While the Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Act has indeed passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, it still needs Senate approval before you can move freely about the country with your individual state’s carry license. However, beyond reciprocity, each state sets its own rules on the ownership, use and transporting of firearms, so if you have spring break plans or have already booked a summer vacation that involves driving across state lines, be prudent: Your pre-travel checklist should still include becoming familiar with gun laws in any of the states or North American countries through which you’ll be passing. Don’t let a routine check stop turn into a web of legal regulations with a possibility of jail time.
One of the most recognized bullpup rifles on the market today is the IWI Tavor, which has seen a few line extensions announced since its 2013 launch. The latest is the Tavor 7, which blends aspects of the X95 and the original Tavor. The Tavor 7 is the company’s first bullpup available in 7.62 NATO/.308 Win., and features a short-stroke gas piston, a four-position gas regulator, a reversible charging handle and an M-LOK fore-end. The rifle also includes a fully ambidextrous safety lever, magazine release and bolt catch. American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz is a Tavor aficionado and couldn’t resist the chance to fire it at Industry Day at the Range 2018.
We all know that the course to success is never easy and doesn’t come overnight. It doesn’t matter whether the focus is education, athletic achievement, diplomatic accord or commercial profitability; success requires tremendous perseverance. As Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Want a cartridge capable of downing all non-dangerous species worldwide, without punishing recoil? This 7 mm-08 Rem. recipe is it. Using Alliant Powder’s new Reloder 16, which is temperature-insensitive—for optimal accuracy across temperature variances—and contains a proprietary, de-coppering additive, a 44.5-gr. charge propels Sierra’s 0.284″, 150-gr. spitzer boattail (SBT) GameKing to 2655 f.p.s. from a short, 22″ barrel. Thanks to its heavy, double-tapered jacket, the aforementioned projectile can be used for elk-size game, though its forte is anchoring deer-size game at long range. Aiding its external ballistics is a 0.436 ballistic coefficient (BC). When zeroed at 200 yds., the bullet will impact 9″, 26″ and 52.7″ low at 300, 400 and 500 yds., respectively—easy to compensate for with come-ups. The load’s affordability rounds out the package; you’ll be able to shoot extensively at low cost.
Horn of the Hunter by Robert Ruark is regarded as one of the greatest hunting books ever written. And it would not have happened without the owner of this very special Colt Woodsman, Harry Selby, who carried the pistol daily on nearly a half-century of safaris.
The Sidelok Modular Optic Mount by Kinetic Development Group is a quick-detach riflescope mount that features matched front and rear rings that have been wire-EDM-cut for concentricity. Available sized for 1″, 30 mm and 34 mm scope tubes, the mount’s rings can be adjusted either forward or rearward along its anodized aluminum base in order to avoid interference with the optic, and the company’s Sidelok QD system allows for the unit to be installed or removed with one hand in only seconds.