Glad you could join us for the September edition of the BEAR CREEK ARSENAL NEWSLETTER!!
Ah, yes ... SEPTEMBER. The beginning of that magical time between Labor Day and New Year’s, commonly referred to as HUNTING SEASON!!! BCA has a lot of ways to improve your chances of success. In other words, help those critters off their feet and into your freezer! BCA has introduced several new offerings to do just that.
Need to increase your range? Try one of our long-range BC8 HUNTMASTER calibers: .300 Win Mag, .30-06, or .270 Win. The BC8 Platform is larger than the AR15 and AR10. Matched with the right hunting bullet (construction and weight), all three of these calibers can take game UP TO AND INCLUDING GRIZZLEY BEAR OUT TO THREE HUNDRED YARDS, some even farther!
If you already have an AR10 or AR15 lower assembly, you may want to add a new upper assembly in a different caliber. BCA now has over twenty to pick from. Several are listed in the Ballistics Chart. Go to www.bearcreekarsenal.com for a wide selection of accessories including binoculars, scopes, bore sighters, magazines, rangefinders, and ammo.
Be sure to check with your State Game Commission for seasons, special state-specific laws, and any restrictions on calibers.
Above all: BE SAFE! Listed below are safety practices for hunting:
- Wear hunter orange while hunting
- Clearly identify the target and know the background
- Never shoot at sounds or movement
- Make sure the bore remains free of obstructions
- Make sure your gun is properly sighted in
- Never transport a loaded gun
- Many states now require a Hunter Safety course before issuing a hunting license.
The BCA Foundation supports a wide variety of worthy causes. One that is highly anticipated each year is the BACK IN THE WOODS AGAIN hunt for mobility challenged hunters (men, women, and children). The event was created by Jerome Davis who was a World Champion bull rider that was paralyzed after being thrown from a bull in 1998. The organization was founded in November 2011 to provide mobility challenged hunters a chance to get back in the woods again to deer hunt. Participants are provided transportation, lodging, food, any gear they may need, and guides to assist in the actual hunt.
There are activities for all participants, hunters and volunteers alike. Food, vendor tables, and raffles are but a few of the ways the organization makes the event enjoyable for all.
This year there were 54 hunters that harvested 80 deer.
Thanks to dozens of volunteers and generous donations, from organizations like the BCA Foundation, the event is always a success.
The popular BC8 platform, which houses the .300 Win Mag, 30-06, and .270 Win, is being modified to include 24” and 26” barrels. This will extend the effective range by increasing velocity.
Our newest pistol, the GENES1S II, is also getting some additional upgrades. In the near future there will be gold and stainless-steel fluted options.
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Bear Creek Arsenal LLC is also very active in supporting the community and education. For example, located within an hour’s drive of our facility is Montgomery Community College, home of one of the top gunsmithing schools in the country. The gunsmithing program is so popular that there has been, at times, a two-year waiting list for enrollment. Bear Creek made a generous donation to complete the Bear Creek Arsenal Bluing Room. This provided for removing old equipment, re-structuring the room, and purchasing new equipment (photos attached.) Mark Dye, Director of the Gunsmithing Program and Jim Hill, with Bear Creek Arsenal, are holding a plaque that will be installed outside the bluing room.
SEPTEMBER PHOTO CONTEST
Enter our September “HOG WILD” photo contest. Send us your hog hunt photos by September 30th . First prize is $500.00!!! Check out the details on the giveaway page.
We recently concluded our biggest photo contest yet ( Take Your Shot). A huge congratulations to all our winners.