June 2018 Short Shots: Rifles and Rifle Accessories
Leupold Announces New QRW2 and PRW2 Rings
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has expanded its catalog of ring mounts with the introduction of the new QRW2 and PRW2 lines. Based on the familiar cross-slot design, both the QRW2 and PRW2 mounts are all steel. The QRW2 and PRW2 lines are precision machined to offer universal cross-slot compatibility on Weaver and Picatinny rails. The QRW2 line is a detachable option. The PRW2 line is meant for a more permanent mounting solution. Both the QRW2 and PRW2 ring mounts are available now in Low, Medium, and High configurations in many finishes. Both series are made in the U.S.A. and are backed by Leupold’s full lifetime guarantee.
Tactical Solutions Reveals Newest Version of X-Ring Takedown Rifle
The new X-Ring Takedown rifle from Tactical Solutions features a Magpul Backpacker stock in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo. The Magpul Backpacker Stock has built-in storage for magazines, the ability to lock in place for easy storage, and it carries an integrated 15-MOA Picatinny rail for scope compatibility. Overall length is 35 inches. The 22 LR takedown rifle only weighs 3.5 pounds. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the 16.5-inch-long X-Ring barrel is paired with a Ruger 10/22 receiver and has a rifled chromoly steel liner with a polished 11-degree crown inside an aluminum shroud. The muzzle measures 0.920 inch in diameter. Rate of twist is 1:16 inches, and the muzzle has 1⁄2x28 threads for a suppressor or other device. The rifle comes standard with a Ruger BX Trigger. The MSRP for this rifle is $1205. For more information, visit TacticalSol.com or call (866) 333-9901.
MasterPiece Arms Introduces New Compact Rifle
The MasterPiece Arms MUT 308BA Rifle is an ultra-compact platform with a minimal stored footprint. The specially designed folding Compact Suppressor Ready (CSR) Buttstock comes with an adjustable length of pull and can store a suppressor up to 1.5 inches in diameter (1.570 inch) and 8.5 inches in length. This can take a suppressed rifle measuring up to 48 inches in length and reduce the overall length to 23.5 inches with the suppressor stored in the buttstock. The MPA Light Weight Chassis System is machined from 6061 aluminum. The v-bedding system provides additional clearance for glass-bedding the action and straight section of the barrel. The chassis also includes a built-in inclinometer, thumb notch, lower mounted Picatinny rail and is spigot mount ready. The spigot mount is designed to be inserted in the front of the chassis to provide an extended distance between the front bipod and the rear support. A sling stud can replace the Picatinny rail. The MPA MUT 308BA Rifle includes a precision gun drilled, reamed and honed Spencer/MPA rifle barrel made from 416RQ stainless steel. The hand-lapped barrel is bore and land inspected, and the chamber is indicated within 0.0001 inch or less to the bore of the rifle. The Spiral Fluted One Piece Bolt with DLC coating is hand lapped and fitted to each individual action. The rifle is available to civilians with a barrel length of 16 inches or longer. It is said to deliver sub half-minute accuracy. The Curtis Custom Axiom Action is a Remington 700 type with the bolt being a spiral fluted one-piece design with DLC coating. The chassis weighs 3.2 pounds, and the rifle weight varies according to chambering and barrel length, but curb weight is about 8.6 pounds. MSRP is $3025.
Creedmoor Spotting Scope Mount Saver Solves Wear Problem
Creedmoor Sports offers shooters a common sense solution to a common problem: the stripping or wearing out of the threaded holes in a spotting scope mount when constantly attaching and unattaching to a tripod. The new Creedmoor Sports Scope Mount Saver resolves this frustrating and often expensive problem. This cost effective “saver” ensures the scope mount and head remain in like-new condition. Measuring 2.178 by 1.5 inches and made from 3⁄8-inch-thick 6061 black anodized aluminum, the Scope Mount Saver comes with a standard ¼-20 socket cap screw that recesses and mounts flush. Attach it once and leave it. There are three screw holes available to choose from rather than the normal one found on a typical mount. MSRP of $24.95.