Ruger’s got a great new line of hunting rifles this year, and we had the pleasure of testing them our at the range at this year’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Our Game & Fish Gear Editor, John Geiger, said, “We shot the .17 HMR at 100 yards and produced tight groups.”
The American line is American made and has several different models with one being perfect for smaller shooters and youth, and one that’s all-weather with a stainless steel matte finish. There are adjustable marksman trigger and bolts with dual cocking cams. We got to speak with Craig Cushman with Ruger on the show floor and he took us through some of the great new features.
The Ruger American Rimfire was just one of our favorite hunting rifles from SHOT Show 2014. Here are the rest:
- <h2>SAUER 101</h2><a href="http://www.sigsauer.com/"target="_blank">www.sigsauer.com</a><br><br> MSRP: $1,400<br><br> When I put my cheek to the stock, I barely touched the trigger when the gun fired. I didn't have a trigger weight gauge with me, but this clean trigger is 2 pounds or less. I had been shooting many guns at the range, and this one was different from the others. The Sauer is a quality gun from Germany that features systems popular in the Old World, such as a safety activated by a switch built into the bolt shroud, and an unusually smooth bolt. The S101 has six bolt lugs that engage directly into the barrel. Sauer says this is one of the reasons it is so accurate. We shot steel targets from 200 yards out to 300 yards using .308 rounds. We put bullets in various corners of the targets at will, and felt we had command of the placement even with 15 to 20 mph winds. The lines of the Sauer, and its accouterments, such as a Schnabel forend, recall the classic guns of the Jaegermeister. Yet the technology is thoroughly modern and advanced.
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