VANGUARD’s Hottest Selling Hunting Accessories Of 2011

VANGUARD’s Hottest Selling Hunting Accessories Of 2011
Lineup includes sporting optics, shooting sticks and more .

VANGUARD Porta-Aim Bench Rest
VANGUARD Porta-Aim Bench Rest
Vanguard Accessories

Whitmore Lake, MI –-( VANGUARD, one of the global leaders in sporting optics, shooting sticks, bow and gun cases and other hunting accessories, today shared a list of its best selling products of the year.

Your browser may not support display of this image. Since its introduction in 2010, Endeavor ED Series binoculars have enjoyed tremendous success throughout North America. This led to the introduction of several new models earlier this year, including some in a Mossy Oak© finish, which have brought continued success.

This top-of-the-line series is designed for serious hunters and birders, with all of the quality of big-name optics at an affordable price. It performs extremely well in low-light conditions, perfect for hunters on early morning and dusk hunts. Featuring premium optics, Endeavor ED models deliver sharpness and clarity with exceptional light transmission, color resolution and contrast. An ergonomic open-bridge design helps reduce fatigue, appealing to those who spend hours in the field. Endeavor ED is used by world-champion archers and VANGUARD’s Pro Staff members. They’re confident it’s helped them see black targets like never before.

Best-seller Endeavor ED 1045 features a larger-than-standard, 45-mm objective lens, enabling greater light gathering for impressive performance in low-light conditions.

  • ED (extra-low dispersion) glass offers high-resolution colors and unmatched clarity
  • 3-stage twist out eyecups with long eye relief
  • 42-45mm objective lenses with enhanced edge-to-edge view quality
  • Soft rubber armor with unique texture for solid grip
  • Nitrogen-charged and O-ring sealed for challenging weather conditions
  • Locking diopter ring
  • BaK4 roof prisms
  • Anti-reflection coating
  • Long eye relief

They’re available at street prices of $349-399 (USD).

Spirit ED Binoculars
Also featuring ED glass, VANGUARD’s Spirit ED binoculars deliver a high-quality, crisp image, even in very low light conditions. Your browser may not support display of this image. This series is best for hunters, birding enthusiasts and general nature observers looking for standout quality and a more affordable price point. They share Endeavor ED’s unique glass technology, but offer a more traditional body design. Spirit ED binoculars are also 100 percent waterproof and fogproof, so bad weather won’t slow your customers down. An advanced lens and prism design with ED glass means users can spot animals and bring them up-close, unveiling details that other lenses can’t. User friendly features, up to 90 percent light transmission, and a near-perfect viewing experience make these binoculars stand out from the crowd.

Model Weight Power Diameter of objectives Prism type Lens Coating Eye relief Near focus Field of view Dimensions (L x W) Street Price (USD):
Endeavor ED 8420 730 g 8 42 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 19 mm 8.2 ft. 367 ft./1000 yards 154 x 130 mm $349
Endeavor ED 8420MOG 730 g 8 42 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 19 mm 8.2 ft. 367ft./1000 yards 154 x 130 mm $369
Endeavor ED 8545 770 g 8.5 45 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 19 mm 8.2 ft. 340 ft./1000 yards 154 x 130 mm $399
Endeavor ED 1042 730 g 10 42 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 16.5 mm 8.2 ft. 340 ft./1000 yards 159 x 130 mm $349
Endeavor ED 1042MOG 730 g 8 42 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 16.5 mm 8.2 ft. 340 ft./1000 yards 159 x 130 mm $369
Endeavor ED 1045 770 g 8.5 45 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 17mm 9.8 ft. 314 ft./1000 yards 156 x 130 mm $399
Spirit ED 8360 530 g 8 36 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 17.0mm 2.00m 122m/1000m 125×120 mm $279
Spirit ED 8420 640 g 8 42 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 19.0mm 2.50m 145×125 mm 145×125 mm $299
Spirit ED 1042 640 g 10 42 Bak4 Roof Fully multi coated 16.0mm 2.80m 105m/1000m 145×125 mm $299

Our bestseller in shooting sticks is Equalizer QS pivoting bi-pod. Modeled on our bestselling Equalizer Series, it has a Picatinny Rail quick shoe system that allows shooters to attach and detach firearms faster than ever. Its Pull-and-Position leg adjustment system enables you to quickly and safely reposition, while the buffer spring reduces shock and vibration. It has a pivot tilt of 0 to 5 degrees and a -30 to +30-degree swing angle. Equalizer QS takes on an array of terrains with feet that convert from metal spikes to rubber. Differing models enable various shooting positions from prone to sitting to kneeling. Additional quick shoe bases can be purchased for quick transfer from firearm to firearm.

Model: Folded height(inch): Extended height(inch): Weight(lbs): Number of Leg Sections: Diameter of Leg Street Price (USD):
Equalizer 1QS 7 in 10 in 0.71 lbs. 2 14 mm $79
Equalizer 2QS 11 in 28 in 0.96 lbs. 3 17 mm $89
Equalizer 3QS 14 in 37 in 1.08 lbs. 3 17 mm $99
VANGUARD Steady-Aim Bench Rest
VANGUARD Steady-Aim Bench Rest

Steady-Aim Bench Rest
Introduced in early 2010, our Steady-Aim bench rest is now one of the best selling in the industry.

Your browser may not support display of this image. With 1.5-inch steel construction and welded corners and priced at just $69 (street price in USD), it’s the highest quality bench for the price on the market. It simplifies sighting in weapons or performing routine cleaning and maintenance. It has a heavy duty 1.5-inch steel construction and smooth, precise micro elevation adjustment. The large central elevation adjustment dial provides a -5 to +20-degree angle range of movement getting users on target in almost any range position. An anti-vibration bag securely holds a rifle’s forearm and leather sling cradles the stock. Anti-slip rubber feet convert to spikes for on-the-ground shooting.

Other features include:

  • Patented quick-drop locking system
  • Anti-vibration bag securely holds firearm
  • Sling tightly cradles stock
  • Feet adjust from rubber to spiked metal feet

Porta-Aim Bench Rest
Your browser may not support display of this image. Constructed of rugged aluminum, Porta-Aim gun rest provides stable shooting support in an easily portable device for the fast-action hunter. Porta-Aim enables users to get on target — and stay there — with a 360-degree swiveling bag. Height adjustment can be done with just a single hand and is quick and easy.

In gun slings, VANGUARD introduced additional models within its Gun Hugger Series. Each sling has full metal swivel hardware and an oversized thumb loop. Most models have one-handed length adjustment with thick shoulder padding and reinforced ends and edges and are available in black, brown camo or green camo patterns. They are available at $14 to $29 (USD) in store.

Since 1986, VANGUARD has been one of the global leaders in hunting and outdoor accessories, including binoculars, spotting scopes, shooting sticks, tripods and gun and bow cases with first-of-their-kind features and capabilities. VANGUARD’s comprehensive product range meets the needs of a diverse range of all those who enjoy the outdoors, from the hobby birdwatcher to the avid big game hunter. With ISO 9001 and 14001-certified facilities and hundreds of design patents, VANGUARD has earned a solid reputation that spans the world. VANGUARD products are available through its extensive global dealer and distribution network. For more information about VANGUARD products, visit