Just when it seems the firearm industry has exhausted itself by way of striving to keep up with demand for existing models, it’s a pleasant surprise to learn that, behind the scenes, engineers and marketing folks have been working on new offerings that have either been created from whole cloth, are significantly revised or are unfamiliar to the American market.
Although frequently used in 1,000-yard engagements, the .308 Winchester is often regarded as a “900-yard cartridge.” It gets this reputation because most bullets fired from .308 Win. rifles fall below the speed of sound slightly before they reach 1,000 yards.
Legacy Sports Int'l. brings its Howa Super Lite rifle to market for hunters across America who yearn to take the weight off their shoulders. This featherweight hunting gun offers a scant 4-lb., 7-oz., platform that’s designed for field use.
An African safari, in a place aptly named Eden, won a traditionalist rifleman over to synthetic and stainless rifles.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a lot of firearm flattery has emanated from the People’s Republic of China. While developing some of its own unique firearm designs, the country is also known for making copies of everything from C96 Mauser “Broomhandle” pistols to Thompson submachine guns.