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2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 LE (Limited Edition) Review

Review by Ben Hill, of Team Hunting Illustrated

 

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to the Texas Hill country to spend a few days with Honda Motorsports at the amazing, 18,000-acre Ox Ranch near Uvalde, TX.  Amidst the backdrop of rugged terrain and exotic safari animals, the 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 LE (Limited Edition) was unleashed.  I am the first to confess that I am not an expert when interjecting myself in the side-by-side conversation.  However, my unbiased and innocent view of side-by-side machines was quickly slanted towards RED. 

At first glance, the Pioneer 1000 LE easily passed the eye (candy) test.  The typical Honda Red was replaced with a simple yet sexy matte grey metallic finish wrapped in a beefy black bumper and cage protection.  The only hint of red was more of a bold statement, featuring the new FOX QS3 adjustable shocks and A-arms.   Last but not least, the Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 rubber hit the road on a clean set of 14” aluminum rims.  

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Sig Sauer Kilo2400 Review

 

Courtney Crane from Fierce Firearms reviews the basic features and functions of the new Sig Sauer KILO2400 rangefinder. Fierce Firearms has used the KILO2400 for long range shooting and it has been a complete game changer.

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Review - Leica Geovid HD-B 10x42 Rangefinding Binocular with Advanced Ballistics Compensation

Hunting Illustrated selected the Leico Geovid Rangefinding Binocular the optics of the year for 2014. The overall concept of the new Geovid HD-B brings about a revolution in range finding. Unique to these range finding binoculars is the supreme optical performance of their Perger Porro prism system, the optimized ergonomics of their bridge construction, and the additional integration of an extremely high-performance laser rangefinder with a multifunction ballistic computer and you have the make up of the Leica Geovidshi70 pr leica geovid

The Geovid HD-B accesses an internal database with ballistic curves for practically all standard calibers with load data per ammo. In addition, users can upload their own specific parameters for hand-loaded or special ammunition from a microSD memory card.

The newly developed ABC ballistic function (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) allows hunters to determine the point of aim much more easily and with greater precision than ever before. In fractions of a second, hunters can read off the precise parameters they need for their particular reticle or click adjustment. And all this taking the ammunition specifics, angle, temperature and barometric pressure into account. The New Geovid-B binoculars combine great optics, range finding, and ballistics into one unit allowing you to be more efficient in getting your bullet down range which in essence will lead to more trophies on your wall.

Advantages at a glance

  • Extremely long laser range of up to 1800 yards Advanced Ballistic Compensation (ABC®) for all hunting needs point of aim correction for various reticles and ASV (rapid reticle adjustment) input of the hunter’s own ballistic parameters with a microSD memory card calculations include angle,
  • Advanced Ballistic Compensation (ABC®) for all hunting needs point of aim correction for various reticles and ASV (rapid reticle adjustment)
  • Input of the hunter’s own ballistic parameters with a microSD memory card calculations
  • Calculations include angle, temperature and barometric pressure data bright, clear and easily legible LED display that auto adjusts to ambient lighting conditions
  • Extremely short measuring time of von max. 0.3 seconds
  • Bright, clear and easily legible LED display that auto adjusts to ambient lighting conditions
  • Extremely short measuring time of von max. 0.3 seconds