Our regular roundup of new shooting products destined to hit the shelves soon, and this month we have a bumper set!
Savage 110 Ultralite
First in our list of new shooting products is from American firearms manufacturer, Savage, who have launched an expertly engineered alternative to heavy, awkward hunting rifles: the new 110 Ultralite.
Weighing in at no more than 6 lb (2.72 kg) depending on calibre, the new 110 Ultralite maximises performance and fit while minimising weight. Designed not to be a burden, no matter what your hunt brings in terms of elevation or adverse weather, it boasts the same high level of performance you’d expect from any factory blueprinted Savage 110 action.
The Ultralite owes its low weight to a number of ingenious design features, including a carbon-fibre wrapped stainless steel barrel and melonite treated, skeletonised receiver.
The rifle’s subtle grey synthetic stock comes equipped with Savage’s AccuFit™ technology with adjustable length-of-pull and comb height to provide hunters with optimum fit and therefore optimised performance.
Further features include adjustable Accutrigger, a detachable box magazine, a spiral fluted bolt and a drilled and tapped receiver (8-40).
Available in: .270 Win, .28 Nosler, .280 Ackley Improved, .300 WSM, .30-06, .308 Win, 6.5 PRC, 6.5mm Creedmoor
Edgar Brothers | 01625 613177
MSRP: from £1,994.
Rigby Big Game Tsavo rifles
London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has announced a new series of limited edition rifles, called the “Tsavo”, modelled on the firm’s phenomenally successful bolt-action Big Game, and that is second on our list of new shooting products.
Following hot on the heels of the exceptionally popular “Mopani” special edition series—which sold out within a week of releasing—the Tsavo commemorates two of the most feared man-eating lions of the 19th century, who terrorised the builders of the Kenya to Uganda railway in 1898.
Limited to a run of 12, each rifle bears its unique series number in gold on the floor plate, along with detailed engraving of the infamous pair of lions. Stocked with specially selected grade eight Turkish walnut, the Tsavo’s looks and durability is further enhanced by Rigby’s London Best Oil finish and leather covered recoil pad.
Built around the magnum Mauser M98 double square bridge action in .375 calibre, the rifles benefit from all the features that define Rigby’s multi award-winning Big Game range.
Each Tsavo is supplied with Rigby’s cleaning accessories in an exclusive leather case, styled to capture the intrepid spirit of the late Victorian era.
John Rigby & Co.
0207 720 0757
Webley Raider Classic/Quantum
With its precision steel barrel and brand new design, not to mention a fully-adjustable 2 stage trigger, front cylinder with fill gauge, 200 bar fill, pre-indexing magazine (14 shot .177/12 Shot .22) and walnut stock with adjustable heel pad & fine checkering, the Webley Raider Classic is on paper a fine airgun. It’s ultra efficient design promises to deliver a high shot count per fill.
It also comes in ‘Quantum’ version, adding a precision barrel with quantum integrated silencer.
The Quantim features an ultra-efficient design with high shot count per fill. It is also supplied with two magazines and UK standard 11.5 ft/lbs power & FAC (1070fps .177 & 970 fps .22) models available as well.
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Raider Classic SRP: from £449.99
Quantum Classic SRP: from £489.99
Savage 110 Elite Precision
The 110 Elite Precision represents the pinnacle of Savage’s 110 designs. It combines the renowned reliability of the tried-and-tested Model 110 action with a profusion of innovative features designed to create a rifle that will perform with the utmost precision year after year.
New features include an Adjustable Core Competition chassis with fully adjustable stock from Modular Driven Technologies (MDT), a full-length ARCA rail, and titanium nitride coatings, plus all the upgrades demanding shooters like to make to their long-range tack drivers.
The Elite Precision also benefits from user-adjustable AccuTrigger, a self-timing taper aligned muzzlebrake, MDT Vertical Grip and Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS) magazine.
Available in: .223 Rem, .300 WM, .308 Win, .338 Lapua, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 6mm Creedmoor.
Edgar Brothers | 01625 613177
MSRP: from £2,658.
Beretta DT11 EELL
A bit of luxury here, and a completely beautiful gun that has been receiving rave reviews. The DT11 is Beretta’s flagship boxlock competition shotgun with an Olympic pedigree, and this is the new, elevated EELL edition.
Elegantly adorned with exquisite scroll engraving upon the sideplates, this gun is the perfect choice for the discerning clay shooter who is looking for a touch of class. Similarly, the specification makes it perfectly suited for tackling high driven birds from a peg.
The stock and forend are cut from superior quality walnut, providing perfect counterpoint to the flawless scroll engraving. It’s a hefty gun, weighing eight-and-a-half pounds, so deals with recoil well, and feels superbly put together.
It adjusts to fit you, thanks to microcore pads and an adjustable trigger. If you feel the need to upgrade even further, the Black edition is limited and contains more carbon fibre parts.
RRP from £15,545
London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offering hunters the chance to upgrade their expedition kit with a knife that is as exquisite as it is hard-wearing, and combines the practicality of a folding pocket-knife with the beauty and craftsmanship associated with Rigby guns.
Due to its sturdy back-lock design, with a 440c stainless steel frame and mechanism, the knife will not close when in use, but is easy to stow when not needed. Measuring 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm, the blade boasts a deep belly drop-point, designed for easy skin penetration, which makes it an ideal tool for skinning and meat processing of smaller animals.
The eye-catching folding blade is crafted from Firestorm pattern Damascus steel and the giraffe-bone handle is traditionally shaped to aid grip and comfort. It is engraved with the Rigby ‘double R’ and supplied with its own handmade leather tab-top sheath to keep it secure and ready for action when you need it.
John Rigby & Co.
0207 720 0757
Swazi Assegai Jacket
Another new jacket from busy Swazi, this one takes its name from the slim hardwood spear used by African warriors and is a functional, yet extremely classy wear anywhere jacket.
Lightweight, breathable and water repellant, this outer layer garment is windproof thanks to Swazi’s proprietary AEGIS® windshield fabric technology. It also features a storm flap under the main zip, snug cuffs and a high cut zip up collar, adding to the all-round weather protection it provides.
For practicality, the New Zealand made jacket features two deep and secure side pockets and a handy chest pocket for stashing all your essentials. It is emblazoned with the Swazi logo on the chest, zip and lower arm, as a symbol of durability, comfort and value.
Seeland Key-point active trousers
Seeland Key-Point Active Trousers are a tough reinforced Poly/Cotton men’s hunting trousers with waxed finish packed with all the features needed for a successful day on the hill. Fitted with stretch panels, articulated knees and an elasticated waist for the ultimate comfort and freedom of movement when active.
There is plenty of storage to keep your essential kit safe and belt loops for your favourite belt. These tough active trousers are designed to be worn with the Seeland Key-Point shooting collection for the active hunter.
Harkila Roebuck Hunter Sneaker
The Harkila Roebuck Hunter Sneaker is a highly technical low-noise, waterproof, men’s hybrid lace-up stalking boot, designed in AXIP MSP Camouflage for a stealth like breathable sneaker.
This extremely durable men’s boot supports your foot when active stalking, it is constructed with mesh to allow perspiration to escape without letting water penetrate through the Harkila HWS membrane.
This lightweight boot is ideal for hunting roebuck with its stretchable upper and flexible so allowing you to move quickly and quietly across the ground.
01844 237944 | RRP £159.99
Swazi Molesworth Jacket
The Molesworth jacket is a functional and stylish everyday jacket that will serve you just as well strolling about town as hiking across hills.
Made from 320gsm breathable and lightweight AEGIS® Windshield fleece, it features a low cut back, elasticated cuffs, as well as a high collar to lock in heat and keep you warm when the weather conditions are harsh.
With two zipped side pockets and a zip closing chest pocket, there’s lots of space for storing your essentials without the worry of losing anything along the way. Proudly made in Swazi’s New Zealand factory, the Molesworth bears the Swazi clan logo on the chest pocket, as a seal of approval.
Spartan Precision Equipment has launched the V2 bipod, a product designed and developed with input from hunters and the military, including personnel associated with the Norwegian Special Forces.
Made from CNC machined 7075 aluminium and top-quality carbon fibre, the V2 is not only light at just 373 grams but incredibly strong. Retailing at £400, it is available in a choice of black or grey corrosion-resistant hard-anodised finish and is designed for long-range tactical rifle platforms.
With attachment options for both Picatinny and M-Lok rails, the V2 connects via a spigot mount enabling the bipod to either be fitted in seconds or hang permanently under the rifle.
Its quick, adjustable ‘Tac Legs’ are made from carbon and aluminium and extend from 165mm to 225mm with five-pitch settings. Tungsten carbide feet and durable synthetic boots provide grip on a variety of surfaces.
www.javelinbipod.com | RRP £400
Schmidt & Bender Single Turn II-Ballistic
The 3-21×50 Exos and a wide range of PM II products can now be ordered or upgraded with the new Single Turn II-Ballistic (ST II-B). The ST II-B is the fastest, most flexible and most precise bullet drop compensation (BDC) on the market. It enables the shooter to calibrate the turret to the ballistic of the rifle and to stay on target in any situation.
The ST II-B is the extended version of the Single Turn II (ST II) turret. With the help of six, clearly visible position indicators (1–6), the operator can easily set-up their own calibrated turret according to the ballistic of the rifle. The position indicator can be placed at any position on the turret according to the ballistic coefficient.
An unique advantage: it is also possible to use an interchangeable bullet-compensating turret cap which matches the modified ballistic of the rifle. This is the case when using different types of ammunition, interchangeable barrels or shooting with nightvision or a silencer.
The position indicators can be individually adjusted to any distance, such as 100 to 600 m/yards. They can be moved on the outside of the turret and fixed at any position. The quantity of position indicators used can be freely selected. Additional position indicators can be purchased at any time.
A Mode Lever locks or unlocks the turret. A visual indicator below the turret indicates the ‘locked’ position with the color red and the ‘unlocked’ position with the color green. The ST II-B turret gives the user the fastest and most precise turret dialing solution and allows to stay on the target in any situation.
Schmidt & Bender | +44 (0) 123 35 10 135
The Sportsman Gun Centre is proud to bring Element Optics to the UK. With deliveries inbound, you can pre-order now to be among the first people in the UK to get your hands on the new Gold Standard of versatile, affordable rifle scopes.
Element Optics simply offer three scopes in different price ranges.
The Helix 6-24×50 is the base model which features a second focal plane reticle and comes with a lifetime warranty. It retails for an impressive £334.
The Titan 5-25×56 is their mid-range model. It features a hard mechanical Zero Stop, illuminated first focal plane reticle, upgraded stainless steel turret mechanism, a removable magnification throw lever and the platinum lifetime warranty. There are few scopes on the market that can compete for the £667.99 retail price.
The top of the range is the Element Nexus 5-20×50 it includes all the features of the Titan, but is more compact, lighter, has a superior build quality and has a wide range of available reticles, suitable for all disciplines. The Nexus comes in at £1,324, taking on the big boys in the market, but for significantly less.
Sportsman Gun Centre | 01392 354 854
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