SHOT Show 2010 Day 3
September 23, 2010
A quick look at some of the new guns from Day 3 of the 2010 SHOT Show.
Rifles chambered for the .338 Lapua are easily converted to .338 Norma Magnum simply by changing barrels, as the overall length and a head diameter is the same.
Black Hills .338 Norma Magnum
New from Black Hills is a .338 Norma Magnum load sending a 300-grain Sierra MatchKing bullet at a velocity 2725 fps. The .338 Norma Magnum provides essentially the same ballistics as the .338 Lapua, but in a shorter, more efficient case. The .338 Norma Magnum design avoids seating the projectile down into the powder space, which aids accuracy and efficiency. Rifles chambered for the .338 Lapua are easily converted to .338 Norma Magnum simply by changing barrels, as the overall length and a head diameter is the same. Long range shooters who apply their skill at ranges of 1500 yards are finding that this cartridge is one of the very best ways to hit those distant targets.
InterMedia editors first viewed the 1911-22 last fall at its Editor's Roundtable. This is a dedicated .22 Long Rifle pistol and not a conversion of an existing 1911. Both slide and frame are zinc alloy with a steel liner for added strength.
CZ Upland Ultralight
This light weight over/under won't break your back or the bank. Weighing in at just 6 lbs., it is a full 2 lbs. lighter than similar steel framed models. With all the gear hunters find themselves carrying into the field today, (like remotes for training collars, GPS, cell phone, extra ammo and a bottle of water just to name a few) hunters should take advantage of the opportunity to shed a couple of pounds. The recoil is a little more than typical sporting clays guns, but it sure isn't too much for a typical day in the pheasant fields. This 12 ga. is chambered for 2 3/4 " shells, has 28" barrels, a full complement of changeable choke tubes and is fitted with extractors only.
This 12 ga. is chambered for 2 3/4 " shells, has 28" barrels, a full complement of changeable choke tubes and is fitted with extractors only.
Hornady Lock-N-Load Sonic Cleaner
The ultrasonic action creates microjets that blast carbon buildup off cases, small gun parts and equipment.
Hornady has taken cartridge case cleaning to the next level with the new Lock-N-Load Sonic Cleaner. A combination of intense ultrasonic cleaning action and a unique cleaning solution, One Shot Sonic Clean, provide an extremely effective and efficient method to remove carbon residue and other foreign materials from the entire case. Unlike tumblers, this sonic cleaner quickly cleans the inside of the case as well as primer pockets. The ultrasonic action creates microjets that blast carbon buildup off cases, small gun parts and equipment. The Lock-N-Load Sonic Cleaner can hold up to two hundred .223 Rem. cases or one hundred .308 Win. cases.
Nightforce Velocity Reticles
In response to demand for additional designs of their Velocity series reticles, Nightforce is now offering new reticles engineered for precision shooting to 1000 yards. Virtually all modern rifle cartridges will adapt to one of the Nightforce V reticles, with minimal point-of-impact deviation from the reticle's markings. Once the range of the target is known, the shooter merely chooses the corresponding elevation mark and aims dead on.
Nightforce has instead created a vast range of extremely accurate and dedicated reticles designed to meet specific ballistic requirements for virtually all modern rifle cartridges.
Nightforce has instead created a vast range of extremely accurate and dedicated reticles designed to meet specific ballistic requirements for virtually all modern rifle cartridges. V series reticles were created for applications where maximum speed and accuracy is critical. To complement the reticles, Nightforce has created an online ballistic calculator that allows the shooter to enter their specific cartridge details. It then indicates the specific V reticle that most closely matches their ballistics.
OSP Traveling the Inner State
World renown shooting instructors, Gil and Vicki Ash of OSP (Optimum Shotgun Performance) Shooting School, are pleased to announce the release of their third hardback book titled Traveling the Inner State. This book highlights sports performance techniques for a successful life with shooting twists, written with Ty Adams.
This book is dedicated to all of OSP's students, current past, and future who have trusted Gil and Vicki with their innermost feelings, thoughts and desires in their quest for success in the crazy game of sporting clays. Gil and Vicki's journey began in 1982 as competitors traveling all over the country competing in and learning about this new shotgunning game called sporting clays. Little did they know that the game they so loved as competitors was going to change their lives and the lives of others for ever.
The Ruger SR-22 is an autoloading rimfire rifle that combines the legendary reliability and affordability of the Ruger 10/22 with the ergonomics and configurability of the Ruger SR-556. The SR-22 Rifle places a standard 10/22 action inside a top-quality, American-Made, all-alumi
num chassis that is custom manufactured to Ruger specs by Nordic Components, Inc.
The SR-22 Rifle places a standard 10/22 action inside a top-quality, American-Made, all-aluminum chassis that is custom manufactured to Ruger specs by Nordic Components, Inc.
The final product is an affordable, feature-loaded rifle that faithfully replicates the AR-platform dimensions between the sighting plane, buttstock height, and grip. Although it looks really cool out of the box, there is an extensive array of accessories available allowing a custom configuration, limited only by the shooter's preferences.
Simmons LRF 400 Rangefinder
The LRF400 has a powerful optical 4x magnification with an in-view liquid crystal display for a clear sight picture and an accurate distance reading.
In 2010, Simmons will also a quality, affordable laser rangefinder in its optics line. The new Simmons LRF400 laser rangefinder quickly reads distances from 5 to 800 yards with just the push of a single button. Accuracy is an incredible +/- one yard.
The LRF400 has a powerful optical 4x magnification with an in-view liquid crystal display for a clear sight picture and an accurate distance reading. The unit operates on a single 9-volt battery and comes with a carrying case.
Speer DeepCurl Handgun Hunting Component Bullets
This year Speer rolls out DeepCurl--its newest line of hunting bullets that replaces the Gold Dot Handgun Hunting line.
Speer Bullets brings everyday handloading hunters and shooters reliable bullets that can be trusted in the field. This year Speer rolls out DeepCurl--its newest line of hunting bullets that replaces the Gold Dot Handgun Hunting line. These bullets feature the same bonding process Speer has always used resulting in excellent toughness and zero run-out in jacket walls. A dimpled base makes for a uniform bullet heel, and performed petals provide reliable and controlled expansion. Currently .357 140-grain hollow-point and 158-grain soft-points are offered.
Springfield XDM 3.8
Overall length is 7 inches, and height is only 5.6 inches while maintaining an impressive magazine capacity of 19 rounds of 9mm.
A compact powerhouse was introduced by Springfield Armory this year. The XDM 3.8 has a 3.8-inch steel barrel with a fully supported ramp. Overall length is 7 inches, and height is only 5.6 inches while maintaining an impressive magazine capacity of 19 rounds of 9mm. It weighs in at 27.5 ounces thanks to its lightweight polymer frame and can be had in all black, or as a bi-tone with black grip frame and stainless steel slide.
The AUG/A3 SA USA was engineered specifically with the American marksman in mind, and it incorporates all the features that AUG aficionados have always desired in the platform.
Two decades after it was banned from importation, the venerated and much-sought-after Steyr AUG has made its triumphant return to firearm stores across America. Now built stateside by Steyr subcontractor Sabre Defense — legendary for its tactical rifles and its unrivaled M2HB and Minigun barrels currently in use by the U.S. military — under the watchful eyes and to the exacting tolerances of Austrian engineers, the new Steyr AUG/A3 SA USA made its debut at the 2009 SHOT Show and is now available in 5.56x45mm.
After the importation ban in 1989, the legendary AUG/A1 frequently commanded in excess of $5,000, but the svelte, utilitarian Austrian bullpup in its upgraded, modern A3 configuration is now available at a fraction of that. With an overall length of 28.15 inches including its 16-inch heavy barrel, the uncompromising, clean-running AUG/A3 SA USA measures 8 inches shorter than an AR-15 carbine with a comparable barrel length and an extended stock, making the AUG the ultimate home-defense or ranch rifle. And while the AR-15's often maligned gas-impingement system expels a large quantity of operational gas — and all the accompanying carbon and unburned powder — directly into the bolt carrier within the receiver, all gas used to cycle the utterly reliable short-stroke gas-piston AUG design exits the system within an inch of the barrel's gas port. The new AUG/A3 SA USA also has two gas adjustment settings.
The AUG/A3 SA USA was engineered specifically with the American marksman in mind, and it incorporates all the features that AUG aficionados have always desired in the platform. An innovative muzzle brake design tames recoil exceptionally effectively, providing for accurate second shots on target. The new last-round bolt-hold-open feature provides a subtle "feel" indication that the magazine is empty, and after a magazine change, the low-profile bolt release is conveniently located on the left side of the stock. The redesigned charging handle, forward on the left side of the receiver, also serves as a forward assist.
The most obvious departure from the AUG of two decades ago is the lack of an integral optical sight. In keeping with its A3 designation, the new AUG is of a flat-top design with a marked, 25-position Picatinny rail. This makes sighting options almost limitless — from low-powered, long-eye relief optics to high-powered scopes to iron sights or even a combination of both. AUG purists need not fret; a Picatinny version of the original integrated Austrian "donut reticle" 1.5X optical sight is also available from Steyr Arms. A smaller side rail also has been added for the integration of one of the many illumination or laser devices on the market.
Of course, the AUG/A3 SA USA has all the classic features and benefits that established it as the pinnacle of modern rifle design, including expedited disassembly as well as si
mple conversion to left-hand operation, which requires replacement of the standard bolt with the optional left-eject bolt. It also features a quick-change barrel with a collapsible forward grip. The AUG/A3 SA USA includes two transparent polymer 30-round magazines, a cleaning kit that stores in the rifle's buttstock, a factory sling, a soft carry case and an owner's manual.
Features include a high-visibility fiber optic front and adjustable rear sight, 5-shot stainless or alloy steel cylinder chambered for 2 1/2-inch .410 shotshells or .45 Colt interchangeably.
Taurus Public Defender Polymer
Check out the revolutionary new Public Defender Polymer. This scaled-down model of everyone's favorite combo gun, the Taurus Judge, still gives you the ability to fire your choice of ammunition — now in a size that fits in most pockets — also in a lighter, polymer body frame with new updates for improved handling and accuracy. Truly amazing! Just like its big brother, this little gun delivers amazing versatility and devastating firepower for self-protection.
Features include a high-visibility fiber optic front and adjustable rear sight, 5-shot stainless or alloy steel cylinder chambered for 2 1/2-inch .410 shotshells or .45 Colt interchangeably and Taurus exclusive Ribber grip.
Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic HB-ST
Weatherby showed a new Vanguard Synthetic HB-ST bolt-action rifle. The patented Silent-Tek finish on the Vanguard HB-ST provides a unique textured "sure-grip" for positive handling and the ultimate in quiet concealment in the field. Recoil is mitigated using a low density recoil pad. Barrel is 22 inches, #3 contour with matte black finish and fully recessed target crown. The trigger is factory tuned and fully adjustable. Chamberings are .223 Rem. and .308 Win.
The patented Silent-Tek finish on the Vanguard HB-ST provides a unique textured "sure-grip" for positive handling.
Collectors take note-- in 2010, Winchester Ammunition will pay tribute to Oliver Winchester's 200th birthday by introducing the new Oliver F. Winchester commemorative line in .22 Long Rifle, .45 Colt and .30-30 Win. A limited edition Model 1894 centerfire rifle will be introduced in 2010 in honor of the Winchester name as well.
The Oliver F. Winchester limited edition cartridges feature nickel-plated shell casings bearing a special "OFW" head stamp. All of the offerings come in collectable vintage packaging and a biography of the man who helped "Win the West."
The Oliver F. Winchester limited edition cartridges feature nickel-plated shell casings bearing a special "OFW" head stamp.
The .22 Long Rife is loaded with a 40 grain plated lead round nose, the .45 Colt cartridge with a 250 grain lead round nose and the .30-30 Win. with a 150 grain Power Point.
"We should all appreciate the path that Oliver Winchester created for not only our company but the shooting sports industry," said Dick Hammett, president of Winchester Ammunition. "Oliver Winchester was a pioneer and he left a legacy that we are proud to uphold. Without a doubt he's one of the most famous names in the shooting sports industry and it's only fitting that we pay tribute to his success during the year of his 200th birthday."