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Posted by on in New Products

b2ap3_thumbnail_mammoth-jug.pngExtremeTerrain has partnered with Mammoth 4x4 for our next big giveaway!

ExtremeTerrain and Mammoth 4x4 are very excited to work together to give one lucky winner a complete Jeep upgrade. The winner can be either a Jeep TJ or Jeep JK owner and will receive a lift kit and a wheel and tire kit including control arms and lug nuts; everything you need to upgrade your Wrangler. In total that is around $2,500 in parts!

In order to enter, participants should fill out the entry form on ExtremeTerrain.com. Contest ends October 31, 2014.

Click here for Entry Form.

Tagged in: 4x4 Jeep JK Jeep TJ
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Stuck Forever Results of Stuck forever.
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Driving off road presents a host of challenges for any driver. Four wheeling can be especially intimidating for new drivers. Those initial concerns are understandable. It takes off-road experience to build skillset and confidence.

If you’ve considered going off road but are reluctant to do so, relax. The following information should convince you take up the hobby. While you are reading this remember: in town, you can be in a pile-up as the result of other driver’s errors and actions. Off-road in almost every instance the driver made the decision and judgment that lead to his predicament.

After years of talking with new 4-wheel drive owners, here is my perception of the Top 10 Fears of newer drivers, and what to do about them.
Tagged in: 4x4 off road OHV
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Posted by on in Shooting Sports

Ruger 10/22 Take-DownAfter the mandated California 10-day waiting period, I am still in the market for .22 LR lever action rifle.  My criteria is for a small, light-weight lever action that is easy to stash anywhere.  Well, my local gun store had no lever action rifles meeting my criteria. 

But, they did have a Ruger 10/22 - Take Down semi-auto version with stainless barrel and synthetic stock.  Best of all, being the Take Down version, the barrel separates from the stock and both pieces fit into a padded carrying case. Well, it isn't the lever action that was on my wish list; but, it is small, compact, light weight and easy to stash just about anywhere.  And, it had an appeal that I couldn't turn down.  Ten days later it followed me home.

Tagged in: ammo ammunition Guns Ruger
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Posted by on in Reloading

b2ap3_thumbnail__083IMG_0007.JPGReloading is a series of steps, some easier than others.  After you shells are cleaned and sized, the next step is to add a new primer.  The most popular method of priming shell cases is by hand using primer tools provided by RCBS, Hornaday, Lee and Lyman.  They all make a quality tool that does the intended job.  But, they are manual tools requiring a squeeze of the hand to seat the primer.  That can become a workout with large batches.

Or, you could use a progressive and speed the process of priming, powder charge, bullet seating and crimping.  Well, I don’t have a progressive press and using my single stage RCBS Rock Chucker was over complicated and slow.

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Posted by on in Places To Go

b2ap3_thumbnail__082DSC_0569.JPGThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife  Service (USFWS), the Forest Service (USFS) and the National Park Service (NPS) have announced Fee-Free days for 2015.  The fee-free program is in cooperation with federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.

Fees are an important part of managing public lands, as many recreation opportunities, including OHV recreation opportunities, may be lost without funding provided by the collection of fees. The Fee-Free program is a way to thank the millions of public lands visitors and to encourage more people to experience  the great outdoors.  Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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