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April 10th, 2013

New Mauser M 12 Rifle to Be Distributed by Blaser USA

Mauser M 12 hunting M12 rifleEarlier this month we ran a story on the new Sauer 101 rifle. It turns out the Sauer 101 will be distributed in the U.S. by Blaser USA. Here’s more good news for hunters — we’ve learned that Blaser will be bringing another new German hunting rifle to the USA — the Mauser M 12. You’ll find specs and photos of the M 12 below. This is a rifle with a great heritage, superb build quality, plus some innovative features.

Both the Mauser M 12 and Sauer 101 rifles should be available at retailers in late April. To learn more, visit these websites: and For additional information on the Blaser line of products visit

Mauser M 12 hunting M12 rifle

Mauser M 12 Specifications

  • Bolt Features: 6-lug bolt, 60° bolt lift, bolt lugs engage directly in barrel, side bolt release, bolt can be disassembled without tools.
  • Extraction: Dual, spring loaded-ejectors for positive extraction.
  • Trigger: Crisp 950 gram (2.09 lb.) trigger pull.
  • Magazine capacity: 5 + 1 (standard calibers), 4+1 (magnum calibers).
  • Barrel length: 22″ (standard calibers), 24.5″ (magnum calibers).
  • Overall length: 42″ (standard calibers), 44.3″ (magnum calibers).
  • Weight: 6 .75 lb (standard calibers), 7 lb (magnum calibers)
  • Chamberings: .22-250 Rem, .243 Win, 6.5×55 SE, .270 Win, 7×64, .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, 8×57 IS, 9,3×62 | 7 mm Rem Magnum, .300 Win Magnum, .338 Win Magnum.

Mauser Technical Features Video (Worth Watching!)

Mauser M 12 hunting M12 rifle

Mauser M 12 Hunting Video

Mauser M 12 hunting M12 rifle

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April 10th, 2013

National Pistol Championships on Shooting USA Tonight

This week’s Shooting USA program features the NRA National Pistol Championships. This segment covers both rimfire and center-fire Bullseye shooting at 25 and 50 yards.

Each year the NRA hosts the Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry on the shores of Lake Erie. Camp Perry, in Northern Ohio, is the historic home to the National Championships that date back more than 100 years. Most matches have military antecedents, including the pistol championships. The Match is organized by days. Day One is for .22 LR rimfire handguns. Day Two is for center-fire (any caliber from .32 to .45), and Day Three is for .45-caliber handguns. Currently, most competitors use a model 1911 on centerfire day and use that same 1911 on Day Three for the .45 caliber matches. Red dot optics are permitted in most classes.

Golob Goes Waterfowl Hunting
On tonight’s Shooting USA broadcast, you can also watch action pistol champ Julie Golob head out with Mike Irvine on a Missouri waterfowl adventure.

This was Julie’s first duck hunting trip. Despite the cold weather, Julie had fun and returned with some great memories.

Shooting USA airs Wednesday night on the Outdoor Channel: Eastern Time: 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 1:00 AM; Central Time: 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 12:00 PM; Mountain Time: 1:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 11:00 PM; Pacific Time: 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 10:00 PM. The Shooting USA Hour is also re-broadcast on Friday Night/Saturday Morning (11:30 pm Pacific, 2:30 AM Eastern).

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