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15 Hot New Shooting Products To Make Life Easier

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These 15 new shooting products are designed to help shooters get the most out of their firearms and save time and effort in the process.

What are some great new shooting products for firearms enthusiasts?

You shoot. Therefore, you need stuff. Lots of stuff. Make that, lots of new stuff. Don’t fret. Each year brings a slew of new shooting products and gadgets. Some are vital tools that help us stay on the range or in the woods longer. Others are nothing more than convenient little accessories that just make our lives as shooters a little easier.

This year is no different. Once again, your favorite gun store or shooting catalog is filled with a host of new items that you need to add to the shelf in your garage, basement or man cave.

Real Avid Bore Boss
Need a fast, compact and effective bore cleaner? Real Avid’s got you covered. The new Bore Boss incorporates a single-pass design that includes a 32-inch dual-action wire cable, a bronze bore brush and an 8 ½-inch braided mop. Simply attach the brush to the cable and the mop to the brush; douse with your favorite bore solvent; and pull. It feeds easy, pulls easy and cleans thoroughly. Even better, all of the components store in a durable, compact case that serves as a pulling handle. It’s just 3.25 inches in diameter and 1-inch thick. It’s available in .22-caliber up to .45-caliber and 12 and 20 gauges. ($9.99;

Bog Pod Rapid Shooting Rest
A steady rest can mean the difference between a hit and a miss. You’ll never scramble to find a solid rest if you take Bog Pod’s Rapid Shooting Rest every time you hunt or head to the range. It’s light, compact and portable and is easy to store in a range bag, a backpack or behind the seat of your truck. It’s made of durable polymers and cast aluminum and is adjustable from 7 to 11 inches. It weighs just 21.6 ounces and has fast tripod legs and twist-lock elevation adjustment. ($44.99;

Caldwell Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader
It’s all fun and games until your magazine runs dry. Thanks to Caldwell’s new Mag Charger, you can spend less time stuffing ammo into your magazine and more time actually having fun at the range. It works on 9mm, 10mm, .40, .45 and most .380 magazines. Simply lock a magazine into the charger and feed rounds into the groove. A simple squeeze pushes each round into the magazine. Works with both single- and double-stack magazines. It’s made with durable polycarbonate material. ($47.99;

Caldwell Stinger
It’s not just light, Caldwell’s new Stinger gun rest is simple to use, too. The innovative spring-loaded elevation system allows for fast, one-hand adjustment for a wobble-free rest. The front and rear molded rests prevent guns from getting marred while providing the perfect grip for maximum accuracy. Adjustments include 3 inches of front elevation, 1 inch of rear elevation and 3.5 inches of lateral gun fit. The Stinger is built with steel tubing for maximum durability. ($119.99;

Real Avid Carbon Boss AR15 Tool
It’s designed to remove carbon build-up from every nook and cranny of your favorite AR, but Real Avid’s Carbon Boss is much, much more. It comes with a bolt carrier carbon scraper, a bolt lug scraper, a firing pin scraper and a number of other tools designed to remove carbon and other fouling build-up. It even comes with a pin punch to help make takedown that much easier. Each tool locks into place, and most are labeled to help you find the right tool in a hurry. The Carbon Boss AR15 comes with its own carrying pouch, too. ($29.99;

Champion Workhorse Trap
Shooting clay targets is always fun, but it’s a lot more fun when you don’t have to throw them manually. The new Workhorse electronic trap from Champion is not only compact, it’s affordable and allows you to throw clays until you run out of ammo, clay pigeons or daylight. It’s small enough to fit in the trunk of most cars and sets up in minutes. It has a removable 50-clay magazine and throws targets up to 75 yards at three different launch angles. The Workhorse has a 2.5-second reset, allowing you to challenge even the most skilled clay target shooters. ($359.95;

Real Avid GT Max
You don’t need to take a toolbox to the range when you have a Gun Tool Max in your range bag. It’s got everything you need to work on your favorite firearm. Tools include needle nose pliers, a carbide cutter, a universal choke tube wrench, an 8/32-threaded receiver that fits standard gun cleaning tools and a round and flat carbon scraper. The Gun Tool Max also comes with a bit driver and 12 bits. It’s even got a bottle-opener for those after-shoot celebrations. ($59.99;

Plano Field Locker
You’ve got lots of stuff, but is it all organized? With Plano’s new Field Locker, you can keep your tools, ammo, gear and gadgets in one convenient location. It is built of thick, durable, solid plastic and won’t rust or dent. Even better, it is guaranteed waterproof and dustproof. It also has an automatic pressure valve for air travel. The heavy-duty handle, hinge and clamp are built to withstand a lifetime of use. Inside dimensions are 12.8”x6.55”x9.175”. ($74.99;

Hoppe’s Black
High-performance firearms need a high-performance cleaning solution. Hoppe’s Black is designed just for those high-performing gas-operated ARs and other “black” rifle platforms. The five-step cleaning products include everything from a powder solvent and copper cleaner to a precision oil and gun grease. It even comes with a lubricating cloth to keep your stored firearms in top working order. Even better, the various products work on any type of firearm, giving you maximum cleaning and protection, no matter what you shoot. (Starts at $6.45;

Hornady Scope Cover
How can such a simple, unassuming product like a scope cover save your bacon? Hunt in the rain without a scope cover and you’ll find out. Hornady’s new cover is made of durable, waterproof neoprene rubber that protects your scope from dings, dirt and moisture. Most important, it will keep rain off your eyepiece until it’s time to take the shot. Simply pull the stretchy material and lift. It also keeps dust from settling on the glass when you aren’t using your rifle. ($15.99;

SOG Power Grab
Where’s that “fill-in-the-blank” when you need it? With SOG’s new Power Grab multi-tool in your truck, range bag or backpack, you’ll never have to ask that question again. The high-quality device is loaded with tools that you need and that you’ll be glad you have. The Power Grab has 19 tools, including a flat and Phillips screwdriver, pliers, an awl, a serrated blade, a wire cutter and a bolt grip channel. It’s less than 5 inches when closed and weighs about 10 ounces. ($134;

Tipton Electric Cleaning Brush
Cleaning guns shouldn’t be a workout. Tipton’s Electric Brush Kit not only takes the work out of cleaning, it cleans where normal cleaning tools can’t. The revolving head scrubs at 3,600 oscillations per minute and uses interchangeable plastic, nylon and stainless steel cleaning brushes that scrub out dirt, fouling and residue in places other tools can’t reach. It has a soft-touch handle and power switch and runs on 4 AA batteries for portability and convenience. The handle is solvent resistant and sealed. ($47.99;

Tipton Ultra Gun Vise
Every gun owner needs a solid vise for cleaning, mounting scopes and doing other work to your firearms. Tipton’s new Gun Vise is the only vise you will ever need. It’s built with a steel frame and solvent-resistant materials, giving you a lifetime of use. Front and rear fast-turn clamps are height and length adjustable. The bottom consists of compartmented trays to help you keep track of small and large parts. It even has leveling feet to help make scope leveling easier. Modules can be moved to accommodate a wide variety of guns and even bows. ($179.99;

Yankee Hill Machine Turbo
Suppressors have been continuing to grow in popularity, and the Turbo is an exciting new offering from Yankee Hill that’s attractively priced. Built to be a high-tech, cost-effective suppressor, the Turbo utilizes a tubeless design constructed using heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel and a heat-treated 718 Inconel blast baffle. Because of this combo, the Turbo is capable of sustained full-auto fire and can handle a fair bit of abuse. Overall length is 6.5 inches, and weight is fairly light at 13.5 ounces. The sound pressure level of the Turbo on a 14.5-inch AR with 55-grain ammo is around 134dB, falling within the hearing-safe range of under 140dbB. ($489;

Yankee Hill Machine Nitro 30
The Nitro 30 suppressor from Yankee Hill is designed to meet the varied needs of today’s suppressor community. As such, it features a modular design – offering muzzle cap and rear cap options – is full-auto rated and accommodates calibers ranging from .17 HMR to .300 Remington Ultra Mag. It comes with two .30-caliber muzzle caps; the flat cap is built for the tactical crowd, while the muzzle brake cap leans toward target shooters. The Nitro 30 also comes equipped with two different rear caps – a quick-detach cap for easily switching between platforms and a 5/8-24 direct thread cap for more dedicated setups. Weight is 18.2 or 20.2 ounces, depending on configuration; length is either 6.93 or 7.75 inches. ($890;

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from the Shooter's Guide 2017 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.

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