|The IWA & OutdoorClassics
Nuremberg Germany 2012
|Daystate had a number of beautiful rifles, but what I keep coming back to look at is the Wolverine .303. I can't wait to get this gun out for some predator hunting.|
|FX has some great rifles in their product line, the one I hadn't seen before was the .30 caliber Royale.|
|The pellets that will be used in the Royale will be the .30 version of the JSB Exacts. They had some of the .35's being made for another gun. I was told that the Royale is specificaly designed to shoot pellets not bullets.|
|Gun Power is the distributor for AirForce guns, saw some familiar faces with different names at this show.|
|Really liked this camo talon with screw on supressor, a good looking and I understand very quiet hunting gun.|
|Brocock had some nice rifles, with a line of compact PCP designed for getting youth into the shooting and hunting sports. I was told that they have reintroduced the Enigma with some design refinements.
Milbro (below) had a new pcp rifle and a lot of pellets we don't see in the States. I was trying to figure out what is different and what is rebranded product from H&N and other manufacturers.
|Evanix had many more configurations of their recently introduced Speed. I looked at the 9mm (which is planned for introduction as a semi auto only), and it appeared more refined than the gun I shot in Las Vegas a couple months ago, looks like they're getting closer to a releasable product.This is going to be one cool predator hunting gun!|
|There were vendors of some truly outstanding wood for stock makers|
|I liked this sun filter for Hawke scopes. It is a mesh that screws in place of a typical shade, and does not impact the optical quality to a significant degree.|
|This was my first trip to the IWA in Nuremberg Germany, I was over for other business and a friend from one of the airguns companies that knew I'd be in town invited me by for a visit. This show was about half the size of the SHOT Show, but airguns were given a lot more visibility and a lot more floor space than at the SHOT Show. I saw several gun models and gear that was unfamiliar, and a lot of different configurations than we're used to. I'll be writing up many of these products in the coming months, but in the meanwhile thought I'd post some of the photos taken on my wanderings up and down the halls of the Exhibition Center.|