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Federal Ordnance M1 Garand Tanker Garand 30-06 Springfield

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $775 (used) It is difficult to qualify the value and selling price of the Tanker Garand because so few come up for sale. The version listed was purchased at a fair price, we feel, and seemed well put together. The term Tanker Garand is an odd one in some ways because […]

Shooting Garand-Based M1 And M1A Rifles Head to Head

In this day and time, the AR-15 rifle and its many clones are the number-one-selling rifle in the country. For personal defense, recreation and hunting, they are indisputably popular choices. But experienced shooters, veterans, and hunters often prefer the harder-hitting 308 Winchester rifle. The 30-caliber rifle hits hard, ranges far, and offers excellent stopping potential. […]

308 Bolt-Action Rifles: We Compare Four Head to Head

Many associate the 7.62x51mm cartridge with the American M-14, Belgian FN-FAL, and German G3 rifles. It was, indeed, developed with a military application in mind. Being approximately one-half inch shorter, as well as lighter, than the venerable 30-06 Springfield round, troops could carry more ammunition for the same weight and the bullet was only about […]

Tikka T3x Lite Stainless JRTXB316 308 Winchester

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $748 Sako rifles, made in Finland and imported by Beretta USA, are world renowned for their quality and accuracy. Tikka rifles are made by Sako, and, while they are a bit more of a price brand, they sacrifice little of the quality and accuracy with which the Sako’s are […]

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Stainless 535234220 308 Winchester

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $951 We require two things from our firearms: they have to go Bang! when they are supposed to, and they have to hit what they are pointed at. After that, everything else is gravy. In our opinion, the elegant lines on the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight we tested provided […]

Remington Model 7 CDL 26423 308 Winchester

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $798 According to the Remington website, the Model 700 was introduced in 1962. By our count from that same website, the Model 700 has been factory produced in 49 different calibers and 81 different models. One would think that Remington believes they have a winner on their hands with the Model […]

Ruger Hawkeye Compact 37139 308 Winchester

GUN TESTS GRADE: B+ $691 There are any number of ways to make a rifle lighter. One of them is to make everything smaller, and that is what Ruger did with the Hawkeye Compact. The barrel is thin, with a diameter at the muzzle we measured at less than 0.53 inches, and the barrel is […]

Tips for the Older Shooter

We have heard from many Gun Tests readers who have been shooting most of their life but find their chosen handguns, such as the Commander 45 ACP or midsized-frame 357 Magnum, are more difficult to control with the onset of aging and muscle loss. In the current firearms market, choosing a handgun can be a […]

Anschütz MSR RX22 22LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: C $800-$1000 The Anschütz RX22 is not what we usually think of when we think Anschütz. Not a classic target rifle, the Anschütz RX22 is a 22 LR replica of the FN SCAR. In service in approximately 20 countries, the SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) was designed in response to […]

Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 22 LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY) $500 The last rifle we are testing is a replica of the U.S. M4 service carbine. The M4 is a shorter and lighter member of the M16 family of rifles first developed 60 years ago. The increasing mechanization of the U.S. armed forces and the deployment of forces in […]

Walther Arms HK416 D145RS 578.03.01 22 LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $583 Our next rifle mimics the Heckler & Koch HK416 (M27). While similar to the AR-15 in appearance, not everything is cross compatible between the two rifles. In particular, there are some significant differences found within the upper receiver of the HK416. Rather than using Eugene Stoner’s direct-gas-impingement system, the HK416 […]

ISSC MK22 ISSC211000 22 LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: F $270 If you’re looking for a SCAR and the RX22 doesn’t suit your fancy, another company imports a SCAR replica in 22 LR. Let’s see what our testers thought of it. The ISSC MK22 appears to be a clone of the Anschütz RX22. With an MSRP of $665, the MK22 could […]

Hard to Argue

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said recently that if state agencies and officials around the country who are responsible for issuing concealed-carry licenses or...