Review: Full Pro Safety/Shooting Glasses

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The Full Pro SoundVision protective kit is a simple but ingenious design, and I’ll use the glasses in all my range shooting from now on.

When you put on ordinary shooting glasses and then top them with a set of earmuffs, there is a slight break in the seal between the muffs and the arms (temples) of the glasses on either side. These breaks let in some decibels of a gunshot. Also, the muffs squeeze the arms of the glasses against your temples; this can get uncomfortable after a while, and these pressure points can be painful after a long shooting session.

The Full Pro glasses don’t have typical hard arms, but rather flexible straps attached to either side of the lenses. You stick a circular adhesive patch to each side of your earmuffs. Put the muffs on, put the glasses on and secure them in place with the Velcro-type straps and adhesive patches.

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With the glasses attached to the outside of the muffs, you get a snug fit with an unbroken ear seal, which provides the ultimate ear-eye protection while shooting. And you’ll be amazed at how comfortable these glasses fit and feel.

The kit includes the high-impact glasses (my test lenses were smoke, but also available in clear and amber) and 2 pair of adhesive patches that stick to your earmuffs. Muffs are not included (system is designed to work with most styles of muffs).

Just in time for sighting-in your hunting rifles, you can order the kit ($24.95) from Amazon.

 

Virginia: Piebald 10-Point Buck!

I saw this on the Virginia Whitetails Facebook page. Those guys are putting out one of the best state deer-hunting pages on social media:

I’m sure many of y’all remember the monster 10-point piebald buck that Brandon Seward harvested in Wakefield on 12/2/13. Brandon got his mount back 2 weeks ago. Check out how amazing he looks mounted! Congrats on a dream buck Brandon! How many of y’all would love to harvest a mature piebald wall hanger?

What cool photos, from trail cam to Brandon’s hero shot to the shoulder mount.

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Trail-Cam Monday: Big Buck is Back!

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A hunter from somewhere in the Midwest has this great buck on camera.

Mike: We were calling him the Big 9 (his picture from 2013 below) but I think he needs a new name now. I’ll take name suggestions from the BIG DEER bloggers.

History is, the buck showed up in 2013 and appeared on only one camera 2 different days in late July–then we never saw him again. This year he’s been on 2 cameras every couple days since June when we able to identify him (we run cameras year-around).

Any guesses on potential score (and age) based on his pics from 2013 to this year? Again, what’s a good new name for this buck?

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Arizona: Eco-Terrorism on Public Land

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Someone has been purposely placing sharpened rebar on and near forest roads in the Happy Jack area of central Arizona. Spiked pieces of rebar have slashed at least 8 tires.

“The end of the rebar has been flattened and sharpened to a point and the exposed point has been painted to blend in with the road surface,” said Mogollon Rim District Ranger Linda Wadleigh. “The objects pose a serious threat to everyone, and that doesn’t just mean people recreating on a motorcycle or off-highway vehicle, it includes people walking, hiking and even wildlife. We are taking this very seriously and asking the public to keep an eye out and report suspicious activity in the area.”

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Who would do something like this? Of the more than 1,000 comments posted about this story on the AZ Fish & Game Facebook page, most people feel it is the nasty work of tree huggers, or maybe pot growers in the area.

I lean toward environmental whackos, and I hope they are caught and busted soon before hunting season. Those spikes could maim or kill somebody.