VANGUARD, one of the global leaders in high-quality hunting accessories, today released a list of its 2010 bestselling spotting scopes, binoculars, window mounts, gun rests, gun slings and other accessories. These popular items were among several new products introduced at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show 2010 in January.
Saberlock X fits today’s modern crossbows and provides reliable protection during travel. It’s o-ring sealed for water, dust and dirt resistance. Saberlock X has a durable construction with upper and lower lids as one solid piece of black high-density polyethylene. Just over 15 pounds, it’s lightweight, yet provides high-performance protection against rough travel. All-terrain wheels and two deluxe carrying handles make travel convenient. The inside is built tough, too, with high-impact egg-crate foam in the cam area, dual tie-down straps to secure the crossbow, a bolt holder that safely houses six bolts and a large padded scope cavity. Saberlock X also features five key lock latches for greater security.
It holds today’s modern crossbows and is available at an impressive street price of $199 with a three-year warranty.
Modeled after the popular GDS 6200 Series bow cases and 83Z boasts all of the same features with a one-inch expanded height and weight to fit today’s radical riser designs. Saberlock is a hardcore bow protector with tie—down straps, a thick foam interior, and secure holders for up to 12 arrows. It’s tough on the outside, too, made of solid polyethylene with a 600D polyester inlay. Saberlock takes security seriously with a numeric key lock and padlock holders.
|Model||Weight||Exterior Construction||Inside Dimensions||Outside Dimensions||Street Price|
|Saberlock X||15.1 lbs. / 6.6 kg.||HDPE||40.75 x 32.8 x 12.25 in. / 1035 x 835 x 310 mm||41.4 x 33.5 x 12.75 in. / 1050 x 850 x 320 mm||$199|
|Saberlock 83C||15.9 lbs. / 7.2 kg.||600D polyester and PE||40 x 18.8 x 7 in./
1015 x 465 x 175 mm
|42 x 20.75 x 7.75 in. / 1080 x 525 x 195 mm||$164|
|Saberlock 83Z||15.9 lbs. / 7.2 kg.||600D polyester and PE with camo finish||40 x 18.8 x 7 in./
1015 x 465 x 175 mm
|42 x 20.75 x 7.75 in. / 1080 x 525 x 195 mm||$169|
New-for-2010 Endeavor ED binoculars feature advanced optical technology, delivering sharpness and clarity like never before.
“Endeavor ED binoculars provide incredibly sharp viewing,” said Dana Barnier. “Its ED glass reduces color dispersion, enhances color resolution and contrast. Plus, it’s waterproof and fogproof to take on the elements.”
|Model||Weight||Power||Diameter of objectives||Eyepiece||Prism type||View angle||Eye relief||Field of view||Dimensions (L x W)||Street Price:|
|Signature Plus 661||40.7 oz.||15-45||60 mm||Straight||BaK4 Porro||2.0° – 1.0°||18- 22 mm||105 – 52 ft./1000 yds.||13.25 x 4.8 in.||$299.99|
|Signature Plus 681||53.6 oz.||20-60||80 mm||Straight||BaK4 Porro||1.5° – 0.8°||18- 22 mm||78 – 42 ft./1000 yds.||16.5 x 4.8 in.||$349.99|
|Signature Plus 660||42.3 oz||15-45||60 mm||Angled||BaK4 Roof||2.0° – 1.0°||18 – 22 mm||105 – 52 ft. /1000 yds.||13.6 x 6.25 in.||$299.99|
|Signature Plus 680||54.5 oz||20-60||80 mm||Angled||BaK4 Roof||1.5° – 0.8°||18 – 22 mm||78 – 42 ft./1000 yds.||16.5 x 4.8 in.||$349.99|
Other features include an ergonomic, open-bridge design for a comfortable use, a wide view angle, BaK4 roof prisms, an anti-reflection coating, large focus adjustment wheel and long eye relief. It’s available at a street price of $399.
Named “Best Spotting Scope” of 2010 by Outdoor Canada, Signature Plus is waterproof, fogproof and boats BaK4 prisms and large objective lenses. The innovation lies in its advanced optical system and multiple lens coatings for bright and sharp observation. Its larger-than-standard exit pupil provides greater light gathering viewing and significantly enhances the observation experience. Its ocular lenses, where the exit pupil is located, magnify the image quickly, enabling users to find the target with greater efficiency. Durable magnesium alloy construction means it will have years of great performance while boasting a considerably lower weight. Signature Plus is available in 60 or 80-mm objective lenses with straight or 45-degree angled eyepieces. Other notable features include a large focus wheel and rotating cuff on angled eyepiece models.
TRIPODS AND HEADS
Best selling PH-242 pan head window mount with its industry-leading extra wide base of 1.6 in. (42 mm) enables mounting to decks, hunting blinds and other structures. It has a bubble level and a large quick release platform with weight balance adjustment. It has a five-year warranty.
|Model||Height||180°Tilt||90° Tilt||Swivel||Weight||Max. Loading Weight||Head||Clamp size||Street Price:|
|PH-242||6.8 inches/175 mm||+90°to -60°||–||360°||24.9 oz./ 705 g||6.6 lbs./3.0 kg||2-way fluid head with bubble level and weight balancing adjustment||1.6 inches/42 mm||$69|
Steady-Aim gun rest simplifies sighting in weapons or performing routine cleaning and maintenance. It has a heavy duty 1.5-inch steel construction and smooth precise micro elevation adjustment. The large central elevation adjustment dial provides a -5 to +20-degree angle range of movement getting users on target in almost any range position. An anti-vibration bag securely holds a rifle’s forearm and leather sling cradles the stock. Anti-slip rubber feet convert to spikes for on-the-ground shooting.
|Steady-Aim||22.5 inches/570 mm||12.25 inches/310 mm||5.8 inches/150 mm||– 5°- 20°||8.8 lbs/ 4 kg.||$59|
Constructed of rugged aluminum, Porta-Aim gun rest provides stable shooting support in an easily portable device for the fast-action hunter. Porta-Aim enables users get on target—and stay there—with a 360-degree swiveling bag.
|Model||Folded Height||Extended Height||Swivel||Weight||Street Price:|
|Porta-Aim||12.25 inches/310 mm||8.8 inches – 12.6/225 – 320 mm||Swivels 0 – 360°||1.76 lbs./0.80 kg.||$39|
Since 1986, VANGUARD has been one of the global leaders in hunting and outdoor accessories, including binoculars, spotting scopes, shooting sticks, tripods, ball heads, and gun and bow cases with first-of-its-kind features and capabilities. VANGUARD’s comprehensive product range meets the needs of a diverse range of all those who enjoy the outdoors, from the hobby birdwatcher to the avid big game hunter.
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