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Rattler Grips Review

AJ Iaquinta

Tags Bow Grip, gear, Rattler Grips

Rattler Grips Review

These grips were probably my most anticipated addition to my bow this season. I’m currently shooting a 2017 Hoyt Pro Defiant which I refuse to trade in for a newer model. With new bows being released every year it’s easy to feel a lot of pressure to “upgrade”. Personally I am still in love with the look of the Pro Defiant’s aggressive riser design and the consistent and smooth draw cycle of the DFX cams. So rather than pick up a new model I supped up my Pro Defiant with 80# limbs, new strings and cables, and some bad ass...


Levi Morgan Posts Prototype Sure-Loc Carbonic Hunting Sight

AJ Iaquinta

Tags archery, gear, sights, Sure-Loc

Levi Morgan Posts Prototype Sure-Loc Carbonic Hunting Sight

For almost a year we have been hearing about Sure-Loc’s new bow sight. Pictures of the target model have been floating around the internet and up on Sure-Loc’s website for months but the above photo is the first we have seen of the prototype prototype hunting sight. For those unfamiliar with this sight, this new sight is dubbed the Carbonic after the unique carbon wrapped aluminum dovetail and tower. Sure-loc reportedly solicited design input from John Dudley and Levi Morgan who at this point are unarguably two of the best archers on the planet and have been at the apex of...


First Lite -"First 3"

AJ Iaquinta

Tags baselayer, camo, clothing, First 3, First Lite, gear, Merino

First Lite -"First 3"

There are so many companies throughout the outdoor and hunting industries putting out amazing gear that it can be overwhelming and frankly expensive to change over to a new clothing system or even experiment with a new camouflage. So we decided we would create a family of articles we call “First 3” for those hunters and adventurers like us who value quality gear and want to try something new but aren’t willing to gamble on niche products. In these articles we ask companies what 3 pieces of gear they recommend new customers try first in order for them to get...


Ex-Okie Custom Knobs

AJ Iaquinta

Tags archery, Bow, gear, Release, Release Aids

Ex-Okie Custom Knobs

Hand held release aids are becoming increasingly modular straight from the factory but when it comes to the thumb knobs themselves what you see is usually what you get. Fortunately for us Ex-Okie Custom Knobs manufacture some of the highest quality aluminum or brass knobs on the market. Owned and operated by retiree couple Barbara and Vernie Broyles, Ex-Okie knobs are available in medium or coarse knurl, and in a variety of sizes up to 1” in diameter (3/8” and ½” being their most popular sellers for hinge or resistance releases and 3/4" their most popular for thumb triggers). After...


On the Hinge

AJ Iaquinta

Tags archery, Bow, gear, Hinge, Release

On the Hinge

Recently I found my shooting had plateaued. I was consistently shooting 285/300 Vegas rounds with my hunting setup but I knew I could do better. On video my shooting looked pretty good. Even the pro’s I reached out to in my local shop told me I should be happy with my scores considering I was shooting a 30” ATA hunting setup at 70#. But EFFFFF that! With the precision of modern bows and all of the information and techniques available at our disposal I don’t want be just another hunter who can hold a 3” group at 40yards. I want...