The Best Father's Day Gifts for Dads with Long Guns
May 15, 2014
Does your dad hibernate through romantic comedies like a bear in winter? Does he enjoy the smell of gunpowder and a good bore cleaner? If so, a greeting card might not be the perfect gift for dad this father's day.
If the dad in your life prefers a little range time with his favorite rifle, get him the gear and accessories he's dreaming about this Father's Day.
The editors at RifleShooter put together a shopping list with gunny gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on dad's face this year. We'll leave the card up to you.
Blackhawk Folding Back-Up Sights
Blackhawk Folding Back-Up Sights
were developed from the recommendations of rifle users who demanded specific functionalities from secondary sighting systems.
Constructed from a lightweight polymer base combined with aluminum parts, the sights have an overall weight of just 2 ounces. When not in use, Blackhawk's sights fold down to fit under optics without obstructing sight picture. When it's time to deploy, simply activate the spring-loaded sights with ambidextrous thumb paddles.
Bushnell Elite 1 Mile ARC Rangefinder
As its name implies, this professional-grade rangefinder from Bushnell
has the ability to measure distance out to 1 mile with .5-yard accuracy. The optic also includes 7x magnification and a red digital display.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of this new rangefinder is its ability to measure true horizontal distance and shot angle out to 1,000 yards — convenient for plug-and-play use with ballistic calculators.
Federal Trophy Copper B.O.R. Lock MZ Muzzleloader Bullets
new Trophy Copper Muzzleloader Bullet with B.O.R. Lock MZ System
is one of the most innovative products introduced to the world of black powder firearms for quite some time now.
The innovation comes from Federal's new B.O.R. Lock MZ system, designed to enter the barrel easily without excessive force, yet expand to create a tight seal against the rifling when exiting the barrel. The .50-caliber bullet starts with a polymer cup that's permanently attached to the base of the bullet. The cup pushes into the base of the bullet upon ignition, forcing raised polymer bands to expand and create a tight seal against the bore and engage the rifling. Increased velocity and accuracy are the intended effects, in addition to easier loading compared to sabot bullets.
$24.95 per 15-pack
Leadership in the Shadows
Penned by modern day American Patriot SGM Kyle Lamb (R), Leadership in the Shadows describes, in detail, a set of leadership principles which have been proven in the most challenging conditions America has faced over the last two decades.
Steiner M5Xi Military 3-15x50 Riflescope
Steiner\'s M5Xi Military 3-15x50
is for mid-range shooting, ideal for snipers using the M110 platform or competition shooters with precision bolt guns.
Key features include:
'¢ One piece oversized 34mm tubes for increased strength and reliability and greater elevation and windage adjustment for long ranges.
'¢ Broadband Anti-Reflection Coatings for 90% + light transmission to ensure optimal performance in low light.
'¢ Illuminated Reticle with 7 night, 4 day levels with two off-positions at each end, and quick standby levels between each for fast return to setting.
'¢ Waterproof /Fogproof construction to stand up to any cold or wet condition, or submersion to depths of 33 feet.
'¢ Shockproof and rugged enough to withstand impact testing to 900 G's on all optical and electronic components.
Hornady Custom Lite Ammo
Sometimes less is more, and that's never truer than when it comes to enjoyment- and accuracy-wrecking recoil. Hornady
is now loading reduced-recoil ammo known as Custom Lite
, a feat it accomplishes by using light-for-caliber bullets and customizing powder formulations for eight popular hunting calibers.
Varies per caliber.
LaserLyte Center Mass Laser
This all-purpose green laser unit from LaserLyte
mounts to any standard rail and can be activated with a remote tape switch for ergonomic activation. This 5mW laser has a 6 hour battery life and gives users the ability to choose between a single green laser or a ring of 8 laser dots. Works in broad daylight or at night.
MTM Case-Gard Ammo Can Combo
Store your ammo and keep it organized with this setup. Included are an ammo can in flat dark earth and four organizers that hold 100 rounds each of .223/5.56 — for a total of 400 rounds. That allows you to sort your ammo by weight, bullet type, brand or specific handload. Pistol versions are also available for 9mm and .45.
Bradley Adjustable Cheek Rest
Serious accuracy buffs know the importance of having your head properly aligned behind the scope, but not many rifles offer the capability to adjust comb height. Bradley's
newest add-on cheek rest, the Adjustable, is 3/8 inch at its lowest setting and rises to 1.375 inches. Made of Kydex, the unit installs in a matter of minutes and will not slip. Available in six colors. Does not fit AR-15s.
$110 to 115
Tac-Con 3MR Trigger
The Tac-Con 3MR
is a drop-in cassette trigger designed to fit any AR-15 and comes with a redesigned selector switch as well.
This trigger not only delivers a crisp, match-grade pull, but also when the selector is set to the third position — the traditional full-auto position — the trigger has a much-reduced travel and reset, permitting more rapid fire.
ShootSteel.com Magnum AutoPopper
Enjoy long-range shooting sessions with this Magnum AutoPopper
reactive steel target from ShootSteel.com
. The target\'s 1/2-inch AR500 steel is designed to handle rounds up to .338 Lapua at 200+ yards. Rugged hardware and stainless steel springs "auto pop" it back into position after being hit. A set of legs come with the AutoPopper to keep it stable when hit with big-bore rounds.
$199 (with legs)