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Review: The Savage Impulse

A made-in-the-USA straight-pull rifle that may change the way American's hunt.

Review: The Savage Impulse

In 1886 the esteemed Austrian riflemaker Mannlicher introduced a straight-pull bolt-action rifle. It became very popular for its blend of speed and precision when compared to the traditional pull-up-and-back bolt-guns of the day, and it saw action in several wars. In Europe, the concept remains en-vogue with noted arms makers such as Blaser, Mauser, Heym, Merkel, Anshutz and a few others producing them. Many European hunters tout them as superior. The problem? For one, they’re expensive, and for some other reason the concept never took off in America. But they shouldn’t be expensive, and it shouldn’t have taken 130 years for one to be produced affordably in...

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