Looking a bit more serious than the CDL because of the appropriate 2.5X scope and the iron sights, the 700 BDL did not please our shooters nearly as much as the other rifle. Note the absence of a forend tip. This was a very good rifle, though in need of a bit of work on the recoil pad and, perhaps, the bedding and trigger. These fine old rifles are often found on the used market, but not many will look like new, as this one does.
At Gun Tests, our shooters have had no problems with the P320 in terms of reliability and had no malfunctions with it. We gave it a Grade B rating in our first report on it in 2015. Many of our readers have told us they wont buy B-rated guns, especially when there was another handgun in the test a Heckler & Koch VP9 9mm Luger which earned a Grade A rating and was Our Pick. Read More
I want to thank you for publishing the article on automatic powder dispensers. Although I think you may catch some flack for those who think Gun Tests should just test guns, and maybe ammo, I find that articles such as these are very helpful and informative for those of us who pursue reloading, gunsmithing or other peripheral hobbies. Read More
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