New shooting products for May 2021

With products a little thin on the ground this month, thanks we suspect to some being held back for release in the near future, we present something of a Viking Arms special, by coincidence. To make sure your products are featured in our news please email releases to steve.faragher@futurenet.com

Mossberg Patriot Predator

Patriot bolt actions are loaded with features, and the new Predator model is no exception. it is offered in three calibres, .308 Win, .243 Win and 6.5 Creedmor.

Attractive, accurate and affordable, these rifles offer premium features at a great value: LBA™ adjustable triggers, fluted and threaded barrels, oversized bolt handles, spiral fluted bolts, top-mount Picatinny rail/scope bases and 4-round box magazines.

RRP £555
Viking Arms 
01423 780 810 (Ext 1) 
info@vikingarms.com

Straw Target Bosses

These quality new straw target bosses are made from UK-grown straw, and are available in two sizes; 65cm and 85cm diameter. The great thing about them is that they have a massive depth of 95mm which makes them perfect for use as airgun target backstops too. Set them up behind your range, or even pin or staple paper targets directly to the front with no worry of pellets bouncing back through the target or passing through.

These new bosses are heavy quality targets and are suitable for club and competition archery use. They’re ideal for standing on wooden target stands. Each target is individually wrapped to protect it during transport.

RRP £55 (65cm) and £90 (85cm)
John Rothery Wholesale 
023 9224 5350 
sales@bisley-uk.com

Ontario Knives

Something a bit unusual, these top-notch blades are new to the market…

The High Peaks Hunter is named after the famous 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks. The narrow blade, the expanded blade belly and the fine point is designed for quick, efficient gutting and can also be used for smaller game or as a caper. 

RRP £124.99

The Keene Valley in the Adirondacks is the gateway to the high peaks and communities of the valley supplied many of the local hunting guides. The broad, flat ground blade is ideal for any cutting application.

RRP £131.99
PJS Wholesale 
01617858073 
www.pjswholesale.com/

Kahles Helia 42 RF

The lightweight and ergonomic Helia 42 Rangefinder (RF) perfectly combines brilliant optics with reliable targeting up to 1,500m on common hunting targets. 

It stands out for its intuitive simple handling and useful hunting features like patented EAC (Enhanced Angle Compensation) and scan mode.

With the new Helia 42 RF, Kahles presents an optimised updated version of the successful Helia RF. Accurate measuring of hunting-related targets up to 1,500 metres—an increase of 50%—when directly compared to its predecessor, is enabled by improved distance measurement technology. A long range function sees targets out to 4,500m while its batteries last long enough for 4,000 measurements.

Available in 8×42 and 10×42

RRP £1,410
Swarovski Optik 
01737 856812 
info-uk@swarovskioptik.com

Swazi Paragon Vest

With a full-length zip, the Paragon Vest allows for easy temperature control and draught-free comfort, benefited by the further inclusion of a high neck and drawcord hem. Two deep side pockets and a chest pocket are secured by hardy Vislon zips for storing your valuables. Ideal for country pursuits, the vest is available in two colour choices; black or tussock green.

Sizes XS-3XL
RRP £115
Swazi
www.swazi.co.nz

Streamlight Pocketmate

Powered by a bright white LED, the Pocket Mate delivers 325 lumens over a 76-metre beam distance when set to high intensity, and a low setting which provides 45 lumens and a 28-metre beam. Its size is small enough to carry in a pocket and features an anodized spring clip that attaches to zips or key chains, and clips onto hats, visors and clothing for hands-free use.

Viking Arms
01423 780 810 (Ext 1) 
info@vikingarms.com

Rigby Keep Calm and Carry On rifles

London gunmaker John Rigby & Co has announced details of 10 special edition rifles built during the spring 2020 Covid-19 lockdown at Rigby’s Pensbury Place headquarters. Dubbed the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ edition, the rifles commemorate the camaraderie and commitment that have come to the fore during this turbulent year. 

Number one of the set will be sold by auction, with the sale proceeds be donated to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). 

Built on the famous Mauser M98 action in .416 Rigby, these single square bridge rifles feature three-position flag safeties and nitride finished 24-inch barrels. 

Their deluxe Turkish walnut stocks have a ‘best’ oil finish and measure 14.5 inches including black leather-covered butt-pads. Each rifle comes with a canvas case and cleaning accessories.

RRP £14,950 
John Rigby & Co 
0207 720 0757 
Maria@johnrigbyandco.com

6.5 Creedmoor with the Lapua MEGA bullet

While the 6.5 Creedmoor was designed for long-range target shooting, it has gained a reputation as a viable hunting calibre. Lapua’s 6.5 Creedmoor range of factory-loaded cartridges now have the 6.5 mm 10.1 g/156 gr Soft Point MEGA projectile. 

With the soft recoil and range performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor combined with our top components, we expect this cartridge to become a favourite with UK deerstalkers.

RRP: TBC
Viking Arms 
01423 780 810 (Ext 1)
info@vikingarms.com

Lapua .223 Remington with the Lapua Naturalis bullet

.223 Remington is now available with the 3.2g/50 gr Lapua Naturalis hunting cartridge. This is the perfect cartridge choice for anyone looking for performance in the field.

The Naturalis bullet technology allows for a perfect mushrooming effect, creating a superb wound channel. With exceptional performance and penetration capabilities of up to 100 % of retention weight during impact, this factory-loaded cartridge is a must-have for any .223 Rem enthusiast.

RRP: TBC
Viking Arms
01423 780 810 (Ext 1)
info@vikingarms.com


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