If you've been paying attention to AmericanHunter.org of late, you'll have heard that we announced the Savage Arms A17 would receive our Golden Bullseye Award for "Rifle of the Year" at the impending 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville. With all of that in mind, it should come as no surprise that, for 2016, Savage announced a line expansion. In this case, I'm talking about the new A17 Sporter and A17 Target models. Here are five things you need to know.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, an international leader in optics and optoelectronics, named American Hunter Senior Editor Karen Mehall Phillips its 2015 Outdoor Writer of the Year at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 18.
Late last year, our print edition featured Ron Spomer's "Rigby Returns," an ode to the revival of one of the rifle industry's most revered names. At SHOT Show 2016, we learned that Rigby was going retro, so to speak, for 2016. An even more "Classic" version of the company's .416 Bore for Big Game will be available to consumers.
Last year Savage Arms wowed consumers with the introduction of its A17—winner of our Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year—so a line expansion was inevitable. The company delivered the first of what should likely be many A17 variants at SHOT Show. Coming in 2016 are Sporter models of the award-winning rifle.
TriStar Arms has had success with its Cobra line of pump-action shotguns, which has provided a reliable, affordable option to waterfowl and turkey hunters the world over for some time now. For 2016 the line is getting an extension, in the form of its first 3½-inch model: the new Cobra Mag.
Distributor Legacy Sports International dropped some big news at last month's SHOT Show 2016, announcing that it will be bringing back the Webley & Scott line of centerfire rifles.