grain TAC-TX bullet optimized for the 6.5 Grendel cartridge, it provides excellent pass-through penetration and devastating energy transfer, effective for stout predators such as coyotes at long range and wild hogs. All-copper TAC-TX rifle bullets have a proven reputation for accuracy, are designed for controlled, double-diameter expansion and are effective at close or long range. These bullets also track straighter through barriers and have better weight retention than lead-core bullets, according to Barnes. 

MSRP: $35

Bell and Carlson Remington 700 BDL M40-Style

Bell and Carlson’s Remington Model 700 BDL M40-style left-hand rifle stock is designed as a “drop-in” fit for heavy-barrel Remington 700 BDL short-action rifles chambered in a host of popular predator/varmint cartridges from .17 to .308. It is designed as a replacement stock for Remington 700 SPS Varmint, VS, LTR, VTR, SFII, P, VLS, VLSS, VSSFII, XCR, XCR Compact Tactical and XCR LR models. It incorporates a 1-inch Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and accommodates all aftermarket oversized recoil lugs. Dual front swivel studs allow for easy bipod and sling attachment. The stock weighs approximately 2.5 pounds and length of pull is set at 14 inches. It is designed to be free-floated. 

MSRP: $285

Carlson's Buckshot Choke Tube
Carlson's Buckshot Choke Tube

Carlson's Ported Buckshot Choke Tube

Carlson’s Ported Buckshot choke tube was designed to provide tight downrange patterns when using No. 00 and No. 000 buckshot. It is ported to help reduce the recoil and muzzle jump that tend to go hand in hand with these loads and features a constriction designed specifically to optimize patterns with large and small shot loads alike. The Ported Buckshot choke tube extends about 1 inch out of the barrel and has a matte black finish. It’s machined out of 17-4 heat treated stainless steel and can be used with steel, lead, TSS and Hevi-Shot loads, but cannot be used with any steel shot larger than BB or with any steel shot faster than 1,550 fps. 

MSRP: $54.50

CCI Maxi-Mag, VNT Pour Packs

Never run out of ammo again. For prolific shooters, CCI Pour Packs hold 125 rounds of .22 WMR HP 40-grain Maxi-Mag, .22 WMR 30-grain VNT or .17 HMR 17-grain VNT ammo in convenient easy-pour cartons for high-volume shooting at the range or in the field. When the fun’s over, they’re easy to reclose until the next shoot. Maxi-Mag JHP ammunition provides the precision and all-around performance for a wide range of shooting and hunting, while VNT’s thin jacket and polymer tip offers accuracy and explosive expansion on impact. 

MSRP/125-count: $36.95/.22 WMR HP 40-grain Maxi-Mag.; $41.95/.17 HMR 17-grain VNT; $42.95/.22 WMR 30-grain VNT

Elusive Wildlife Reaktor Solar Power Pack

Fed-up with dead batteries when they’re needed the most? The new rugged, weather-proof Reaktor universal power pack from Elusive Wildlife puts the sun to work to keep them charged when hunting in remote areas. It can supply primary or backup power for e-callers, hunting lights, emergency radios, smartphones and many other devices. The Reaktor supplies 6- and 12-volt power and additional power packs can be coupled together when more power is needed. Each power pack includes separate outputs for 6-volt and 12-volt, charge level indicator and auxiliary wall charger. The Reaktor solar power pack is a must have for every hunter’s gear bag. 

MSRP: $79.99

EoTech Vudu 1-8x24mm SFP Riflescope

EOTech has added the versatile 1–8x24mm Second Focal Plane (SFP) configuration to its Vudu riflescope lineup. Like other Vudu scopes, the 1–8x24mm SFP is made from aircraft-grade aluminum — including a one-piece 30mm tube — for strength and durability. It features clear and bright XC high-density glass with extraordinary resolution, color fidelity and low-light performance characteristics. It also has surgically precise turrets and intuitive push-button reticle illumination controls. The HC3 quad-level BDC reticle features a precise 0.5-MOA illuminated center dot and 2-, 5-, 8.5- and 12.5-MOA subtensions on the vertical axis (at 8X power). It measures just 10.5 inches in length and weighs a mere 21.1 ounces, making it shorter and lighter than most other scopes in this configuration. 

MSRP: $1,399

Green Mountain GM-M20 .223 Wylde

Need a better solution for keeping Wile E. Coyote at bay? No worries. Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Company has the solution. In fact, it has been providing hunters and competition shooters with high-quality barrels, made with pride and attention to detail, since 1976. Sure to be a favorite with hardcore predator hunters is its 20-inch fluted, 416 stainless steel-barrel chambered in .223 Wylde that comes with a 1:8-inch twist and weighs in at 2.20 pounds. The GM-M20 is factory honed, button rifled, air gauged, stress relieved, passivated and has a bead blasted matte finish. It also features a nickel boron extension with M4 feed ramps and a rifle length gas block.  

MSRP: $209.95

Harris Bipods Kryptek Highlander Camouflaged Bipod

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 the 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: $161.47-$205.06

Hornady Handgun Hunter

Handgun Hunter ammunition packs all of the hard-hitting performance of Hornady’s rifle rounds into a rough and rugged handgun cartridge. Its MonoFlex projectile is manufactured with a tough copper alloy that achieves deep penetration and 95 percent weight retention. Bullet expansion across a range of velocities is aided by an elastomer material added to the bullet’s open cavity. Upon impact, the elastomer compresses, then pushes out and causes the bullet to expand faster than a standard hollow-point design. Premium cases, primers and propellants combine with the MonoFlex bullet to create a cartridge that delivers superior performance in the field. 

MSRP: $29.99-$43.99

Mojo Triple Threat
Mojo Triple Threat

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

Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC

Joining Mossberg’s family of suppressor- and optics-ready Patriot Predator bolt-action rifles is its newest cartridge offering — the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge). For extended-range performance in the field and at the range, the 6.5 PRC, designed for short-action, bolt-action rifles, offers a balance of velocity and manageable recoil combined with flat trajectory. The compact Patriot Predator features Mossberg’s twin-lug, push-feed machined-steel action, fed from a lightweight polymer, flush four-round box magazine. The standard contour, free-floating 24-inch barrel has a 1:8-inch twist rate and straight-edge fluting, and every Patriot rifle features Mossberg’s patented LBA (Lightning Bolt Action) user-adjustable trigger. It’s available in a matte blue or Patriot brown Cerakote finish. 

MSRP: $455 (Matte Blue); $540 (Brown Cerakote)

Redding Type S Elite Die Set

Redding’s Type S Elite die set is comprised of a Type S bushing full die, a Type S bushing neck die and the Redding Competition seating die. The Type-S dies use an interchangeable bushing to control neck diameter and tension to an increment of 0.001-inch. This allows the handloader complete control and precision when setting the appropriate neck tension without fear of over working the brass in the case neck. The final die in the set is the Redding Competition seating die with its micrometer depth adjustment and unique sliding sleeve coupled with a free-floating seat stem, which provides a very high degree of concentricity, enhancing control of the case and bullet during the seating process. 

MSRP: $366.25

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 to $37.04/Box of 20

Riton X7 Conquer 3-18x50mm Riflescope

For riflemen looking for a long-range optics solution, the Riton X7 Conquer 3-18x50mm riflescope features a first focal plane illuminated reticle with HD/ED glass, integrated removeable throw lever and advanced zero stop turrets for an instant and reliable return to zero. It has 41 mils of internal elevation adjustment, six levels of red illumination with an “off” setting between each level, 1/10 MRAD windage and elevation adjustments and fast-focus eyepiece. The Riton X7 Conquer is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum to hold up in the toughest hunting environments and is 100-percent waterproof, fogproof and shockproof. 

MSRP: $1,999.99

Rock River Arms LAR-15M CAR A4 .350 Legend

Rock River Arms’ LAR-15M CAR A4 .350 Legend provides new advantages for modern hunters using straight-wall cartridges. Delivering power and accuracy with reduced recoil, the .350 Legend features a 16-inch chrome moly (also available in stainless-steel) cryo-treated barrel with 1:16-inch twist equipped with an RRA military-style brake. Its two-stage trigger provides a crisp break and is housed in the RRA winter trigger guard, allowing full dexterity while wearing gloves. The RRA LAR-15M .350 Legend comes standard with a six-position Operator CAR stock, over-molded A2 pistol grip and 13-inch extended lightweight free-float handguard covering a low-profile gas block and CAR-length gas system. Its full-length top rail configuration fits all quality optic systems while its M-LOK compatibility provides for accessory attachments.

MSRP: $1,100

Sierra Ammunition Prairie Enemy

Sierra Ammunition has added the new Prairie Enemy Varmint and Predator family of hunting cartridges to its all-star ammunition lineup — delivering pinpoint precision with devastating terminal performance in four popular calibers— .204 Ruger, .223 Rem., .224 Valkyrie and .243 Win.— Sierra tipped each Prairie Enemy cartridge with a BlitzKing bullet designed for explosive expansion in predators, varmints and small game, while delivering MatchKing accuracy. Whether hunting prairie dogs, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, bobcats or wild pigs, Prairie Enemy’s inherent accuracy and downrange performance will stop them in their tracks. 

MSRP: $22.99 to $29.99

Sightmark Volta Reflex Sight

The new Sightmark Volta solar reflex sight combines solar and battery power to provide a true dual-power system and uninterrupted operation. Powered by solar cells positioned directly on top of the optic housing and two AAA batteries, the Volta provides users the choice of which power source works best for their situation. If the batteries powering the Volta run out, the unit automatically switches to solar power. The Volta also features the Eclipse Light Management System that automatically adjusts the brightness of the reticle based on the light of the surrounding environment, and its 2 MOA red-dot reticle with 1/2 MOA adjustments make the Volta ideal for a wide variety of shooting scenarios and distances. 

MSRP: $359.99

Stocky's VG2 Gun Stock

Designed for long-range shooting, Stocky’s VG2 is an outstanding hunting, target or tactical stock. The fiberglass VG2 features hand-layup construction and a carbon-fiber core with a durable and attractive gelcoat finish. VG2 stocks are laminated under strict, climate-controlled cleanroom conditions and tempered in custom ovens to precisely control the curing process for a shell that is pound-for-pound far stronger than steel. They are machined on Stocky’s new state-of-the-art CNC mill employed exclusively to transform the special bedding composites utilized into its super-accurate Accublock “V” bedding configuration. VG2 stocks come in a variety of popular action inlet/barrel taper configurations including Remington, Defiance, Big Horn, Weatherby and Howa footprints. 

MSRP: $529.99

WRC ScentKiller Gold Personal Care Set

Even though it’s impossible to eliminate 100 percent of human odor, predator hunters know it’s important to take steps to eliminate as much as they can. A canine’s nose is like a smoke detector and it’s constantly checking the wind for danger. Now Wildlife Research Center is packing some of its best odor fighting formulas and products in its convenient Ultra-Premium Scent Killer Gold Personal Care Kit. It includes: 12 fluid ounces of Scent Killer Gold Clothing Spray, 12 fluid ounces of Scent Killer Gold Body Wash and Shampoo, 8 fluid ounces of Scent Killer Gold Conditioner, 2.5 ounces of Scent Killer Gold Antiperspirant and Deodorant and 24 Scent Killer Gold Field Wipes. 

MSRP: $37.99


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