Tag Archives: Sundra

Prairie Rat Field Fest

It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to test three new rifles, two new cartridges, several new loadings and a new optic all on the same outing. Such was the case this past June when Savage and Hornady teamed-up to organize a prairie rat shoot with Heart Spear Outfitters based in Casper, Wyoming. Continue reading Prairie Rat Field Fest

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Rutland Redux

Prior to August 2014 when a disastrous fire totally destroyed the Rutland Plywood factory in Rutland, Vermont, this company was virtually the sole supplier of laminated blanks to most domestic firearms manufacturers, as well as after-market replacement stock purveyors. In fact, it was Rutland that developed the wood laminated rifle stock that we have come to know. Continue reading Rutland Redux

A Tale Of Two Mausers

In the world of rifles there is perhaps no more iconic name than Mauser. Yes there’s Winchester, Remington, Holland & Holland, Rigby, and a few others than can arguably claim iconic status, but none have been more influential or more universal than this German company founded in 1871 on the banks of the Neckar River in Oberndorf. Continue reading A Tale Of Two Mausers

New Remington 700 American Wilderness Rifle

Every year we see new models of the Remington 700 introduced, most of which are simply variations (called “line extensions” in industry parlance), of this iconic rifle that’s been with us since 1962. To be honest, many of these so-called “new” guns differ from existing models only in stock design, composition or color. I can’t tell you how many versions of the 700 have passed through these hands, but it’s got to be close to a hundred. Continue reading New Remington 700 American Wilderness Rifle