Top 2018 Hunting and Shooting Brands
- March 13, 2019
- By Team Realtree
We’ve reported on the huge economic impacts of hunting and fishing from many different sources here over the years. It’s always interesting to see where outdoors enthusiasts are spending their money. Hunting alone contributes $185 million per day to the U.S. economy.
Southwick Associates, a market research and economics firm out of Fernandina Beach, Florida, uses its HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com consumer panels to identify trends and gather data that can be useful to sales and marketing personnel in the outdoors industry.
Southwick’s most recent report on 2018 Hunting and Shooting Brands compiles survey responses from more than 20,000 hunters and recreational shooters to provide a look at which brands are most popular.
The surveys examine more than 100 brands. Here’s a sample list of the 2018 results.
Top rimfire rifle brand Ruger/Sturm Ruger
Top handgun brand Smith & Wesson
Top handgun ammunition brand Federal/Fusion
Top reflex/red dot sight brand Vortex
Top laser rangefinder brand Nikon
Top laser sight brand Crimson Trace
Top scope mount brand Leupold
Top propellant/powder brand Triple Seven
Top crossbow brand Barnett
Top arrow brand Easton
Top broadhead brand Rage
Top archery sight brand Trophy Ridge
Top reloading dies brand Lee Precision
Top reloading powder brand Hodgdon
Top reloading bullets brand Hornady
Top decoy brand Zink/Avian-X
Top game call brand Primos
Top lure scent brand Tink’s
Top hunting knife brand Gerber
Top gun cleaning brand Hoppe’s
Top holster/ammo belt brand Uncle Mike’s
Top choke tube brand Carlson
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