The SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) in Las Vegas is enormous to say the least. The show runs for four days. If you wanted to walk the show floor and visit every booth, you would have about eight seconds at each! While we cannot see it all, we spent plenty of time softening the shoe leather to come up with Day 2’s list of cool new products.
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Having owned several $3,000-$5,000 precision rifles, the quest for accuracy can be expensive. The goal of this build was a rig with fine, precise accuracy with a price tag most shooters could afford. At full MSRP this complete ready to shoot setup is under $1,800 including gun, optic, rings, and magazine and easily delivers sub-.5-inch 100-yard groups—all day long.
You would think, being an avid hunter and given the number kids as I’ve introduced to hunting and shooting, I would have discovered the .243 Winchester a lot sooner than I did. My path was rather long and circuitous. I was close a couple of times, but never realized what I was missing until a change in the hunting regulations forced me to shoot the .243.
Whitetails may be king with wild turkeys a close second, but the enjoyment of hunting predators should never be understated.
The 6.5 Creedmoor was certainly the big news from this year’s SHOT Show and likely to be future of long-range shooting. If you are serious about going long, Savage’s new Model 10 GRS will be a must have regardless of whether you go with the newer, sexy 6.5 Creedmoor or the venerable .308 Winchester. Here is the full release from Savage Arms.
A good long-range rifle is a wonderful tool, but its capabilities are only as good as the scope that sits on top of it. This fall, my shooting partner and I had the chance to test the Savage model 10 BA Stealth chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Bushnell loaned us its Elite Tactical LRS 6-24x 50mm scope, so we could see what we were shooting at—and actually make hits.
Despite being quite old, the scout rifle concept—originally developed by Jeff Cooper—is still very hot. Ruger’s versions are reportedly still selling well on the retail shelves and now Savage Arms has joined in with its own Model 11 Scout Rifle offering.
Hunters and shooters can now get the accuracy and dependability they trust from Savage Arms at an even more affordable price. The “Save on a Savage” rebate program offers customers the opportunity to choose from dozens of firearms and receive cash back.
Savage has teamed with Drake Associates to expand its “BA” line of long-range chassis rifles. The new Model 10/110 BA Stealth is a lighter, more compact option in the BA line. It features a factory-blueprinted model 10/110 barreled action mated to a custom version of the Drake Hunter/Stalker monolithic chassis, which has been modified to Savage’s specifications.
For the rifleman primarily interested in hunting, there are a number of inexpensive but useful bolt-action rifles. These include the Mossberg ATR, Ruger American, and the Savage Axis. Some are offered in a package with an affordable rifle scope. I have fired most and find them worth the money—and some worth a little more.
Today we have the most powerful, accurate and reliable rifles ever built, but the great rifles of the past served the great men of the time well. I’ve been privileged to own and fire versions of most of these rifles. They are rugged, durable and still well suited to hunting and recreational use.
The new Savage Arms Model 11 Scout Rifle, $794 MSRP, is patterned after Col. Jeff Cooper’s ideal of what a compact, bolt-action rifle should be—chambered for .308 Winchester, having a short barrel and handy overall length, and accepting a forward-mounted scope.
The new A17 semiauto rifle from Savage Arms is chambered for the .17 HMR cartridge. MSRP is $465. The A17, Stock Number 47001,
Goodbye, Pink Guns! Illinois Democrat Proposes a Ban on Firearms Marketing to Children
Democrat Representative, Robin Kelly of Illinois submitted
In 2014, legendary firearms company, J. Stevens and Company will celebrate 150 years of making high-quality firearms. Now, a subsidiary company of Savage Arms, the company still brands shotguns and rifles under the Stevens name.
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