As the 2018 hunting season closes in, Browning is ready: a Cerakote-treated Browning BAR MkIII rifle with a factory-issued KITE scope; the new rapid-expansion Browning BXR line of ammunition; and new A-TACS AU camo entries in the Hell's Canyon II line of clothing
Autumn is coming, and so is the new hunting season. And Browning is ready for it. As outdoorsmen in Europe and north America gear up for the first hunting trips of 2018, let's take a look at the new products launched by Browning this year to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of modern hunters.
Browning BAR Mk3 A-TACS Cerakote Scope Combo rifle
This new, special version of the Browning BAR Mk3 rifle – one of the world's best-regarded hunting rifles – stands out in the BAR line thanks to the signature full Cerakote tan treatment on all metal surfaces and to the A-TACS AU camo pattern stock and handguard. The combination offers effective camouflage in most hunting environments and, at the same time, a superior level of resistance against scratches and aggressive elements.
Among other features of the Browning BAR Mk3 A-TACS Cerakote Scope Combo rifle are an adjustable cheekpiece; a set of three Inflex II rubberized, recoil-reducing buttpads and a spacer; rubberized, slip-proof inserts on the pistol grip and handguard; a 56 cm / 22" fluted barrel for optimized ballistics at longer ranges; and Browning's Super Feather Trigger for higher performance and comfort.
The Browning BAR Mk3 A-TACS Cerakote Scope Combo rifle is sold in a black ABS rigid case; also issued from factory are a set of quick-detach sling swivels and a gunlock.
The Browning BAR Mk3 A-TACS Cerakote Scope Combo rifle is available in three calibers – .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield and .300 Winchester Magnum – and feeds either through detachable or fixed magazines holding 4+1 rounds overall in standard calibers and 3+1 in Magnum calibers. The rifle comes factory-issued with a KITE Optics KSP HD2 1-6x24 riflescope, likewise featuring a full tan Cerakote treatment, installed on a quick-attach/quick-detach Nomad ring mount.
Browning BXR Rapid Expansion ammunition
The Browning BXR ammunition is designed specifically for use on medium game such as roe deer or wild boar, and as such is conceived to provide a very quick energy transfer and a likewise lightning-fast expansion for a high level of stopping power.
The proprietary Matrix tip design (a mix of copper and polymer) provides high downrange velocity and energy retention while also initiating rapid positive expansion upon impact with soft tissues.
The jacket and tip combination yields precision accuracy, rapid energy transfer and makes a clean, quick, first-shot kill more likely.
The new Browning BXR line of rapid expansion ammunition is available in nine popular calibers for European and north American hunting: .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .270 Winchester Short Magnum, 6,5 Creedmoor, 7mm Remington, .30-30 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, and .300 Winchester Magnum.
Browning Hell's Canyon II A-TACS AU
The durable Browning Hell's Canyon II line of hunting garment, conceived and manufactured to withstand the most intense use even in the hardest hunting environments, is now available in A-TACS AU camo.
The jacket and trousers are built out of polyester (100%) with a polyurethane membrane in the shell. Both are water-repellant, wind resistant, breathable and anti-microbial, and feature Browning's patented Odorsmart technology that a ttacks bacteria in the microclimate around the skin, helping to reduce body odor.
Other features of the Hell's Canyon II A-TACS AU jacket include multiple storage pockets; underarm ventilation zips; a radio pocket; reinforced elbow pads; and a rear game bag pocket. The Hell's Canuon II A-TACS AU trousers offer multiple storage pockets and a set of reinforced kneepads.
Browning's Hell's Canyon II garment line in A-TACS AU camo also includes a Speed cap in woven cotton/polyester blend rip stop fabric with a hook and loop closure; a versatile, 100% polyester Quick Cover beanie – also wearable as a neck gaiter, headband or a balaclava, with a seamless tubular construction that prevents chafing, controls human scent and offers excellent UV protection; and the hand-washable Phase Liner gloves, made out of lightweight Polyester/Spandex stretch fabric that provides a perfect fit with great dexterity, and featuring comfortable extended cuffs and a tacky surface on palm and fingers makes for a sure grip.
The Phase Liner gloves are available in three sized (M, L and XL), while the Hell's Canyon II jacket and trousers are available in all sizes from S to XXXL; the Quick Cover beanie and Speed cap are one-size-fits-all items.