Long-distance performance is within (affordable) reach thanks to the Performance Center Thompson/Center Long Range Rifle (LRR). Chambered in today’s hottest rifle cartridge, the T/C LRR 6.5 takes top billing in the July issue of GUNS Magazine.
Test gun in hand, Field Editor Mike Cumpston notes the LRR’s impressive features — including the skeletonized stock’s comb height, highly efficient muzzlebrake and distinctive fluted bolt knob — reflect the best of what Smith & Wesson Performance Center and T/C are known to offer. Mike found its performance equally sound: 1,000 yard 10-shot groups resulted in speeds as fast as 2,594 fps, and 100-yard 3-shot groups landing in as little as 0.43 inches.
“A soundly engineered and extremely accurate rifle is always its own excuse for being and the Performance Center T/C LRR certainly meets the criteria,” he observes.
Dreams can come true as Jeff “Tank” Hoover discovered with a Skinner Sights Bush Pilot in .45-70. In “Lotta’ Fun Survival Gun,” Tank details the Chiappa-built, Skinner Sights-tuned version of a takedown Winchester 1886 levergun — from its immaculate wood-to-metal fit and beautiful engraving to gorgeously fire-blued screws and excellent accuracy. Replete with an enviable survival kit, the Bush Pilot met Tank’s expectations and then some.
The self-defense-inspired Walther Arms PPQ-Sub Compact LE in this month’s Firearms Giveaway Package has a smooth single-action trigger, two drop-safeties and Picatinny rail. July’s winner will also receive a pair of Wiley X sunglasses, a La Griffe knife from Emerson Knives and a one-year membership to the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network. Readers are invited to enter the free drawing online for the prize package valued at $1,104 by visiting www.gunsmagazine.com/giveaways
Also in the July issue, the Rimfires column outlines “A Trilogy Of Ruger Specials” honoring the famed 10/22’s successful history. Resident knife expert Pat Covert delivers “Eight Great Straights” ready for your next field-dressing chore. When things go bump in the night it’s best to be prepared: Dave Anderson shines light on both handheld and mountable options in the Rifles installment. It’s a “Special” love … Mike “Duke” Venturino explains why “The Great .38 Still Makes Sense” in July’s Montana Musings.
For even more GUNS content, access this month’s Online Exclusive, “Survival Scatterguns — The Undisputed Self-Defense Champ Gets A New Life,” by Will Dabbs, MD, at www.gunsmagazine.com. Digital subscriptions and the July issue are available for purchase at www.fmgpubs.com