For those of you who own...shoot...and hunt with one of the well-built .50 caliber Redemption rifles, built by LHR Sporting Arms, we have just learned that the company has been bought by one of the major firearms manufacturers, and it seems that the company is now under re-organization. The good news is that it looks as if the Redemption rifle will remain in production. As soon as we know for sure who the new parent company is, we will share that information on the NORTH AMERICAN MUZZLELOADER HUNTING website. - Toby Bridges
So, it shouldn't come as any surprise that any time I receive a new .50 caliber No. 209 primer ignition rifle model for testing, this is the load I "go to" as well.
That was exactly the case when one of the new break open Redemption rifles arrived from LHR Sporting Arms, of Rochester, NH. I quickly mounted one of the great 1.5-6x42mm Hi-Lux Optics 30mm tube Professional model scopes on the rifle, using the base that comes already mounted on the frontloader. With just four shots, I had this rifle pretty much sighted in at 100 yards. The first 3-shot 100-yard group punched with the rifle...load...and scope measured right at an inch across center-to-center.
Here's a look at this new rifle from a new company - a rifle that is likely to be with us for quite some time...no matter who is NOW running the company. -
We also have one of the shorter 20-inch barreled Redemption Carbine models on hand for testing now, and almost as soon as it arrived last summer (2014), we swapped out the shorter barrel for the longer rifle barrel. We felt the black composite buttstock and forearm were more suiting for a short and fast-handling brush rifle.
The two deer shown at the top of this post were both taken at over 200 yards with the Redemption rifle and 300-grain Scorpion PT Gold. For more on that hunt, go to -
Above Featured Rifle - Cooper .50 Model 22 ML
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