Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Bolt-Action Rifle
Naturally, your weapon is the most important part of your hunting loadout. Without it, everything else is an accessory to a sport you can’t participate in anyway. Bows may be a more traditional means of hunting, but a powerful rifle is the way to go if you want optimal range, firepower, and efficiency. The Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Bolt-Action Rifle is a perfect choice from a legendary American firearms manufacturer.
The Featherweight is a bit lighter and thinner than the Sporter Model 70, which makes it easier to handle and easier to carry while trekking through the woods. It has the same ammunition loader as the pre-1964 model, and can hold 6 rounds of .243, .270, .308, .30-06, or 4 rounds of .300 Mag ammunition at the same time. With an exceptional trigger system, a Pachmayr recoil pad, a bedded integral recoil lug, and a free-floated barrel, the accuracy of this light weight rifle makes it a great choice for any hunter, rookie or veteran.
Hornady American Whitetail Rifle Ammo
A good rifle needs good ammo to be used with it. These bullets are specifically designed to take down deer, with both the jacket and the core locked together to maximize the bullet’s penetration, as well as its impact force. With an extremely well-designed ballistic shape, this ammunition from Hornady is guaranteed to exhibit a fantastic trajectory with every single shot.
Available in 20 round boxes of various calibers, this American Whitetail ammunition is also pretty affordable, with a price range of just $20.99-$32.99. It’s better to make every shot count, but when you do inevitably have to resupply, it’s always better to do it as affordably as possible.
Plano Tactical Gun Case
With your gun being the most important part of your kit, protecting it is absolutely crucial. The most dangerous thing to the integrity of a firearm is dirt and rust, which means you need a gun case, and this Piano Tactical model is an excellent choice for many reasons. With a tough and resilient polymer exterior and well-cushioned foam interior, your weapon will be protected from the elements as well as tough impacts if the case is accidentally dropped. The molded-in handle guarantees that even a heavy weight can be easily supported.
Of course, there are other features that are greatly beneficial as well. Internal lash down mounts ensure that you can restrain and secure your firearm so it doesn’t bump around during transport, and it even has external strapping points so the case itself can be tied down for transport as well. When it comes to protecting your baby, you want the best, and this case is definitely one of the best.
Redneck Blinds: The Shooter Platinum Gun Hunting Blind
A hunting blind is a major piece of hunting gear that every dedicated sportsman should have, allowing you to remain concealed in an elevated position as you wait for your prey. There are many features to this particular Redneck Blind that make it an ideal choice. It has automotive grade glass for protection against the elements, a resilient molded lock and key door, molded drip rail windows and its own storage. On top of that, the entire thing comes assembled, so you don’t have to put it together yourself.
It’s a 100% fiberglass construction, and has a gel coat fiberglass bottom, with carpeted walls and floor to maximize sound reduction and provide more comfort for the 3 hunters it can house. You can get the blind by itself, or with the gun stand to place on top of it, though the combination of the two can weigh just shy of 1000 pounds, so you’ll need some heavy lifting gear to place it where it is needed. Even so, this gun blind provides you with a comfortable elevated advantage when you are hunting.
Primos Hardwood Grunter Deer Call
Having a good weapon and getting into position is one thing, but you also need to be able to lure the large bucks into view. That’s where the Primos Grunter comes in. It’s designed to produce accurate and loud buck grunts each and every time. It’s the best way to get a response from the largest, most dominant bucks in the woods, which naturally gives you the chance to take them down when they answer your call.
When you need to challenge a powerful buck, the Primos Hardwood Grunter is the best way to do it – summoning them to your location from significant distance. You can lie in wait as they come into your line of sight, never having to leave your superior position.
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed-Blade Knife
While you may not be hunting buck with a knife, a good blade still has many uses while you are out hunting. You never know when you’ll need the utility of a quality knife like the Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed-Blade Knife.
The lightweight Ghoststrike provides excellent grip to the wielder thanks to its skeletonized handle, finger grooves, and textured rubber overmolding. The stainless-steel drop-point blade is protected by black ceramic covering, making it corrosion resistant, and its modular glass filled nylon sheath allows you to carry this 3.3 inch blade both vertically and horizontally without trouble. Whatever you may need a knife for while out in the woods, the Gerber Ghoststrike is certain to perform admirably.
Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler
Not every piece of hunting equipment is a weapon or tool for hunting specifically. Sometimes it’s the amenities that we really want during our expeditions. As we all know, hunting is a very patient sport that can take hours before bearing any fruit. The chances of getting thirsty are pretty high, but unless you live in a pretty cold state, you probably don’t want your drink to be lukewarm at best. That’s what coolers are for!
The Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler has many features that make it perfect for long hunting trips. It has all around foam insulation that efficiently maximizes ice retention while minimizing the weight of the cooler itself. It also has a freezer grade lid basket, ensuring that the chill of the cooler isn’t sapped from outside. It also has rubberized T-handle latches that have integrated bottle openers, as well as an integrated pressure relief valve in case you need one while opening the cooler. Available in various different sizes, from 25 quarts to 100, this cooler is certain to keep your refreshments enjoyable no matter how long you are out in the wild.
Kolphin Stronghold Gun Boot L Combo
If you intend to ride an ATV or other off-road vehicle to your preferred hunting spot, you’ll need a safe and secure way to transport your guns during what could be a dangerously bumpy ride. That’s where the Kolphin Stronghold Gun Boot L Combo comes in handy. This combination of products ensures you can keep your gun safe as well as mount it on any ATV or UTV.
The gun boot can store rifles or shotguns up to 52 inches in length, protecting them with foam impact liner, while the auto latch mount system allows you to secure the case to any off-road vehicle. In short, there’s no reason to carry things by hand, especially if you are driving an off road vehicle far out into the woods; take the weight off your shoulders while keeping your guns protected!
Cabela’s Trail Tamer ATV Rear Trail Box
ATVs are useful, but they are often lacking in storage space. Hunting requires a lot of gear, so this is a major problem. That’s why a storage box specifically designed for ATV mounting is a great solution. The Trail Tamer ATV Rear Trail Box from Cabela’s is tough and durable, with heavy duty latches to ensure that it stays secure while bouncing around on those bumpy dirt roads.
It also has wraparound styling to better secure your gear, and a large, flat lid that is ideal as the foundation for any other gear you need to mount on your ATV. It even has rear reflectors, making you and your vehicle more visible at night for added safety. If you have a lot to transport to a far off hunting spot, this rear trail box is the best way to get it all onto your ATV.
PatriotBro’s Seal of Approval
Hunting may not be a solely American sport, but no one does it quite as well as we do, provided that we are armed with all of the equipment we need. The items listed in this article are PatriotBro’s preferred choice when it comes to hunting, with each of them passing our judgment in regards to quality, craftsmanship, and efficacy. Granted, you don’t necessarily need every item on this list to hunt, but there’s no denying that each of them would be a great boon to possess, making your hunting expedition a whole lot easier. This is our Ultimate Hunting Loadout, and we’re sure it will serve your needs to the letter.