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Firearms News Volume 73, Issue 18

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in this issue

13 min.
wilson combat’s 300 ham’r

Does the world really need another .30-caliber cartridge? I suppose that is the real question when one considers Wilson Combat’s new 300 HAM’R. This is especially true when you notice it was developed for use in the AR-15. Does it really bring something useful to the table? I think the answer to this question will depend upon your intended use. If you hunt with your AR-15, it is certainly a cartridge you will want to consider. My first introduction to Bill Wilson’s work came while attending an Advanced Defensive Rifle course at SIG Arms Academy some 20 years ago. One of my fellow students was carrying a Wilson 1911, and I can remember being impressed by its handsome looks, fit, finish, accuracy and reliability. I had read about Wilson Combat 1911s,…

3 min.
flir thermosight pro

Before my testing with the Wilson Combat Tactical Hunter came to an end, I also had the opportunity to do some limited testing with a FLIR Thermosight Pro PTS233 thermal imaging weapon sight. This is a fairly small and compact unit, which boasts quite a number of features. This unit is just 8.7 inches in length and weighs 1.4 pounds. It is powered by two CR123A 3V Lithium batteries and will mount onto a MIL STD 1913 rail. Up to 1,000 pictures and up to 2.5 hours of video can be recorded and stored on its memory. It features a 19mm F/1.0 lens with 1.5x optical magnification and 1x, 2x and 4x digital zoom. It has six different reticle styles to choose from, which can be seen as black, white, red…

3 min.
a quick look at how they work passive and thermal

Let’s take a quick look at passive night vision and thermal imaging technology for those who might be unfamiliar with them. Modern passive image enhancement night vision operates by taking the small amount of available light (such as from moonlight or starlight) and converting the light energy (protons) into electrical energy (electrons). These electrons then go through a thin plate containing millions of channels. As the electrons travel through, they strike the walls of the channels releasing thousands of more electrons. These multiplied electrons then bounce off of a phosphor screen, which converts the electrons back into photons. This provides an image to the ocular allowing you to see in the dark. Simple, right? Well, the important thing to understand is that all modern passive night vision devices (or Starlight scopes)…

11 min.
the ati milsport 450 bushmaster

The RIA Milsport 450 Bushmaster AR from American Tactical is a radical evolutionary adaptation of Gene Stoner’s original 1950’s-era space age black rifle. Sporting the same inimitable ergonomics and running an absolute mule of a cartridge the size of your finger, the Milsport 450 Bushmaster brings breathtaking power to the classic AR platform. While this nifty new gun would fit nicely in a squad car or blast a home invader straight to hades, it’s true mission just drips classic Americana. This gun wants to hunt. War Story It was so cold that I actually had ice forming inside my rubber boots. My dad had rousted me out of bed at oh-dark-thirty for a quick dose of Froot Loops before I donned pretty much every piece of clothing I owned. We got to…

54 min.
r.e.p.r. extreme

Before you stop reading and check the cover of this magazine to ensure you did not erroneously purchase a Harlequin Romance, the current edition of Soap Opera Digest, or have a stroke, all of us here at Firearms News wish to reassure you that everything is fine. You did not make a mistake at the newsstand or hit the wrong ‘magazine app’ icon on your mobile device. All is right with the world and you are still reading one of the finest, cutting-edge firearms periodicals available to gun aficionados and shooting enthusiasts today. PROLOGUE: “You always hurt the one you love The one you shouldn’t hurt at all You always take the sweetest rose And crush it till the petals fall You always break the kindest heart With a hasty word you…

1 min.
the lwrc r.e.p.r. mk ii 6.5 creedmoor elite

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmor Barrel: 22" (55.88 cm) Weight: 10.05 lbs (4.55 kg) Length: 43.5" (110.49 cm) Barrel Specs: Proof Research Carbon Fiber 1:8 RH Twist | 6 Lands/Grooves | 5/8-24 Threads Other Features: • LWRCI™ 20-Position, Tunable Gas Block • Patented LWRCI™ short-stroke gas piston system • Monoforge™ upper receiver with integrated rail-base • Fully-ambidextrous lower receiver controls • LWRCI™ Advanced Trigger Guard • Geissele® SSA-E 2-Stage Precision Trigger • LWRCI™ Ambidextrous Charging Handle • LWRCI™ Skirmish™ Sights • NEW! LWRCI™ Ultra Brake™ 4-Port Enhanced Muzzle Brake • Magpul® MOE+® Grip • Magpul® PRS Adjustable Stock MSRP: Starting at $ 4,950 Contact: LWRC, (410) 901-1348, LWRCI.com…