Rejoice! Hunting season has started and Cheaper Than Dirt! has all the newest gear you need to be successful in the field including Browning’s new AB3 Composite Stalker accurate bolt-action rifles, Duck Commander’s first ever gadwall duck call, and a knife from Benchmade good enough for America’s military. Also included in these seven latest products to hit Cheaper Than Dirt’s website is SIG Sauer’s P227 TACOPS .45 ACP pistol, a limited run Arsenal AK-47 and a pre-packed survival kit.
Arsenal SAM7R-66 Semiauto Rifle 7.62x39mm
For the first time and as a limited run only, Arsenal, Inc. introduces the SAM7R modern sporting rifle with a Picatinny quad rail handguard installed. Called the SAM7R, the 7.62x39mm-chambered rifle has a U.S.-made MIL-SPEC polymer stock and a forged then milled receiver. The rifle has a 16.25-inch original Bulgarian hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrel with a 1:9.4-inch twist rate and outfitted with a removable, four-port muzzle brake. Arsenal’s handguard is made of lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum and has 14 rails on the top and sides and nine rails on the bottom, so you can add optics, lights, forward grips, bipods and other accessories. Included with the SAM7R-66 rifle is a cleaning rod, bayonet lug, sling, oil bottle, cleaning kit and 10-round magazine. The rifle will fit a 30-round double-stack magazine and weighs eight pounds unloaded. The Arsenal SAM7R-66 rifle is Bulgarian-made and 922r compliant.
|Barrel Length||16.25 inches|
|Overall Length||36.5 inches|
|Weight Unloaded||8 pounds|
|Sights||No sights, Picatinny quad rail handguard|
|Stock or Grip||10-inch trapdoor buttstock|
|Frame||Bulgarian hot-die, hammer forged receiver|
Browning AB3 Composite Stalker Bolt-Action Rifle
The Browning AB3 Composite Stalker combines the best of both worlds, incorporating some of the best features of Browning’s X-Bolt and famous A-Bolt for an affordable and precise bolt-action rifle. Though considered part of the A-Bolt series of rifles, the AB3 Composite Stalker is an all-new rifle with redesigned bolt, detachable box magazine and integrated trigger. Many of the most desirable features of Browning’s reliable bolt guns are there—including the 60-degree bolt lift, bolt unlock button and the accurately constructed barrel. The AB3’s barrel is free-floating, button rifled, air-gauged with a target-type crown and has a hand-reamed chamber. All these features mean the bullet remains stable, has a consistent velocity and straighter trajectory.
For the hunter, you get unparalleled accuracy. Available in the most effective and popular hunting calibers .270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, and 7mm Remington Magnum, Browning’s new AB3 Composite Stalker bolt-action rifle has a smooth-operating strong bolt with fast cycling, and a 3.5-pound consistent trigger pull. The composite, matte-black stock stands up to adverse weather and remains steady and rock solid in your hands with the textured gripping areas. Browning’s suggested retail price is $599.99, but Cheaper Than Dirt! sells the AB3 Composite Stalker for $100 less.
Note: Accessories made for Browning’s A-Bolt and A-Bolt II rifles will not fit the AB3 Composite Stalker.
|Browning AB3 Composite Stalker|
|Barrel Length||22 or 26 inches|
|Caliber||.270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield and 7mm Rem. Mag.|
|Overall Length||42.75 inches or 46.75 inches|
|Weight Unloaded||6 pounds, 12 ounces or 6 pounds, 10 ounces|
|Sights||Drilled and tapped for scope|
|Stock or Grip||Composite|
SIG Sauer P227 TACOPS Semiautomatic .45 ACP Pistol
Introduced in 2013, SIG’s P227 full-framed semiautomatic pistol is sure to become one of SIG’s classic handguns. The TACOPS model features a full-sized all metal frame and slide and an extended 14-round magazine. TruGlo night sights help you get on target quickly in the dark and the front cocking serrations and G10 grips make sure you have an ergonomic and secure handle on the gun when firing. The P227 has a beavertail alloy frame, a hard coat anodized finish and a black Nitron slide. The barrel is 4.4 inches long and the trigger pull is a light and crisp 4.4 pounds in single-action. The P227 TACOPS has a 4.4-inch barrel, is 5.8 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide and 8.1 inches long. Weighing 35 ounces with the magazine inserted, the SIG P227 TACOPS best feature is the .45 ACP chambering with a slim grip and 14-round magazine.
|SIG Sauer P227 TACOPS|
|Barrel Length||4.4 inches|
|Overall Height||5.8 inches|
|Overall Length||8.1 inches|
|Overall Width||1.5 inches|
|Weight Unloaded||35 ounces|
|Sights||TruGlo tritium fiber optic front|
|Stock or Grip||G10 grips|
Magpul MOE SL Carbine Length
Designed to fit Magpul’s new M-LOK system, the new MOE SL handguards have M-LOK slots at 2-, 6- and 10 o’clock positions so you can add Picatinny rails for lights, lasers and other accessories. Made of reinforced, heat-treated polymer, the slim and narrow handguard fits only AR-15s with a carbine length gas system and an A2 front sight assembly. The MOE SL handguard has an integral aluminum heat shield with a front lip and long side extensions further providing the shooter with protection from heat. Installation is easy using your rifle’s existing front handguard retaining cap and delta ring. Magpul’s MOE SL carbine-length slim handguard is 8.9 inches long, 1.8 inches wide 2.4 inches tall and weighs only 0.42-ounce. At the time of Magpul’s press release introducing the MOE SL handguards and currently on Magpul’s website, only black is available. However, Cheaper Than Dirt has a special sneak peek at the handguard in FDE.
Note: If your rifle does not have a carbine length gas system or A2 front sight block, the MOE SL handguard will not fit. It will fit some .308 Winchester AR-10 platform rifles providing they have a carbine-length gas system.
Benchmade Tumult Law Enforcement/Military Edition Folding Knife
Together with wholesale distributor, Kroll International, Benchmade has produced a limited special edition of its classic Tumult knife designed specifically for law enforcement and military. The matte-black D2 tool steel clip point plain blade is 3.5 inches long with a 60-62 HRC. The Tumult is an assisted opening knife that automatically locks open with a spring assist by the push of a button. The handle is 4.60 inches long, constructed of 6016-T6 aluminum, and available in OD green, black and sand. The pocket clip is reversible and set for tip-down carry. Made in the USA, the three-ounce special edition Tumult is 8.10 inches when opened.
Tru-Spec Bug Out Emergency Bag
The emergency bug-out bag from Tru-Spec includes everything you need to survive the first 24 hours when disaster strikes pre-packed in an unobtrusive bag you can keep in your vehicle, ATV and even comfortably on your back. Take it with you hunting, camping, hiking, and on the road. The emergency kit includes three cups of water, nine emergency food bars, fire starter, blanket, sleeping bag, P38 can opener, duct tape, multi tool, signaling tool, light sticks, toilet paper and more.
Duck Commander Gadwall Drake Duck Call
Many hunters often overlook the gadwall or “gray” duck. Perhaps it is because they are not as striking as a mallard or have gained a bad reputation, but the poor gadwall is simply just misunderstood. The gray duck is in abundance in North America, make good eating and a challenge to learn its distinctive call. Recently, Duck Commander has released its first ever gadwall duck call. Made of high-impact plastic, it perfectly imitates the “dink” sound of a gadwall drake.
What are you hunting this season? Tell us what gear you are using in the comment section.