New Bolt-Action Precision Rifles for 2017

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posted on May 17, 2017
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One of the noticeable trends over the last couple of years has been the exploding interest in precision rifles, particularly those chambered in the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, proven ideal for long-range precision shooting.

Market offerings have typically been somewhat limited in this respect, with many options usually based on the same action. However, in 2017, gun manufacturers stepped up their product offerings and provided the precision-rifle market with a huge array of new guns. These precision rifles are designed to provide shooters with the best possible trigger, action and barrel needed to place shots on-target accurately from great distances.

Take a look at some of the more unique new bolt-action precision rifles for 2017:

American Built Arms Howa Precision Rifle
Built off the reliable and accurate Howa 1500 action and featuring A*B Arms’ MOD*X GEN III Modular Rifle System chassis, this turnbolt could be a valid option for anyone looking to get into the long-range game without needing a second mortgage. It is also available in .308 Win.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 40.75 inches
Weight 7: pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $1,200
(443) 310-8777 abarms.com



Bergara B14 HMR
The new Hunting and Match Rifle from Bergara is designed as a do-it-all platform that features the B14 action bedded inside a full-length integrated mini-chassis for accuracy.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 39.5 inches
Weight: 9 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $1,150
(877) 892-7544 bergarausa.com



Browning X-Bolt Target McMillan A3-5
Browning’s acclaimed X-Bolt action is now available in a stock perfect for long-range shooters. The first chambering in the McMillan A3-5 stock is the hot new 6 mm Creedmoor, which offers superior performance at extreme ranges.

Caliber: 6 mm Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Overall Length: 46 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $2,800
(800) 333-3288 browning.com



Howa HCR
The Howa HCR features a Howa 1500 heavy-barreled action mated to a precision-engineered aluminum chassis. The rifle is available in six different calibers and black or MultiCam finishes.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 41 to 45.25 inches
Weight: 9 pounds
MSRP: $1,239
(800) 553-4229 legacysports.com



IWI US Dan Tactical Precision Rifle
This combat-proven precision turnbolt is built on a one-piece, aluminum-alloy chassis. Designed with IWI’s commitment to ergonomics, it promises superior accuracy at extreme ranges and is already in use with the SAS in Syria.

Caliber: .338 Lapua Mag.
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Overall Length: 47.6 inches
Weight: 15 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $8,999
(717) 695-2081 iwi.us



Remington 700 Magpul

It’s a match of titans as rifle giant Remington meets the king of furniture, Magpul. The Model 700, one of the foremost bolt-action rifles on the market, gets the Magpul Makeover with a customizable stock.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 41.5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $1,175
(800) 243-9700 remington.com



Ruger American Rifle Ranch
Featuring a lightweight synthetic stock designed for quick, easy handling, Ruger’s latest addition of its Ranch line of American Rifles is chambered in .450 Bushmaster, making it one versatile and hard-hiting boltgun.

Caliber: .450 Bushmaster
Magazine Capacity: 3 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.12 inches
Overall Length: 36 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $599
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com



Savage Model 10 Ashbury Precision
Savage Arms partnered with Ashbury Precision Ordnance and Drake Associates to develop a lineup of tack-driving “chassis-style” rifles. The modular, upgradable and reconfigurable chassis features a double-locking, folding shoulder stock, along with an octagonal aluminum handguard.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 46.73 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,799
(413) 568-7001 savagearms.com



Weatherby Vanguard Modular Chassis
This machined, 6061-aluminum chassis houses Weatherby’s proven Vanguard action and comes with a sub-MOA guarantee from the factory (when shooting premium ammunition). The minimalist fore-end allows attachment of rail sections for adding accessories.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 39.25 to 40.25 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,519
(800) 227-2016 weatherby.com



Winchester XPC
Built off of Winchester’s rigid XPR receiver, this chassis gun features a button-rifled, freefloat barrel with a target crown and threads for mounting a suppressor or muzzle device. The alloy chassis is finished with Cerakote to enhance durability. The XPC is also available in .308 Win. and .243 Win.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 44 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,598
(800) 333-3288 winchesterguns.com

 

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