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Alaska Hunting Gear Highlights

It is the penultimate day of the epic self-guided hunting adventure in Alaska. After two challenging days in the mountains, the team decide to spend their last day enjoying the scenery and even head back out with the Air Arms S510 TDR for some ptarmigan hunting.

After successfully harvesting a huge bull and then spending a day packing out the moose and rack, they are feeling somewhat weary and achy. They decide to spend their last day before leaving camp resting and relaxing. However, Ian wants one more chance to see if he can bag some ptarmigan, he plans to head out later in the afternoon with the Air Arms S510 TDR.

They have harvested a total of 10 big game animals... ...It’s an achievement that few will ever match.

Unfortunately, the ptarmigan that have been getting the better of him throughout the entire trip and do not sit long enough for a clean shot. Before heading back to camp, Ian takes one last opportunity to glass and see if he can spot that monster bull they saw a few days ago. 

Before packing up camp the team run through some of the additional equipment that they took on this incredible self-guided Alaskan hunting adventure.

It is with a heavy heart that the team leave the magnificent Alaskan wilderness. This extraordinary landscape has provided what can only be described as life changing experiences. In a little over 12 months, they have harvested a total of 10 big game animals including three caribou, two black bear, two grizzly bear and two spectacular bull moose. It is an achievement that few will ever match.

  • Hawke Endurance Binoculars


    ED Glass | Phase Corrected

    Extra-low Dispersion glass for optimum clarity. Focus knob with 1.2 turns - close focus from 6.6ft/2m. Fully multi-coated optics to produce sharp images

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  • Hawke Endurance ED 20-60x86 Spotting Scope

    ENDURANCE 20-60x85

    ED Glass | Dielectric Coating

    Extra-low dispersion glass for optimum clarity. Dielectric coatings designed to increase light reflectivity. Dual focus knob to achieve ultra fine focusing. Close focus - see detail from 16.4ft/5m. Stay-on soft scope cover for maximum protection.

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  • Hawke Endurance 30 WA SF 6-24x50 Riflescope

    ENDURANCE 30 WA SF 6-24x50

    30mm | Wide Angle | Side Focus | Illumination

    Long 4″ Eye Relief. 18 layer Fully Multi-Coated optics for exceptional clarity. 1⁄4 MOA exposed and locking turrets.

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Other hunting products used

Sauer 404 Synchro XTC in .300 WIN

Hornady Interlock 150grain ammunition

The Air Arms S510 TDR

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