Tactical-Life.com will be providing exclusive daily coverage from SHOT Show 2013 ALL WEEK! As the show continues, we’ll provide a sneak peek at some of the latest and greatest products and advancements in military, law enforcement, personal defense and outdoor sporting equipment—all on display at the industry’s premier annual showcase in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada…
Daniel Defense V7 300
Daniel Defense has added another 300 AAC Blackout carbine to their lineup with the V7 300. This is a 16-inch-barreled weapon with an S2W contour. The total package weighs 7.3 pounds unloaded. To power the direct gas impingement system, the V7 300 has a carbine-length gas system. To get a handle on it, the V7 is fitted with a 12-inch Modular Float Rail. For protection, the barrel has been salt-bath nitride-coated. To stabilize either subsonic or high-velocity loads, the barrel is rifled with 1:8-inch twist. Among the standard parts in a DD weapon is a Carpenter 158 steel mil-spec bolt that is MPI HPT tested, as well as a chrome-lined carrier and gas key (danieldefense.com).
Daniel Defense M4v4 SBR
This AccuSport distributor exclusive wears an 11.5-inch government-profile barrel. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, it is powered with a carbine-length gas system. Its 1:7-inch twist barrel is chrome-lined and magnetic-particle tested. The barrel is optimized with an erosion-dampening gas port (danieldefense.com).
Daniel Defense Integrally Suppressed Rifle
Daniel Defense’s Integrally Suppressed Rifle (ISR) adds the benefit of a silencer on a short-barreled AR without added expense. Since the total length of this weapon’s integrally suppressed barrel is more than 16 inches, it only requires one $200 NFA tax stamp to transfer ownership. Comparatively, an SBR with a separate silencer requires a separate $200 tax stamp for an ATF-registered SBR lower receiver. The system is powered with pistol-length gas system, and it is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. To cover the suppressor, the ISR wears a modular 12-inch modular Float Rail handguard. The barrel is optimized with an erosion-dampening gas port (danieldefense.com).
Kel-Tec SU-16 in .300 AAC Blackout
Kel-Tec’s SU-16 C and CA will soon be available chambered in 300 AAC Blackout. The SU-16’s chrome-lined and parkerized barrel measures 16 inches and is threaded .62-24 TPI. The barrel’s twist rate is SAAMI spec. The 300 BLK-chambered models will not feature the usual fold-out style forend but a compact version with underneath Picatinny rail. Its weight unloaded is 4.7 pounds. Its overall length is 35.9 inches extended and 25.5 inches folded. Magazine capacity is 10 rounds with factory mags, and it accepts M16-type magazines (keltecweapons.com).
The big news at Savage is a petite rifle called the B.MAG. Chambered for the just-announced .17 Winchester Super Magnum, a rimfire cartridge that spits 20-grain bullets at 3,000 fps, this 4 ½-pound, synthetic-stocked rifle combines rimfire and centerfire features. The rotary magazine holds eight rounds. The B.MAG’s rear-locking bolt cocks on closing. Headspaced like a centerfire rifle, the B.MAG is stronger than its slender lines suggest. And you can shoot it accurately, thanks to Savage’s AccuTrigger. Retailing for $349, the B.MAG is slated to reach dealer shelves during the second quarter of 2013. (savagearms.com)
McMillan Modular Rifle
McMillan, noted for its super-accurate hunting and tactical rifles, and for high-quality synthetic stocks used throughout the shooting industry, has introduced a modular bolt-action rifle. It features steel and synthetic components, a compact profile and a suppressor. The stock is, predictably, adjustable. It’s also more comfortable than it looks! Chambered in .308, the new rifle accepts magazines suited to AR-10 rifles. Expect better accuracy and less muzzle flip than the carbine-length barrel suggests! (mcmillanusa.com)
Norma of Sweden has been serving U.S. shooters since the 1950s, when it began loading ammo for Weatherby. Norma powders, bullets and centerfire rifle cartridges have earned a great following, though distribution has sometimes lagged demand. The brand has a much higher profile now, as Norma PH loads for dangerous game, with Woodleigh bullets, have become an industry standard. Last year Norma introduced its Kalahari line – cartridges with nickel-plated gilding metal hollowpoints for plains game and deer and elk hunters Stateside. The bullets are not sold as components. Very accurate in my tests, Kalahari ammunition is now reaching dealers. It comes in a growing range of popular chamberings. (norma.cc)
Steyr SM 12
The newest Steyr bolt rifle, the SM 12 features the slim lines of early Mannlichers, but four-lug lock-up (a pair either side of the bolt face). The hammer-forged 22-inch barrel retains the signature visible twist at the breech. The tang switch is not a safety; it’s a cocking mechanism. So you can carry the rifle with a chambered cartridge safely. A couple of other European firms have such a device on double rifles and straight-pull bolt guns. But the Steyr switch is easier to operate with cold or weak hands. At just over 2 pounds, the trigger is light enough. But you can also set it for 12-ounce pull. The MS 12 walnut stock is conservatively contoured in European style. Checkering has been replaced by scaled panels. Chambered for 10 popular cartridges, .243 to .300, the 7 ¼-pound MS 12 comes with a detachable polymer magazine. Magnums with 24 ½-inch tubes are slightly heavier. The rifle’s front sight is adjustable for elevation, the rear for windage. The MS 12 lists for $3,200.
S&W M&P 10
The M&P (Military & Police) 10 is so new it didn’t make the Smith &Wesson 2013 catalog. The first large-frame rifle in the company’s growing AR stable, it comes in civilian and Law Enforcement (LE) form, at 8 and 7 3/4 pounds respectively. Both have 18-inch barrels of 4140 chrome-moly steel, with 1-in-10 5R rifling and Melonite finish, in and out. A fixed Magpul stock and heavier barrel mark the civilian version. The LE rifle has a lighter barrel, bumped up at the muzzle. It wears a flash-hider. Both rifles are “flat-tops” with same-height rails on receiver and gas block. Though S&W offers a gas-piston mechanism in some M&P 15s, it builds the M&P 10 on a direct-impingement mid-length system. Gas key, bolt carrier and firing pin are chrome plated. A five round magazine comes with the civilian version, a 20-round with the LE rifle. Shooters get ambidextrous controls on the M&P 10. The safety, bolt catch and magazine release appear on both sides of the 7075 T6 alloy receiver. The safety bar is slightly shorter on the right-hand side, so as not to interfere with the trigger hand. Lefties can reverse the bars. S&W’s is slated to list for under $1,800. (smith-wesson.com)
“It’s our best-selling rifle,” said the man from Ruger. A year after the 77 Scout Rifle appeared at SHOT, these short, box-fed .308s are “going out the door as fast as we can make ‘em.” Designed after the pattern made famous by Jeff Cooper, the Ruger Scout Rifle features iron sights and a rail for an IER, or intermediate eye-relief, scope. A nimble hunting rifle, it doubles as a survival tool and a home-defense gun. “In fact, many of the people buying Scout rifles own no other firearms,” said our source. “They’re not enthusiasts. They want one reliable rifle. The Scout’s versatility appeals to them. They also like its looks and easy handling qualities. Honestly, the response has been even stronger than we predicted!” Now shooters can get a stainless version—instead of the 16 1/2-inch chrome-moly barrel of the original, the newest has a stainless receiver and 18-inch stainless barrel. (ruger.com)
Windham Weaponry SRC
Windham Weaponry continues to innovate and expand their product line, and new for this year is their carbon-fiber SRC rifle. This 5.56x45mm NATO-chambered AR-15 carbine features a fully carbon-fiber lower and upper receiver for significant weight reduction (5.6 pounds empty) and solid strength. The rifle’s parts and assembly is entirely mil-spec, and the carbon fiber, with its angled surfaces, is designed to look like a solid billet receiver. The SRC is an optics-ready carbine with a flattop upper and a Picatinny rail above the gas block (windhamweaponry.com).
TROY Industries PDW 14.5
TROY Industries has just introduced a new AR carbine with an HK-style collapsing wire stock that drastically shortens the overall length while retaining the traditional DGIS operating system. To do so, the TROY PDW 14.5 (a.k.a. Trunk Monkey) uses a proprietary modified buffer system. To make it of legal length, the14.5-inch barrel has a permanently pinned suppressor-ready muzzle break. Of course, the rifle is loaded with TROY upgrades all around and is available in black and flat dark earth, as well as 5.56mm and 300 AAC Blackout (troydefense.com).
Sig Sauer MPX
One of the cooler tactical rifles introduced at this year’s Show. Fans of 9mm carbines have a lot to consider with the new MPX from Sig Sauer. Designed to supersede every other 9mm submachine gun on the market, the MPX offers full AR-style controls, down to the retractable dust cover, and complete Sig-style reliability. Law enforcement and military versions are available in compact select-fire modes, but a fully legal civilian semi-auto 16-inch version, with a short barrel and a permanently attached “muzzle break” that can easily be suppressed, is also available. The MPX can quickly be converted from 9mm to .40 S&W and .357 SIG, and it includes either a folding or collapsible stock (sigsauer.com).
Black Rifle Company BRC Carbine
Black Rifle Company’s carbine ARs feature an extremely innovative completely folding stock design that allows for a traditional direct gas-impingement system. Their full-billet, hard-anodized 14.5-inch carbine with pinned flash hider is extremely compact and includes a traditional six-position collapsible stock. The stock is also foldable, as mentioned, for storage and transport (the gun should not be fired with the stock folded). An adapter was added to a standard bolt carrier and to the rear of the receiver, allowing any AR lower to accept the BRC’s configuration (blackriflecompany.com).
Knight’s Armament SR-30
Knight’s Armament SR-30 brings full-scale quality to the increasingly popular 300 AAC Blackout cartridge. The round was developed by necking a standard .223 case to .30 caliber in order to deliver 7.62x36mm performance out to 300 meters with sub-sonic ammunition. Knight’s ekes out the maximum performance of this round with their new SR-30, which features a stainless-steel, 16-inch, 1-in-7-inch-twist-rate, free-floated barrel system and match two-stage trigger. The rifle also includes ambidextrous controls for maximum versatility (knightarmco.com).
Leica Geovid HD-B 42 Laser Rangefinder Binoculars
Leica Sports Optics announces the Geovid HD-B, its newest laser rangefinder binoculars. The Geovid HD-B contains advanced ballistics technology that delivers class-leading ranging abilities as well as the option to add or create custom ballistics information for specific rifles. Leica’s Advanced Ballistic Compensation (ABC ) system provides the proper aiming point for hunters and shooters. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise processor instantly gathers and analyzes ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for correct hold-over, turret adjustment or drop-down reticle aiming point. It accounts for the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure when calculating the trajectory. The system comes programmed with 12 ballistics curves representing most trajectories of modern hunting cartridges. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot inside the battery housing allows shooters to program and save personal ballistic data for their cartridge/rifle combinations. The subtly curved Geovid HD-B’s housing is ergonomically designed to fit naturally and comfortably into the user’s hands, making prolonged glassing sessions easier than ever. When ranging game out to at least 1,000 yards, simply tap a button to activate the laser and then tap it a second time to determine the distance. The Geovid 8×42 HD-B has an MSRP of $2,945, and its 10X model has an MSRP of $2,995 (leica-sportoptics.com).
Leupold Tactical Optics Mark AR MOD 1 Riflescopes
Leupold Tactical Optics introduces the Mark AR MOD 1 riflescope, which is designed with AR-15, modern sporting and precision rifles in mind. The Mark AR MOD 1 lineup includes new reticles, ballistically calibrated BDC dials and Green FireDot illumination. The Mark AR MOD 1 line offers four magnification ranges: 1.5-4x20mm, 3-9x40mm, 4-12x40mm and the 6-18x40mm. All have adjustable objectives. Further, two models feature daylight visible FireDot illumination, which allows the Mark AR MOD 1 line to cover nearly every situation in which a rifle can be used. “Whether you’re into competition, law enforcement, hunting with an AR-style rifle or just having fun, there’s a Mark AR MOD 1 suited to every task,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager for Leupold & Stevens Inc. Leupold’s daylight visible FireDot system leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point, making target acquisition quick, precise and simple. It has a one-button, low-profile design that offers a choice of six reticle brightness settings. The elevation dial features bullet-drop compensation calibrated to the common 55-grain, .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. The Leupold custom shop offers additional dials matched to almost any ballistic profile (leupold.com).
Meopta ZD Tactic 4-16×44 RD Riflescope
The new ZD Tactic 4-16×44 RD riflescope from Meopta USA includes an illuminated mil-dot reticle designed for use by special forces, law enforcement snipers and professional target shooters at distances up to 825 yards. The ZD 4-16×44 RD delivers exceptional accuracy and features an adjustable objective for setting zero parallax at distances from three yards to infinity. Meopta’s ZD tactical target turrets feature .05 mi-rad positive click-stop adjustments for unparalleled repeatability. The elevation turret allows calibration of bullet drop to virtually any known distance, and easily resets to zero. The ZD 4-16×44 allows shooters to quickly and precisely determine exact distances of targets at almost any range with its RD-illuminated mil-dot style reticle. Other features include large, well-protected glass lenses for a virtually parallax-free sight picture; proprietary ion-assisted lens coatings for brightness and moisture resistance; and a MeoShield coating that protects lens surfaces from cuts and scratches. The ZD’s left-side turret controls seven levels of reticle intensity with intermediate off positions between each setting. The turrets also feature .05 mil rad positive click-stop adjustments for unparalleled repeatability and tracking performance.The 30mm one-piece aircraft-grade aluminum tube weighs 15.9 ounces, and it is hard anodized, nitrogen-purged, fog-proofed and shock-proofed for life. The ZD Tactic retails at $1,259.99 (meoptausa.com).
Nikon Riflescope For The .300 AAC Blackout Cartridge
Nikon’s P-300 BLK riflescope is engineered from the ground up for the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge, which has come on strong for feral hog hunting with AR-15/MSR-platform rifles. The 300 BLK is a versatile cartridge that shoots subsonic ammunition for low-noise applications and supersonic ammunition for longer-range shots. The P-300 BLK features the new BDC SuperSub reticle, which excels on both sides of the 300 BLK round. “The .300 BLK cartridge is an amazing caliber, and Nikon is excited to be able to match its ballistic profiles with this scope,” said Jon LaCorte, senior product marketing manager of Nikon Sport Optics. The P-300 BLK comes in a 2-7x32mm configuration, and its versatile reticle is compatible with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. The BDC SuperSub reticle offers shooters unique, open-circle aiming points out to 600 yards in 100-yard increments. Additional hash marks are spaced at 50-yard distances.Adjustments in the field are incredibly easy with spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets. Just sight in at 100 yards, lift the adjustment knob, rotate to your “zero” and re-engage. The P-300 BLK has an MSRP of $199.99 (nikonhunting.com).
Bushnell Expands Elite Tactical Lineup
Elite Tactical riflescopes are Bushnell’s leading line of military-grade law-enforcement optics, and for 2013 Bushnell has added to the lineup 1-8.5X, 3.5-21X and 4.5-30X options.The 4.5-30x50mm scope is part of Elite’s XRS, or Extreme Range Series. Even with all that magnification power, shooters still have some lower-end options with the 4.5X magnification. These scopes feature side-parallax adjustments and easily raised target turrets that lock into place. They also have a zero stop, so if the shooter is doing some serious dialing for 1,000 yards, simply listen for the click when dialing back, and it’s locked in without losing zero. Elite scopes are built with a 34 mm tube to allow room to dial at extended ranges, and sturdy T-Lok locking target turrets with .1 mil click values and 10 mils per revolution. They also feature fully multi-coated optics and Bushnell’s new anti-reflective Ultra Wide Band (UWB) coating, which delivers light transmission across more of the visible light spectrum. This creates exceptional clarity, brightness and true color from dawn to dusk. The Bushnell Elite retails at $2,149 (bushnell.com).
Minox ZE 5i Riflescope
Minox is adding a premium, “made-in-Germany” line of ZE 5i riflescopes to its inventory. The ZE 5i riflescope is designed and engineered for serious hunting and shooting.These riflescopes feature a 30mm main tube, an illuminated reticle in the second focal plane and a 5X zoom range. Some also have side-focus adjustments. The lighted reticle delivers center-dot illumination with 11 brightness settings and an “off” position between each brightness level. The scope’s power pack uses two traditional batteries in its battery compartment, but it only feeds off one battery at a time. If or when the first battery dies, simply remove the batteries, flip them over and use the second one.The ZE 5i line is available in 2-10x50mm, 3-15x56mm and 5-25x56mm, and all use high-grade, low-dispersion glass. These premium riflescopes are priced from $1,300 to $2,000, and they’re covered by Minox’s lifetime warranty (minox.com/usa).
Zeiss Conquest HD5
The new Conquest HD5 riflescope lineup from Carl Zeiss Sports Optics replaces the long-respected Conquest riflescope of previous years. This serious upgrade still uses a 1-inch tube, but now features a 5X Super Zoom, whereas the previous Conquest had a 3X zoom. The Conquest HD5 is a compact, lightweight, versatile scope that’s ideal at tight quarters or for long-range work. Its new design also features an extremely thin ocular, so even the 5-25x50mm Conquest doesn’t interfere with the bolt throw on bolt-action rifles. It’s available in three models: 2-10x42mm, 3-15x42mm and 5-25x50mm. The Conquest HD5 lineup also features redesigned adjustment knobs, which now have a rubberized tactical feel and improved looks. The turrets are also lockable, which wasn’t a feature on previous Conquests. Further, they now rotate counter-clockwise, a feature requested for many years by previous Conquest owners. The turrets also go back to a zero stop for elevation. On windage, Zeiss split it from left and right adjustments and put an end-stop after going 180 degrees right and 180 degrees left. Inside, the Conquest now features T-Star coatings, which used to be exclusive to the Victory line. It also has LotuTec protective coatings, which were never before available. These scopes are available with redesigned Rapid-Z reticles or standard Z-Plex reticles. MSRP: $889 to $1,194 (zeiss.com).
Kahles’ new K1050 is a high end, high-magnification bench-rest and field-target riflescope—10X to 50X—that’s user-friendly at even the highest magnifications. It has a 56mm objective, 3.75 inches of eye relief and a 30mm tube; it’s 16.73 inches long and weighs 32 ounces. Its crosshair-dot and double-dot reticle is in the scope’s second focal plane. All of the K1050’s mechanical components are located in its center. Its turrets have windage and elevation adjustments of .125 MOA, and Kahles’ patent-protected parallax-adjusting wheel is located on top, along with the elevation turret. Peter Aichberger, Kahles’ sales and marketing chief, said the advantage of placing the parallax wheel on top is that it allows shooters to easily make fine-tuned adjustments while barely moving their hand. “Your hand remains in the same position, which makes these adjustment easier than ever,” he said. “Kahles has held that patent many years and has finally finished that project for this scope.” These Austrian-made scopes are 100 percent hand-crafted (kahleusa.com).
Steiner’s New Lineup Of Tactical Binoculars
Steiner binoculars have long earned a reputation for performance and reliability on battlegrounds around the world. Steiner’s rich military heritage helped inspire the design of its new line of Tactical binoculars, which will perform on battlefields everywhere, whether urban, wooded, steppe or desert. This new lineup offers everything from pocket-sized compacts to full-sized models. The 10x42mm Tactical, for example, is probably Steiner’s most versatile Tactical binocular. It delivers high-power magnification, bright images and rugged construction—all in a compact roof-prism design. Their nitrogen-pressurized design makes them impervious to dust and moisture, even when submerged in 6 feet of water. They also feature durable rubber armoring that provides added protection from the harsh use wrought by warfighters and SWAT officers. Prices for the Tactical line of binoculars range from $460 to $1,030 (steiner-binoculars.com).
Brunton Epoch MD Riflescope
The new Epoch MD (maximum definition) riflescope from Brunton features the company’s MaxDef ED lenses, a strong one-piece 30mm housing and an easy-grip parallax and precision-focus adjustments. The Epoch MD is available in three models: 2-10x42mm, 3-15x50mm and 5-25x50mm. The reticles are glass-etched for no-fail performance, and the lenses are fully multi-coated with Brunton’s ColorMax coating and IntelliMax phase coatings. That means they’ll deliver high-detail images in all conditions, especially in low light with no color fringing. Brunton’s MaxDef Extra Low Dispersion (ED) lenses mean zero light lost, zero chromatic aberrations and true-to-life color in all conditions. The Epoch MD’s 30mm one-piece primary tube is built from airplane aluminum, which allows for a wide windage and holdover adjustment range. This shockproof frame withstands the recoil, impacts and the bumps and tumbles often endured in remote wilderness and high-risk environments. MSRP: $1,499 to $2,229 (bruntongroup.com).
U.S. Optics Extremely Versatile SR-8 Riflescope
The new SR-8 riflescope (1-8x30mm) from U.S. Optics, Inc., is a durable, lightweight, low-profile package that delivers great accuracy at both CQB and long-range precision distances. The SR-8 features U.S. Optics’ new 8:1 zoom ratio, which means it can be used like a red-dot reflex sight at true 1X, making it one of the first variable-power optics to deliver true 1X viewing. At the same time, the SR-8 provides threat identification and engagements beyond 800 yards. The SR-8 achieves its optical clarity through a precision-engineered lens system, with advanced lens coatings for superior performance in harsh conditions. A second-focal-plane (SFP) red dot turns on is activated with the push of a button and can be used in total daylight. Meanwhile, the first-focal-plane (FFP) reticle allows for ranging. The scope’s MIL knobs and reticles offer exact dimensional accuracy. As with all U.S. Optics scopes, the SR-8 is built from Type III hard-anodized 6061-T6 aluminum, making it durable and lightweight. It fits its 30mm main tube into a low-profile design, making the $2,495 SR-8 a snag-free tool for all shooting situations (usoptics.com).
In the world of safe gun storage, Technoframes is certainly providing a fresh look at the good idea of gun safety. The standard Gun/Ammo Box is clear, and looks absolutely fantastic. Doubling as a display case and a storage method, the Gun Box is fully customizable for your particular platform, whether it’s a tray of watches or a pair of 1911 handguns. (technoframes.com)
Library Book Safe
If you’re looking for an inconspicuous way to hide a gun, the Library Book Safe from Homak Security could be your answer. Placed spine out on a bookshelf, the Book Safe blends in perfectly with your copy of The Complete History of Corvis Minor and any other books on your book shelf. Constructed of steel with a concealed full length piano hinge, the Library Book Safe is a great way to hide valuables or a firearm in plain sight. (homaksecurity.com)
For frequent travelers, dealing with TSA regulations for a case can be a huge pain. Sportlock LLC has their Life Jacket Model, which meets TSA regulations for “lockable hard case” and can be put on a firearm to be checked through security to your final destination. The Sportlock Life Jacket LJ-1 fits around the trigger guard of the gun, and has proven to be tamper resistant for up to 2 minutes in testing. (sportlockllc.com)
Hornady Critical Defense
Though meant for recoil-sensitive people, the 90-grain FTX loads in Hornady’s new .38 Special Critical Defense Lite ammunition should find favor with men wearied by magnums. Other new Critical Defense loads for 2013 include .32 NAA, .327 Federal, .30 Carbine and .410 Triple Defense. All feature low-flash propellants. The .410 round, tailored for long-chambered revolvers like the Taurus Judge, combines two cold-swaged, high-antimony lead balls behind an unjacketed FTX slug in a 2.5-inch hull. Lethal. (hornady.com)
Hornady Critical Duty
If, like me, you’re one of the millions of 1911 enthusiasts, then you’ll want to try Hornady’s new 220-grain Critical Duty ammo for the .45 ACP. Unlike Critical Defense rounds, designed for in-home use, the Critical Duty line boasts FlexLock bullets with an Interlock band to enhance penetration. After tests in heavy clothing, sheet metal, wallboard, plywood and auto glass, these “+P” loads meet FBI performance requirements. The nickeled hulls feature sealed mouths, primer pockets and low-flash propellants. (hornady.com)
Hornady Heavy Magnum Coyote
As if hunting mice in snow weren’t hardship enough, coyotes must now contend with Hornady’s new Heavy Magnum Coyote, a 3-inch, 12-gauge loads with 1.5 ounces of nickel-plated BBs or 00 buckshot. The Versatite wad cradling this hefty payload strips easily away to keep shot strings short and patterns tight. Evading a barrage of Heavy Magnum Coyote doesn’t guarantee safety, though. Hornady has a 15.5-grain NTX load for the .17 Hornet. Better suited for prairie dogs, it will no doubt floor some coyotes who can’t run 3,870 feet per second. (hornady.com)
Nosler AccuBond Long Range and Trophy Grade Long Range
Now hunters with the skill to take big game from far away have more bullet options. Nosler’s new AccuBond Long Range line includes seven charter offerings: .264 (129 grains), .270 (150 grains), .284 (150 grains), .284 (168 grains), .284 (175 grains), .30 (190 grains) and .30 (210 grains). With G1 ballistic coefficients of .561 to .730, these flat-flying, polymer-tipped missiles combine a long ogive and a tapered heel with a bonded core that ensures deep penetration and high weight retention. If they shoot as well as the original AccuBonds—which have just added a 125-grain .308 for the likes of the 300 AAC Blackout—they’ll rank with the most accurate of hunting bullets. Nosler has gone one better with Trophy Grade Long Range ammunition, offering the new bullets in 11 cartridges, from the 6.5-284 to the .30-378 Weatherby Magnum, including the .280 Ackley Improved. (nosler.com; 800-285-3701)
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by Tactical-Life / Jan 18, 2013