LAS VEGAS – The Deer & Deer Hunting crew is in attendance at the annual SHOT Show this week, looking for new products and story ideas. Check back frequently for updates, new stories and Deer Talk Now segments from the show.
O.F. Mossberg and Sons and Mathews have partnered to develop a new Recoil Reduction System which will be featured on seven new Mossberg pump-action shotguns in 2013.
This exclusive system features a unique Mossberg Dual-Comb (low and high profile inserts) stock design incorporating Mathews Harmonic Damper Technology combined with a newly re-engineered thermoplastic elastomer recoil pad. The result is up to 20 percent reduction in felt recoil and added comfort in the field or at the range.
The Mossberg Recoil Reduction System will be available on select 835 Ulti-Mag and 535 ATS Turkey and Waterfowl 12 gauge 3 ½-inch pump-action shotguns and two 500 12-gauge 3-inch pump-actions, a convenient Field/Deer Two-Barrel Combo and a special-purpose Tactical 6-Shot model.
Well-known in the world of archery and bowhunting, the Mathews Harmonic Damper incorporates a patented counter-phase technology that interrupts the recoil wave while weights floating in an internal elastomer wheel absorb recoil vibrations. The Mathews Damper is housed in an exclusive Mossberg stock with interchangeable low and high profile combs to ensure a more comfortable fit and overall reduction of felt recoil as the recoil wave is interrupted when it passes through the stock. Additional comfort is provided by the recoil-absorbing, thermoplastic elastomer recoil pad. Together reducing felt recoil up to 20 percent.
Mossberg pump-action shotguns are designed for reliable, smooth operation with the combination of dual extractors, twin-action bars, positive steel-to-steel lock-up and an anti-jam elevator. All receivers are drilled and tapped for the addition of scope base or Picatinny rail and feature Mossberg’s universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety.
500 Recoil Reduction System Shotguns – With 10 million in production, these 12 gauge 3-inch pump actions are recognized for their rugged dependability and versatility. Two models feature the new Recoil Reduction System – the Field/Deer Combo is fully-camouflaged in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity and comes standard with a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel with dual bead sights and ACCU-CHOKE choke tube set AND a 24-inch ported, fully-rifled barrel with adjustable rifle sights. The Tactical 6-Shot is designed for multi-purpose use with its 18 1/2-inch cylinder bore barrel, front bead sight, durable black synthetic stock and forend with complementing matte blue metal finish.
MSRP: $543 – $568500 Tactical 6-Shot cylinder bore model).
835 Ulti-Mag Recoil Reduction System Shotguns – Renowned as the world’s first 12 gauge 3½-inch pump-action, these hard-hitting shotguns feature overbored (10 gauge bore dimensions) and ported barrels to deliver tight consistent patterns with less muzzle jump for quicker shot recovery. The Turkey version has a 24-inch vent rib barrel with Ulti-Full choke tube, adjustable fiber optic sights (for windage and elevation) and is fully-camouflaged with Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity. The two Waterfowl versions have 28-inch vent rib barrels and respectively, feature black synthetic stock and forend, dual bead sights and Modified choke tube; and full coverage in Realtree MAX-4, ACCU-MAG choke tube set (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder) and fiber optic front bead sight. MSRP: $547 – $630
535 ATS Recoil Reduction System Shotguns – This versatile, all-purpose 12 gauge 3 ½-inch shotgun builds on the 835 Ulti-Mag and 500 pump-action platforms with its shortened magazine tube and lighter weight for improved balance without sacrificing capacity and well-designed Uni-Line Stock and Receiver. The soft-angled receiver of the 535 marries perfectly with the stock for eye/rib alignment and quick target acquisition. The Turkey version has a 22-inch vent rib barrel, XX-Full choke tube, adjustable fiber optic sights and is fully-covered in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo. The Waterfowl model features a 28-inch vent rib barrel, ACCU-CHOKE choke tube set (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder) and fiber optic front bead sight. MSRP: $547
Ruger Adds Two in American Series
Ruger has added two calibers to its popular American Rifle series, the .22-250 Rem and the 7mm-08 Rem.
Those calibers join the existing 30.06 Sprg, .270 Win, .308 Win and .243 Win.
The .22-250 and 7mm-08 weigh 6.38 pounds and feature the Ruger Marksman adjustable trigger, which allows shooters to adjust to between 3 and 5 pounds. The American Rifle series also features a 1-piece 3-lug bolt with a 70-degree throw, an integral bedding block system, tang safety and 4-round rotary magazine. The MSRP is $450.
Also new is the Ruger M77 Hawkeye African with Muzzle Brake System, which delivers the same big game performance as previous African models but now features a removable, radial-port muzzle brake that significantly reduces felt recoil.
Remington has a new bolt action rifle, the Model 783, that is garnering attention as a great rifle at a moderate price for the everyday hunter.
Veteran hunter and writer Mike Hanback has a solid review of the Model 783, which will be available in the popular .270, .30-06, .308 and 7mm Rem. Mag. Smart thinking by Remington, because just about any Mom ‘n Pop gas station or backwoods store in the Southeast that sells hunting stuff will have those calibers.
The Model 783 will be priced at about $450, which isn’t bad at all for a good rifle.
Stack-On Products announces the introduction of the Shooter’s Fire-Resistant Pistol & Ammo Safe, offering 5.7 cubic feet of interior storage with three adjustable shelves and a factory-installed door storage system that holds four pistols for quick access.
Approved as meeting the California Department of Justice standards for firearm safety, this safe features a four-way locking system using eight locking points – five 1.5″ live action locking bolts and three deadbolts. The live action locking bolts are extended and retracting by turning the three spoke steel handle. The electronic lock is easy to program with a three to eight digit code, batteries are accessible from the front of the lock and a backup key is included.
The safe has been tested and verified by ETL, an independent lab, to be fire-resistant for 30 minutes up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. The interior of the safe is fully carpeted and includes three adjustable shelves for storing additional pistols, ammo or other valuables.
The safe comes in a sleek matte black paint finish with chrome accents and measures in at 20.875″ W x 19.75″ D x 40″ H.
Traditions Tactical Scopes, Rings
Traditions Tactical introduces a line of tactical scopes and rings for 2013.
The AR Marksman scope is offered in matte black and is available in two models – 3-12×44 and 4-16×44.
The Marksman also includes a parallax adjustment from 10 yards and up. These scopes have an illuminated mil dot reticle in both green and red. Additionally, the Marksman scope has a 30mm tube for maximum light gathering. MSRP for either model is $199.99.
The AR Patrolman model is being offered in 1-4×24 in matte black. This scope has an illuminated mil dot reticle in selectable red or green dot with crosshair, allowing you to shoot with both eyes open for quick target acquisition. Additionally, the Patrolman has an adjustable magnifying ring up to 4 power and a full 30 mm tube for maximum light gathering. MSRP for the Patrolman is $179.99 All of Traditions Tactical scope offerings work great on AR platforms.
For 2013, Traditions Tactical is additionally offering 4 or 6 screw rings that work on flattop AR platforms and are extremely sturdy. The oversized hex nut ring bases and hardware provide solid attachment and the extra-wide ring design securely holds your scope in place. Available in 1” or 30” and heights medium, high, or extra high, the MSRP on these rings ranges from $19.99 – $25.99 for a set of two.
Stack-On Adds Tactical Cabinet
Stack-On Products announces the introduction of a Tactical Steel Security Cabinet, offering secure storage for two tactical weapons and up to 14 rifles or shotguns.
“The large increase in the use of tactical weapons has prompted us to introduce new storage solutions” said Shelley Nehrt, Director of Marketing for Stack-On Products. “Tactical weapons require more storage space and greater flexibility due to the differences in the height and shape of the weapons. We think our new line of secure tactical storage products will help meet the needs of gun owners.”
The security cabinet is designed to provide quick and easy access/storage for tactical weapons. The interior of the cabinet is divided into three sections with the center section dedicated to storing two tactical weapons. The other two sections can each store up to seven rifles/shotguns or converted to shelving for added storage. Extended barrel rests keep tactical weapons away from the back wall of the cabinet while a sculpted bottom pad keeps gun stocks from shifting.
Approved as meeting the California Department of Justice standards for firearm safety, this cabinet features a three-point locking system securing the door at the top, bottom and center opening side. A double-bitted, cylinder key lock operates the locking mechanism. The key is not removable when the door is open, preventing the user from accidently forgetting to lock the cabinet.
Four steel shelves are included, providing greater organization options for the rifle/shotgun sections of the cabinet. A full width steel shelf is included and ties the three compartments together. There is a section in the front of the cabinet for storing long guns or scoped rifles.
The exterior of this cabinet has been enhanced with large, flat black tread plate and silver steel accent panels which are riveted to the front of the cabinet. Dimensions of the cabinet are 21″ W x 18″ D x 55″ H.