Review

U.S. Army M24 SWS

The M24 brought the US Army into the modern bolt action sniper rifle game in the late 1980s, and it was a gem

Review

Weaver Grand Slam Tactical 3-10x40mm

Weaver is one of the old names in rifle scope manufacturing and was originally a US based scope manufacturer. In fact, they are celebrating their 80th year. Some of the old classic Weaver scopes are considered almost legendary, such as the model 330C that were used on some WWII sniper rifles. Weaver was eventually sold (several times) and they are now Japanese made scopes. I have used several Weaver scopes over the years and they have always been good quality glass and scopes. They have also made several different tactical scopes as well and have recently come out with a Grand Slam Tactical as well as a tactical line that… Read more »

Review

Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56mm Tactical Rifle Scope

Have we really never done a review on a Nightforce scope? That seemed, and still seems odd! Once noticed I realized we had better change that since Nightforce is such a large player in the tactical scope world now. Nightforce is relatively new in terms of the established high quality scope manufacturers, they were established in 1992 and according to their web page have had the goal of making the finest rifle scopes in the world. To see how they stack up, we tested a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56mm with NP-R2 reticle and zerostop. The Nightforce scopes are in the upper price range of scopes with this model coming in at… Read more »

Review

Manners Composite Stocks

Without doubt the McMillan series of stocks have been the industry leader in durable fiberglass stocks for the past 30+ years. But there are some other composite stock makers that are doing well in the industry like HS Precision, Bell & Carlson, Hogue and others. Over the past several years there have been some other new companies that are offering some innovative and new stock designs to the tactical world. One of these companies is Manners Composite Stocks (MCS) located in Kansas City, MO. MCS is offering several tactical stock designs with a claim to a lighter, stronger and more durable composite stock for the tactical and hunting world. While… Read more »

Review

Tactical Rifles M40T4

Tactical Rifles is another one of the high quality custom tactical rifle manufacturers here in the USA. They have been around for a while now and have been producing some very high quality rifles, originally based on the tried and true Remington 700 action, but now they have developed their own “Chimera” action and are building most of their rifles on this new “similar to the 700” action. Tactical Rifles recently provided us the opportunity to fully test and evaluate one of their M40T4 rifles chambered in 308 Win., which we were happy to accommodate. While the rifle is called the M40, do not confuse it with the USMC M40… Read more »