Review

Winchester Model 70 Stealth & Stealth II

The Winchester model 70 Stealth is a direct replacement for their older “Heavy Varminter” and is advertised as a varmint rifle. But the solid black stock and matte black finish on all exposed parts lends itself well to tactical use. I figure this is the “politically correct” way USRA could build a tactical rifle. What ever the case, its a very nice entry level tactical rifle, and some think its the same as the FN Special Police. The quality of the rifles are fairly high for a production rifle, and accuracy is averaging around .65 MOA for these rifles with match ammo, with the typical rifles shooting between .5 and… Read more »

Review

Ruger M77 MkII VLE

The Ruger M77 MkII VLE is Ruger’s little known Law Enforcement tactical rifle. The rifle is based off of the M77 MkII VT target/varmint rifle but has a few changes. All the metal work is a flat black finish vs. the flat grey color of the VT rifles. The VT and VLE rifles have a laminated stock which is nicely contoured with a very wide forend. The VLE stock is different in that it is composed of darker grey colored laminates, vs the brown colors of the VT. Both rifles are the same beyond that. The barrel is a 26″ medium weight barrel. The barrel is not as heavy as… Read more »

Review

Tactical Operations Remington 700P Tune-Up

Update: 9 Mar 2009 – Tactical Operations has suspended these tune up packages due to a large influx of large firearms contracts for various government agencies. While many people, especially the 400+ Law Enforcement agencies who are their primary customers, know all about Tactical Operations rifles and their amazing .25 MOA guarantee, not many people realize that they will do a tune-up, or accurizing job, on a factory Remington 700P. In fact, it was news to us. So, a willing SC subscriber was good enough to provide his rifle for evaluation once Tac-Ops finished their work to the rifle. We were very curious to take a look at the rifle… Read more »

Review

Premier Reticles Heritage 5-15x56mm

Permier Reticles has been around for a long time, since 1946 to be exact. Their history has primarily been focused on reticles and optical devices, hence the word “reticle” being in the name of the company. They provided OEM reticles to various scope manufacturers and even provided work directly to customers by offering a service of replacing or changing out a reticle on customer scopes that were sent in. While they no longer offer this service, they do the work on the S&B scopes that the USMC uses on their M40 sniper rifles, changing the reticle to the Gen 2 Mildot. It was in 2008 that Premier entered into the… Read more »

Review

Dakota T-76 Longbow

The T-76 Longbow was designed by Dakota Arms for military and law enforcement applications. It has a matte finish and the stock comes in black or olive drab. The cheekpiece and length of pull are adjustable. The action uses control round feeding and a claw extraction system, a Model 70-style trigger that will not seize from dirt or freeze in rain. The rifle has a highly efficient muzzle brake, and with the .338 Lapua round, it needs it. The longbow is an awesome weapon, Dakota even guarantees .5 MOA. The ergonomics of the design are sound, but the price is a little steep at about $4300 USD. If you can… Read more »

Review

HS Precision Pro Series 2000 HTR

The review below was performed in the 1990s, obviously, many things have changed since then… not the least of which is the quality and thoroughness of our reviews! Hopefully you will still enjoy it! … HS Precision (Thanks Patricia!) was kind enough to lend me a HS Precision Series 2000 HTR for evaluation while attending some additional sniper training. The three weeks in which I evaluated the rifle was both rewarding and exciting. The rifle was shipped with a Leupold Veri-X III 4.5-14x40mm Scope. Generally these scopes are of the highest quality, but for some reason this particular scope would not group worth a darn. I believe a serious drop… Read more »