New Leupold RX-5000 TBR/W – The Modernized Rangefinder

Since their debut about 25 years ago, hunting-oriented laser rangefinders have become almost an essential tool for any long-range shooter or hunter. In those 25 years, laser rangefinders have adapted to meet more demanding requirements for durability, protection against inclement weather, increased ranging distance, and other useful feature sets. The new Leupold RX-5000 TBR/W is a rangefinder “for the modern hunter” and uses the popular onX Hunt app along with onboard GPS technology to help hunters navigate and track their kills precisely.

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The Rimfire Report: The Strange Beretta U22 NEOS Pistol

Welcome back to TFB’s Rimfire Report, where we cover all things relating to rimfire cartridges. This week, we’ll take a jump back to the time when Beretta decided to create a pistol with a frame-mounted safety. All joking aside though, we’ll take a look at the science fiction-styled Beretta U22 NEOS chambered in .22LR. Even though the Beretta NEOS has since been discontinued, you can still find them for sale here and there at decent prices and Beretta still stocks some parts. Let’s take a look.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #106: Talking Shop With Savage Arms' Beth Shimanski

In today’s episode, we’re proud to have not only a representative of Savage Arms but also a representative of a rapidly growing market within the firearms industry – women who hunt! Beth Shimanski is an extremely accomplished hunter who has a load of experience within the hunting sphere of the firearms industry and today she shares with Pete some of her passions, what she likes about a hunting rifle and some of the things coming down the pipeline from Savage Arms in 2024. In addition to that, Beth and Pete also talk about the rapidly growing demographic of women who are now participating in hunting and shooting sports, and how she aspires to be a great ambassador for that and the Savage brand.

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TFB Review: LA Police Gear Sector Side Zip Boots

From time to time, we cover boots here on TFB, because if you’re using a firearm, you’re more than likely using footwear at the same time. Unless you’re one of the silly people who have to take photos of your gun with your toes in the background. Today, we’ll take a look at the Sector Side Zip Boots from LA Police Gear. Even though LAPG has been a law enforcement distributor for nearly a quarter century, they’ve also been a strong supporter of non-LE civilian sales as well, so let’s zip into how they held up for me.

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NEW Schmidt & Bender 3-18×42 - All-Round Hunting Riflescope

The 3-18×42 is the newest kid on the block from Germany’s Schmidt & Bender. This is a compact and versatile riflescope that combines relevant features to make it a true all-rounder for your next hunt. The Schmidt & Bender 3-18×42 hunting riflescope also introduces Schmidt & Bender’s new “LPI” system, an abbreviation for the German term “Leucht-Parallaxe-Integriert,” translating to “Illumination Parallax Integrated.” This illumination control is seamlessly incorporated into the parallax adjustment, providing an improved mounting solution and facilitating easier use for left-handed individuals.

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TFB Review: The Steyr Scout 6.5 Creedmoor In The Field (Part 3)

Welcome back to this ongoing series on the Steyr Scout. Part 1 was an overview of the rifle and its features and performance. Part 2 examined optics options and what makes the most sense on a scout rifle. We are here today for Part 3, a look at the Steyr Scout as a hunting rifle.

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Ruger American Gen II: Budget Bolt Action Refined

How do you make a good thing better? In the case of the Ruger American Gen II, the manufacturer has taken its popular bolt-action hunting rifle and improved the ergonomics and usability while keeping the basic idea of the rifle unchanged. The Ruger American Gen II should fit a much wider range of shooters than the original thanks to changes to the stock. The rifle ships from the factory with a removable stock spacer that allows the length of pull to change from 13.75 inches all the way down to 12 inches.

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Savage Adds 110 Trail Hunter Model

Savage just introduced a new model of the famed 110-series bolt action. The new  Trail Hunter features a Hogue Overmolded stock and a threaded medium contour barrel. Let’s see what other features it brings to the table. 

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Wheelgun Wednesday: What's Your Go-To Barrel Length For Revolvers?

Thanks for joining us on another edition of TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, in which we cover every topic known to the world of revolvers. We always want to hear reader feedback, but as the title suggests, I demand humbly request your participation to hear what your go-to barrel length is when it comes to revolvers. With the exception of homemade revolvers, we’re limited to barrel length options presented by wheelgun manufacturers, but when your go-to barrel length is available, which do you choose?

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New Triumph HD Binoculars From Vortex Optics

Vortex Optics has added a new member to their family of binoculars. The new Triumph HD 10×42 is an HD model at an affordable price point. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications and features.

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German Liemke Luchs-1 and Luchs-2 Thermal Optics

Hunting enthusiasts can now upgrade their gear with the latest in thermal technology thanks to Liemke’s newest line of premium thermal optics, the Luchs-1 and Luchs-2. Made in Wetzlar, Germany, these devices offer high-definition thermal imaging and versatile use as a handheld monocular or attachment to any daytime riflescope. With whisper-quiet calibration, rapid refresh rates, and easy operation, the Luchs line incorporates the latest in thermal technology to provide hunters with detailed and high-contrast images of their prey.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #275: The Universal, Lightweight Silencer Central Banish Backcountry

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week we got a look at two of the most recognizable rifle suppressors in the last 20 years – the SureFire SOCOM556 RC2 and the SureFire SOCOM556-MINI2. This week we move from the world of fighting carbines to bolt action rifles with a review of the Silencer Central Banish Backcountry. If you hunt or prefer a lightweight ranch-style rifle, this could be your next suppressor. Let’s take a look.

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Silencer Central Donates over $1M in Conservation Support

Silencer Central has been up to a lot more than just producing their own new line of suppressors and helping people go through the process of buying a suppressor. Silencer Central has continued to build strong relationships within the firearms industry which include a wide array of conservation organizations whose aim is to preserve the beautiful wildlife and habitats where Americans work, live, hunt, and shoot.

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New Knock Down Series Big Game Ammunition from Fiocchi

Fiocchi are introducing a new series of all-copper big game ammunition. The Knock Down series will be available in a range of calibers including .270 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm Remington Mag, .308, .30-06 and .300 Win. Mag.

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[SHOT 2023] New Arken EPL Long Range Hunting Scopes

Arken Optics displayed their EP Lightweight (EPL) scopes at SHOT Show 2023. The EPL is a departure from their previous scopes and is more suited to hunting use.

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