TFB FIRST LOOK: The New Steyr Scout Mk II

Steyr announced the new Scout Mk II late last year, and we now have one of the first shipment guns on hand for review. However, good reviews take time, and there is not much info about this gun yet. So, here is a first look at the Scout Mk II while that review is in process!

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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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TFB Review: What Optic For A Steyr Scout? (Part 2)

We are back to continue this deep dive into the Steyr Scout rifle. Part 1 of this review looked at the features of the rifle and some accuracy testing. It also looked at some general features of the rifle and how it differs from a run-of-the-mill bolt gun. For Part 2, we will primarily look at optic selection. 

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TFB Review: Steyr Scout 6.5 Creedmoor (Part 1)

The Steyr Scout Rifle is a legend. Despite being introduced in the late 1990s, it still looks like a rifle from the future. But does it still make sense to own one now? We are living in the golden age of bolt action rifles, with PRS guns performing feats of accuracy that seemed impossible 20 years ago, and inexpensive hunting rifles like the Ruger American posting accuracy results that outclass custom rifles of years past. My goal in this review is to look at the Scout against the current crop of bolt guns to see if it still holds its own. Let’s get into it.

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Katanga Arms SCOUT Survival Shotgun

Katanga Arms, a company from Ogden, Utah, makes a survival shotgun called Scout. The Katanga Arms Scout is a single barrel break action 28 gauge shotgun that has an extremely simple design. It comes as a DIY kit which must be finished and assembled by the customer requiring the use of a power drill and hand tools. Let’s take a closer look at the Katanga Arms Scout DIY survival shotgun.

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NEW Curtis Custom SCOUT Action

Curtis Custom, a Texas-based manufacturer of bolt action rifle actions, has introduced a new short action Remington 700 footprint action called Scout. While being the most affordable action in the company’s catalog, the Curtis Custom Scout is advertised to hold the same high quality as the rest of their product line. Let’s see what features are offered in the new Curtis Custom Scout action.

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NEW Boomstick: Ruger Scout Rifle in .450 Bushmaster

The .450 Bushmaster has never been a caliber to explode onto the firearm scene and soar in popularity, but it never ceases to decline in popularity either. In fact, Ruger has been getting growing requests for them to chamber the caliber in more and more rifle models. To satisfy those needs, a Ruger Scout chambered in .450 Bushmaster is now available for consumers with a black synthetic stock and a matte stainless steel barrel.

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[SHOT 2018] Surefire

In today’s episode, we follow Miles to Shot Show 2018 at the Surefire booth.

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Let There be Light! Surefire Announces New Scout Weapon Lights

Surefire, not content to let the cheap imitation knock-offs gobble up the tacticool market has announced a slew of new Scout weapon lights. The new Scouts focus on offering a variety of weapon-ready configurations, combining various weapon mounts, body lengths, and tape switches so that customers no longer have to purchase the various parts a-la-carte.

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Bombs? Who Needs Bombs? New Kamikaze Suicide UAV Combines "Eye in the Sky" with "Hellfire"

By this point in the second decade of the 21st Century, unmanned aerial vehicles armed with precision weapons are not strange or unusual. Indeed, they have so profoundly impacted the popular psyche as to have had pop songs written about them. However, these systems generally make a distinction between the aerial vehicle and the ordnance itself (e.g., an MQ-9 Reaper and its AGM-114 Hellfire missile payload). Then, what is unusual is a weapon which combines these two systems into one, a device that is both UAV and missile, both bomb and surveillance drone. Israeli news outlet iHLS reports on a device that is exactly that: The UVision Hero-400EC, a loitering reconnaissance drone that can fly directly into an enemy position to deliver a 10 kilogram explosive warhead.

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Cobalt Kinetics Edge Scout Entry Level Rifle

Cobalt Kinetics has been busy – the Utah based rifle maker recently announced the expansion of their CARS reloading/chambering system a few weeks ago. And now they are announcing the new Edge Scout, a base model rifle designed with the style and features of the rest of their line, but targeting a lower budget bracket.

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.30 M1 Carbine "Scout" Version Released by Inland Manufacturing

Inland Manufacturing, known for their new reproduction manufacturing of historical rifles, has announced the release of their M1 “Scout” carbine. The new Scout adds modern features to the M1 carbine that allow the use of modern accessories and bring the rifle in line with Jeff Cooper’s true “Scout” rifle concept that was popular in the 1980’s and enjoys support today.

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The Age of Telescoped Ammunition Has Arrived – UK Receives 40mm CTA

The United Kingdom has become the first nation in the world to receive  a modern cased telescoped ammunition (CTA) automatic weapon, the French 40mm CTCS, according to IHS Jane’s. The UK procured the weapons in July of last year to upgrade their Warrior IFVs, and as the main armament for the new Ajax scout tanks, expected to enter service in 2017.

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FLIR Scout PS-Series PS24 / PS32

On two occasions I have had the opportunity to use FLIR thermal imagine scopes. They are very impressive, but so are their price tags. With a relatively low price of $1,999, the new FLIR Scout PS24 Thermal Camera brings thermal imaging within the reach of many consumers who need thermal capabilities for hunting or for locating lost people or livestock.

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Leupold's first variable power scout scope

Leupold is now selling a variable powered scout-style scope, the VX-II 1.5-4x28mm Scout, through their custom shop. Traditionally scout scopes are fixed power. This scope has 7.75″ of eye relief on high power and 8.75″ on low power.

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