Gear Archives - Beyond the Kill

Maven C4 15×56 – Big Country Glass Review

The optics in question were the new Maven C.4 15×56 model, described by Maven as their “recommended mid-level binocular for hunting and birding where high magnification is required for better observing detail at a distance.

EP 417: Guiding & Gear with Nolan Osborne

Adam welcomes Nolan back to the show to discuss his 2022 guiding season, tips for people looking to get into the guiding industry, and some real-world, hard-use gear highlights and lowlights from the 2022 season.

EP 411: Engineering Over Marketing with Mr. G of Spartan Precision

On this episode, Adam hosts the one and only Mr. G, founder of Spartan Precision Equipment, to discuss his company’s approach to design and engineering and why this differentiates Spartan Precision from so many marketing driven

EP 407: The Gunwerks Paradigm Shift

On this episode, Adam visits with Landon Michaels from Gunwerks to talk about the past, present, and future of the company with special attention paid to the current paradigm shift within the organization.

EP 397: Shop Talk with Big T of Frontiersmen Gear

On this episode, Adam and Tanner Dannish of Frontiersmen Gear discuss gear, upcoming hunts, film projects, and share the first real details about their soon to be released knife collaboration.

EP 395: Seeing Through the Bullsh*t with Optics (Repost)

If you’ve come back from a hunt and feel as though your optics let you down OR, you’re about to head out and are wondering whether you need to upgrade your optics, this episode is

EP 392: Going Deep On Active Insulation with John Barklow

In this episode, John Barklow joins Adam for an in-depth, educational discussion on one of the most important pieces in your apparel system, the active insulation layer.

EP 390: Spring/Early Season Gear Reviews

In this episode, Adam goes solo and reviews a bunch of products from a variety of companies that he’s been using over the past few months.

In The Field: Spartan Precision Equipment, By Matthew Ward

Last year we connected with Spartan Precision to put the Javelin Pro Hunt Bipod and Ascent Tripod to the test through a proper set of hunts in Northern BC, from the August 1st sheep opener

Knives for the Backcountry – The Frontiersmen Gear Uncia 

The prototype knife in question was the Uncia, the third installment of Frontiersmen’s “Mountain Series” blades. For the uninformed, Tanner built the backbone of Frontiersmen Gear on jaw-dropping high-quality purpose-built custom knives. In 2020 he