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Week-In-Review News Roundup: March 29-April 4, 2020

Week-in-review news roundup: the latest firearm news, gun news and other insights from the previous week that you may have missed.

Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup.

Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the shooting industry, as well as our favorite reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

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Latest Firearm News

Legacy Sports International Offers Howa 1500 and Remington 700 BDL Magazine Conversion Kits
These popular HOWA 1500 and REMINGTON 700 BDL Mag kits come in both Short Action and Long Action offerings and 5 round or 10 round configurations.

Magnum Research Introduces the Presidential Desert Eagle
This beautifully adorned .50AE pistol will be distributed exclusively by Davidson’s Inc. The artists at Outlaw Ordnance ornately engraved the slide and frame with detailed illustrations depicting President Trump, his signature, motto, title, and elegant scrollwork.

SIG Sauer Expands Legion Series with P210 Legion 10mm SAO
The SIG Sauer P220 Legion 10mm SAO is a full-size, hammer-fired pistol, featuring a Legion Gray stainless steel slide and frame, with X-RAY3 Day/Night Sights, and ambidextrous manual safety.

Single-Blade Pen Knives Available from Bear & Son Cutlery
Bear & Son Cutlery, manufacturer of premium made-in-the-USA knives, delivers a classic knife design for 2020 with the new 3 ½-inch One Blade Pen, an American-made, single-blade pocketknife that is comfortable to carry all day.

Reader Comments of the Week

“When I was loading for my handguns, I found the most accurate loads were a combination of: type of powder, amount, bullet and primer. I did most of my extensive testing with the .44 Magnum for hunting, varying loads by .1 grain. I was able to get sub 2″ groups at 50 yards from a bench using several different pistols. While accuracy was decent in each, each liked a different load the best. I never did necked cases, but would expect the same would be the case. I retire in two months and will hopefully move back to the country and have my own range again. I will be getting back into reloading and that will include several necked cartridges.”

– RANDY, in response to The 5 Most Common Rifle Reloading Myths

“I found the article very informative. I’m an old vet, now retired and looking to build some AR’s as a hobby to keep me doing something that I will enjoy. My experience with AR’s is all A-1’s. from my service in the ’70’s to my personal weapons, all of my AR’s are early 1970 slab sided Colt SP1’s. I am glad to know that I need to look for changes in design and the differences in the A2 and A4 feed ramp / rails. again, Thanks.”

– CLIFFORD, in response to Figuring Out Feed Ramps

“I bought my Benjamin NPXL 1100 from WalMart in 2013, just before THE GREAT AMMO SHORTAGE. I learned the artillery hold, found that it just loves WalMart Crosman Premier 14.3 grain pellets, and shot about 4500 pellets through it before I trashed the Centerfire Scope. Replaced the scope with a UTG Hunter that is so solid, I put one on my ’06. Not a high-end optic at all, and poo-poohed by the purists, but I can consistently hit a 2 inch square of steel at 90 yards. Am at about 8,000 rounds through it now, and with a new ammo shortage developing, will be back on this gun regularly. Wish I knew what the twist rate is, but like I said – the ordinary pellets seem to work best.”

– ED, in response to Review: Crosman Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 .22

#RangeDayFriday Photos of the Week

Here are some of our favorite fan photo submissions of the week. Find out how you could win a new gun by sharing your #rangedayfriday pics on our gun giveaway page.



That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.
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