New 2014 hunting guns on display at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Mossberg’s popular Patrol FLEX system for shotguns and rifles features a tool-less system enabling you to change stocks, forearms and grips for a variety of purposes — home defense, tactical, competition or hunting. Hunting options abound because with extra barrels, you can shift from waterfowl to turkey to slug hunting with the shotguns and be covered.
This year the MVP FLEX is available in 7.62 mm NATO/.308 Win with an 18.5-inch fluted medium bull barrel, LBA adjustable trigger and six-position adjustable stock and forend. It’s a hybrid of sorts and truly a badass rifle for big game hunting. Deer, bear, moose, elk, antelope … or hit the woods for hogs or long-range coyotes.
Among the legends is the lever action rifle, renowned for its durability, reliability and efficiency. Winchester’s Model 1892 Short Rifle has a classic 20-inch round barrel of gloss-blued steel, tubular magazine and walnut stock. It’s available in two fantastic calibers for hunting: the .357 and the .44 Rem. Mag … both known as “brush busters” and game-getters.
Traditions’ Vortek Strikerfire LDR eliminates the hammer and utilizes a striker button, which the shooter pushes forward until it locks to cock the rifle. Slide, lock and shoot. It’s simple. The Strikerfire LDR has a 30-inch Chromoly barrel and a two-stage TAC2 trigger system set at 2 pounds. Other features include Hogue overmolded grips, recessed de-cocking button and Williams metal fiberoptic sights. It’s a 50-caliber workhorse.
CVA Accura MR
CVA’s new Accura MR muzzleloading rifle has stepped up with Nitride coating on its famed Bergara barrels to improve protection from the elements while you’re hunting. Nitride coating resists rust by repelling moisture. So whether you’re hunting in the rain, mist, fog, snow or whatever other condition that might cause rust – we fall in the creek sometimes, too! – you’ll know the Accura MR black powder gun will still be good to go after a solid cleaning.
Chad Schearer with CVA said the Accura MR’s metal surfaces are coated with Nitride, including the inside of the barrel. That means this CVA muzzleloader offers more protection while you’re out chasing big bucks, elk, antelope or whatever other game is in the field. The Accura MR weighs 6.35 pounds, has a 25-inch barrel and comes in black or Realtree camo.
Banking on the popularity of its introduction last year, the affordable Ruger American Rifle series expands with the new All-Weather rifle, All-Weather Compact and caliber additions to the original American and Compact rifles.
The All-Weather and Compact lines feature matte stainless steel hammer-forged barrels, 18 inches in the Compact series and 22 inches in the All-Weather. The new Compact line offers a shorter length of pull for smaller shooters, youngsters or when you’re bulked up with clothing in winter. The Compact comes in .22-250 Rem, .223 Rem, .243 Win, 7mm-08 Rem and .308 Rem, while the All-Weather has those calibers plus .270 and .30-06 Sprg.
The original American adds the .223 this year, making it a great predator rifle for whitetail and turkey management assistance, and the Compact adds .22-250 and .223 in its lineup.
For plinking, small-game hunting and getting youngsters involved in hunting, the Ruger American Rimfire comes in a 22-inch barrel with 13.75-inch length of pull and a compact model with an 18-inch barrel, each in .22 LR, .22 Magnum or .17 HMR.
Coming out of the Smith & Wesson Performance Center is the cool Model 629, popular among handgun hunters, and the Model 66 Combat Magnum.
The Model 629 features S&W Performance Center upgrades such as a chrome flashed custom teardrop hammer and trigger with stop, Picatinny sight rail and accessory rail below the barrel, and PC-tuned action. Fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear or optics get you on target. It’s 8.375 inches and holds six rounds of .44 Magnum or .44 S&W Special +P ammo.
The Model 69 Combat Magnum is designed for safety or big game hunting, or if you’re in Alaska and need a weapon to handle dangerous situations. The 4.25-inch barrel has ramped fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear. It handles five rounds of .44 Magnum or .44 S&W Special +P loads.
Available with limited edition features, the Remington Model 700 Long Range is designed for reaching out when you need distance.
It features a 26-inch heavy-contour barrel on a synthetic stock, which handles any weather situation or banging around in the brush. It’s available in .25-06 Rem, 7mm Rem Mag, .30-06 Sprg, .300 Win Mag and .300 Rem Ultra Mag.
The rifle is part of the Model 700 family that also introduces a 700 CDL SF Limited Edition with walnut stock, a 700 VRT for varmint hunting (or deer hunting with the .308 Win model, with a 22-inch barrel and integrated muzzle brake).
Kimber’s Adirondack rifle is cool for a couple of reasons, aesthetics being one that certainly turns your head at first glance.
The Adirondack’s carbon fiber stock wears a Gore Optifade Concealment “forest” camo pattern that blends pretty doggone well into the background when you’re hunting in woodland settings. Don’t prop the gun against a tree and walk away. Seriously.
Available in .308 Win. or 7mm-08 Rem., the Adirondack has a stainless steel barreled action and spiral fluted bolt with a threaded barrel. The full Mauser claw extractor provides solid controlled-feed and extraction. You can accessorize the Adirondack with a muzzle brake and ring mounts in the Gore Forest pattern. Zeiss also is offering a matching Forest pattern scope.
That’s just a few of the new 2014 hunting guns you’ll see at gun shops this year. We’ll add more as we can.
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