More new & noteworthy gear for autumn 2017

Check out these fresh rounds, gun guards and lunkers lures, plus a fine fly-fishing read

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FRESH ROUNDS

Browning Ammunition has added four new calibres to its BXR Deer series ($30) for use on whitetails, blacktails, mulies and antelope. Joining the seven calibres already in the lineup, the new offerings include 6.5 Creedmoor (pictured), 7mm-08 Rem., 7mm Rem. Mag. and .270 WSM. The nickel-plated shell cases, bullet jackets and Rapid Expansion Matrix tips promise “precision accuracy, rapid energy transfer and massive knockdown power.”

Learn more: Browning Ammunition, 1-800-333-3288; www.browningammo.com

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GUN GUARD

Built to handle the “wettest, sloppiest punishment that nature can dish out,” Kolpin’s DryArmor gun case ($299.54) is reportedly 100 per cent waterproof—and it floats. Designed to attach to an ATV or sling over your shoulder, the hybrid soft and hard case features polycarbonate panels and two layers of foam to protect your gun and optics. It’s available for rifles and shotguns and comes in tan, woodland camo and waterfowl camo.

Learn more: Kolpin Outdoors, 1-877-956-5746; www.kolpin.com

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COMEBACK LURE

Responding to angler demand, Williams has reintroduced its heavyweight Bully spoon ($8.99 to $10.99), designed for long-distance casting and deep-water fishing for bass, pike, salmon, stripers, trout, and walleye. Offered in the medium size 50 version, the 9/10-ounce spoon comes in nine different Williams finishes—including Silver, Gold and Silver or Gold Nu-Wrinkle—with either a treblehook or single Siwash hook.

Learn more: Williams, (819) 563-2115; www.williams.ca

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ON THE FLY

In Canadian Fly Fishing: Hot Spots and Essentials ($28.95), Outdoor Canada contributor Duane Radford taps his substantial fly-fishing experience and expertise to share valuable advice on tackle, casting techniques, reading water, fishing with dry and wet flies and much more. Along the way, he also includes tips on when and how to tackle 18 of Canada’s premier fly-fishing destinations.

Available at: Amazon.ca, www.49thshelf.com and Chapters-Indigo stores.