By David E. Petzal
Generally speaking, it’s a shame we can’t--in the words of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson--take the past decade, pound it into a goddamn bottle, and set it adrift in the China current. But in the world of rifles, by and large, it’s been nothing but good news. Herewith, the most significant developments of 2000-2010, not in order of importance.
1. The transmogrification of the AR-15 into a bona-fide sporting rifle and an industry unto itself.
2. Hornady’s emergence as a major player and a major innovator in the ammunition biz.
3. Ten years ago, I thought that sporting optics had reached a state of perfection beyond which it could not go. Boy, was I wrong.