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First Look: New Rifles for 2010 (Page 2)

America’s shooting industry is offering an extensive array of new rifles and muzzleloaders for 2010, and we have highlighted many of the most innovative here.

LES BAER CUSTOM just released its first-ever bolt-action rifle line, the LBC Tactical series. Both the LBC Tactical Recon and the LBC Tactical Varmint Classic come in .308 Win., .260 Rem., and .243 Win., and both will soon be available in .338 Lapua Mag. The primary difference between the rifles is the stocks: The Tactical Recon has an adjustable comb and buttpad, a well-pronounced full pistol grip, and a squared, wider fore-end; the Tactical Varmint Classic has a semi-pistol grip, butt hook and a target fore-end. Features include glass-bedded actions at the front and rear, spiral-fluted bolt bodies, Timney Match triggers, detachable box magazines, Picatinny railing, and 24” 416R barrels. Les Baer guarantees the rifles to shoot ten shot groups under ½ m.o.a. with match ammunition. www.lesbaercustom.com

MARLIN's
new Model 1895GBL is a Model 1895G-45/70 with full-length magazine tube for a 6+1 capacity. The stock and fore-end are brown laminate. The gun also comes with a big loop lever, an 181/2" barrel and semi-buckhorn sights. The .30-30 Win. Model 336BL also has a full-length 6+1 magazine tube. The 1894 is now available in a .44 Mag. deluxe model designated the M1894DL. The gun, offered in a special serial number range, has a full-length magazine tube mounted underneath its 20" barrel, a fancy American walnut stock and a hand-tuned action. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Model 60, Marlin will introduce the Model 60DLX. This edition of Marlin’s classic semi-automatic rimfire rifle is enhanced with a deluxe checkered walnut stock and a gold-plated trigger blade. www.marlinfirearms.com

NOSLER CUSTOM’s new Model 48 Trophy Grade Rifle (TGR), is based on the same proprietary action as the company’s higher-priced NoslerCustom and Model 48 rifles and, like them, is built at the Bend, Ore., Nosler factory. The TGR is available in both short and long actions, weighs from 6 ½ to 7 ½ lbs., depending on chambering, and features: a 24” chromemoly barrel; a Bell & Carlson synthetic stock with aluminum bedding chassis for stability and blind-box construction for light weight; MicroSlick coating on interior parts for smooth operation and CERAKOTE on exterior metal surfaces for weather resistance reduced light reflection; chamberings including .270 Win., .270 WSM, .280 Ackley Improved, 7 mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win., .30-’06 Sprg., .300 WSM, .300 Win. Mag. and .325 WSM. www.nosler.com

REMINGTON continues to expand its line of rifles. The Model 700 XCR is now offered in an upgraded model called the XCR II. All of the XCR II’s exposed surfaces are treated with TriNyte. Hogue overmold surfaces contrast with the rest of its OD green stock. A Rock Mountain Elk foundation edition with a 26" barrel will be offered in .300 Rem. Ultra Mag. The Remington 700 VTR is finished in an A-Tacs camouflage finish. The 22" triangular contour barrel is vented with a muzzle brake. Other enhancements include and X-Mark Pro trigger and hinged floor plate. The Remington R-15 will now be offered in .450 Bushmaster. The gun has a single-stage trigger and a four-round detachable box magazine. All of the external surfaces, except for the ejection port and 18" barrel, are coated with Mossy Oak’s New Break up camo finish. Remington’s 597 VTR semi-automatic rimfire rifle has a 16" barrel, the choice of a fixed A2-style or collapsible stock, quad-rail or round fore-end and a black or A-Tracs camo finish. In shotguns, Remington will release the new 870 SPS ShurShot Turkey Predator. It is intended for both turkey and varmint hunting. The 12-ga. Pump shotgun has a 31/2" chamber and 20" barrel with a bead front sight. It comes standard with a Tru-Glo LUD optic sight and a Wingmaster HD Turkey/Predator choke tube. The ShurShot stock has overmolded grip panels, sling swivel studs and a Super Cell recoil pad. The gun is finished in Mossy Oak Obsession camouflage.

Remington
www.remington.com

RUGER
has a number of new rifles, including the Ruger SR-22 is a rimfire semi-automatic rimfire rifle. Ruger placed a standard 10/22 action inside a top-quality, American-Made, all-aluminum chassis that is custom manufactured to Ruger specs by Nordic Components, Inc. The final product is an affordable, feature-loaded rifle that faithfully replicates the AR-platform dimensions between the sighting plane, buttstock height and grip. The SR-22 comes with a collapsible M4-style buttstock, a Hogue monogrip pistol grip and a 16" barrel topped of with a Mini-14-style muzzle brake. The SR-22 is compatible an extensive array of accessories available allowing a custom configuration. A left-hand version of the Hawkeye M77 is now available in 300 RCM and .338 RCM. www.ruger-firearms.com

SAKO’s 85 line expands with the Kodiak, featuring a straight, classic stock of gray matte-lacquered hardwood laminate reinforced with two cross bolts. Available in .338 Win. Mag. and .375 H&H Mag., it has a short, free-floating “bull” barrel with integral rails for scope mounts on top of the receiver and adjustable open sights, an adjustable single-stage trigger, controlled feed and a detachable magazine. www.sako.fi

SAVAGE’s Model 111 Long Range Hunter has an AccuTrigger and Accustock, a hinged floorplate and a synthetic stock. Its new Model 110 BA is designed for law enforcement. It has an AccuTrigger, an AccuStock, a rail system and an adjustable stock and cheek piece. Its line of Stevens shotguns has a new home-defense Stevens 350 Pump Security. The shotgun has a short 18.25-inch barrel and an overall length of just 38.25 inches. Other shotguns in the line include a 350 Field and a 350 Field/Security. Savage’s new Model 220 F is a bolt-action slug gun that comes in 20-gauge with a 22-inch barrel. www.savagearms.com

THOMPSON/CENTER ARMS
adds two muzzleloaders. The .50-cal. Impact addresses a lower price-point market segment and features only three moving parts, a sealed break-open hood release and removable stock spacers. The .50-cal. NorthWest Explorer, modeled off the Omega platform, complies with new state hunting regulations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that require an exposed breech and No. 11 primer. Both are available with black or camo stocks. Three new single-shots include the bolt-action Venture Predator, featuring 5R rifling to ensure less jacket deformation, a target-grade crown, interchangeable barrel system with four caliber options, and guaranteed MOA accuracy. The HotShot youth rifle is chambered in .22 LR and modeled after Dad’s full-size Pro Hunter. The new Pro-Hunter Turkey Shotgun in 12- and 20-gauge is a 3-inch gun. Additionally, Venture bolt-action rifles are now available in medium-action calibers, including .204, .22-250, .223, .243, 7mm-08, .308 and 30TC.

T/C Impact
www.tcarms.com

TIKKA
unveils its T3 Scout rifle, combining all the features of a varmint and tactical gun, including a Picatinny rail, 20-inch match-grade barrel with target crown, non-reflective black Teflon-coated bolt and dual front swivel studs. Available in .223 and .308, it comes with a three-shot MOA accuracy guarantee. www.tikka.fi

TRADITIONS
updates its popular Vortek break-open muzzleloader with a Cerakote rust-shielding finish and removable trigger group in several new versions. The Ultra Light weighs 6.25 pounds and points like a center-fire with its slim barrel. The Vortek Northwest was specially made to conform to several U.S. states’ legal muzzleloader definitions; it uses a No. 11 primer and has Williams open sights. The Vortek Pistol has a 13-inch ported barrel and walnut grips, and will accept up to 70 grains of powder—perfect as a traditional sidearm for deer hunting. www.traditionsfirearms.com

UBERTI has extended its selection of lever-action rifles. Its new 1871 Rolling Block Hunter Carbine has a 22-inch barrel, a case-hardened action, an A-grade walnut stock and a round barrel. Its 1883 Rifle has a 25.5-inch barrel, a case-hardened action, an A-grade walnut stock and a round barrel. Its 1883 Carbine has a 20-inch barrel, a case-hardened action, an A-grade walnut and round barrel. Its 1873 Carbine has a 19-inch barrel, comes in .44 Mag., and has a blued action, an A-grade walnut stock and a round barrel. Its 1873 Half Octagonal has an 18-inch barrel, a case-hardened frame and an A-grade walnut stock. Other new models include an 1873 Trapper Rifle with a 16.125-inch barrel, an 1873 Stallion 10-Shot, .22 LH handgun with a 51/2-inch barrel and an 1873 Cattleman Callahan NM handgun in Colt .45 that has a 6-inch barrel. www.uberti.com

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1 Response to First Look: New Rifles for 2010 (Page 2)

Greg Gordon wrote:
March 28, 2012

I didn't see the new Mossberg MVP amoung your NEW RIFLES .