Tag Archives: Modern Sporting Rifles

The Most Popular Rifle


A few days ago, I came upon an interesting claim in an internet shooting “magazine.” The writer proclaimed, with no qualification whatever, that the AR-15 is “the most popular rifle in American history.”

Assuming we are talking hunting rifles, I doubt very much that the total number Continue reading The Most Popular Rifle

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A Truly Modern Sporting Rifle


Modern Sporting Rifle, AR10 style
Remington’s new R25 GII is at the cutting edge of AR-10 technology and best represents the MSR as a viable, versatile hunting rifle.

I think it’s still safe to say that the majority of SCI members prefer traditional sporting rifles for hunting. By that I mean bolt actions mostly, but also including other action types such a levers, semi-autos, single shots and doubles. All are available in calibers suitable for all or nearly all the world’s game. Continue reading A Truly Modern Sporting Rifle

Freedom Group DPMS GII – Testing the Lightweight Hunter


Bench accuracy is more than adequate at 100 yards.
Bench accuracy is more than adequate at 100 yards.

Back in the March-April installment of this column I mentioned that DPMS, one of several gun companies under the Freedom Group umbrella (Remington, Marlin, Dakota Arms, Bushmaster and H&R being the others), has come up with a lighter, more compact version of the AR-10. Called simply GII (for second generation), it’s stirring a lot of interest, particularly among the Continue reading Freedom Group DPMS GII – Testing the Lightweight Hunter