BOTW: Fifth Set Results

    Drumroll…..And the winner for the second set was Michael’s Predator Hunting AR with just over 43% of the votes (Jodie’s Rebel Scum came in second with Noshpatu and Valorius at a dead tie for 3rd). The randomly picked winning voter was Todd W.  I would guess that having the most complete build to date along with a ton of clear pictures helped Michael out.  Take note future submitters…

    Michael will receive a gift card to Brownells (and be entered in the BOTY) and Todd will get a small amount of swag.  It pays to play… 😉

    Keep the submissions coming in!

    You can submit your own build at

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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