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The Allure Of Straight-Pull Bolt Actions

I have always been fascinated with straight-pull bolt-actions. I’m talking rifles like the Blaser R8, the Merkel Rx Helix and the Heym SR-30, German guns all. I’m not sure why these guns are so popular there and in other parts of the world, but they’re not here. Continue reading The Allure Of Straight-Pull Bolt Actions

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European Straight Pull Rifles

It’s ironic that while most of the tri-lug rifles available here come from overseas manufacturers, European hunters — at least those who can afford them — prefer straight-pulls like the Merkel, Blaser and Heym. What’s really interesting is the fact that the only feature these three guns share is that they function with a simple pull-push Continue reading European Straight Pull Rifles