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Favored hunting and shooting brands

2/25/2009

Last week a company called Southwick Associates announced the brands and products hunters and shooters preferred most in 2008. SA compiled the list using information gathered from 24,206 hunters and target shooters in surveys conducted at HunterSurvey.com and TargetshooterSurvey.com last year.

I look forward to receiving this information each year, not only because I enjoy finding out what types of products are used most by my fellow sportsmen, but because I figure if a product is used by lots of people, it's probably because it's a pretty good product. For that reason, when I'm purchasing a new item, I often refer back to this list. You may want to as well. Here's what the surveys revealed:

  • Top rifle brand: Remington (18.1% of all purchases)

  • Top shotgun brand: Mossberg (29.9% of all purchases)

  • Top muzzleloader brand: CVA (40.8% of all purchases)

  • Top handgun brand: Smith & Wesson (18.4% of all purchases)

  • Top scope for firearms: BSA (16.1% of all purchases)

  • Top rifle ammunition brand: Remington (29.9% of all purchases)

  • Top shotgun ammunition brand: Winchester (35.7% of all purchases)

  • Top handgun ammunition brand: Winchester (26.1% of all purchases)

  • Top blackpowder brand: Pyrodex (39.0% of all purchases)

  • Top balls, bullets or shot brand: Powerbelt (34.9% of all purchases)

  • Top bow brand: BowTech (22.0% of all purchases)

  • Top arrow brand: Easton (40.5% of all purchases)

  • Top fletching brand: Bohning (26.3% of all purchases)

  • Top broadhead brand: Muzzy (21.5% of all purchases)

  • Top game call brand: Primos (35.9% of all purchases)

  • Top reloading bullet brand: Hornady (23.0% of all purchases)

  • Top reloading powder brand: Hodgdon (33.0% of all purchases)

  • Top binocular brand: Bushnell (29.4% of all purchases)

  • Top knife brand: Buck (19.8% of all purchases)

  • Top shooting target brand: Shoot-N-C (37.7% of all purchases)

In my next post, top fishing brands for 2008.