This year, one SCI Member will leave Convention able to say they own what Rigby’s Managing Director, Marc Newton, calls Rigby’s “best .275 bolt rifle ever made.” When the hammer falls Saturday night, the winning bidder of the World Heritage Rifle celebrating hunting in Asia will own that gun; one meticulously patterned after Jim Corbett’s original .275 Rigby rifle famous for its role in ending the carnage cause by some of the most infamous maneaters ever documented.
A hundred years ago, .30-caliber rifles were small-bores. Soon, though, hunters realized the great power and reach of the .30-‘06, and disabused themselves of the notion that bore diameter defined killing effect. Charles Newton already knew what higher velocity could do. When the ’06 was still less than a decade old, he came up with his .256 Newton, which drove a129-grain bullet 2,760 fps. Head and rim diameters matched those of the ’06; at 2.457 inches, the case Continue reading Mr. Newton’s Quarter-Bore
For its 150th anniversary, Steyr Arms gave itself a new US Headquarters and showroom in Bessemer, AL. Steyr is the US importer of Steyr-Mannlicher, Merkel and Anschutz firearms, and with respect to the new headquarters, Steyr CEO Scott O’Brien explained that the company was looking to own a “long-term home in the US,” and at the same time help its dealers by providing a place where they can bring customers to see the various Steyr, Merkel and Anschutz firearms.
The 33,000 square-foot facility features a 3,000 square-foot showroom where the company displays all of the firearms it offers and highlights its premium wood-grained guns. It’s something of a Continue reading New Steyr Showroom Lets You Try Before You Buy
McMillan Merchant Solutions, launched by Kelly McMillan of McMillan Group International, is the only credit card processing company developed by the firearms industry for the firearms industry. McMillan Merchant Solutions guarantees the best possible rates, a complete product line, excellent customer service and personalized solutions–regardless of volume.
“I started McMillan Merchant Solutions in response to a growing trend for financial institutions to decline services to firearms companies. As president of McMillan Group International, an established firearms company, I personally experienced the biases of a financial institution and realized the need for a competitive, firearms-friendly credit card processing company. McMillan Merchant Solutions’ strength is to provide a solid business partnership with companies and guarantee that we will never drop a customer because they are in the firearms industry,” said Kelly McMillan, president of McMillan Merchant Solutions.
“I have been very fortunate to have had a successful business in the firearms industry for over forty years. As a way to give back and help protect our Constitutional rights, I am committed to donating a portion of every credit card transaction made to firearms and outdoor associations,” said McMillan.
McMillan Merchant Solutions is powered by LTD Merchant Services, a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Walnut Creek, CA and a registered ISO/MSP of BMO Harris Bank, Chicago, IL. McMillan Merchant Services handles all major credit card transactions with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.