Colt is working hard to build the average shooter a good 3-gun rifle and their new AR is another step toward satisfying that audience. The rifle has the eloquent name of LE6940AE-3G. Its more desirable attributes include a fully ambidextrous lower, an extended handguard with plenty of rail options, and fold-down Magpul sites. It will retail for about $1,900 and should be available mid-year of 2014.
The original Versa Max is a great waterfowl gun, but this year Remington is looking to make it even better. Borrowing some features from the tactical version of the Versa Max, Remington added an extended bolt handle, an oversized bolt release, and an extra-large safety for easier operation with heavy gloves.
Add these features to a shotgun that already does a good job of cutting down on felt recoil and has an adjustable stock for different shooting conditions, and you've got a duck and goose gun that's tough to beat in adverse weather.
Smith & Wesson's new XVR comes from the Performance Center family and features a 3.5-inch barrel, a fiber optic front sight, and Hogue grips. The gun is compatible with three different cartridges: .460, .454 Casull, and .445 Long Colt.
Gerber's big knife for 2014 is made out of a solid piece of new steel called S35VN. This means the blade should hold its edge longer and be more resistant to corrosion. The Legend comes with a well-built leather sheath that features a solid safety strap. But these features are going to cost you ... a lot.
The Ruger American rifle stormed into the market last year as an accurate, durable rifle for a bargain price. For 2014, Ruger is introducing a rimfire .22 version with a variety of features that include a rotary magazine, a fiber optic front site, a good trigger, and interchangeable butts. The gun comes in a standard version (shown in the video) and a compact version.
The best feature on this gun might be the price: $250.
The Swedish Morakniv is as sharp as a razor. The clip-point blade is anodized to prevent rusting and the handle is made of injection-molded polypropylene and provides a positive grip. It comes with a sturdy sheath and an incredible price of only $80. We dare you to find a better all-around knife for the money.
Given the precision rifles and buckets of ammo involved, long-range rifle shooting is a spendy hobby, as a rule. But this 9.5-pound tactical bolt makes it more affordable than ever, by a long shot. (Get it?)
Built on the Savage Model 110 action, the new 10T incorporates a 24-inch heavy barrel with 5R rifling for optimal accuracy and a BA-style bolt-handle fore quick, easy cycling. It comes with a detachable box magazine and one-piece EGW scope base. And you get all of that for the ridiculously low price of $599 (cabelas.com). What’s more, it’s chambered in .308 Winchester, a classic long-range round that’s both relatively available and cheap. In other words, if you’re looking to get into long-range shooting but aren’t ready to drop the big bucks, this may well be your rifle.
This tripod was designed for military spotters who needed to set up in the sitting or prone position. But, the tripod is equally fitting for open country hunters who want to glass from a low, hidden position. And as far as tripods go, it's super lightweight and durable. The downside is, all that functionality is going to cost you. The tripod retails for about $600.
As the long-range frenzy continues, we should not forget that Weatherby has been specializing in rifles for extreme distances ever since the company was founded, and I mean hunting rifles, not tactical guns. Newest in their lineup is the Terramark RC, a Mark V with a special earth-tone camo stock and dirt-colored (sort of) metal finish on the receiver and fluted barrel.