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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 20-26, 2019

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

Federal Ammunition to Launch Line of ‘MeatEater’ Ammunition
Federal Ammunition announced the forthcoming launch of an exclusive line of ammunition in partnership with MeatEater. This new line of ammunition will be available in stores starting January 2020.

Savage Arms Delivers Power and Precision Well Past 1,000 Yards with Rifles Chambered in 6.5 PRC
Fans of the short-action powerhouse 6.5 PRC have new options from Savage Arms. The high ballistic coefficient of the bullet combined with the power of the cartridge makes this an ideal pairing and these rifles deliver the 6.5 PRC’s magnum potential.

2ndAmendment 1791 LLC Acquires SNAGMAG
2nd Amendment 1791 LLC, manufacturer of multi-fit holsters and accessories that accommodate a wide range of firearms, announces the acquisition of SNAGMAG™.

Ruger Awarded Firearms Manufacturer of the Year and Best New Rifle at NASGW
Ruger has been recognized by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for the 13th consecutive year.

Hornady Launches New Reloading App
The Hornady® Handbook of Cartridge Reloading – the most comprehensive and trusted reloading reference for decades, is now available in app form on Apple and Android stores.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I’m surprised that I found an article on this weapon! And to see it in an article called the “the best rifle you have never heard of” really doesn’t surprise me. I remember owning one of the first BEAR Elite rifles several years back when it had a non-reciprocating side charging handle. It wasn’t an issue YET, but there was a very small fracture where that charging handle was and was the ONLY reason I traded it out. I see that they no longer include them in their rifles which is a good idea. So because of that change, I have to agree that the BEAR Elite is the best purchase you can make as a choice for an AR. Free float barrel, piston operated and light (which is awesome because most piston operated rifles are a bit on the heavy side). The best part is the price. Good article.”

– 0351GRUNT, in response to The Best Rifle You Have Never Heard Of

“Thanks for the review. I have been eyeing this little gem for awhile and I will undoubtedly purchase now.”

– MICHAEL, in response to Review: Rossi RS22

“Along with the good bug out planning ideas previously listed, I would also suggest light rain gear. You become at greater risk from the elements if you can’t stay dry. A yard waste trash bag can serve as an alternative. Also, I have put together a small plastic container with some fishing line, hooks, Flies, and a couple of small fishing lures. Sunscreen and insect repellent is also a must. Just a few other light-weight items to think about.”

– PETE, in response to Preparing for a Quick Exit: What to Have On Hand

#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 contest page.

Range Day Friday - Pistols
Credit: @fatrambotactical (Instagram)


Range Day Friday - AR-15
Credit: @motocamer (Twitter)

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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