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Gun Digest

November 2020

Gun Digest is your source for firearms news, pricing and classifieds. Our in-depth editorial, exclusive price guide and new product features bring valuable information to your hobby.

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2 minuti
7-30 waters

HISTORICAL NOTES The 7-30 Waters was introduced in 1984 for the U.S. Repeating Arms Model 94XTR Angle Eject rifle and carbine. The cartridge was the work of Ken Waters, a well-known gun writer and ballistics expert. He began planning the cartridge in 1976 as a high-velocity, flat-trajectory round for short, handy, lever-action carbines. There are many problems to be overcome by those who’d improve on the performance of the .30-30 cartridge class in lever-action rifles. Severe restrictions are imposed by tubular magazines, the length of the action and permissible working pressures. However, by 1982, Waters had developed a cartridge that’d push the 139-grain 7mm bullet at 2,600 fps. At this point, U.S. Repeating Arms Co. became interested in the project and decided in 1983 to produce Model 94 lever-action rifles in this new…

4 minuti
set your sights

01 Aimpoint CompM5b It’s no secret that Aimpoint delivers the goods. But the respected optics maker might’ve outdone itself with the CompM5b. The red dot offers a truly tactical system, not only delivering outstanding accuracy, but also quick calibration. This, in part, is thanks to an interchangeable turret system adapted for different calibers at different target ranges. It’s also compatible with an array of Aimpoint magnifiers, including the 3XMag-1 and 6XMag-1 magnifiers, as well as all generations of Night Vision Devices. Its 2-MOA dot is excellent for precise close-quarters engagements, but fine enough to handle midrange work. And, as expected from Aimpoint, the 6.3 unit is tough. MSRP: $1,124 02 Viridian HS1 Laser-Sight Hand Stop Simple concepts oftentimes prove the most useful. That perfectly pegs Viridian’s new additions. Pulling double duty, the HS1 is…

10 minuti
flash ’em!

With current events turning everyday life more unpredictable, making good decisions with your personal protection has never been more important. But how do we ensure that we make good decisions when our safety is on the line? Being an effective defender isn’t as simple as strapping a big iron on your hip and maintaining awareness. Firearm proficiency and maintaining a high degree of vigilance is only a piece of the puzzle: You should have several options available—beyond harsh words but before switching to guns. Some of the popular less-lethal options include pepper spray, hand-to-hand training or Tasers. I’m an advocate for carrying at least a spicy treat (OC spray, such as Sabre Red), as well as getting some hand-to-hand training. But there’s one non-lethal option that’s often overlooked: bright—really bright— flashlights. A LIGHT…

1 minuti
recommended lights

HANDHELD Modlite PLHv2 Modlite OKW SureFire Stiletto Pro SureFire Fury DFT Streamlight Macrostream USB Streamlight ProTac HL-X USB Streamlight ProTac HL USB Streamlight Polytac X USB PISTOL-MOUNTED SureFire X300 Ultra 1,000 Lumen SureFire X300 Ultra 600 Lumen Streamlight TLR-1 HL 1,000 Lumen Streamlight TLR-1 HL 800 Lumen Streamlight TLR-7 and TLR-7A RIFLE-MOUNTED Cloud Defensive OWL Modlite PLHv2 (18650 Preferred) Modlite OKW (18650 Preferred) Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Streamlight TLR RM 2 SureFire Scout Light Pro Dual Fuel SureFire Scout Light…

1 minuti

If one has designs on relying on a single cartridge, a shotshell load adds versatility. CCI offers two shotshell loads for the .38 Special/.357 Magnum. The standard shotshell is loaded with No. 9 shot, and the BIG 4 is loaded with No. 4 shot. These shells can be very effective on snakes and even vermin as large as skunks. Of course, the range must be close. I tested the standard shotshell and the BIG 4 shot-shell loads in each of the .357 Magnum firearms, and even though the barrel lengths varied a great deal, the results were very similar. About 6 feet appears to be the maximum practical range with both loads, regardless of barrel length. I believe the shotshell would work very well for snakes from all three guns,…

8 minuti
riflescopes for rimfires

When it comes to optics, “rimfire” is a nebulous term. The scope torqued onto a child’s first .22 LR isn’t anything like the feats of ELR engineering found at precision rimfire matches all across the country. Yet, in both cases, they’re riding a rim-fire rifle, steering the fire of a 40-grain hunk of lead. This shows that when picking a new scope for a rimfire rifle, you have to consider end use. Is the rifle a plinker, a hunter or a precision competitor? There are a few “rimfire” branded scopes that aren’t total junk—okay, just two—that work well for backyard plinkers and varmint hunters. For match shooters, the best rimfire scopes are simply the best precision rifle scopes, no matter the caliber. Taken together, these 11 scopes below are my favorite,…