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Guns Of SCI

Every year Safari Club International features some of the most sought after firearms in the world in the various auctions during the Annual SCI Convention and Ultimate Sportsmen’s Market. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the fine firearms up for bid in Reno in February.

Divide Gun Company
Freeman Series Long-Range Rifle
Divide Gun Company has donated a Freeman Series Long-Range Rifle bolt action in 300 Norma Mag. This is a custom, hand-built precision long-range rifle with a functional range of 1,600 yards. Comes with a 22-in.carbon alloy barrel on a long-range hunter style composit stock, and equipped with a Leupold VX-6HD, 3 -18 X 44mm scope and 20 rounds of custom matching ammo. Approximate weight 9-lbs.with optics. Handcrafted in the shadows of the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains of Salmon, Idaho, Divide Gun Company is the premier custom rifle manufacturer for extreme hunters that demand the most accurate, durable, lightweight and technologically advanced products on the market. For more information, contact Chad Rodgers 801-301-3252, chad@dividegun.com or visit website https://dividegun.com. Donation No.: 40985

Euro Optics Ltd.
Euro Optics FNS – 9L NMS Pistol
EuroOptic has donated FNS – 9L NMS pistol in 9mm caliber. The FNS™ series represents FN’s striker-fired semi-auto pistol platform. Inherent to the striker-fired design, the FNS series is double-action. This pistol features semi-auto strike action and 3-dot night sights. Plus, has a black stainless steel slide finish and black polymer frame with a 5-in. barrel length. NOTE: The FNS series of handguns are not on the CA Roster of Approved Handguns. For more information, contact EuroOptic at sales@eurooptic.com or visit www.eurooptic.com. Donation No.: 40352

Winchester Repeating Arms – Browning
BAR mK 3 Semi-Auto Rifle
Winchester Repeating Arms – Browning has donated a BAR mK 3 Semi-Auto in .300 Win. Mag with a 24-in. barrel. It has a grade II oil finish walnut stock with shim-adjustable for CMT on/off and drop at comb, Inflex recoil pad. Browning’s latest BAR design with satin nickel receiver finish and high relief engraving, polished blue barrel For more information, contact Paul Thompson at 801-876-2711 x 3229 and visit www.winchesterguns.com. Donation No.: 41079

Winchester Repeating Arms – Browning
BLR Lightweight Stainless Lever Action
Winchester Repeating Arms – Browning has donated a BLR Lightweight Stainless Lever Action in .300 WSM with a 22-in. matte stainless barrel and an alloy receiver in a non-reflective satin nickel finish. It has a walnut stock with a pistol grip gloss finish. This is what a serious lever-action rifle should be, and what every other lever-action wishes it was. For more information, contact Paul Thompson at 801-876-2711 x 3229 and visit www.winchesterguns.com. Donation No.: 41082

Winchester Repeating Arms – Browning
Model 70 Alaskan Bolt Action
Winchester Repeating Arms – Browning has donated a Model 70 Safari Express in .338 Win Mag with a 25-in. blued barrel with polished metal surfaces, folding adjustable rear sight and hooded brass bead front sight. forged steel receiver with dual recoil lugs. Pre ’64 style controlled round feed with claw extractor. Walnut Monte Carlo stock in satin finish. When planning your hunting trip to Alaska or any other tough hunting environment, be prepared for any situation by having a reliable rifle of the proper caliber, built on the proven Controlled Round Feed bolt-action you can trust with your life. For more information, contact Paul Thompson at 801-876-2711 x 3229 and visit www.winchesterguns.com. Donation No.: 41084

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Companies Debut New Products At SCI Convention

I always like when our Convention precedes the SHOT Show as it did this year because it affords guys like me the opportunity to get a jump on what’s new for the coming year. Most new products in the firearms industry debut at SHOT, but when our Convention convenes before theirs, many of our exhibitors consider SCI to be their primary market, and as such important enough to make sure their new goodies and promotional materials are ready in time, even if it’s earlier in the year than usual. Continue reading Companies Debut New Products At SCI Convention

The Making Of Rigby’s Best

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.

Jim Corbett and the Rudraprayag leopard.
Jim Corbett and the Rudraprayag leopard.

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Mr. Newton’s Quarter-Bore

NewtonsquarterboreA 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