December 27th, 2011

Pierce Engineering Offers Titanium Actions for 2012

For 2012, Pierce Engineering Ltd. plans to offer Titanium (Ti) versions of its popular Remington-footprint custom actions. Just 42% the weight of steel, Titanium is light yet very strong, with a strength to weight ratio of 1.5+. By producing action bodies from Titanium, Pierce Engineering is able to shave eight ounces (8 oz.) off the weight of a long action (compared to 4140 steel). What’s more, Pierce is now working on Titanium internals and Titanium bolt handles. This could bring the total weight savings to nearly one pound (16 ounces).

Pierce Engineering Titanium Ti Actions

John Pierce tells us: “To add to weight reduction we will offer a Titanium recoil lug and install a Titanium handle to the bolt, and possibly a lightened firing pin assembly. I really want to get close to a one-pound reduction overall.”

Pierce Engineering Titanium Ti Actions

The new Pierce Titanium actions were inspired by customer requests. One domestic customer wanted an ultra-light action for a sheep rifle, while an Aussie buyer requested a Ti XP action for a silhouette pistol build. John Pierce reports: “After many requests and having a bar of Titanium lying on the shelf for more than three years, [I decided] well ‘Why not have a go?'”

Price and Ordering Info
What will the new Titanium actions cost? Expect to pay an extra $350.00 or so above the cost of Pierce’s stainless and chrome-moly actions. John Pierce explains: “Titanium does cost a lot more and Titanium offers challenges in machining and special tooling. We are estimating that a Ti action will sell in the range of $350.00 more than the steel counterpart.” For more info, visit PierceEngineeringLtd.com, email jpierceltd [at] tds.net or call (517) 321-5051. You can also write to the address below:

Pierce Engineering Ltd.
5122 N. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48906
Fax: (517) 321-4574

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December 27th, 2011

Year-End Discounts at MidwayUSA.com — Through New Year’s

Here’s one last chance to save money before 2012 arrives. MidwayUSA has just announced a Year-End Promo that runs through 11:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2011. With the Promo Codes you can save $10 on a $100.00 order (Code SAVE10), $25 on a $250.00 order (Code SAVE25), and $50 on a $500.00 order (Code SAVE50).To get your discount, enter the appropriate Code during check-out.

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