Jan 16, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT
Day 1 is coming to a close on SHOT Show 2012, today was Media Day at the Range. They take all of the well known and some lesser known writers, such as myself, to the range and we get a chance to shoot some of the new firearms and ammo that will be debuted this year. It’s a great day; where else can you shoot high sums of ammunition and firearms and not worry about cleaning them at the end of day. There were a few things that impressed me, the new Bad Boy Buggy is one of them, this one truly lives up to its name. It features both electric and a gas powered engine that you can switch to either engine with a push of a button.
The second item that impressed me, was not as much as what it is today, but it’s potential, was the new Razor Back load by Winchester Ammunition. It is a pig based load that has been designed from the powder up with one thing in mind, and that’s bringing home the bacon. I shot both the .223 and the .308 versions of it and the recoil was not noticeable. The key component to me was that it features a blast suppressing powder. The powder actually creates less of a flash than normal powder, so you won’t lose your “night vision” after you fire the load. I could see this being reutilized in a predator round someday as well. I’d say try the Razor Back on coyotes, but honestly the hollow point like bullet would destroy too much of the pelt, maybe someday soon we’ll see this round redesigned for the predator hunters.
SHOT Show is a great event for all of us, today was a reunion of sorts, running into old friends that you haven’t seen, except on TV or in print in a year, and making new ones. I can’t wait for tomorrow and the official opening of the show. We’ll be taping segments that we’ll get up on the site as soon as we can, but I’ll also be doing video pieces that will run in this blog throughout the week, so be sure to check back. Good night.
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