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CONTINUING HIS RESPONSE TO RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS, GOV. GREG ABBOTT RELEASED AN ACTION PLAN THURSDAY THAT INCLUDED NUMEROUS GUN-RELATED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO TACKLE BUT REJECTED CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR LIMITS ON MILITARY-STYLE FIREARMS. THE GOAL IS TO IMPROVE SAFETY WHILE RESPECTING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND SOLUTIONS WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN WHAT WAS OUTLINED IN HIS 15-PAGE TEXAS SAFETY ACTION REPORT, ABBOTT SAID.A NEBRASKA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION HAS RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR PATIENTS BATTLING CANCER FROM THE SALE OF ONE OF AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BULLETS. THE UNLIKELY PAIRING UNDERSCORES THAT, WHILE GUN MANUFACTURERS IN THE U.S. FACE MOUNTING PUSHBACK FOR THEIR ROLE IN A STRING OF MASS SHOOTINGS, THE MAKERS OF THE AMMUNITION THAT GOES INTO THOSE GUNS HAVE LARGELY ESCAPED SCRUTINY.GUN OWNERSHIP WILL ALWAYS BE A HOT-BUTTON TOPIC IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE LANGUAGE OF A CENTURIES-OLD DOCUMENT IS STILL BEING ANALYZED FOR MEANING. WHAT WAS ONCE CONSIDERED A SUBJECT SAVED FOR JUST THE MEN OF THE WORLD, THOUGH, IS NOW BECOMING A UNISEX INTEREST, OPENING UP A WHOLE NEW INDUSTRY FOR FEMALE FIREARM CARRIERS. DATA FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER SHOWS THAT ONE IN FIVE WOMEN OWNED A GUN IN 2017, THE YEAR WITH THE MOST RECENT OWNERSHIP FIGURES, AND THAT THIS PERCENTAGE HAS SLOWLY GONE UP OVER THE YEAR.DEMOCRATS' PUSH FOR STRICTER GUN CONTROL MEASURES ARE AN EFFORT TO "CHIP AWAY" GRADUALLY AT THE SECOND AMENDMENT, FOX NATION HOST TOMI LAHREN ARGUED FRIDAY ON "FOX & FRIENDS." LAHREN WAS ASKED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O’ROURKE DECLARING AT THURSDAY NIGHT’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, “HELL YES, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOUR AR-15, AK-47.” THE LINE FROM THE FORMER CONGRESSMAN FROM TEXAS RECEIVED LOUD APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE AT THE THIRD-ROUND DEBATE IN HOUSTON, AS HE PROPOSED A MANDATORY BUYBACK OF ASSAULT WEAPONS.PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TALKED ABOUT EXPANDING BACKGROUND CHECKS, THEN WAVERED. HE WAS CONSIDERING A “RED FLAG” BILL TO LET AUTHORITIES TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM DANGEROUS PEOPLE, BUT HAS NOW “COOLED” ON THE PROSPECT, ACCORDING TO THREE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSIONS. THE WHOLE TIME, THE GUN RIGHTS LOBBY WAS THERE TO NUDGE THE PRESIDENT ALONG. ADVOCATES BOMBARDED THE WHITE HOUSE WITH CALLS AND PETITIONS. REPRESENTATIVES SCORED MEETINGS WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS. AND THE INDUSTRY EVEN HAS A FORMER STAFFER WORKING IN THE WEST WING ON LEGISLATION. MEANWHILE, GROUPS PUSHING FOR MORE RESTRICTIONS ON GUN PURCHASES HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET IN THE DOOR.

Weatherby® Intros New Mark V Backcountry Rifles, New 6.5 WBY RPM Cartridge

Sheridan, WY – Weatherby Inc. is excited to announce two new Mark V rifles the Backcountry and Backcountry Ti in combination with an all new Weatherby magnum cartridge, the 6.5 Weatherby RPM cartridge. 

Weatherby has been known for ballistic superiority, touting many of the fastest cartridges available by caliber, as well as the strongest rifle action available with the Mark V Magnum 9 lug action.  The new 6.5 Weatherby RPM (Rebated Precision Magnum) has been purpose built for the smaller Mark V 6 lug action. This 15th cartridge introduction is unique compared to Weatherby’s 14 preceding cartridges because it is a non-belted, non-venturi shoulder case with a rebated rim. Out of the gate Weatherby will be shipping 3 offerings in 6.5 WBY RPM. 

  • Weatherby Select using a 140 gr Hornady Interlock with a muzzle velocity of 2,975 fps
  • Weatherby Select Plus using a Nosler 140 Accubond with a muzzle velocity of 3,075 fps
  • Weatherby Select Plus using  a Barnes 127 LRX with a muzzle velocity of 3,225 fps

“We set out to produce the best backcountry rifle and cartridge combination ever, it was a project we did not take lightly. At our core, we pride ourselves in ballistic superiority. So, the goal was not to simply achieve the production of a 5 pound rifle. Instead, our team was able to break the 5 pound mark while delivering magnum performance in a firearm that doesn’t demand custom rifle pricing. Additionally, the combination of the stock design, brand new muzzle brake and proprietary patent pending 3D HEX recoil reducer make it enjoyable to shoot. After years of innovation and development, the Mark V® Backcountry Ti and 6.5 WBY RPM combination achieves the weight savings, ballistic performance and price that cannot be found in a production rifle anywhere else.” says Adam Weatherby. 

The new Weatherby Mark V Backcountry and Backcountry Ti rifles are packed with new innovations that help achieve the lightest and fastest rifle available. Both models share the following features

  • An all new TriggerTech Mark V trigger
  • An all new Slim-line Accubrake ST muzzle brake with industry standard 1/2x28tpi threads
  • A new carbon fiber stock from AG composites paired with Weatherby’s patent pending 3D HEX recoil pad absorbs recoil better than any other recoil pad available at half the weight.
  • A Weatherby first spiral fluted bolt with scalloped bolt sleeve and hollowed out bolt handle
  • The Backcountry Ti features enormous additional weight savings with a titanium action for those that are seeking to save every possible ounce.

Models:

  • Backcountry – MSRP $2,499.00 – Weight Standard Action: 5.3 LBS / Magnum Action: 6.3 LBS
  • Backcountry Ti – MSRP $3,349.00 – Weight Standard Action: 4.9 LBS / Magnum Action: 5.9 LBS
  • Available in the following cartridges: 6mm Creedmoor, 240 WBY, 257 WBY, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 WBY RPM, 6.5-300 WBY, 270 WBY, 280 Ackley Improved, 7mm WBY, 300 WBY.

“We have created the ultimate backcountry hunting system with these new Mark V Rifles and the 6.5 WBY RPM.  The amazing thing is that this system has an amazingly low amount of recoil. Even when pushing a 140 gr bullet over 3,000 fps in this lightweight sub 5 lb rifle, the firearm is a pleasure to shoot. This is going to revolutionize the expectations of weight conscious hunters around the globe!” says Luke Thorkildsen, VP of Marketing, Sales, and Product Development. 

For more info please visit www.weatherby.com.

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BREAKING :
CONTINUING HIS RESPONSE TO RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS, GOV. GREG ABBOTT RELEASED AN ACTION PLAN THURSDAY THAT INCLUDED NUMEROUS GUN-RELATED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO TACKLE BUT REJECTED CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR LIMITS ON MILITARY-STYLE FIREARMS. THE GOAL IS TO IMPROVE SAFETY WHILE RESPECTING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND SOLUTIONS WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN WHAT WAS OUTLINED IN HIS 15-PAGE TEXAS SAFETY ACTION REPORT, ABBOTT SAID.A NEBRASKA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION HAS RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR PATIENTS BATTLING CANCER FROM THE SALE OF ONE OF AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BULLETS. THE UNLIKELY PAIRING UNDERSCORES THAT, WHILE GUN MANUFACTURERS IN THE U.S. FACE MOUNTING PUSHBACK FOR THEIR ROLE IN A STRING OF MASS SHOOTINGS, THE MAKERS OF THE AMMUNITION THAT GOES INTO THOSE GUNS HAVE LARGELY ESCAPED SCRUTINY.GUN OWNERSHIP WILL ALWAYS BE A HOT-BUTTON TOPIC IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE LANGUAGE OF A CENTURIES-OLD DOCUMENT IS STILL BEING ANALYZED FOR MEANING. WHAT WAS ONCE CONSIDERED A SUBJECT SAVED FOR JUST THE MEN OF THE WORLD, THOUGH, IS NOW BECOMING A UNISEX INTEREST, OPENING UP A WHOLE NEW INDUSTRY FOR FEMALE FIREARM CARRIERS. DATA FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER SHOWS THAT ONE IN FIVE WOMEN OWNED A GUN IN 2017, THE YEAR WITH THE MOST RECENT OWNERSHIP FIGURES, AND THAT THIS PERCENTAGE HAS SLOWLY GONE UP OVER THE YEAR.DEMOCRATS' PUSH FOR STRICTER GUN CONTROL MEASURES ARE AN EFFORT TO "CHIP AWAY" GRADUALLY AT THE SECOND AMENDMENT, FOX NATION HOST TOMI LAHREN ARGUED FRIDAY ON "FOX & FRIENDS." LAHREN WAS ASKED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O’ROURKE DECLARING AT THURSDAY NIGHT’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, “HELL YES, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOUR AR-15, AK-47.” THE LINE FROM THE FORMER CONGRESSMAN FROM TEXAS RECEIVED LOUD APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE AT THE THIRD-ROUND DEBATE IN HOUSTON, AS HE PROPOSED A MANDATORY BUYBACK OF ASSAULT WEAPONS.PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TALKED ABOUT EXPANDING BACKGROUND CHECKS, THEN WAVERED. HE WAS CONSIDERING A “RED FLAG” BILL TO LET AUTHORITIES TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM DANGEROUS PEOPLE, BUT HAS NOW “COOLED” ON THE PROSPECT, ACCORDING TO THREE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSIONS. THE WHOLE TIME, THE GUN RIGHTS LOBBY WAS THERE TO NUDGE THE PRESIDENT ALONG. ADVOCATES BOMBARDED THE WHITE HOUSE WITH CALLS AND PETITIONS. REPRESENTATIVES SCORED MEETINGS WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS. AND THE INDUSTRY EVEN HAS A FORMER STAFFER WORKING IN THE WEST WING ON LEGISLATION. MEANWHILE, GROUPS PUSHING FOR MORE RESTRICTIONS ON GUN PURCHASES HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET IN THE DOOR.