Category: Rifles

SmartSight: Rifle Mounted Camera

From Popular Science … It consists of a wireless video camera mounted to the rail of an M4 or .308 SOCOM carbine, a small computer worn on a military vest, and a thumbnail-size color head-up display affixed to a pair of protective glasses. In effect, SmartSight [Read More…]

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Savage Edge Rifle Photo

I am still pretty excited by the new budget Savage Edge rifle. Chris (Simple Musings From A Guy With Guns) took this photo at the NRA Show … More NRA Show pics from Chris here.

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I have seen the future …

… and it is in Germany. If you don’t do anything else today, just make sure you watch this video. The range shown in the video is the MÜLLER SCHIESS ZENTRUM ULM range. How awesome is that 3D hunting simulator? [ Many thanks to Vaar for emailing me the info. [Read More…]

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Who says girls can’t shoot?

I had the pleasure of meeting Susannah’s parents at SHOT Show. This was written by her father Dr. Jim Clary … Susannah L. Clary, my daughter, now age 19 and beginning her junior year in college shoots F-Class high power. She shoots a Savage Model 12 rifle [Read More…]

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European AR-15 rifles

Recently two European firms, Hera Arms in Germany and Astra Arms in Switzerland, have entered the AR-15 market. I have been told that US Department of State export regulations have made it increasingly hard to import firearms from the US. Even Canadians have problems [Read More…]

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Bushmaster ACR

SayUncle made this video of the ACR at the NRA Show. Unc said about the trigger … Also, the ACR had an amazing out of the box trigger. I even asked if it was a special trigger and was told that was standard. Little creep and a nice clean break.

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Wieger STG 940 rifles

East Germany, in the period before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, was short of foreign currency. In an attempt to generate cash for imports Wieger developed an AK-clone chambered in 5.56mm NATO. It was apparently very reliable. The collapse of the wall saw the demise [Read More…]

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VHS assault rifle tests

This video shows the relatively new Croatian VHS assault rifle being tested. It does not show anything extraordinary, but I had not before seen close-up video of it being fired so I thought it was worth blogging. [ Many thanks to Pavao for emailing me the video. ] [Read More…]

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Ruger SR-556C Carbine

The Ruger SR-556 has been updated. The new SR-556C model is 1.75″ shorter thanks to an integrally machined flash suppressor (ATF counts integrally machined flash suppressor as part of the barrel. The barrel is technically only about 14.5″ long). The heavy [Read More…]

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IDF adopts H-S Precision HTR

Double Tapper reports that the IDF have adopted the H-S Precision HTR (Heavy Tactical Rifle) in .338 Lapua Magnum as their new sniper rifle. The HTR is sells to civilians for $3,070. At that price they will chamber it in a cartridge of your choice. Lead time is 6 [Read More…]

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Lefty Triggers from Timney

It had never occurred to me that southpaw Remington 700 rifles needed different triggers. For 2010, Timney is offering this same trigger, as well as the model 700 trigger without a safety, for left hand Remington model 700 rifles. Now left handed hunters, target [Read More…]

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Barrett REC7 now in 5.56mm

Barrett’s REC7 piston-operated AR-15 rifle was previously only available in 6.8mm SPC. It is now also available in 5.56mm NATO. They have also made some minor improvement to the rifle. They are now using a Magpul MOE stock, instead of a standard M4-style stock, [Read More…]