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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.