Points of Impact: January 15, 2022

ICYMI: NRA Golden Bullseye Awards, Riflescopes 101, New Federal CCW Ammo, FN Rifle Recall ...

by posted on January 15, 2022
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At the top of our lineup this week is the hotly anticipated announcement of the 2022 NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards! Now in its 20th year, the Golden Bullseye Awards recognize the firearm industry’s top products as voted on by the NRA Publications’ editors. This is the second year that NRA Women has submitted nominations. What did we rate the best?

Many of today’s shooters put as much thought in their sighting systems or optics as they do their firearm. When it comes to rifles, telegraphic scopes are the number one choice for hunters, target shooters, and long-range shooting enthusiasts. Pairing the right rifle and scope takes some knowledge. Here's where to get it

Pump-action shotguns are incredibly versatile and hardy, so they are generally considered an excellent choice for first-time gun buyers and women interested in home defense. That said, there's a little more to a pump gun than a hinge-action, and that means a few things to be aware of. Don't miss Becky Yackley's walk-through.

The conventional wisdom has always been that large calibers with the stopping power necessary to end a criminal attack will, by necessity, result in stiffer felt recoil and a lower magazine capacity. Increasing the number of rounds the gun can carry meant that, by necessity, the gun would have to be bigger and less concealable. Today, Federal Ammunition is changing the conventional wisdom with its brand-new 30 Super Carry cartridge.

You can only have so much taxidermy in your house before you need to find other less space-consuming ways to commemorate your hunt. Check out these cool options from columnist Melissa Bachman

There are numerous bullet types on the market, each one developed for a specific purpose. Shooting enthusiasts need to be familiar with as many as possible, but there are 13 common bullet types you must know.

FN America, LLC announces the mandatory recall of all FN M249S® semi-automatic, belt-fed rifles sold before January 1, 2022. An identified issue from a component in the FN M249S fire control group may adversely affect the rifle’s standard operation, and under certain circumstances, a reset failure within the hammer group may cause an unsafe firing event. Read the recall notice here.

Hunting camps and trips and traditions had been mostly about men most of our lives. Fathers and sons and hunting buddies, and weekends away from wives and daughters and sisters. It’s just the way things were. And then we had daughters," writes Douglas Franklin. Read the tale of daughters, sisters and a snow-goose hunt to remember.

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