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Converting Old Browning Model A-5s

Newer versions of this famous shotgun use roll pins instead of screws to hold certain action parts. Here’s how to convert early Auto-5s.

Savage Model 64 TR SR V No. 45200 22 LR, $325

In the April 2012 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three semi-automatic rimfire rifles that showed promise of being more than just plinkers. They were the $325 Savage Arms model 64 TR SR V No. 45200 22 LR, CZ-USA's $465 model 512, and the $595 Remington 597 TVP. Following is an excerpt from that test, used with permission:

Thompson/Center Arms Offers Consumer Rebate For T/C Venture Rifles

Thompson/Center Arms is currently offering mail-in rebates for consumers who purchase any new T/C Venture rifle. Where allowed by law, the mail-in rebate program will be available to consumers who purchase a T/C Venture rifle from January 25, 2014 through April 30, 2014 in the United States or Canada.

Winchester Expands Blind Side Waterfowl Lineup for 2014

'Higher velocities mean shorter leads, which are necessary for fast-flying waterfowl,' said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. 'We want to give the consumer what they want, and that's why we're expanding this popular waterfowl load.' …

Working the Savage Model 110

Savage has sold thousands of Model 110 rifles to hunters seeking an inexpensive rifle. Watch for several things when they need fixing.

JP Enterprises Debuts Rimfire Conversions In Multiple Models

JP Enterprises is debuting a new and improved JP-22R action that opens up every small-frame JP platform (JP-15, CTR-02, SCR-11 and PSC-11) for a .22 LR conversion.

Federal Premium Offers Versatile Online Ballistics Calculator

Federal Premium’s online Ballistics Calculator available at FederalPremium.com allows users to quickly determine trajectories for any Federal Premium rifle or handgun load by entering the applicable data. Reloaders can also use it for handloads.

Ruger Model 77: Repairs and Improvements

GunReports.com issues a Special Report on the Ruger Model 77 repairs and improvements. Includes schematics for major areas of gun breakdown. Derived from American Gunsmith magazine, and AG's Gunsmithing the Rifle book. Ruger Model 77 rifles have been popular for years. Here are some things to watch for when one comes across your bench.

TriStar Releases New Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun

TriStar Arms is announcing its new Raptor ATAC Turkey shotgun in 12 gauge just in time for the 2014 turkey hunting season.

Silent Remote Switches for Tactical Flashlights

To help soldiers and predator hunters maintain their stealth, Alpha-TAC’s ExtremeBeam has designed a silent remote switch for select models of its tactical-flashlight product line.

Davidson’s Introduces Exclusive NRA Edition Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Davidson's new NRA edition Ruger 10/22 Takedown (item #11153) is the latest result of the company’s partnership with Ruger in building an exclusive line of 10/22 rifles.

Working the Browning A-Bolt

GunReports.com finds that it’s relatively easy to spot trouble in a simple bolt-action design, and the Browning A-Bolt is about as simple as they come. Adapted from American Gunsmith book series, Gunsmithing the Rifle.

A Supreme Disappoinment

I was hopeful that the Supreme Court would take up at least one gun-rights case that had seemingly ripened enough for the justices to...