Looking for your next ultra lightweight hunting rifle? Consider a Forbes Rifle. Among the many vendors here at NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Forbes Rifle had on display several variations of the company's short- and long-action bolt guns that weigh 4 3/4 lbs. and 5 1/2 lbs., respectively. The short-action Model 20B features a 21" No. 2 profile, button-rifled barrel, fluted, two-lug bolt, welded and machined bolt handle, a CNC-machined receiver from bar stock, Timney trigger, two-position safety, and a blind, internal three-round magazine. The straight-comb stock is made from hand laid carbon-fiber and Kevlar. The long-action Model 24B differs in its receiver and that its barrel is 24". The .35 Whelen chambering also requires a No. 2 1/2-contour barrel. The Model 20B is available in .243 Win, 7 mm-08 Rem., and .308 Win., while the Model 24B is offered in .25-06 Rem., 6.5x55 mm Swe., .270 Win., .280 Rem., .30-'06 Sprg., and .35 Whelen. Also available in left-hand versions, the rifles range between $1,499 and $1,684.
Ultra Lightweight Hunting Rifles
Now in their 20th year, the Golden Bullseye Awards are chosen annually to recognize the firearm industry’s best new offerings. Here is this year’s winners as selected by the editors of “The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority.”
Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.
Machined from cold-hammer-forged, stainless-steel blanks, the Apex Tactical Hellcat Threaded Barrel is a drop-in replacement for any Springfield Armory Hellcat.