The ATA and SHOT shows are where archery and shooting industry vendors gather to pitch their goods to buyers from nearly every retailer around the world. Last year, both shows were absent a few brands thanks to COVID hangover, but for 2023, most of the brands came back and so did the show traffic.
Below are just a few of the cool products our writers found at these shows.
The all-new Deadquiet Shield Bino Harness not only protects expensive optics from weather and environmental hazards but is also quiet in operation. The inside layer is a rugged suede that offers silent retrieval and replacement, but sandwiched between these layers is a waterproof membrane that keeps Binos dry and protected in the harshest weather.
The Lupo in AA-Grade satin walnut has been a hit with shooters who appreciate the classic look and feel of a wood stock rifle. Previously available in .300 Win. Mag. and 6.5 Creedmoor, the walnut stock Lupo is now offered in two more popular hunting calibers: .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield. Both rifles are available with 22-inch Crio-treated barrels and are protected with the same Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) as featured on many Benelli long arms.
Federal Ammunition adds two Power-Shok rifle loads in the new 360 Buckhammer cartridge. A 180-grain and 200-grain jacketed soft point (JSP) are .358 in diameter and deliver energy and trajectory that match the .30-30 Win., with softer recoil and better accuracy. This brand new straight-wall cartridge – recently launched by Remington Ammunition – is specifically designed for lever-actions and is deadly-accurate past 200 yards.
HEVI-Shot has new upland game and wild turkey loads for 2023 including the HEVI-18, Magnum Blend, HEVI-Bismuth Upland, and HEVI-Hammer Upland & Dove product lines. All feature the brand’s amazing reputation for hard-hitting power with a more environmentally sound load. Available in various sizes for all popular gauges.
The new Mountain Pass Aluminum Tripod Kit delivers sturdy, smooth, and reliable operation you’d expect in a tripod that costs a lot more. Capable of a max load of 22 pounds, the machined-aluminum design delivers superb strength, size, and durability. A folded length of 19 inches and weighing just 3.1 pounds, it’s super packable.
The Carbon One features the smoothest experience before, during, and after the shot and is equipped with the DeadLock Cam System, the brand’s quickest and simplest way to achieve perfect arrow flight and repeatable accuracy. It has a strategically engineered carbon riser that is coupled with Orbit Dampeners to virtually eliminate all felt vibration on the shot. Features the Integrate Mounting System dovetail for use with arrow rests equipped with IMS.
The Wolverine is an ultra-compact and lightweight crossbow for any hunting scenario with a legendary design and technology producing one of the most rugged and reliable crossbows in its class. CeaseFire ensures your crossbow will not fire unless an arrow is loaded, safety is off, and the trigger is pulled while a best-in-class trigger system mirrors the performance and feel of today’s best matchgrade rifle triggers. Features Micro High-Output Express Limbs for increased durability and blazing fast speed of 360 feet per second performance.
Named after the Swhacker Legend, himself, the new No. 282 Hank Parker Signature Series Broadhead takes the best of the time-tested 125-grain No. 202 compound broadhead and adds the popular Blade-Lock Technology and Hunt-Ready Plug System. Practice with it or hunt with it; Blade-Lock Technology allows the user to lock the blades in the closed position for practice; remove the Blade-Lock set screw, and replace with a Hunt-Ready plug, or standard shrink band, for the hunt.
The G5 Outdoors Mark Series consists of the Mark 203 and Mark 244, both models reflecting two different arrow diameter options depending on a hunter’s preference. The Mark arrows are constructed with 100% high modulus carbon with a unique three-layer construction centered around a base layer with two layers of unidirectional carbon at 90 degrees.
The Mark 203 has a machined aluminum half out insert paired with a machined aluminum sleeve to boost protection on the front of the arrow shaft. The bushing of the Mark 203 is also machined aluminum to prevent damage to the back of the arrow shaft.
The Descender lets you down easy if you fall and provides an automatic, hands-free, controlled rate descent. It works with your existing full-body harness (harness must meet ASTM standards for fall arrest system) and has up to 25 feet of descent. Weight limit is 120 to 300 pounds.
Ecostrike brings the latest in lead-free bullet technology with a nickel-coated copper bullet delivering deep penetration, almost 100% weight retention and an astonishing accuracy even at longer distances. Ecostrike is the leadfree choice for hunting medium and large game due to its excellent ability to expand at both low and high velocities.
Power-Point offers deep penetration, excellent accuracy, and quick knock-down power and is offered in a wide range of calibers and bullet weights. Whitetails and other big game are ideal targets for this legendary load.
The LM2 offers hunters 20MP photos so no detail is missed while a new antenna maximizes available signal in a given area, ensuring that photos are viewable in the app to help hunters plan their hunt better than ever before.
The half-second trigger speed and 90-foot detection and flash range make it harder for the wariest of bucks to make it past the LM2 without getting their picture taken.