In the past, store brands such as Revelation and Ted Williams offered good value. Today, the Savage Axis fits the same niche, but the Savage is a better rifle. 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. Interested in how Savage’s Axis performed? It’s all in the article…
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The Mossberg MVP is a light rifle with a fluted barrel, flat-bottom forend, smooth bolt action and generous magazine capacity. It was designed as a sporting rifle for popping varmints, crows, predators and other types of small game, and related to the Mossberg Patrol rifle, a similar bolt action designed for law enforcement.
While there are many types of ammunition available, ranging from inexpensive steel-case loads we don’t expect much accuracy from to match-grade rifle ammunition we expect to group into a dime at 100 yards, so ammunition must be chosen with care. The object we examine may give a good first impression, but its properties are the determining factor in any further purchases—and Gorilla brings plenty of performance. Gorilla Ammunition’s loads have favorably impressed me with good quality control, excellent cartridge integrity and accuracy.
The SIG P226 is a great gun—with the small grip and short trigger option, it’s gets even better. In this Range Report, Bob Campbell puts the P226 with the Short Trigger Mod through its paces by firing 2,500 rounds! Read the full story for the results.
Federal’s proven reputation for quality is secure its new Trophy Bonded Tip Vital Shok. The 62-grain Trophy Bonded loading is accurate and as you will see, expands reliably. If you only have one all-around .223 Rem round, Federal’s Trophy Bonded Tip Vital Shok is a contender for the top of the list.
Ruger’s ARX load uses a uniquely fluted bullet of copper and polymer composite. The bullet is a lightweight for the caliber in every offering, which means high velocity. This translates to high energy for the caliber. But handgun ammunition is not about speed, it is about performance. Read the full story to see how Ruger’s new ARX ammunition performed at the range.
When the United States Army adopted the Beretta M9, it was quite a surprise to many of us. The apple cart wasn’t upset; it was wrecked. The Beretta replaced the long-serving 1911A1 .45-caliber pistol. While there are many fans of the 1911, there are also many detractors and some who felt the pistol was long overdue for replacement.
There are times when you don’t notice a shift in the paradigm, but with the new Glock G17 and G19 Gen4 MOS (Modular Optic System) pistols the move is obvious and clear. Conceal carry pistols equipped with optics are the next stage in the evolution of defensive pistols. Read the full range report to find out why.
Among the more respected but misunderstood handguns is the Czech CZ 75 pistol. Revered by many, the CZ 75 is a proven, accurate, reliable handgun that is often noted for its resemblance to the Browning Hi Power. Other than steel-frame construction and a high-capacity magazine, however, this comparison is misleading and even misinformed. Read the article to find out why.
Springfield Armory has consistently refined its M1A platform to suit long-range competitive match shooters, operators who want more caliber, and hunters wanting a reliable, rugged, accurate rifle. The new SOCOM 16 is even more adaptable and leaps into the 21st century. It’s a rifle that is modular, adaptable, and customizable, and it runs with the heart of an M1A.