For six months Brandon has been tinkering and tweaking his new camera arm design. The noises of drilling, welding, and cutting were the soundtrack of our 2009 Summer. We were so busy October seemed to creep up on us out of nowhere and all of the noise and pressure could be put to a halt with a single trip to the treestand. I realized the collaboration of nature's peaceful tranquility and the singing of the birds was a great escape from the rest of the world.
I grew up in southeastern Iowa, surrounded by hunting, but wasn't given the opportunity to experience it until October 2009. My father hunted, but died due to a gun shot when I was 4 years old. The combination of no one teaching me how to hunt and the weapon used to murder my dad most likely drew me away from the sport. But I was always interested when listening to my friends' hunting adventures. It took me 21 years but thanks to Brandon, I can officially call myself an Iowan.
I was on camera-man duty and the 6 month life-span of the HCO 180º came down to this beautiful October night. A true test of easy operation and simplicity was at stake considering my inexperience in filming and hunting (two pretty important attributes).
The HCO 180º is light weight and very travel-friendly. It weighs only 4.5 pounds and when the arm is folded up the 180º is easy to carry and takes up little room if you're taking a backpack for your hunting trip. Setting it up in the treestand takes only seconds and makes little sound. Since the HCO 180º mounting brackets are sold for only $40, this allows you to buy multiple brackets for each treestand you use.
Once we were settled in the tree stand, I turned the camera on and began panning our surroundings. The 180º remained fluid, smooth, and completely silent even when I swung the arm from my right side all the way to Brandon's left. It allowed me to capture the entire view from our stand with little movement and no shake of the camera.
We watched the footage I had captured after our hunt. Even though the only animal I filmed was a squirrel, Brandon and I were blown away how professional the recording looked, all credit given to the HCO 180º. I promise you that if I can do it, YOU can do it. Purchase your HCO 180º Camera Arm today, so you can finally capture your monsterous trophey buck kill with high-quality results all at an unbeatable price!