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Left-Hand X-Bolt Rifles Now Available from Browning

X-Bolt Left Hand Hunter

X-Bolt Left Hand Medallion
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X-Bolt Left Hand Micro Hunter
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Contact: Scott Grange or Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or ext. 3229
January 2011

Left-Hand X-BoltRifles Now Available From Browning®

Left-hand shooters now have three models of left-hand X-Bolt™ rifles to choose from in the new Browning® X-Bolt rifle line. These new rifles have the same innovative features as the popular right-hand models.

The three new left-hand models include the X-Bolt Medallion, X-Bolt Hunter and X-Bolt Micro Hunter.

The Medallion model has a steel engraved receiver with a blued finish. The barrel also has a blued finish and is free floated in the stock. The stock is a gloss finished checked walnut with a rosewood fore-end cap.

The Hunter model steel receiver and barrel have a low-luster blued finish. The stock is a satin finished checkered walnut.

The Micro Hunter model has the same finish on the metal and wood as the Hunter model but the stock is sized for a smaller framed shooter and barrel lengths are shorter.

Each of the new left-hand models have a steel receiver that is drilled and tapped for the X-Lock scope mounting system. The bolt action has a 60◦ bolt lift; a popular Browning design. The Feather Trigger™ is easily adjustable to give the shooter a clean, crisp trigger. The detachable rotary magazine lines up each shell in the middle of the magazine for positive, consistent feeding. An Inflex Technology Recoil Pad reduces felt recoil and muzzle climb. All three left-hand models are available in a number of popular short and long action calibers.

Suggested retail for the X-Bolt Medallion $999.99 to $1,039.99

Suggested retail for the X-Bolt Hunter $869.99 to $899.99

Suggested retail for the X-Bolt Micro Hunter $869.99 to $899.99

Ruger Announces SR-556E Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Ruger® SR-556E™, a value-priced derivative of the popular SR-556®. The new SR-556E features Ruger’s patent-pending two-stage piston and multi-stage regulator that runs cooler and cleaner than traditional AR-style rifles.

The Ruger SR-556E comes equipped with a new, lightweight, adaptable handguard which provides multiple options for mounting optics and other accessories. This new, round handguard features a full-length Picatinny rail at the 12:00 position, which aligns with the rail on the flattop receiver. The handguard also accepts sections of rail or handguard covers, available at ShopRuger.com, which allow the user to configure the handguard to their exact requirements while minimizing size and weight.

The SR-556E still offers the basic features that make the Ruger SR-556 family a success. The two-stage piston operating system runs cooler and cleaner than gas driven rifles, and the multi-stage regulator allows the operator to tune the rifle to the specific ammunition. The cold hammer forged 41V45 barrel provides outstanding accuracy and longevity. The barrel is threaded 1/2-28 and is capped with the Ruger flash suppressor. The regulator, piston and piston bore are chrome plated, the transfer rod is nickel-Teflon coated, and the balance of the rifle is hard coat anodized or black oxide treated.

The SR-556E also features an A2-style pistol grip, ships with one 30-round Magpul PMAG™ magazine, and is packed in a soft-sided carry case. Sights, rails, handguard covers, magazines and other accessories for the SR-556E are available at www.ShopRuger.com

ISSC-Austria Introduces Desert Tan ISSC MSR MK22 Rifle

WARE, MA (May 2011) – ISSC-Austria, exclusive importer and distributor of the M22 range pistol, proudly announces the introduction of the ISSC Modern Sporting Rifle in Desert Tan; the MK22 in .22 LR. The MK22 was first introduced to the market in December 2011 in black. The MK22 in Desert Tan will be available to Distributors and Dealers mid May 2011.

This exciting addition to the ISSC-Austria 22 caliber lineup is engineered and precision built in Austria, incorporating the look and feel of a military-style designed rifle with the modern elements of a modern sporting rifle platform. This durable, all-metal rifle gives the shooter a “centerfire” feel even though it is chambered in the economical .22LR cartridge. MK22 features include: a variable and folding open sight, a Picatinny-style quad-rail for mounting of sights, lights or gripping accessories and a folding and collapsible stock with an adjustable cheekpiece. The MK22 will also come in a version that will meet specs where certain states require fixed, non-folding stocks.

Weighing just a little less than seven pounds, the MK22 has an overall length of 36 inches when stock is fully extended to 34.65 inches when collapsed. The overall height of the MK22 with sight is 15.7 inches. The overall width is 2.81 inches. Round capacity ranges from 10-shot to 22-shot depending upon area laws. MSRP for the new ISSC MSR MK22 in Desert Tan is $569.95. Available mid May 2011.

About ISSC-Austria:
ISSC-Austria is the exclusive importer distributor and marketer of the M22 Range Pistol and MK22 Modern Sporting Rifle. www.issc-austria.com

Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805

Mossberg® MVP Series of Bolt-Action Rifles Introduced at NRA Convention

North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. announces a new line of dedicated varmint and predator bolt-action rifles, the MVP (Mossberg Varmint Predator) Series, based on the overwhelming success of the Mossberg 4×4™ centerfire rifle. The engineers at Mossberg combined this classic bolt-action platform with the features most highly-desired by dedicated varmint and predator hunters and long-range competitive shooters in this innovative and well-designed series. Notably-setting this family of rifles apart from the competition is its unique, patent-pending bolt design which allows MVP Series rifles to accept and reliably feed from AR-15 style magazines; a breakthrough innovation in bolt-action platforms!

The first rifle in this ground-breaking series, the MVP Series Varmint chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem), was recently unveiled at the 2011 NRA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA. Two initial offerings will be available this summer including a standard rifle package with 10-round magazine and factory-installed, Weaver-style bases for customization with optics of the shooter’s choice. The second is a convenient combo package which includes the rifle, pre-mounted and bore-sighted 4-16x50mm variable riflescope, bi-pod and 10-round magazine.

The MVP Series Varmint Rifle, chambered in .5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem), has a 1:9 twist rate to optimize bullet performance and accuracy from the 24-inch button-rifled, medium bull barrel which also features a varmint-style crown to protect the muzzle. Stylish fluting reduces weight and increases heat dissipation. The helically-fluted bolt further reduces the rifle’s overall weight and adds to its distinctive look. The innovative, patent-pending bolt design allows the rifle to accept AR-15 style aftermarket magazines and the 10-round magazine included from the factory. All metalwork features a matte blue finish.

The grey laminate, benchrest-style stock has an ergonomically-designed pistol grip with palm swell and is pillar bedded for the utmost in shot placement repeatability. Stippling on the forend and pistol grip provide for positive hand placement in any weather condition while the deeply-relieved area behind the pistol grip increases wrist and forearm comfort during long shooting strings. The comb is parallel to the bore centerline to eliminate parallax errors. The wide, flat-bottom forend is perfect for sandbag rests or bipod use.

Performance and accuracy are key to long-range shooting and the MVP Series Varmint rifle, as with all 4×4 bolt-actions, comes standard with Mossberg’s Lightning Bolt-Action™ (LBA™) Adjustable Trigger System. Built with durability and reliability in mind, the LBA trigger assembly is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and hard-coat anodized to military spec, preventing corrosion and minimizing wear. The trigger blade blocks the sear from releasing the striker unless the blade is fully depressed, even at the lightest adjustment setting. And with a simple twist of a standard screwdriver, the LBA trigger is adjustable from 2 to 7 lbs, providing the shooter with the flexibility of adjusting the trigger pull without taking the rifle to a gunsmith. With its distinctive, skeletonized “lightning bolt” trigger blade, the LBA Trigger System offers a truly crisp, creep-free trigger, optimizing accuracy and shot-to-shot consistency.

Other standard features on this MVP Series rifle include sling swivel studs and factory-installed Weaver-style scope bases. Built for performance and featured-packed, this varminter weighs in at mere 7 ¼ lbs and can deliver MOA accuracy right from the box!

This first offering in the MVP Series combines the performance, features and value that hunters and shooters worldwide have come to expect from Mossberg. Be one of the first to own a MVP Series Varmint rifle, see your local Mossberg retailer today.

Mossberg MVP Series Varmint Rifle Specifications:














5.56mm NATO
(.223 Rem)


24 in
Med Bull Fluted
Matte Blue


Weaver-Style Bases

43 in

Grey Laminate

7.5 lbs




5.56mm NATO
(.223 Rem)


24 in
Med Bull Fluted
Matte Blue


Weaver-Style Bases
4-15x50mm Scope & Rings

43 in

Grey Laminate

10 lbs


About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.

Linda Powell, Director of Media Relations
(203) 230-5349

Winchester Repeating Arms Adds Two New Models to 94 Line

Model 94 Short Rifle

Model 94 Sporter
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Contact: Scott Grange or Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or ext. 3229
January 2011

In 2010 Winchester Repeating Arms brought back the long time popular Model 94 lever action rifle to their line of rifles. For 2011 two new Model 94 rifle models will be added to the line, a Sporter rifle and a handy Short rifle.

The new Winchester Sporter 94 will feature a 24-inch half-round, half-octagon blued barrel. The rifle has a traditional straight grip stock with a crescent butt and blued steel buttplate. The satin oil finished walnut stock is finely checkered in the familiar pattern with double-lined bordering. The Sporter 94 has a semi-buckhorn rear sight and a fine gold bead on the front. Each receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mounts and the hammer is drilled and tapped for a spur extension.

The Sporter comes in either 30-30 Winchester or 38-55 Winchester. Both have a magazine capacity of 8 rounds. The 30-30 model has a 1 in 12 inch rate of twist and the 38-55 has a 1 in 18 inch rate of twist. Both have an overall length of 42 ½ inches. Suggested retail for both guns is $1,299.99.

The Winchester Short Rifle Model 94 was a favorite for many hunters and shooters and the new model is sure to be a popular addition to the new line of Model 94 rifles. The Short Rifle 94 is fast to the shoulder, quick-swinging, lightweight and a pleasure to shoot. It was and will be popular with the range rider who needs to snatch the gun from a saddle scabbard and fire quickly.

The Short Rifle 94 has a compact 20-inch deeply-blued round barrel and straight grip walnut stock. It has a rifle-style forearm, black grip cap and full-length magazine. The sights are traditional with a semi-buckhorn rear and Marble Arms® gold bead at the muzzle. The rifle is also drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

The Short Rifle 94 has an overall length of 38 inches and weighs 6 ¾ pounds. It is available in 30-30 Winchester and has a suggested retail price of $1199.99.

Lyman’s Introduces new “Ideal Model™” Sharps Rifle

Lyman – a leader in the field of reloading and bullet casting – introduces an elegant Sharps style rifle. Scaled down in size and weight, the design is a superior, single shot hunting rifle in the renowned .38-55 and .22 Hornet chamberings. Named the Ideal Model, the rifle’s streamlined lock profile and vintage-style laser engraving are a Lyman exclusive and unavailable elsewhere. Further, Lyman’s proven tang sight and globe front sight combine with the rifle’s double set triggers to deliver the full measure of accuracy this premium rifle offers.

Most important among the exclusive features of this single shot are the Lyman specified bore dimensions. Defined by Lyman’s ballistic laboratory, the bore is optimized for both cast and jacketed bullet performance. Additional specs include: Overall length: 42″, Rate of Twist: 1/18, Weight: 6lbs, Barrel Length: 26″. The rifle is manufactured exclusively for Lyman by Chiappa Firearms, Italy.

Other Ideal Model exclusive premium features include: Custom Lyman Tang Sight With Target And Hunting Apertures, Precision Lyman Globe Front Sight With Inserts, Distinctive Streamlined Receiver Profile and a Bright Finish Receiver with Vintage Style Laser Engraving.

The Lyman Ideal Model .38-55 Win (#6003855) and .22 Hornet (#6000022) Sharps Rifles, as well as all Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care, Uni-Dot and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

For more information or to request Lyman’s newest full line catalog online visit www.lymanproducts.com or contact: Lyman Products Corp. 475 Smith St, Middletown CT 06457 • 860-632-2020

Wilson Combat Introduces 7.62×40 WT Cartridge and Rifle

Available now from Wilson Combat – The 7.62×40 WT (Wilson Tactical) is an all new powerful .30 caliber cartridge solution for the standard AR-15 rifle platform that is inherently accurate, low recoil and only requires one unique part – a new barrel. The 7.62×40 WT works with all other standard pattern 5.56 AR components and is completely reliable with the new Lancer® L5 AWM magazines as modified by Wilson Combat.

Ideal for Hunting and Tactical Use

The wide range of available .30 caliber hunting bullets makes the 7.62×40 WT an ideal choice for hunting of medium to large size game with the downrange ballistic performance only a .30 Caliber projectile can deliver. Experienced shooters will be pleased by the match grade accuracy and terminal effectiveness and energy easily exceeding the 7.62×39 Russian, while novice shooters will appreciate the mild recoil and low report.

Tactical shooters looking for a hard hitting, fast handling, practical .30 Caliber AR-15 service carbine will find the 7.62×40 WT a viable alternative to the 5.56×45 for self defense and law enforcement applications. With 18/19 or 28/29 round capacity using Wilson Combat modified Lancer® L5 AWM 5.56 magazines, maximum firepower is retained.

Components, Loaded Ammunition and Complete Guns

The 7.62×40 WT cartridge is based on a standard Lake City 5.56×45 NATO/.223 cartridge case that goes through a simple shortening and reforming operation to achieve appropriate cartridge dimensions. Wilson Combat has reloading dies, case gages, cartridge cases, handload data and a variety of loaded ammunition to fully support this caliber.

A complete lineup of Wilson Combat 7.62×40 WT rifles, uppers and match-grade barrels are also available now.

Ballistic Performance Comparison

7.62×40 WT (16″ Barrel)
110 gr: 2450 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1466 Foot Pounds of Energy
125 gr: 2400 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1599 Foot Pounds of Energy
150 gr: 2200 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1612 Foot Pounds of Energy

5.56 Nato (16″ Barrel)
55 gr: 3150 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1212 Foot Pounds of Energy
62 gr: 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1239 Foot Pounds of Energy
77 gr: 2750 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1293 Foot Pounds of Energy

7.62×39 (16″ Barrel)
123 gr: 2320 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1470 Foot Pounds of Energy

6.8 SPC (16″ Barrel)
110 gr: 2550 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1594 Foot Pounds of Energy

300 BLACKOUT (16″ Barrel)
125 gr: 2275 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1436 Foot Pounds of Energy

NOTE for Handloaders: Once a 7.62×40 WT case has been fired once it will be fire- formed and provide approximately 1 gr. additional powder capacity and the potential for approximately 25-50 FPS more velocity at comparable pressure levels.

Trajectory and Remaining Velocity

125 gr. Nosler Ballistic Hunter, 2375 FPS MV, Zero range 175 yards
100 yds +1.7″ 2156 FPS
150 yds +1.1″ 2052 FPS
200 yds -1.6″ 1951 FPS
250 yds -6.6″ 1854 FPS

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Wilson Combat
1-800-955-4856 Ext 104

Bushmaster to Offer Rifles Featuring GameGuard Camo

Windham, ME -Bushmaster Firearms proudly announces they have entered into an exclusive agreement to manufacture AR style firearms featuring GameGuard camouflage.

As a way to launch the new venture, starting today consumers who purchase a Bushmaster GameGuard Predator rifle at AcuSport stores will receive a coupon valid for a free soft-sided rifle case. AcuSport, recognized nationwide as one of the leading distributors of outdoor and shooting sports products in the nation, will be offering consumers this exclusive package.

“We took on a personal challenge to develop a pattern that best fit the Texas and Southwestern United States landscape,” stated Craig Smith – Founder of GameGuard Camouflage. “GameGuard has now become a well-recognized brand and we are excited about the opportunity to partner with Bushmaster to offer predator hunters a truly amazing product.”

The Bushmaster Predator series of rifles were designed as a direct result of numerous requests by the hunters who wanted a slightly shorter barrel and lighter swing weight in a carry rifle for predator hunting/calling. The Bushmaster GameGuard Predator rifle features a 20-inch fluted match grade barrel and delivers all the accuracy you’ve come to expect from a Bushmaster.

Bushmaster GameGuard Predator Features:

The 20″ Bushmaster Barrel is fluted 4150 ChromMoly Vanadium Steel (non- chrome lined) with sharp 1 x 8″ twist rifling for the heavier bullets typically used on bigger varmints and predators.

Features include a hybrid SAAMI Spec. chamber

Match Grade Competition Trigger (4 ½ lbs)

Vented Tubular Aluminum Free-Floater Forend with Bipod Stud

5 Round Magazine (legal for hunting in most States)

GameGuard Camouflage Finish

Model/ Model Number

Bushmaster GameGuard Predator

5.56 / 223 Rem


Gas Operated / Semi Automatic

Ambidextrous Pistol Grip

20-inch 4150 ChromMoly Vanadium

Twist Rate
1 x 8

Riser Blocks – For Optic Use

38.25 inches

8 pounds



About Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC
Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (BFI) is the leading supplier of AR15/M16 type rifles in the United States for Law Enforcement, security and private consumer use. Headquartered in Windham, Maine, BFI supplies aluminum and advanced carbon fiber-based rifle platforms in calibers ranging from 5.56mm/223 to 50BMG. These and associated accessories manufactured by BFI meet the tactical rifle needs of US customers as well as Military, Law Enforcement and Security clients from over 50 countries worldwide. Visit our web site at www.bushmaster.com.

Jessica Kallam (800) 243-9700 ext. 8578 (Press only)

Historical Winchester Model 1886 Short Rifle Now Available from Winchester Repeating Arms

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Model 1886 Short Rifle
Contact: Scott Grange or Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or ext. 3229
January 2011

Historical Winchester® Model 1886 Short Rifle Now Available
From Winchester Repeating Arms

The strong and reliable action of the Winchester ® Model 1886 rifle was designed for the then new 45-70 Government cartridge, developed by the U.S. Government in 1873. In an ongoing effort to reintroduce various historical models of the venerable 1886, Winchester Repeating Arms proudly announces the Short Rifle model as a limited production run for 2011.

The new Model 1886 features a deeply-blued receiver, barrel and lever, along with a matching blued steel end cap and steel crescent buttplate. The stock is Grade 1 walnut with an elegant satin finish. The full-length tubular magazine holds six 45-70 Govt. cartridges.

Each Model 1886 comes with an adjustable rear buckhorn style sight and a gold bead Marble Arms® front sight, giving the rifle a graceful profile. The receiver is also drilled and tapped to accommodate other receiver sights.

The Model 1886 has an overall length of 43 inches and weighs 8 3/8 pounds. The rate of twist in the barrel is 1 in 20 inches. Suggested retail price is $1,269.00

Rossi Introduces Popular Wizard Rifle in New Nickel Finish

MIAMI – With a stylish nickel finish, this Wizard matches a sharp new look with the ability to shoot with up to 23 different caliber options. The Wizard’s ingenious break-open barrel system easily transforms to any other barrel in seconds. Just start with .243 Win. and add additional barrels to the system as desired. The Wizard, with single-shot simplicity, is the perfect choice for year-round hunting and shooting.

Rifle barrel options include .17 HMR, .22LR, .22 Mag., .22-250 Rem, .270 Win., .223, .30-06 SPRG, .308 Win., .35 Whelen, .38-357 Mag., .44 Mag., ..454 Casull, 45-70 Gov. and 7.62×39. Muzzleloader barrel options include .45 and .50. Shotgun barrel options include .410 bore, 28 gauge, 20 gauge, 20 gauge slug, 12 gauge and 12 gauge slug. The Wizard’s barrel measures 23 inches with an overall length of 36.5 inches and weighs seven pounds.

Additional features include cushioned recoil pad with spacer for reduced recoil, uniquely contoured Monte Carlo stock with curved cheek rest, scope mount base, hammer extension, fiber optic front sight for fast, easy target acquisition and the onboard Taurus Security System®. MSRP $352.

The Rossi revolution of firearm design and manufacture started with the founding of the company in 1889 by Amadeo Rossi. For the past 120 years, the tradition of innovation grew along with the company and the Rossi family. Today, Rossi brand firearms still feature the same dedication and innovation in every product. Rossi looks forward to providing its customers with the next generation of great firearms. Rossi Brand firearms are imported into the U.S. and serviced by Braztech International, LC. Rossi is proud to offer a free One-year NRA Membership with the purchase of any Rossi model. For more information about Rossi Firearms, visit www.rossiusa.com. High-resolution images are available at www.rossidownloads.com.

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