Winchester’s Wildcat autoloading rifle (shown above) is now available in a new suppressor-ready model. The Wildcat SR features a ½x28 TPI threaded muzzle that accepts most common rimfire suppressors and muzzle brakes. A knurled, threaded muzzle cover is also included.
Other features include:
- 16.5-inch button-rifled chromoly steel barrel with a recessed, target-style crown
- Polymer construction of the upper assembly, lower receiver assembly, and ambidextrous skeletonized buttstock
- Fully-adjustable ghost ring rear sight and ramped post front sight
- Integral Picatinny sight rail
- Molded-in sling eyelets plus a Picatinny rail located under the fore-end tip
- 10-round rotary magazine with a polymer body, metal feed lips, and last-round bolt-hold open
- Dual ambidextrous magazine releases
- Spring-assisted magazine ejection
- Reversible manual safety button.
- Retail price is around $250.
Rock River Arms Introduces New Fred Eichler Series Light Predator2L
Rock River Arms, Inc.’s newest predator rifle is the Fred Eichler Series Light Predator2L featuring lightweight, carbon-fiber handguards.
The new Fred Eichler Series (FES) Light Predator2L rifle features a carbon-fiber handguard that reduces overall weight and incorporates the unique coyote paw prints graphics found on other Fred Eichler Series handguards. This rifle incorporates a 223 Wylde chamber for both 5.56mm and 223-chambered ammunition. The 16-inch lightweight fluted stainless-steel barrel has a 1:8 twist and has been cryogenically treated and bead blasted for a no-glare finish. A special RRA Fred Eichler Series Brake helps control muzzle lift and reduce muzzle flash, and an RRA two-stage match trigger is suitable for predator hunters and for those seeking a precision rifle capable of 1 minute of angle straight from the factory. Also included are a Hogue pistol grip, RRA Operator CAR buttstock, BCMGUNFIGHTER medium charging handle, hard case, and lifetime warranty. Prices start at $1945.
LAR-15 Fred Eichler Series Light Predator2L Specifications
Model No: FE1565B Black
Model No: FE1565GMG
Gun Metal Gray Finish
Lower Receiver: Forged RRA LAR-15M
Upper Receiver: Forged A4
Muzzle: RRA Fred Eichler Series Brake, ½x28 thread
Gas Block: Low Profile
Safety Selector: Star safety
Pistol Grip: Hogue Rubber Grip
Handguard: Free Float Extended, with Full Length Top Rail
Weight: 6.9 lbs.
Length: 33.5 in.
Accuracy: 1 MOA at 100 yards
Capacity: 20 rd magazine
PROOF Research Tundra Rifle Marries Light Weight and Adjustment, Costs Big Money
PROOF Research’s Tundra rifle combines the adjustability and performance of a tactical rifle with the light-in-weight demands of high-country hunting. The Tundra bolt-action rifle is the next generation of PROOF Research’s Terminus hunting rifle. With a starting weight of 7.2 pounds due to a carbon-fiber stock and a Sendero-contour carbon-fiber barrel, the company claims sub-minute-of-angle accuracy.
“The design of a Monte Carlo stock is timeless and a long running staple for hunting rifles. We took this timeless design to the next level by adding adjustability,” said Kelly Streiff, vice president of sales and marketing for PROOF Research, based in Columbia Falls, Montana. “The last thing a hunter needs to worry about is the weight of their rifle system. There are many lightweight rifles out there, but many come sacrificing accuracy for weight. The Tundra embodies everything that we stand for, which is to develop a lightweight rifle that maintains and delivers extreme long-range accuracy.”
The Tundra’s Monte Carlo-style cheekpiece is adjustable for height. It comes with a BDL-style magazine, a TriggerTech trigger, and a Defiance Ruckus bolt action with a guaranteed headspace of +/-.001 inch. The Sendero-contour carbon-fiber barrel comes threaded 5⁄8-24 with a thread protector and is ready for the installation of any aftermarket muzzle device.
PROOF Research’s new Tundra long-range hunting rifle is available in a variety of calibers: 6 CM, 6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC, 7 Rem. Mag., 28 Nosler, 308 Win., 300 Win. Mag., 300 WSM, 300 PRC, 300 RUM, and 338 Lapua.
The rifle is offered in finish color choices of Black Granite, Green Granite, Brown Granite, Tactical Flat Dark Earth, Black Jungle Camo, Blue Jungle Camo, Green Jungle Camo, Desert Warrior, Grassland Green (shown above), Grassland Tan, and Cotton Candy. MSRP $7000 (not a misprint).
Browning Maxus II All-Purpose Hunter Goes Doves to Geese
Browning’s new Maxus II All-Purpose Hunter is built upon the company’s Power Drive Gas System that cycles a variety of loads while minimizing felt recoil. A new SoftFlex cheek pad and new Inflex recoil pad have been added to improve shooting comfort and control. The new stock can be trimmed for a shorter length of pull or increased with the included spacers. Shims are included to adjust cast and drop at comb. Rubber overmolding on the stock and new forearm improve handling traction in all conditions. A new screw-on style forearm cap makes disassembly easy.
The Maxus II All-Purpose Hunter features a full-coverage Mossy Oak Break-Up Country finish for concealment. The 26-inch barrel is fitted with the Invector-Plus Choke Tube System and includes Full, Modified, and Improved Cylinder choke tubes plus an extended Extra-Full choke tube for turkeys.
- New oversized bolt release and bolt handle
- New ramp trigger guard
- Nickel-Teflon coating on the bolt, bolt slide, shell carrier, bolt release, and bolt handle
- Lightweight magazine tube
- Chrome chamber and bore, 12 gauge 3.5-inch chamber
- Fiber-optic front sight and ivory mid-bead
- ABS hard case included
- Overall Length: 47.25 in.
- Length of Pull: 14.6 in.
- Drop at Comb: 1.75 in.
- Drop at Heel: 2 in.
- Weight: 7.1 lbs.
- Magazine Capacity: Four 2.75-in. shells
- Rib Width: 0.25 in.
- Item No. 011733205
- MSRP: $1980
Walker’s New X-TRM Razor Digital Offers Bluetooth Hearing Protection
Walker’s new X-TRM Razor Digital w/Bluetooth earmuffs feature ultra-low profile ear cups with GEL ear pads, a cool mesh headband, and one of the best electronic hearing protection sound management systems. The new ergonomic headband design has a cool mesh coating for easy all-day wear. Dual high-gain microphones produce fast digital sound-activated compression and can be adjusted with a smooth control knob. On the range or in the field, the X-TRM Razor Digital w/Bluetooth provide greater communication convenience with an advanced digital circuit, Bluetooth capabilities, active dynamic sound suppression, wind noise reduction, and ultra-low-profile and compact folding design. The X-TRM Razor Digital w/Bluetooth has an NRR 23 rating. Auto shut off after 4 hours. Powered by two included AAA batteries. Model: GWP-XDRSEM-BT-GY MSRP: $150.