Just a few years before the United States entered the second global war, the U.S. service rifle changed from the bolt-action M1903 Springfield, to the gas-piston-operated semi-automatic M1 Garand.
Due to the size of the .300 Win. Mag. cartridge, pairing with an AR-15 or AR-10 receiver is impossible, so NEMO (New Evolution Military Ordnance) Arms took to the drawing board to create a rifle that houses qualities of the AR platform, and did so around a magnum cartridge that’s been a favorite among long-range shooters and hunters.
Magnum Research has made the Desert Eagle for the better part of 30 years, but it wasn’t until 2016 that the company released a lightweight version of its behemoth pistol.
Troy Defense’s Model SPAR-S3F-18MT-01 is a 50-state legal pump-action rifle that mimics the design and features commonly found on today’s popular AR-10 rifles. It feeds from SR25 magazines and is chambered for the hefty, but fun to shoot, .338 Fed. cartridge.
Bergara, the vaunted Spanish barrel maker, now produces three full-fledged rifle lines. Its least expensive, the Performance line, features two rifles: the B14 Hunter (synthetic) and B14 Timber. These rifles are designed by American hunters and shoot and feel like rifles that cost much more. For more information, check out the video embedded above.
Six years ago Remington released its newest version of the gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun, the Versa Max. More recently, the company added a turkey-specific variant to the line. Learn more about it with this video.