Though the venerable bolt-action rifle design has been a mainstay of the firearm world for more than a century, manufacturers continue to roll out new and innovative models designed to enhance range performance. This year, a number of bolt-action rifles have been built specifically to address events growing rapidly in popularity, such as rimfire challenge or long-range precision shooting. While many continue to be enamored with modern sporting rifles, like these AR-style guns for 2018, these 16 bolt-action rifles show that even a tried-and-true platform like the classic bolt-action can still stay strong in the 21st century:
American Built Arms .22 Chassis Rifle Designed and manufactured in the U.S., this lightweight chassis rifle is perfect for practice and plinking for shooters of all ages. The chassis is made from 6061 T6 aluminum and the rifle features a heavy bull barrel.
Caliber:.22 LR Magazine Capacity:7 rounds Barrel Length:16.5 inches Overall Length:30.75 to 34 inches Weight:6 pounds MSRP:$599 (443) 310-8777 abarms.com
Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle The Modern Precision Rifle takes advantage of a 100-percent proprietary chassis built with premium aerospace materials to assure maximum potential accuracy. The rifle is available in several popular longe-range calibers, including short-action 6.5 PRC and .308 Win., and long-action .300 Norma Mag. and .338 Lapua Mag.
Franchi Momentum Franchi’s first rifle, the bolt-action Momentum offers numerous popular chamberings in three distinct configurations. The cold-hammer-forged, chrome-moly barrel is freefloated for superior accuracy and has an easy-to-maintain matte finish.
Howa Australian Precision Chassis Rifle Specially designed to fill the needs of modern-day precision shooters, the APC rifle can be adjusted to fit individuals and is easily customizable by the end user.
Howa MiniAction Chassis Rifle This all-new design blends the short-throw and unique cartridge compatibility of the company’s MiniAction system along with a flexible and adjustable chassis system for customization.
Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC II (FDE) Built by hand and featuring a host of options designed to custom-fit the rifle to the operator, the Advanced Tactical SOC II comes with a sub-.5 MOA guarantee. That’s confidence in the company’s product right there.
Lithgow Arms LA105 Woomera Also known as the “Woomera,” the Aboriginal word for “spear thrower,” the LA105 was constructed with input and advice from experienced snipers in both the U.S. and Australian military.
Mossberg MVP Precision For 2018, Mossberg redesigned its MVP Precision rifle, giving it an all-new chassis design and greater flexibility in magazine feeding, thanks to its compatibility with all AR-15-style magazines.
Remington 700 Magpul Enhanced rifle Detachable-box magazine, upgraded Magpul furniture, heavy barrel and a bipod? Remington’s new 700 Magpul Enhanced now comes in 6.5 Creedmoor, needing only an optic to get you well on your way to long-range success.
Remington Model Seven Threaded Weighing in at a featherweight 5 ½ pounds, the Model Seven Threaded is the lightest rifle in Remington’s lineup. Available in .300 BLK in addition to .308 Win., the threaded, 16.5-inch barrel is a prime candidate for sound suppression.
Rock Island Armory M22 TCM Tactical Rock Island Armory’s latest offering blends the company’s popular .22 TCM cartridge with its M22 TCM rifle. The result is a practical pairing whether your goal is plinking or predator eradication, capable of delivering a 40-grain projectile in excess of 2,800 fps. Best of all, it can accept RIA’s 17-round .22 TCM 1911 magazine for even more trigger time.
Ruger Precision Rimfire This precision-based turnbolt is built on a one-piece, molded chassis and paired with a fully adjustable buttstock, a cold-hammer-forged target barrel for uncompromising accuracy and 30-MOA Picatinny scope base suggests this ain’t your run-of-the-mill rimfire.
Sabatti Urban Sniper Built for competition or precision performance in a shorter package, the Urban Sniper brings Sabatti quality to the attention of American shooters. Available in both .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor, the rifle incorporates an adjustable composite stock and optics-mounting options.
Savage Model 10 GRS Built for long-distance precision, this rifle boasts several accuracy-enhancing features including a fully adjustable GRS stock, a button-rifled fluted heavy barrel and the popular user-adjustable Savage AccuTrigger. Other chamberings include 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win.
Savage Model 110 Tactical With AccuFit Precision and adaptability come together in the Savage Model 110 Tactical With AccuFit. The stock allows shooters to quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull by securing the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, without sacrificing comfort or accuracy.Other chamberings include 6 mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor.
Weatherby Vanguard First Lite Available in eight chamberings—including four Weatherby Magnum offerings—the latest Vanguard carries a sub-MOA guarantee. Its innovative camo finish promises to break up its outline from 2 to 2,000 yards.