January 17, 2013
Petersen's Hunting was at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas for the release of several new and exciting bolt-action rifles that are sure to make a big impact on the hunting world this year. Among the most eye popping was the Weatherby X series, which features the Whitetail Bonz, Kryptek and Black Reaper patterns on a lightweight composite stock.
Browning also had a model to offer, the A-Bolt III, which is set to retail for around $600. Meanwhile Remington revealed their much anticipated new bolt-action, the Model 783, which they say is designed to be the quintessential deer rifle. Boasting of tack driving accuracy on a re-engineered platform, the 783 was a big hit on the trade show floor. Check out the other new bolt-action rifles for 2013, straight from the SHOT Show floor in Las Vegas.
As a manufacturer of traditional, top-end rifles, Weatherby
threw a major curve ball this year with the launch of their new WBY X line of bolt-action rifles.
Designed for the upcoming generation of hunters, WBY X features sleek new patterns like the Kryptek and Black Reaper, both of which captured the attention of a lot of folks at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Remington Model 700 SPS Camo
built a classic in the Model 700 that will last a long, long time. What they have shown, however, is that there's always room for new improvements.
At the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Remington released the 700 SPS in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo. With textured grips and a matte black finish on the barrel, the new 700 SPS is another step forward in a classic bloodline.
Winchester Ultimate Shadow Hunter SS
The Winchester Model 70
is one of the most classic rifles ever built, no question about it. But that doesn't mean it doesn't have room to grow.
At the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Winchester released the Model 70 Ultimate Shadow Hunter SS in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo. The updated version features rubberized grip surfaces for increased control and a matte finish on a stainless steel barrel.
MSRP: [imo-slideshow gallery=109],039
New this last year and on display at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas was the Thompson/Center Dimension
, a bolt-action rifle with interchangeable components that allow hunters to switch calibers on a dime.
With ArmorSoft stock coating (available in black or camo), adjustable trigger and unparalleled interchangeability, the T/C Dimension continues to be a great success story for 2013.
Mossberg Thunder Ranch MVP
Working in conjunction with Marine Corps veteran and former SWAT member Clint Smith of the world-renowned Thunder Ranch training facility in Oregon, Mossberg
has developed a new and highly dependable line of firearms.
The Thunder Ranch MVP is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .556 NATO (.223 Rem), with an olive drab stock, matte blue finished barrel and 10-round magazine.
Browning A-Bolt III
Petersen's Hunting was on hand at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas for the release of Browning
's new A-Bolt III. The new rifle retains a 60-degree bolt throw, has a top tang safety with locking trigger and features a bolt locking button, much like the X-Bolt.
The three level trigger system comes set from the factory at 3 1/2 pounds and the A-Bolt also comes with a detachable box magazine. The A-Bolt III will be available in March.
Bergara BCR19 Tactical Rifle
With custom built precision and a world-class reputation for making outstanding barrels, Bergara
was at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas to show off their BCR19 heavy tactical rifle.
With custom made barrels from Bergara, Spain, the BCR19 series rifle really is a work of art. The rifle also comes with customizable options, like switching from the standard .308 or .300 Win. Mag to .338 Lapua.
MSRP: $4500 (base model)
Remington Model 783
One of the most anticipated bolt-action rifle releases for 2013 is the Remington
Model 783. The 783 features a composite stock with a SuperCell recoil pad and all black finish.
The 783 has been lauded by Remington as a tack driving specialist — a rare mix of legendary bolt-action heritage and today's latest features. At a reasonable price, the 783 has been a huge hit at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.