New rifles like the Skeli X11 are fun. Any time a gun manufacturer deviates from the mainstream, it causes the geek in me to take notice and try to get into the minds of the†design team behind the weapon. At first blush, the new X11 promises a number†of interesting things to examine and ponder.
MasterPiece Arms announced the addition of an AR-type pistol to the company lineup.†The new MPAR 556 pistol is not-surprisingly based on the company’s MPAR 556 rifle. It is chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge and will also fire the .223 Remington.
The pistol retains many of the same features found on the rifle version of the gun.
The SIG M400 Varminter is a new hunting rifle using the AR15/modern sporting rifle platform. ¬†Designed for precision, long range taking of varmints, this M400 is chambered in 5.56 and has a variety of options and features that will be appreciated by many hunters.
First off, the M400 Varminter uses a 22″ match grade, heavy barrel. ¬†The fluted barrel is stainless steel and has a 1:9″ twist, which is fine for stabilizing lighter weight bullets frequently used for varmints. ¬†While a 1:8″ twist is better for heavier bullets, it is literally fast enough to spin apart some lightweight, compressed metal bullets.