For SHOT Show 2016, Thompson/Center has introduced its new Compass line of value-priced bolt-action rifles. With an MSRP of just $399, the concept behind the Compass is to offer hunters a feature-rich rifle with accuracy, reliability and functionality that belies its affordable price. Available in 10 center-fire chamberings (.204 Ruger, .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., 7 mm-08, 7 mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win., .30-‘06 Sprg. and .300 Win. Mag.), standard calibers will feature 22” free-floating barrels, while magnum cartridges will have 24” barrels. A user-adjustable trigger can be set between 3.5 and 5 lbs., and the guns are backed by T/C’s Minute of Angle guarantee. The barrels of all 10 models are also threaded from the factory for use with suppressors, compensators and muzzle brakes. The new Compass will begin shipping in early summer, just in time for hunting season. For more information on the T/C family of bolt-action rifles, visit tcarms.com.
NEW! Thompson Center Compass Bolt-Action Rifle
Leupold’s DeltaPoint Micro doesn’t look like any other slide-mounted optic. Rather than using a flat-bottomed design, the DP Micro features an L-shaped mounting surface that covers the top-rear portion of its host’s slide, with a small 9 mm lens sitting atop the gun and the battery compartment overhanging the aft of the slide.
For the past 13 years, Streamlight has donated proceeds from sales of the pink lights to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we go behind-the-scenes to see how Colt makes its revolvers, test the Kel-Tec P17 pistol and examine the history of the German Gewehr 33/40 rifle.