SCI to Auction Rifle Number Four in Series of Five World Heritage Guns at the 46th Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention

Ryan Breeding rifle custom

Custom gunmaker Ryan Breeding of Nampa, Idaho, has been selected to design and build number four in the series of five SCI World Heritage Rifle Series guns. The rifle will be auctioned during the 46th Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention, January 31–February 3, 2018, in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind rifle will represent Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Tropical Pacific Ocean Islands), as the theme in the series.

The Breeding rifle is built on a double square bridge Magnum Mauser action by Granite Mountain Arms in Phoenix, Arizona. The gun is chambered in the venerable .375 H&H caliber, with the capability to take down trophies of the Australia and New Zealand region, including water buffalo, banteng and red stag, along with other large game throughout the world.

The rifle comes with open sights that are integral to the barrel, as well as a quick detachable 30mm Swarovski Z8 scope. The rifle is a true custom creation, with almost all of the parts specifically designed for the gun, featuring beautiful wood and metal finishes embellished by master engraver Lee Griffiths of Hyde Park, Utah. In a nod to the Oceania theme, the stock also features a buffalo horn fore-end tip.

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Breeding works closely with the Tech Help New Product Development Team (NDP) at Boise State University to create 3D printed models of his designs before putting them into production. One unique feature of the new Heritage Rifle will be that all of the gun’s screw heads will be hidden, creating a sleek seamless look.

The rifle comes with its own custom-designed display cabinet by Julian & Sons. It will be an elegant, free-standing piece paneled on all sides with hand-selected premium black walnut and finished with hand-rubbed Danish oil.

“I’ve made a lot of custom guns in my 35-year career, but this gun is totally something I have never done before.” said Breeding. “I build every gun like I was doing it for myself, especially this one. My primary concern is functionality and reliability. The gun will be delivered to the convention finished, sighted-in and ready to perform.”

To register to attend, click here – www.showsci.org

Browning Steps Up The Game With The New X-Bolt Pro Rifle

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From Browning:

Browning has introduced a rifle that many are calling a “semi-custom production rifle.” What gives the X-Bolt Pro this classification is the level of specialized finishing touches and higher-end construction that is above the already top-tier X-Bolt family of hunting rifles.

The new Browning X-Bolt Pro has many features that set it apart from the average production rifle. Most notably, the stock is a second generation design that is constructed using a full 360° carbon fiber wrap with a compressed foam core. The stock is extremely lightweight, rigid and includes textured gripping panels, a palm swell and is coated with Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish for added protection.

X-Bolt Pro Rifle Browning

The receiver of the rifle is corrosion-resistant stainless steel with the durable Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish applied. It is glass bedded into the stock for accuracy and is drilled and tapped for the solid X-Lock scope mounts.

The fluted barrel of the X-Bolt Pro is a lightweight sporter contour and features a new proprietary lapping process that provides consistent, superior accuracy, reduced fouling and easier bore cleaning. The barrel lapping also allows customers to avoid the need for a time-consuming break-in process. The muzzle of the barrel is threaded to accept the included muzzle brake or thread protector cap. This rifle is ready to go, right from the box.

The X-Bolt Pro has a classy looking spiral fluted bolt and enlarged fluted bolt knob that aids in sure operation. Like the stock, the barrel, bolt and bolt handle are coated with the Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish that looks great and mutes the color of the gun for better concealability from keen eyes.

Other Features:

  • Feather Trigger
  • Free-floated barrel
  • Bolt unlock button
  • 60° bolt lift
  • Rotary magazine
  • Tang safety
  • Inflex recoil pad
  • Sling swivel studs

The X-Bolt Pro is available in the following calibers:

Caliber             Barrel Length             Weight                        Suggested Retail Price

6.5 Creedmoor            22                    6lbs. 1 oz.                    $1,999.99

308 Win                      22                    6lbs. 1 oz.                    $1,999.99

30-06 Spfld                 22                    6lbs. 5 oz.                    $1,999.99

300 Win Mag              26                    6lbs. 9 oz.                    $2,039.99

28 Nosler                    26                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,069.99

300 WSM                    23                    6lbs. 5 oz.                    $2,039.99

26 Nosler                    22                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,069.99

7mm Rem Mag          26                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,039.99

270 Win                      22                    6lbs. 6 oz.                    $1,999.99

 

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com.

 

Browning AB3 Rifle Now Available in Micro Stalker Model

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From Browning:

Browning’s accurate and affordable AB3 rifle line is growing in 2017 with the addition of the Micro Stalker model. The new rifle features a black composite stock with a 13” length of pull perfect for smaller stature shooters.

The new AB3 Micro Stalker has all the features found on Browning’s latest value price bolt-action design including a 60° bolt lift, detachable box magazine, Pachmayr® Decelerator® recoil pad, bolt lock override button, tang safety, sling studs and free-floating 22” barrel. The steel receiver and barrel have a matte blued finish.

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The AB3 Micro Stalker is also eligible for the Growth Insurance Program from Browning. This program allows Micro and Micro Midas firearms to grow with the shooter. New owners are eligible to purchase full-size stocks at 50% off the retail price. For more information on the program, click on this link http://www.browning.com/news/promotions-rebates/growth-insurance.html .

The Browning AB3 Micro Stalker model is a available in short action calibers .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Rem. and .308 Win. Suggested retail price is $599.99.

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com.

Savage Arms Introduces Model 10 GRS in 6mm Creedmoor

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SUFFIELD, Connecticut – August 14, 2017 – Savage Arms is pleased to offer serious long-range shooters a new secret weapon with the Savage Model 10 GRS in 6mm Creedmoor. The rifle delivers exceptional accuracy and performance whether you’re engaged in top-level competition or simply trying to beat your personal best. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

Based on necking the 6.5 Creedmoor down for 6mm bullets, the 6mm Creedmoor cartridge is capable of accurate 1,000-yard shots that had moderate recoil and is predicted to be the next hot cartridge for long-range precision shooting competitions.

Savage’s Model 10 GRS houses the full suite of accuracy-enhancing features firmly within a GRS stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan, with 65 percent glass bedding material.

The rock-stable stock’s slimmed down dimensions and textured surfaces provide a better grip in wet conditions, while its length-of-pull can be adjusted to fit any shooter. Plus, its Savage action, precise button rifling, fluted heavy barrel and user-adjustable AccuTrigger deliver the accuracy of custom rifles at a fraction of the price.

Features & Benefits
• GRS adjustable stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan
• User-adjustable Savage AccuTrigger
• Slim grip and fore-end with textured rubber grip surfaces
• Adjustable length-of-pull from 33.5 to 36.5 cm
• 5/8-24 threaded muzzle
• Fluted heavy barrel
• 10-round AICS-compatible magazine
• Flush cup sling loops included and sling mount for bipod use installed

Part No. / Description / MSRP
55199 / 6mm Creedmoor, 26-inch barrel / $1,449

Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit www.savagearms.com.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, and Europe. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.

Winchester Adds to Popular XPR Rifle Line for 2017

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Winchester® Repeating Arms is adding several new offerings to the bolt-action XPR® rifle line for 2017. This line of rifles has built a reputation for accuracy and dependability at a very affordable price.

New for 2017 is the XPR Hunter Mountain Country Range model. It features a polymer stock in the new Mossy Oak® Mountain Country Range camo. Other features found on the XPR include a M.O.A. trigger system, Perma-Cote™ matte blued metal surfaces to minimize glare, detachable box magazine, steel recoil lug, two position thumb safety and Inflex Technology Recoil Pad. It is available in many popular calibers from .243 Win. to .338 Win. Mag. Barrel length for short-action caliber rifles is 22”, short magnum and standard long action is 24” and long action magnum calibers is 26”. Average weight is 6¾ – 7¼ lbs. Suggested retail is $599.99.

Winchester Repeating Arms will also add two new XPR Hunter Compact models for 2017. The XPR Hunter Compactwill be offered in popular short-action calibers from .243 Win. to 325 WSM short magnum calibers. Suggested retail is $549.99. The new XPR Hunter Compact Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camo version is offered in the same calibers with a suggested retail of $599.99. Both rifles offer a shorter, 13” length of pull that optimizes them for younger shooters and those with a smaller stature. Average weight is 6 ½ – 6 ¾ lbs. Barrel lengths are 20” on short action standard calibers and 22” on WSM calibers.

Winchester XPR compact

Features:

  • M.O.A. Trigger System
  • Bolt unlock button
  • Nickel Teflon® on bolt body
  • Detachable box magazine
  • Advanced polymer stock
  • Compact models feature shorter 13” length of pull
  • Perma-Cote® matte black metal surfaces
  • Inflex Technology Recoil Pad
  • Steel recoil lug
  • Receiver is machined from solid steel bar stock
  • Two-position thumb safety
  • Button-rifled, free-floated steel barrel
  • Recessed target crown

For more information on Winchester Firearms, please visit www.winchesterguns.com.

Browning Adds to the X-Bolt Rifle Line in 2017

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From Browning:

Browning is expanding the bolt-action X-Bolt rifle line in 2017 with two new models and the addition of caliber choices in several existing models.

X-Bolt Medallion Safari Grade

Browning’s new X-Bolt Medallion Safari Grade rifle features a deep polished blued fluted heavy sporter barrel with gold accented engraving. The polished blued steel receiver is also engraved. A gloss finish checkered Grade IV/V walnut stock is accented with a rosewood fore-end cap and pistol grip cap. Available in short action calibers from in .243 Win. to long action 375 H&H Mag., including the 6.5 Creedmoor. Suggested retail is $1,999.99- $2,049.99.

X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range Hunter

Another new addition to the X-Bolt line-up for 2017 is the Hell’s Canyon Long Range model. This rifle features a Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish on all exposed metal surfaces. The heavy sporter contour barrel is fluted. The composite stock has textured gripping surfaces, a palm swell and is covered in A-TACS AU Camo® with Dura-Touch Armor Coating. The X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Long Range model is available in 6.5 Creedmoor with 22” barrel, 270 WSM and 300 WSM with 23” barrel, 26 Nosler, 7mm Rem. Mag., 28 Nosler and 300 Win. Mag. with 26” barrel, the suggested retail is $1,229.99 – $1,299.99.

Features:

  • Steel receiver
  • Drilled and tapped for the X-Lock Scope Mounting System
  • Feather Trigger
  • Free-floated barrel
  • Bolt unlock button
  • 60° bolt lift
  • Rotary magazine
  • Tang safety
  • Inflex recoil pad
  • Sling swivel studs
  • 300 H&H Mag. and 375 H&H Mag. Medallion Safari models include open sights with 18” sight radius
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In addition to the pair of new X-Bolt rifles, for 2017 Browning is adding the 28 Nosler caliber to the popular X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed rifle and the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber to the following X-Bolt models in 2017.

  • X-Bolt Varmint Stalker
  • X-Bolt Hunter
  • X-Bolt Micro Midas
  • X-Bolt Medallion
  • X-Bolt High Grade Hunter
  • X-Bolt White Gold Hunter
  • X-Bolt Eclipse Hunter

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com.

Savage Arms Introduces Model 10 GRS

Savage 10 GRS

From Savage Arms:

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – April 19, 2017 – Savage Arms is pleased to offer serious long-range shooters a new secret weapon with the Savage Model 10 GRS. The rifle delivers exceptional accuracy and performance whether you’re engaged in top-level competition or simply trying to beat your personal best. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

The Model 10 GRS houses the full suite of accuracy-enhancing Savage features firmly within a GRS stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan, with 65 percent glass bedding material.

The rock-stable stock’s slimmed down dimensions and textured surfaces provide a better grip in wet conditions, while its length-of-pull can be adjusted to fit any shooter. Plus, its Savage action, precise button rifling, fluted heavy barrel and user-adjustable AccuTrigger deliver the accuracy of custom rifles at a fraction of the price.

Features & Benefits
• GRS adjustable stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan
• User-adjustable Savage AccuTrigger
• Slim grip and fore-end with textured rubber grip surfaces
• Adjustable length-of-pull from 33.5 to 36.5 cm
• 5/8-24 threaded muzzle
• Fluted heavy barrel
• 10-round AICS-compatible magazine
• Flush cup sling loops included and sling mount for bipod use installed

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22596 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $1,449
22599 / 308 Win., 20-inch barrel / $1,449

Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit www.savagearms.com.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.