While most of the TTAG crew was at the SHOT Show, I was chasing my passion in Reno at the other
outdoor exhibition scheduled last week…the Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show
. During some slow times at our booth selling hunts for my buddy Eli at his camp in South Africa, I got to walk the show and ogle gear.
That’s when I ran across the good folks at MG Arms
. They make very
lightweight guns. How does a 5.5lb rifle in .375 H&H sound?
Note the lightening cuts in the receiver. Kick much? Not according to Jean Canestrini, the nice young lady manning the booth. Especially with their nice muzzle brakes.
Wanna go even lighter? There was a 4lb. 11oz. AR in .300 blackout.
Check out those cuts in the receiver and BCG. And note the unique cross bolt safety.
Getting hands on with new products is great. The other benefit of the show was meeting the people who back their products.
When I spoke with the good folks at the Ruger booth, I told them I was a bit disappointed with the accuracy of my RPR IN 6.5 Creedmoor. After talking specifics, he handed me a customer service card and promised it would have a quick turn around in time for the precision rifle course I’m taking with Tyler in march.The only bad part is that I just ordered their new Ruger American Rifle in .450 Bushmaster
. There goes the gun budget for the month.
One more benefit to hanging out with the shooting and hunting crowd, people like Jim Shockey (who, by the way, is a really nice guy).
So not all the shooting, hunting and outdoor action was in Las Vegas last week. And this one was open to the public.