February 10th, 2011

Creedmoor Sports Takes Advance Orders on Gene Clark AR Uppers

Gene Clark A2 UpperThe New Gene Clark A2 Upper Receiver
Here is your chance to own an AR15 A2 upper receiver hand-built by the man who has crafted more championship service rifles than any other armorer in history. For the past 25 years Gene Clark has been building rifles for the USA’s dominant military shooting team. His AR rifles have been used to set nearly every current national Service Rifle record. Creedmoor Sports has commissioned Gene to build a limited number of .223 Rem upper receivers, no more than fifteen per month. The first units are due to arrive 2/28/2011.

CLICK HERE to Pre-Order Gene Clark A2 Upper.

Dennis Demille of Creedmoor Sports tells us: “Each receiver will be built to Gene Clark’s stringent specs. Barrels will be chambered using a long-throat reamer designed by Gene himself and currently being used by every member of his team. This improves the accuracy of the heavier 80gr bullets without any negative effect on the lighter bullets.” Only the best components will be used in the Gene Clark uppers:

  • Bushmaster upper receiver
  • Free Floated barrel/hand guards
  • Krieger 1-7.7″ twist barrel w/flash suppressor
  • Double-pinned ¼ x ¼ minute rear sight
  • 72 t.p.i. windage screw giving you 10 clicks per revolution windage
  • Armalite clamp-style front sight
  • .062″ ramped front sight post with jam screw under post

Dennis adds: “The Clark-built A2 Uppers, Item# GC-A2, will be priced at $1,215.00, and sold exclusively through Creedmoor Sports. If you’re unfamiliar with the name Gene Clark give us a call at 800-273-3366 and ask for Dennis DeMille. Without approval (pending), there are things in his resume we are not allowed to mention in print. Call to reserve yours now.”

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February 10th, 2011

Vortex Optics — New Products for 2011

Vortex is an up-and-coming optics maker that has made great strides in recent years. Vortex scopes, spotting scopes and binoculars offer excellent value for the dollar. This year, at SHOT Show, Vortex unveiled its new Viper HS series of scopes, with 30mm tubes and 4X magnification ranges. We checked out the new Viper HS 4-16×50 LR (Long Range) model. This features an exposed elevation turret with Vortex’s CRS zero stop. The 4-16 Viper HS offers 75 MOA of elevation travel (24 MOA per revolution).

Vortex Viper HS

Vortex Custom Elevation turretOrder Custom-Calibrated Elevation Turret Caps
One thing we really liked about the new Viper series of scopes is the availability of custom elevation turret caps. For about $100.00, Vortex will craft a elevation turret cap with range markings custom-calibrated for the ballistics of your load in your rifle. As explained in the video below, you can go to the Vortex website, and input your MV, bullet BC, altitude and other load variables. Then, using the custom elevation turret cap, simply dial in your target range, and hold ‘dead on’.

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New Viper HS 1-4x24mm with TMCQ Reticle
The growing popularity of multi-gun competition has spurred interest in compact, zoom scopes that can switch from a wide-angle, zero magnification view for close work to four- or five-power magnification for long-range stages. Vortex Optics has developed a new scope that should work well for 3-Gun carbines, as well as dangerous game hunting rifles. The Viper HS 1-4x24mm with the TMCQ (Tactical Milling Close Quarter) reticle features a 30mm main tube and built-in illumination with 10 intensity levels with an off position between each setting.

Vortex Viper HS

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