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New Guns And Gear September 2023

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Looking for a new iron or piece of kit to enhance the one you already own? Check out these 7 new bits of guns and gear to grow your firearms wish list.

The New Guns And Gear:

Nosler SR-30K

Two inches shorter and 2 ounces lighter than Nosler’s SR-30AlTi, the new SR-30K was specifically designed with backcountry hunters in mind. Thanks to its titanium and aluminum construction, the suppressor weighs just over 7 ounces and measures just under 6 inches in length. This makes it ideal when being hauled over long distances or through rough country. It also features a special baffle stack designed to maximize sound suppression performance despite its reduced size. If you’ve wanted to hush up your hunting rifle but are worried about added bulk, the Nosler K-Can is worth your consideration.
MSRP: $729

Ruger/Marlin Model 1894 Classic

Ruger has continued its reintroduction of classic Marlin lever-action rifles. The latest to hit the scene is the Model 1894 chambered for .44 Remington Magnum. Implied in this chambering, the rifle will also take .44 Special—if you happen to stalk less substantial game or crave some reduced-recoil range time. The rifle’s tubular magazine fits 10 rounds of .44 Mag. and 11 rounds of .44 Special. The receiver, lever, trigger guard plate and barrel are all made of alloy steel with a satin blue finish. Other features include a soft rubber recoil pad, American black walnut furniture and adjustable semi-buckhorn sights.
MSRP: $1,239

Weatherby Model 307 Centerfire Rifle Action

It’s been a spell since Weatherby has tinkered with a new action, but the measured development is worth it, given the new Model 307 appears to have a lot to offer. The company’s goal behind the 307 was compatibility with as many stocks, triggers, rails, mounts and bottom metals as possible … and that’s no easy task. The action features a 2-lug bolt with a 90-degree throw, and it can be disassembled without tools. The standalone builder’s action is available in three lengths (long-action magnum, long-action standard and short-action standard). Weatherby also offers two complete rifles with the action—the 307 Range XP and the 307 Alpine MDT.
MSRP: $750 (standalone builder’s action)

Timney Impact 700 Trigger

Remington 700 fans, rejoice! Timney’s newest trigger has you covered. Called the Impact 700, this drop-in option was designed as an inexpensive upgrade that doesn’t sacrifice quality. The result is what Timney describes as an entry-level trigger, but one that is still assembled, tested and calibrated by hand. The Impact 700 isn’t adjustable, but it does feature a crisp and clean break between 3 and 4 pounds.
MSRP: $125

TriStar Arms Matrix Inertia-Driven Shotguns

When it comes to imported Turkish shotguns, TriStar Arms guns are considered some of the best. Recently added to the company’s catalog is an inertia-driven scat-ter gun line called the Matrix. The series was designed for hard and dirty use, as well as reliability with a wide variety of ammunition. Offered in 12-gauge and a 20-gauge, the Matrix is available with a matte black finish and synthetic furniture, a matte black finish and walnut furniture, or Realtree Max-7 camo finish and synthetic furniture. Regardless of the model selected, all feature 5+1 capacities and compatibility with Beretta Mobil chokes.
MSRP: $595 to $685

Sightmark Wraith Mini 2-16x35mm Thermal Riflescope

Who says hunting requires sunshine and clear weather? Not Sightmark, who has released a right-sized thermal optic called the Wraith Mini. Previously available as a night-vision option, and thanks to the addition of a 384×288 microbolometer sensor, the Wraith Mini features thermal capabilities out to 1,400 yards. Additionally, a 2x optical magnification range with 1-8x digital zoom and an OLED display with a 1024×768 resolution helps draw a clear bead on your target.
MSRP: $2,099

Federal Ammunition HammerDown .444 Marlin

In what should grab brush gunners’ attention, Federal has expanded its HammerDown ammo line to include .444 Marlin. Featuring a 270-grain bonded soft-point bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2,225 fps, the classic cartridge is going to prove to be hard hitting. The flat-nosed bullet offers extremely consistent expansion, thanks to the larger cross-section at the nose. To boot, it plays nice with the tubular magazines common to lever-actions. Thanks to the ammo’s nickel-plated and chamfered cases, it should also be a smooth feeder.
MSRP: $64.99, box of 20

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the September 2023 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.

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