While some century-old rifle cartridges are still used and popular today, there are modern counterparts that match or best them. Here is a comparisons between five cartridges that are more than 100 years old and their modern counterparts.
Springfield Armory’s SOCOM 16—a radically cut-down version of its flagship M1A—breathed new life into the best civilian M14-type rifle and advanced the scout rifle concept to its most potent level. The SOCOM II elevates that successful blend of battle-tested, practical engineering even higher, making it a modern, modular, close-quarters combat arm that is powerful and easy to shoot.
The "rifle that could not be built" appeared at SHOT Show 2020 in the form of the Bishop Firearms 1895 GBL lever-action rifle chambered in 458 SOCOM.
It’s official. Ronnie and Chris Barrett of Barrett Firearms Mfg. have become the first father and son team to have their rifle designs adopted by the U.S. military.