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October 8th, 2013

Ruger’s 50th Anniversary 10/22 Design Contest

Here’s an interesting challenge that could earn you $5000.00 worth of guns. (You like challenges right?) Clever gun customizers out there have a chance to win $5k worth of Ruger products by designing a 50th Anniversary Special Edition 10/22. So go to it — put bells and whistles on a 10/22 and see if Ruger likes your concept. After Ruger selects ten finalists, Ruger’s customers will vote for the winning rifle design. CLICK HERE To enter the Contest.

Ruger 10/22 design 50th Anniversary Contest

Ruger wants its fans to help design a Ruger 10/22 rifle to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ruger’s popular rimfire rifle. Just submit photos of your ultimate 10/22 and include info on the build (stock, barrel, muzzle brake etc.). After Ruger narrows the entries to ten (10) finalists, Ruger fans will then vote for their favorite design. The winning designer will receive a production version of his rifle, a trip to Ruger’s Newport, NH plant, and $5,000 to be used toward the purchase of Ruger products. The remaining nine finalists will each receive a standard catalog Ruger firearm of their choice.

Ruger 10/22 design 50th Anniversary Contest

Contest Entrants must submit up to three photos of their customized 10/22, provide a list of parts used, and give a brief description of their design. Submissions will be accepted October 7 through October 18, 2013. On October 21, Ruger will announce the ten finalists and fans can vote for their favorite design. For Official Contest Rules, visit

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October 13th, 2012

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If our collection of free targets isn’t enough, or if you want to create a new kind of target — you’re in luck. There’s an Australian-based interactive website that allows you to create your own customized, printable PDF targets. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to set paper size, layout, bullseye color and diameter. You can even add Score Numbers to your target rings. The Aussie Shooting Targets website is easy and fun to use. It’s much faster to create targets this way than to try to draw a series of circles with PowerPoint or MS Paint. And, if you’re not feeling creative, you can download nearly 100 pre-design A4-sized targets from the same Website.

CLICK HERE to Design Your Own Target | CLICK HERE to Download Free Pre-Designed Targets

Free downloadable targets

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July 6th, 2010

Want to Design the Next Savage Rifle? Savage Is Hiring…

Savage Gun Design JobAre you the next John Moses Browning? Do you have the “next great idea” for gun design? Here’s your chance to find out. Savage Arms is seeking a new Product Design Engineer to help design and build new firearms. The person hired will have a leading role in the design, development, and implementation of new products from concept through commercialization. Ideal candidates will have firearms design experience and considerable knowledge of metallurgy and plastic part design. Avid firearm users and enthusiasts with mechanical machine design aptitude will be strongly considered also.

Savage Gun Design Job

The Product Design Engineer will work at the Savage facility in Westfield, MA. The “negotiable” salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. If you are interested in applying for the position, email Paul Lessard, Savage HR Director: plessard [at]

Technical Job Qualifications
Savage is looking for experienced applicants with specialized skills: “Successful candidates will have proficiency in mechanical component and assembly design, 3D CAD, and the ability to perform tolerance studies to validate design integrity. Strong mechanical assembly design aptitude, problem-solving, and project management skills are an absolute MUST. Candidates should have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field and a minimum of two (2) years mechanical design experience in 3D CAD, AutoCAD Inventor, preferred.”

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