Volume 25, Number 7 December 2017

Archive for the ‘New Products’ category

Springfield Armory’s Match-Dominating M1A Now Available in the Extreme-Precision Caliber Many Sharpshooters Prefer
GENESEO, ILL. (12/08/17) – Springfield Armory’s M1A™ 6.5 Creedmoor Series has a hard-won reputation for handling any mission, any condition, any foe, at any range – and for taking home trophies from monster bucks to National Match crowns. Highly precise .308 WIN-chambered M1A models are found in the hands of elite tactical teams, snipers, backcountry hunters and competitive marksmen.

6.5 Creedmoor, Springfield Armory

Now skilled shooters can get legendary Springfield M1A durability in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber.

With high muzzle velocity, low recoil, and extreme long-range accuracy, the Creedmoor round is becoming increasingly popular and easily accessible. The new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor makes the most of the ammo’s attributes with the rifle design, craftsmanship, balance and response known to Springfield Armory’s storied M1A platform.

The M1A’s National Match Grade, 22-inch medium weight stainless steel barrel provides a long sight radius for outstanding iron sight accuracy, with a 4-groove 1:8 right-hand twist and shot-steadying muzzle brake to put rounds right where intended. The NM Grade .062 post front sight is paired with a NM Grade non-hooded .0520 aperture rear sight that’s ideal for distant targets and adjustable for ½ MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation. The 2-stage trigger is National Match tuned to 4.5 – 5 pounds, for a crisp, confident pull. The new 6.5 Creedmoor M1A is a “true 1000-yard rifle” that delivers a level of shooting performance few rifles can match, especially when paired with an SA scope mount and your optic of choice.

The new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor is offered with your choice of a solid black composite stock, or a precision-adjustable stock that lets shooters dial in individual fit and feel. A 10-round magazine smoothly feeds rounds into the chamber for reliable shooting.

“Having a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in the M1A lineup gives long-range shooters more choices with the precision and accuracy they require,” says Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese. “They can choose the round they prefer, and take advantage of the legendary accuracy of the M1A platform to make the most of their shooting prowess.”

With a length of 45 to 46.24 inches and unloaded weight of 11.4 pounds, the new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor is a well-balanced, extremely accurate and precise tool for marksmen eager to raise their long-distance performance.

“Our mission is, and always will be, to offer responsible citizens the finest firearm and the most thorough customer support of any brand,” says Springfield’s Reese. “You can see that commitment in every product we make. It especially shines in the new 6.5 Creedmoor M1A.”

For California Residents: The M1A 6.5 Creedmoor with the black composite stock is California-approved.

Now available in three configurations:

MP9826C65                 6.5 Creedmoor with Black Precision Stock                                   MSRP: $2045

MA9826C65CA            6.5 Creedmoor with Black Composite Stock                                MSRP: $1985
This model is also CA-Compliant

MP9820C65                 6.5 Creedmoor with Flat Dark Earth Precision Stock                  MSRP: $2045

For more information about the M1A 6.5 Creedmoor, please visit www.springfield-armory.com, or watch this video below:

About Springfield Armory®
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory was designated as our national armory by General George Washington, and began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic.  This monumental institution went on to serve as a think tank for developing innovative firearms concepts and producing some of the most storied rifle platforms in our country’s history.  The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy and restore the Springfield Armory name. Springfield Armory Inc. engineers, manufactures and assembles their legendary M1A™, 1911 and SAINT® AR-15 lines of firearms in Geneseo, IL, and since 2001, has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of-the-art factory in Croatia working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the multiple award-winning line of XD® polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace. We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers.  For more information, please visit us at: www.springfield-armory.com.


Built off the Jase Robertson Pro Series reed design, the Pioneer is easy to blow, has a short barrel to maintain call pressure, and produces crisp and smooth sounds that mimic a mallard hen. SRP: $34.99. (duckcommander.com)


Five new folding liner-lock-style knives, all designed by Jared Wihongi, have been added to the Black Label line.

The Equal is built with a hollow-ground, drop-point blade made of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel. The blade is a flipper-assist-opening design with a black stonewash finish and anti-skid grooves in the spine. The handle is made of textured black G-10 scales secured with flush-fit fasteners. A Buckmark pocket clip keeps the Equal within easy reach. Overall length is 8 ½ inches. SRP: $24.99.

The Eradicate has a hollow-ground, tanto-style blade made of 440 stainless steel and features flipper-assist-opening, anti-skid grooves on the spine, a thumb stud, a blood groove, and matte black stonewash finish. Two models are available, and both feature a black G-10 handle. One model incorporates a contrasting tan G-10 handle insert; the other model includes a carbon-fiber insert. A glass-breaking point is on the end of the handle, and a metal pocket clip keeps the knife securely held in a pocket or on a belt. Overall length is 8 ¾ inches. SRP: $39.99, black/tan; $55, black/carbon fiber.

The Freeze Point features a hollow-ground, compound, tanto-style blade made of 7Cr1MoV stainless steel with a matte black stonewash finish and an ambidextrous thumb stud. The handle is made from sturdy G-10 laminate, with machined slots for an improved grip. Flush-fit fasteners secure the handle. The blade spine and frame both have anti-skid grooves, and a metal pocket clip features the Buckmark logo. Overall length is 8  inches. SRP: $29.99.

The folding liner-lock-equipped Blind Spot features a slender-profile hollow-ground, drop-point blade made of 7Cr1MoV stainless steel with a matte black stonewash finish. The blade also has anti-skid grooves on the spine. The handle is made of a mottled hemp Micarta laminate and is secured in place with flush-fit fasteners. Overall length 8 ¾ inches. SRP: $39.99.

The Hysteria is a folding liner-lock knife with a hollow-ground 7Cr1MoV stainless-steel deep-belly, tanto-style blade with a matte black stonewash finish. The blade has an ambidextrous thumb stud to allow easy opening with one hand. The knife is available with either black or tan G-10 laminate scales and is attached using flush-fit fasteners. Both the frame and blade spine of this knife have anti-skid grooves. A metal pocket clip and lanyard eye round out the features of the Hysteria. Overall length is 6 ½ inches. SRP: $34.99. (browning.com)


Vital X

Vital X rangefinder accessory pocket.

The Vital X rangefinder accessory pocket is joining the 2018 Extreme line of pack accessories. Constructed of durable, 1,680D nylon ballistic fabric, the Vital X rangefinder pocket is specifically designed for ease of use and versatility on the hunt or at the range. A simple, one-snap attachment system makes it compatible with the Bino Harness X, as well as a wide variety of ALPS OutdoorZ packs. The padded main compartment provides a safe, compact storage space, and the quiet magnetic lid allows for quick and easy access to the rangefinder. SRP: $19.99. (www.alpsoutdoorz.com)


bucket, Yeti

Yeti’s bucket.

Be it ever so humble, the 5-gallon plastic bucket is an outdoor workhorse, used to haul all sorts of gear to deer camp or simply to store the pellets that feed a pellet grill. When Yeti took a close look at it, though, the manufacturer decided it could use some improvement. And as the company is known for over-engineering products such as coolers and coffee cups, the inevitable result is the Loadout (SRP: $39.99). But what really shines are the accessories that Yeti has designed to complement this “super bucket.”

The Loadout Utility Belt (SRP: $39.99) features a QuadPocket design that can hold a variety of gear, from shotgun shells to sunglasses. The belt also has HitchPoint Grid webbing that fits any MOLLE accessory. The inside of the bucket can be customized with a three-tray Loadout Caddy (SRP: $19.99). So equipped, it will make a dandy accessory for dove hunters. Finally, there is the lid. This is no ordinary snap-on lid. The see-through, water-tight Loadout Lid (SRP: $29.99) uses a hex pattern for increased durability. (yeti.com)


 The Rookie features a stainless-steel blade and has a completely rounded safety tip and finger guard to prevent slippage, all of which makes it a good choice for a child’s first knife. In addition, the barrel-shaped birch handle is designed for small hands. And since it weighs only 1.8 ounces, it is light enough for younger users to safely handle and use. SRP: $19.99. (morakniv.se)


e-collar, D.T. Systems

The new D.T. Master Retriever 1100 e-collar trainer in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camouflage is built with rugged durability for those long days in the marsh. It’s waterproof and boasts a range of more than 1,000 yards, and the controller incorporates a sleek new design that fits right in your pocket or blind bag. Other features include 16 intensity levels of Gentle Touch Nick and Continuous e-Stim, Vibration Assist (no shock, vibration-only training stimulus), and a lockout option on the remote to prevent accidental stimulation. SRP: $199.99. (dtsystems.com)


Designed as a lightweight hiker, the Arco GTX Lo serves competitive shooters as well—especially those who have tired of the tactical look. Features include a split-grain leather upper with TPU toe and heel-abrasion guards, a Gore-Tex lining, a climate-control footbed, and the Lowa Elika sole made of soft rubber. The cushioning provided by the rubber sole increases walking—and standing—comfort. Another big plus: The Arco GTX Lo can be re-soled. SRP: $210. (lowaboots.com)

Photo by Slaton L. White


The Cooloir cooler series features a waterproof, 400-denier TPU/PU coated–nylon exterior, water-resistant zippers, and a removable EVA foam inner-cooler box. Available in three versions: Cooloir 12 (12 cans and ice), Cooloir 24 (24 cans and ice), and Cooloir 36 (36 cans and ice). SRP: $119.95 to $179.95. (mountainsmith.com)


The Hundred Pacer folder was inspired by a deadly Taiwanese viper with a distinctive horned nose. Its venom is reputedly so toxic that a person bitten by it could only walk a hundred paces before expiring. Designed by knife enthusiast Johnny Liao, the Spyderco Hundred Pacer translates the sweeping lines of the snake’s head into a broad, dramatically curved, full-flat-ground blade. Crafted from premium CTS XHP stainless steel, it features Spyderco’s trademark Round Hole for swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand. The knife’s stunning handle scales are machined from layered G-10 to create a non-slip, snakeskin-like texture and contrasting color pattern. To keep the Hundred Pacer poised and ready, the knife features a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports ambidextrous tip-up carry. SRP: $359.95. (spyderco.com)