The Hunt for an Affordable Double Rifle: The Saga Continues

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As rare as the sighting of a decent Bongo in the Central African Republic, so goes finding a truly affordable side-by-side or double rifle. And when I talk about a double rifle, I’m not referring to the ones imported through Baikal in ’06 or .45/70. I’m referring to the classic cartridges. Whether it’s a European metric starting in 9.3 mm, or a classic big bore like .500NE. I know where my preferences lie . . .

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Colt Canada Reveals Bullpup Frankengun

“Developed with the Canadian Forces through the Soldier Integrated Precision Effects Systems (SIPES) project,” the YouTube caption for the above video informs. “A bullpup design that features the ability to install either a three round 40 mm grenade launcher, or a 12-gauge shotgun. The next phase will feature a TrackingPoint style system to automatically detect targets and assist in engaging them. When optimized, the integrated weapon prototype could weigh less than a C7 equipped with a M203 grenade launcher, reducing the burden on [Canadian] soldiers.” popsci.com provides additional deets . . .

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Obama Gifts Egyptian Prez an M4. Oh…Wait…

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“Just hours before a summit in Minsk that could decide the fate of eastern Europe for a generation, Vladimir Putin had a gift for the president of Egypt: an assault rifle,” the gun-loving news hounds at bloomberg.com report. “A photo of the rifle, with its wooden stock and accompanying gun case, along with a smiling President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, was posted on the website of Egypt’s state-controlled MENA news agency. The rifle was identified as an AK-47, according to the state-run Russia Today’s Arabic website.” When an American president gives a foreign leader a firearm for a personal prezzie, well, there’s your sign.

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SHOT Show: Adams Arms at Range Day

My “go-to” AR-15 upper is an Adams Arms piston piece, and not even one of their fancy ones. Just a Magpul MOE handguard and no other frills or add-ons of which to speak. I’ve had great success with the reliability and durability of the system — with good accuracy to boot — so I was happy to see them at Media Day to find out what’s new. The piston .308 felt great, and the kidney-shaped ejector is a novel idea. There’s one item I’m particularly interested in, but what’s this about GLOCK parts?. . .

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Judge Unhappy with Remington Recall. Sorry, “Settlement”

“The federal judge considering a proposed class-action settlement involving millions of allegedly defective Remington rifles is raising new questions about the accord, warning a plaintiff’s attorney in court that the agreement as it currently stands risks more people being injured by the guns,” cnbc.com reports. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith’s main beef with the not-a-recall recall? The Freedom Group subsidiary will send vouchers for $10 or $12.50 (for Remington clobber) to consumers with Remington rifles that are too old to be retrofitted with the XMark Pro trigger. “If the guns are defective,” the judge asked, “why are they still out there?” In other words . . .

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New From American Defense Manufacturing: True Ambi Lower & More

Sam from American Defense Manufacturing gave us a booth tour — video above — of some new products at SHOT Show 2015. I’ve played with a lot of ambi AR-15 lowers in the past few months, but there are only a couple out there that actually have a bolt catch on the right side. Bolt release, sure, but not bolt catch. The ADM piece serves both functions, and it even does it more easily and smoothly than any other I’ve tinkered with in the recent past. ADM is likely best known for optics mounts, so this foray into matched billet uppers and lowers is a big step that it looks like they’re taking seriously. Sam showed us a new optics mount for small red dots like the RMR as well. . .

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Five Really Expensive Things Every Shooter Should Own

By Thomas Conroy. Republished from ammoland.com

Midwest --(Ammoland.com)- Like any other sport or hobby, shooting can be done on the cheap. While cheap plinking is certainly possible, frugality is not always the best policy when it comes to the shooting sports. I have learned, many times over, the truth and wisdom of the old saying “You get what you pay for.” If you’re serious about shooting, then it is probably better to “cry only once” when you buy, and lay down some long green for really nice things that will make your shooting that much more enjoyable. So here’s my list of the Top 5 Really Expensive Things that every serious shooter should try to own at least once in a lifetime . . .

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New From Lancer: L7AWM .308 Magazines, Adaptive Magwells, Carbon Fiber Sexiness

If there’s anyone making great products that don’t get enough attention, it’s probably Lancer Systems. Their L5AWM series of AR-15 magazines are, unquestionably, my favorite AR mags on the market. Now they have an even more advanced design for .308. Their carbon fiber handguards are pure lightweight sexiness, and holy hell do they have a lot of options. If only I had known about Lancer’s single ring scope mount I wouldn’t be running a much larger, heavier, 2-ring unit on my 1-4x Burris . . .

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