Tag Archives: European Rifles

New Italian Imports

The Sabatti Saphire as tested in .30-’06 with optional iron sights and a Bushnell Elite Tactical LRTS 4.5-18×44 scope weighed 9 3/4 pounds. The synthetic version weighs 6 3/4 pounds sans iron sights.

If I were to ask what European countries comes to mind if the subject was bolt action centerfire rifles, Italy would be pretty low on the list. It’s not that they Continue reading New Italian Imports

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Sauer Unveils New S 404 Paragon

Sauer-404-more-safetyThe newest flagship of Germany’s oldest gun maker unites everything demanding hunters require in a premium hunting rifle with unheard-of technical advances. Continue reading Sauer Unveils New S 404 Paragon

The Stalking Rifle

The tradition of stalking the Scottish stag is firmly entrenched in the highlander heritage. This one fell to a Dakota M76 in .270 Winchester.
The tradition of stalking the Scottish stag is firmly entrenched in the highlander heritage. This one fell to a Dakota M76 in .270 Winchester.

We can probably agree that the “stalking rifle” has its origins in the British gun trade, and that in its classic form it’s a beautiful and beautifully light little rifle with origins almost certainly pre-dating smokeless powder (if not self-contained cartridges). But the exact definition, if there is one, is a bit more elusive. Continue reading The Stalking Rifle

European Straight Pull Rifles

Merkel RX Helix
The Merkel RX Helix is the newest of the European straight pulls. Like the Blaser, it offers barrel/caliber interchangeability.

The most popular rifles among European hunters today are the straight pull offerings of Blaser, Merkel and Heym, yet here in the States not a single manufacturer offers such a gun, at least not in a centerfire. Why is that? Continue reading European Straight Pull Rifles