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Nighttime Hunting Gun and Gear Porn

Earlier this year several of us from the RECOIL crew headed down to Frio Town, Texas to partake in some sweet nighttime hunting and hogicide. Issue 25 of RECOIL features an article by Steven Kuo that gives you a breakdown — and some tips — of the gear that we employed during this endeavor (you can read that article in its entirety here). Below is a companion piece, highlighting the specific configuration I ran with some nighttime hunting gun and gear porn.

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Modern Outfitters 6.8 AR Rifle

The base rifle is a Modern Outfitters 6.8 AR, properly camouflaged for the task at hand. Though 6.8 SPC never turned into the 5.56-killer that many portended it would become, it readily finds a home with a hunting rifle. Many states still have antiquated and largely outdated laws and regulations against hunting with 5.56, and the 6.8 allows you to both comply with such regulations as well as enjoy a performance upgrade.
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While you're not likely to see that many 6.8 SPC rifles in your typical weekend carbine course, for hunting and other less-consumptive shooting like long range, they're slightly more common.

This Modern Outfitters carbine has some very conscientious upgrades. While they wouldn't look out of place on a general purpose rifle, they make for a decent hunting gun. It's topped with a Leupold VX-R Firedot in an ADM base.

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Nighttime Hunting Gear

I was thoroughly kitted out for nighttime hunting. The night vision I used most during the hunt were Adams Industries Sentinel goggles, provided by Nightlong Industries, with a Wilcox mount on a Revision helmet. When used in conjunction with a rifle mounted APTIAL, it's a versatile setup for close/mid range. I added a Butler Creek flip-cover with a smaller aperture drilled through it to allow for instant close-focus in one eye. Though the image is darker when flipped down, it's particularly useful to work with gear (like your pack) when wearing NODs. When more magnification was needed during hours of darkness, the Adams Industries white phosphor Legionnaire, also provided by Nightlong Industries, worked well.

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Ultimately I only scored one kill that wasn't a bunny rabbit (though several rabbits were bagged): A mid-sized Javelina. Though this one appears to have been the end state of British dentistry, the chompers were still fairly nasty.
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More about Nightlong Industries and Modern Outfitters:

Nightlong Industries LLC was founded in 2014 with the purpose of bringing custom solutions to the Night Vision Industry. What started as a small Night Vision repair business has quickly grown into a ‘one-stop shop' for all of your Night Vision and Thermal needs. We are constantly adding new products and brands to offer our customer the best equipment on the market. Our goal is for you, our customer, to get the perfect night vision or thermal package for your application, not a one size fits all solution.

The owner, Ryan, has 12 years (and counting) of night vision experience, both as an end user and maintainer, in the US Army as well as years of hunting experience. We have the knowledge needed to help every user find the ideal solution for their needs. We keep a large stock of the products we sell on hand to have available as demo models and host several Night Vision shoots throughout the year, allowing people to come out and try Night Vision and Thermal equipment first hand without the expensive commitment of purchasing these items for themselves.

Modern Outfitters, started in Meridian, MS, is a dynamic corporation revolving around all things firearms industry related. With state-of-the-art indoor training facilities and full service custom shop on location we can accommodate most requests. All modern weapon enthusiasts can appreciate our broad services and real-world, experienced staff. Catering to clientele interested in only premium gear from reputable companies. We tailor fit custom weapon systems, optics, and accessories to each individual's specific needs. We fulfill any requirements for specialized military units, other government agencies, municipalities and private purchases. Our team is mission driven; comprised of current and former military, private contract and law enforcement special operations members in a family owned an operated company.


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