Review: Masterpiece Arms’ MPA BA “Lite” PCR in 6.5CM: Low-Cost Precision at 1600 yards!

Laughably Easy. That’s how I would describe hitting targets at 1000 yards with the MPA BA Lite PCR Competition Rifle, MasterPiece Arms’ new rifle for use in the production class of the Precision Rifle Series.  I dialed in the trued data and pressed the trigger.  Thanks to the low recoil of 6.5 Creedmoor, the scope … Read More … The post Review: Masterpiece Arms’ MPA BA “Lite” PCR in 6.5CM: Low-Cost Precision at 1600 yards! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

SIG Sauer 716 DMR G2 .308

Tom Beckstrand talks with the folks at SIG about their new lighter generation 2 716 DMR Rifle. The post SIG Sauer 716 DMR G2 .308 appeared first on Guns & Ammo.

German AR-style rifles in .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum by Albert Arms

Albert Arms is a firearms manufacturer located in Schweinfurt, Germany. They produce AR-style rifles chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum called ALR-300 and ALR-338 respectively. Both guns are short stroke gas piston operated and have AR-style bolt carrier group. However, they have some unique features, different from traditional AR-15/AR-10 design. As an … Read More … The post German AR-style rifles in .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum by Albert Arms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Firing Pin Impact, a Key to Rimfire Accuracy

There are many elements that make up the internal ballistics of rimfire rifles. Perhaps, one of the more overlooked aspects pertains to the firing pin. The post Firing Pin Impact, a Key to Rimfire Accuracy appeared first on Gun Digest.

New Gun: Colt Combat Unit Carbine

Colt’s Manufacturing Company announced its first M4-style rifle with a mid-length gas system. Called the Colt Combat Unit carbine, this new gun features a number of popular features in addition to the mid-length system. The gun’s SKU is LE6960-CCU. “Producing a mid-length gas system was the logical next-step for us, and it’s long overdue,” said … Read More … The post New Gun: Colt Combat Unit Carbine appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

History and Modernization of the Vz58

In this episode of TFBTV, Edward takes a look at 3 different variants of the Vz58 platform, the Czech army’s issued rifle, and looks at how the firearm has changed since the original design in the 1950s. We look at aftermarket parts, mounting systems, and have a short review of two specific optics. Thanks to … Read More … The post History and Modernization of the Vz58 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

HM Defense’s Monobloc HM-15

It’s not that often that anything really new emerges in the AR world. Sure, we see new innovations on an almost daily basis but rarely is it something that relates to the fundamental design of the firearm. HM Defense’s Monobloc HM-15 is truly something different, an AR15-style carbine with both a gas tube interface and muzzle device machined integrally into the barrel. If you believe that simpler is better, the HM-15 Monobloc is a serious step in your direction. HM Defense emerged a few years ago out of an existing aerospace machining business in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Because HM Defense already had significant machining capabilities and expertise, they were …

Accuracy Testing a Rifle, Part Two

The MagnetoSpeed chronograph attaches to the muzzle end of the barrel and uses electromagnetic disturbance to accurately measure velocity. It doesn’t require bright light to work effectively. In the first part of our accuracy-testing column, we covered the importance of building a good shooting position and how we do it here at Guns & Ammo. In this second part, we’re going to talk about how we select ammunition and other ancillary equipment in our quest to squeeze every last bit of accuracy. Ammunition We favor testing rifles with match ammunition because we often don’t have the time to develop optimal…

New Product: Savage A22 .22 LR Rifle

The new Savage A22 is the first .22 LR in the company’s popular A Series semi-auto rimfire rifle line and should be a fun and affordable option. The post New Product: Savage A22 .22 LR Rifle appeared first on Gun Digest.

TFB Review: Tactical Solutions’ X-ring SB-X Barrel for 10/22

The Ruger 10/22, by dint of its modular construction, it quite easy to modify.  Trigger packs, bolts, receivers, stocks and barrels are easy to change out for many purposes.  Many people enjoy shooting them suppressed. Though eye and ear protection should be worn at all times on a public range, plinking in your back 40 or … Read More … The post TFB Review: Tactical Solutions’ X-ring SB-X Barrel for 10/22 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Straight Shooter: Blaser R8 Professional S Review

The Blaser R8 Professional S takes the company’s legendary straight-pull design and places it in a no-frills rifle that offers ample performance. The post Straight Shooter: Blaser R8 Professional S Review appeared first on Gun Digest.

The New FN 15 Tactical .300 BLK Rifle

The new FN 15 Tactical .300 BLK rifle represents FN America’s first foray into a factory-produced rifle chambered in the popular .300 BLK. The post The New FN 15 Tactical .300 BLK Rifle appeared first on Gun Digest.

Architek Fixed Clamp-On AR-15 Front Sight

Check out this cool new clamp-on AR-15 front sight from Battle Arms Development called the Architek that looks very similar to an AK-47 front sight. Its lightweight and compact made for .750 diameter AR-15 barrels. It’s made out of machined 7075-T6 aluminum and the sight post is skeletonized to help reduce weight to just 1.3 ounces. Why would anyone need a clamp on front sight? The main benefit I see is for those who want to extent their sight radius as far as possible or for those who have low profile gas blocks. The new Architek front sight retails for $89.99 and is available exclusively at Brownells.com The Battle Arms AR-15 Fixed Clamp-On Front Sight was …

Thompson/Center Arms Recalls T/C Compass Rifle

Thompson/Center Arms has announced a recall for all of its T/C Compass bolt-action rifles produced prior to September 16, 2016. The post Thompson/Center Arms Recalls T/C Compass Rifle appeared first on Gun Digest.

Magpul Hunter X-22 Takedown Stock Now Available

Magpul just released their Hunter X-22 stocks for the popular Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle. It’s made out of reinforced polymer and features an ergonomic grip, multiple sling mounting options and an adjustable length of pull and comb height. It retails for $149.95 over at Magpul.com.

Fayachi BoreSighter Bore Sight kit for 0.22 to 0.50 Caliber Rifles Handgun Red Laser

Red Dot Laser BoreSighter Bore Sighter Kit for .22 to .50 Rifles Caliber Handgun Housing Color: Black Laser Color: Red Specifications: Max output power: less than 1mW Class II Laser Length: 155mm (6 1/8¡±) Laser Wavelength: 520mm Head Diameter: 16mm (5/8¡±) Tail Diameter: 5mm (13/64¡±) Power: 3 x AG13 (#76, LR-44) batteries Fit any 0.22 […]

Steel Shooting Safety Tips with Hickok45

There is always time for gun safety, and Hickok45’s latest YouTube video addresses an important one: shooting steel. This video is well worth watching if you’re not entirely up on gun safety while shooting steel and is also a good one to share with new shooters. After all, the four golden rules of gun safety … Read More … The post Steel Shooting Safety Tips with Hickok45 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle

Ritter & Stark will introduce its SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR) to the US market at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition next month. TFB readers got a sneak peek of this gun in May when Steve published a number of guns that were on display at the Defense … Read More … The post Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

POTD: A Perfect Fit

Someone posted this photo on Facebook. It is their suppressed FDE FN SCAR17S in a guitar case. Due to the folding stock design, it is a perfect fit in the guitar case. Perfect for discrete traveling. Do you use discrete cases for your firearms? The post POTD: A Perfect Fit appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

9th Court Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to Medical Marijuana Card Holders

Yes, this post is skirting that fine line of “Firearms Not Politics”, but it is certainly newsworthy, if not actually a surprise to anyone. So, lets try and keep this to the informational side of the topic, whatever your feeling on the topic–it is “gun news”. The first I had heard of this topic was … Read More … The post 9th Court Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to Medical Marijuana Card Holders appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Magpul D60 Sixty Round .223 Drum Overview and Mag Dump

In this episode of TFBTV, James tests out Magpul’s new D60 drum on the FN M4 rifle.  Magpul launched this drum after much fanfare and promises utter reliability and great usability. James puts these claims to the test as he runs through the function of the D60, along with a 60rd drum dump to make … Read More … The post Magpul D60 Sixty Round .223 Drum Overview and Mag Dump appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Review: CZ 550 Western Series Rifle

Offered in five cartridges ranging from .26 Nosler to .300 Win. Mag., the 550 Sonoran in .270 is fit for hunting most of America’s Lower 48 game animals. We hunters who live to enter the back-country, those of us who hunt the wildest places on earth, are often looking for a rifle that will live up to the lessons of our past experience. A field rifle needs to be as rugged as the hunters who carry it, accurate so as to ensure a quick and ethical kill on the game animals we respect so much, impervious to inclement weather and able to be relied upon. The CZ 550 Western Series fits all of these requirements. When one first looks at the CZ 550, the design…

What Makes A Bolt Action Rifle Great?

There are many factors to consider before shelling out your hard earned cash on a bolt action rifle, and in this video we go through a few characteristics that we feel are desirable. As some of the least restricted firearms in the world, people in almost any country can obtain a bolt gun and while … Read More … The post What Makes A Bolt Action Rifle Great? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Beckstrand’s Favorite Remington Model 700

The Model 700 Long Range does well off a bipod or a field-expedient rest. Though not ideal for some hunting, its weight does tame recoil. Remington unveiled the Model 700 in 1962 (although the bulk of the design work was done in the ’40s with the 721 and 722 series rifles), and it has been making them ever since. The Remington 700 is popular for a lot of reasons, chief among them being the performance offered for the price. There have been a lot of Remington Model 700 variants over the years, but the one in current production that is my clear favorite is the Remington Model 700 Long Range chambered in .30-’06. I’m not a huge fan of injection-molded polymer stocks. …

Museum Of The West – Historical Firearms

Romanticized in countless movies, the Old West was the epitome of white hat law dogs versus black hat scoundrels. In reality, however, it was an unforgiving life on the high plains with days of never ending, back breaking labor by families just trying to make a life for themselves. Of course, gunfighters both good and … Read More … The post Museum Of The West – Historical Firearms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.