Currently Nosler offers BT loads for a handful of popular hunting cartridges from .243 Win. to .30-06. Expect the company to add more loads, and expect them all to be perfectly tuned to put deer-size game down with authority. They’ll work just fine on blesbok, too, even a long, long ways out there.
The Ruger Single-Seven (offered exclusively through firearm distributor Lipsey’s) has the same frame size as the older rimfire Single-Six, but it is chambered in .327 Federal Magnum. Except for the sights, all the visible metal is stainless steel. The laminated hardwood grips have an orange tint and a Ruger medallion inset.
Although this particular bolt gun at first seemed an unlikely choice for a safari—it was named for a mountain range in upstate New York and designed for hunting heavily timbered terrain—the minimal dimensions and balance of the Kimber Adirondack proved an easy-handling rifle has a place on any continent.
Is the new Blaser F16 the gun that motivates a goodly number of American hunters and clays shooters to buy their first pricey European shotgun? This latest creation is another in a string of forward-thinking designs from a company intent on making sure the term “German engineering” still means something special.