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    by Published on 14-01-2014 21:02
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    I picked up this little scope just before Christmas but have not had the time or any weather to get a real zero or try it ...
    by Published on 31-07-2015 23:18  Number of Views: 245 
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    Magnum Spider Desert 8.1 Review

    Copyright. Magnum boots

    I read a lot of product reviews on websites, a lot of the time the reviewer only has the product for a short time. Sure it’s nice to be seen to be first with a product and it’s nice to see a review when a product is newly launched as this is generally the time when a product gets its greatest exposure. However there are several types of product in which you can’t really do a concrete review unless you have used it over a longer period of time. Such an instance for me is with boots. There’s a saying. ‘You can’t really understand a persons experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes’ I needed to take this a step further (excuse the pun) and give these boots a good run (another one sorry) for their money.

    I have owned these boots for two years now. I have put them through pretty much everything I can at this stage. I have shot several matches in them, I have rucked in them, I have ran in them, I have climbed in them. I will be brutally honest, I am hard on footwear of any kind and I am very impressed with how much punishment these boots can take and still be in great shape.

    I initially bought these as a summer boot. I ended up wearing them through the winter as well. The outer surface is water repellent and I wore them hunting all season unless I was going onto really boggy ground for a long period of time. N.B: These boots are not marketed as being waterproof. The Hydrophobic surface enhancement has repelled any of the water I got on them. Hydrophobic Surface Enhancement works through a manufacturing process in which each and every boot is individually placed in a vacuum to withdraw all air from around the boot. The fibres in the boot are then injected with a Fluorocarbon solution which makes them water repellent. And 2 years on I can still get them wet with confidence.

    While the snazzy water repelling process is interesting the most impressive feature of these boots is how light they are. Weighing in at just 2lbs 13oz they are light for their structural integrity. I have run up to 10k in them on a regular basis and was running 5k 3 times a week at one stage in them with no complaints. While the boot is light the Exo Frame system makes the boot rigid where it needs to be providing fantastic support where it is needed. Even running on rocky terrain I felt 100% confident during those awkward ‘going over on your ankle for a second’ moments.

    Another great feature is the Vent Guard Sand-proof ventilator technology. This mesh system keeps your feet cool but you don’t get that dusty build up on your socks where the vents are. I will add on the colder days my feet felt nice and warm too.

    In conclusion, I would rate these boots out of 5 under the following headings.

    Comfort 4/5 I am docking a point due the fit, 9s were too tight and 10s a little too roomy length wise but perfect in width. ( I will add I have wide feet so maybe its just me)

    Durability 5/5 No complaints, the don’t look two years old at all and still feel as snug a fit as the day I first wore them.

    Value 5/5 For the price I paid for these boots you really can’t go wrong.

    Weight 5/5 Again nice and light even with the extra frame support.

    The boots after two years

    Where to buy


    Manufacturers website: http://www.magnumboots.com/uk/
    by Published on 14-01-2014 18:35  Number of Views: 3344 

    Accuracy International® Announces
    New Model AT Series Rifles for 2014
    January 14, 2014

    Portsmouth UK- Accuracy International (AI) is introducing an exciting new
    model to the companies unmatched line of battle proven sniper rifles, the AT rifle
    system. The AT is a culmination of ideas and requests from the law enforcement
    community and civilian tactical shooters for a tactical rifle system delivering
    leading edge capability and unmatched value. The AT provides the end user with
    the latest in AI’s long line of battle proven features and adheres to AI’s long
    standing dedication to accuracy, reliability, ruggedness and quality.
    The AT rifle series incorporates the proven Accuracy International flat bottomed,
    precision machined action that is epoxy bonded and bolted to a chassis that has
    been evolved in theatres of war and competition ranges. Standing on the shoulders
    of giants, the AT incorporates the best features of the AW and AE models to set a
    new standard of expectation for precision tactical rifles. The AT is a configurable,
    mission adaptable, long-range tactical rifle system offered in 308/7.62 NATO.
    The base model AT is priced at $3,550/£2,366 (taxes not included) with the
    following standard features and available options.
    • Proofed steel action featuring AI’s patent pending Quickloc quick release
    barrel system.
    • 20 MOA STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 action rail.
    • Quickloc match grade 24” stainless steel barrel.
    • 6 lug, 60 degree bolt with AI combat proven leaf spring extractor.
    • 3-position safety.
    • AI’s world renowned two stage trigger.
    • Fixed stock with adjustable cheek piece and length of pull.
    • Configurable pistol grip.
    • Detachable AI 10-round double stack magazine is compact, reliable and
    can also be loaded though the rifle ejection port.
    • Available in black, green or pale brown stock-sides and black metalwork.
    Options and Accessories include:
    • Folding stock using AI’s battle proven hinge system.
    • 20”, 24” and 26” Quickloc match grade barrels, plain or threaded for
    muzzle brakes and suppressors.
    • Standard or tactical threaded muzzle brake to fit AI suppressor.
    • Night vision mount with STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 rail.
    • Side mounted STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 accessory rails using AI’s
    patent pending KeySlot™ accessory mounting system.
    • Thumbhole stock-sides.
    • Bipod and a rear butt spike (available mid year 2014).
    Accuracy International, Ltd is widely regarded as the manufacturer of the
    world’s best sniper rifle systems. Headquartered in Portsmouth UK for over 30
    years, Accuracy International has designed, tested, manufactured, and supported
    precision rifles and accessories for the most demanding special operations units
    and competitive shooters in the world, utilizing proven world class manufacturing
    principles. Accuracy International rifle systems are in use in the UK, US and over
    60 countries internationally.
    For Further information contact:
    Accuracy International Ltd: ai@accuracyinternational.org
    Accuracy International of North America, Inc: aina@accuracyinternational.us
    Visit us on the web at: www.accuracyinternational.com

    (Writeup and photos copyright of Accuracy International Uk)

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