The 6.5 Creedmoor was designed primarily for long-range accuracy. With the recent discovery of the cartridge as a field round,…Read More >
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For those who may never have heard of the SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) it is the largest gun show in the world. Unfortunately, because it is a trade show, it is not open to the public. That does not mean you will not have a front row seat at The Shooter’s Log. We have been busy running from booth to booth to discover what’s new in Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, Airguns, Accessories, and Optics.
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.
Savage Arms trotted out a whole new stable of rifles in 2017. Among them is the B—meaning bolt action—Series 17 FV-SR, chambered in 17 HMR. We took it for a spin, curious to see if the company’s rimfire rifles perform as well as its big-bore models that have earned some real estate in my gun safe.
Half of the fun in predator hunting is finding the right setup for your gun and matching it to the perfect load. Will you be hunting at night? How fast will you need to make follow-up shots if a second or third coyote runs in? Do you want to keep the pelt afterward? How long can you shoot? What if a dog runs by a close range? Will you keep a shotgun close at hand? These are just a few of the questions that demonstrate the versatility of predator hunting. While you are pondering the answers to where and how you want to hunt, here are five top choices for your next predator gun.
The 6.5 Creedmore 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. The Bushnell Elite Tactical LRS is a looker, in matte black aluminum with rugged-looking turrets and dials. It’s 13.5 inches long, with a 30mm tube. On the objective end, there’s a two-inch sun shade, included in the overall length. Get the full details that make this a must-have riflescope.
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. So, let’s jump in with both feet for a head-to-head comparison between the Savage and Ruger offerings, because after all, buyers will on the showroom floor.