Guns, Ammo, and Silencers from Desert Tech

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You’re looking at the SRS-A1 Covert from Desert Tech. It’s an incredibly compact — 27 inches overall length — bolt action, bullpup sniper rifle with a “1/2 MOA or better” guarantee. In 60 seconds the operator can swap out the barrel and bolt for any one of seven calibers in an array of barrel lengths. The one seen above is rocking .308 Win in a 16″ barrel. Desert Tech has a lot of other cool stuff in the works, too, including ammo and suppressors . . .

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Wild Rifles at the Battle Arms Development Booth

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Battle Arms Development has been getting down with their BAD selves and putting out some unique and aggressively-styled AR parts. From dimpled buffer tube stocks to receivers to small parts, barrels, gas blocks, adjustable angle pistol grips, optics mounts…you name it. Every part stands out. In fact, BAD’s trade show booths stand out with futuristic looks, employees in white lab coats, and laser cut, stainless steel business cards. On this trip, I snapped a few photos of some BAD (in the Michael Jackson and Battle Arms Development sense) AR-15s . . .

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M+M Industries M10X Hybrid Rifle

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M+M Industries’ M10X is a bit of a hybrid, borrowing design aspects from the AK-47, AR-15, and FAL. Externally it looks most like an AK, but it sports many modern touches — monolithic upper receiver, floated barrel, AR-style ambi safety, ambi charging handle, adjustable gas valve, 5/8-24 barrel threads, hinged lower so the rifle opens up like an AR, and 95% of its parts are black nitrided. Speaking of parts, it has even less parts than an AK-47. Oh, and it’s 100% made in the USA from US-made parts. T&E request has been made. More photos follow . . .

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Barrett Introduces “Fieldcraft” Bolt Action Hunting Rifle

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When you think of the name “Barrett” what usually pops to mind is a firearm that is closer to field artillery than your grandfather’s hunting gun. Barrett is looking to change that this year, launching a line of fine sporting shotguns at SHOT Show. Now at NRA they’re showing a lightweight bolt action hunting rifle specifically designed for the civilian sporting market dubbed the “Fieldcraft” line . . .

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Now Shipping: 9″ 300 BLK Barrels, 11″ 5.56 Barrels from SIG SAUER

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The folks over at SIG SAUER have been busy. Following the introduction of their flagship MCX rifle line they haven’t been able to keep up with demand. Naturally this has had a bit of a negative impact on accessories that were promised to be “on the way,” including the 9″ replacement 300 AAC Blackout barrels. Word comes from the horse’s mouth that those barrels are officially 30 days from shipping to distributors, and the 11″ 5.56 barrels are available right now.

 

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Tikka Introduces Budget Priced T3X Line of Rifles

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The folks over at Tikka have been making amazing bolt action rifles for over a century now. Their manufacturing prowess has only improved over the years, but their price tag has generally remained out of the reach of the average shooter. Launching this year Tikka is producing a line of rifles called the T3X to address that specific issue, improving on their existing line while reducing the overall cost of the gun. That’s a one-two punch that should give the likes of Weatherby and Remington a run for their money, especially at an MSRP of roughly $600 . . .

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New From Sauer: Sauer 100 Classic Rifles

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Sauer’s debuting their new Sauer 100 Classic and 100 Classic XT rifles at NRA. the big selling point: Sauer quality at an affordable $699 MSRP. As their email trumpets: “The Sauer 100 raises the bar in this price class with features like the adjustable single-stage trigger, three-position safety, hammer-forged original Sauer barrel, famously smooth Sauer bolt and Ergo Max stock geometry taken from premium Sauer models such as the S 101 and S 404. Add the Double-stack magazine: 5+1 round capacity in Mini and Standard calibers, 4+1 round capacity in Magnum calibers and the Sauer 100 sets a new standard.” More pics (of the XT) and specs after the jump . . .Read More

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13 Items Every Rifle Shooter Should Carry in Their Range Bag

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By Ryan Cleckner

(This is an excerpt from Ryan’s book, Long Range Shooting Handbook, 25% of the sales of which will benefit military charities.)

If you’re not careful, you can easily get carried away with accessories. I love gadgets and gear as much as the next guy but please make sure that both your rifle and optic are of enough quality that allow you to shoot long range effectively before you purchase the latest top-of-the-line laser rangefinder. For example, if your laser rangefinder costs more than your scope, you might be doing it wrong. Sure, you’ll know exactly how far away that 912.3 yard target is, but you’re not going to be able to hit it. Remember that quote from the beginning of this section, “It’s the Indian, not the arrow.”  Some of the best shooters I know can use a rifle with a sling and iron sights to out-shoot most others with a rifle with bipod legs and a scope . . .

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A Tour of Kel-Tec’s Cocoa, Florida Operations

While on vacation in Florida recently, I was able to sneak away for a day and drive up to Kel-Tec CNC Industries for a tour of their facilities. Seems like a lot of people think Kel-Tec is four guys in a garage assembling a couple dozen guns a month, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Cranking out over 150,000 firearms each year, Kel-Tec is the fifth or sixth largest U.S. firearms manufacturer, and the video above and gazillion photos below show how they do it . . .

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