Today's rifle market is better than it's ever been before, with more options available to firearm enthusiasts in every possible configuration. MSR manufacturers are moving stock by incorporating value-added features to mid-market products as well as to the high-end stuff. The precision-rifle market is taking off, with factory-built rifles capable of greater precision and accuracy than ever. Also, now that .22 LR is plentiful again, there are several rimfire designs perfect for plinking and training. If you've been putting off making a firearm purchase, now's the time to smash the piggy bank. For buyers, it rarely gets any better than it is now.
2A Armament Palouse-Lite Part of 2A Armament’s new Builder Series, the Palouse-Lite is a lightweight platform with forged receivers and a host of desirable components like a full-mass bolt-carrier group, M-Lok handguard and a billet trigger guard.
Arsenal, Inc. SAM7SFK-80 This semi-auto version of the Bulgarian model AR-M4SF features a milled-and-forged receiver and a vertical front-sight/gas-block combination. With the company’s Gambit muzzle device permanently attached, the barrel is extended to 16.2 inches to avoid the need for a tax stamp.
Barrett REC10 Carbine The REC10 is a lightweight, direct-gas-impingement, 7.62 NATO-caliber AR loaded with desirable features and accoutrements. With the Barrett name, it promises to be über-reliable and accurate.
Bergara Ridgeback Bergara teamed up with Grayboe stocks to offer a new Premier Series rifle, available in a number of popular chamberings and barrel lengths and built on the company’s innovative Premier Series action.
Brownells BRN-PROTO Step back in time with this replica of the original Eugene Stoner AR-15 prototype. With historically accurate features and a 25-round magazine, any AR-15 aficionado can appreciate this classic reproduction.
Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range Expanding its X-Bolt line, Browning’s X-Bolt Max Long Range has a new stock to improve shooting confidence thanks to its adjustability. What's more, it's offered in a new chambering—the 6.5 PRC.
Bushmaster ACR 6.8 With the U.S. Army interested in 6.8 mm calibers, the 6.8 SPC has seen renewed interest. Bushmaster has added its innovative ACR to the list of rifles chambered in this intermediate round.
CMMG Resolute 350 Legend After the launch of the hot, straight-walled 350 Legend cartridge from Winchester, CMMG became the first AR manufacturer to have a semi-automatic rifle chambered for the round.
Daniel Defense Delta 5 Daniel Defense’s first foray into the bolt-action world incorporated many lessons learned from the company’s years of premium AR-15 manufacturing, giving consumers an accurate, rugged, customizable platform.
Diamondback Firearms DB15224VB Part of Diamondback’s new line of DB15 rifles made in the U.S., this AR-style rifle is now chambered in 224 Valkyrie and features a stainless steel barrel with a 1:7-inch, right-hand-twist rifling.
DS Arms SA58 Improved Battle Carbine DS Arms has returned the enormously popular FAL to the leading edge with its “I” series. All the best recent tactical rifle innovations have been added to the medium-bore, FAL-based SA58.
Head Down Firearms Craftsmen Offered as a mid-level rifle placed between the company’s entry-level (but quite functional) Cornerstone and the top-tier Master Series, Head Down Firearms’ Craftsmen series features intelligent, useful upgrades.
Head Down Firearms OTG Patrol Designed as a no-nonsense carbine ideal for law-enforcement purposes, the OTG Patrol series comes with a 1-MOA or better guarantee, a nitride-finish barrel and ambidextrous controls. Paired with a 14.5-inch barrel, the pinned and welded flash hider brings the overall barrel length to an NFA-compliant 16 inches.
Heckler & Koch HK416 .22 LR Rifle Heckler & Koch teamed with Germany’s Umarex to create this rimfire version of the famed HK416 centerfire rifle in use by elite military units around the world. It can work as a sub-caliber trainer, competition rife or just a fun gun that runs on affordable rimfire ammunition.
I.O., Inc. M215 9 mm ML-15 This affordable pistol-caliber AR sports a Nitride-coated bolt for increased durability and can also accept Glock magazines. The forged-aluminum receivers wear mil-spec parts, including the full-length optics rail.
Caliber:9 mm Magazine Capacity:30 rounds Barrel Length:16.5 inches Overall Length:33.25 to 36.25 inches Weight:9 pounds MSRP:$663 (321) 499-3800 interordnance.com
KRISS USA Defiance DMK22C Designed to feel and function just like a centerfire AR-15, the Defiance DMK22C includes a bunch of useful functionalities that make it a great option for inexpensive range training.
LWRCI REPR MK II Side Charge The latest REPR rifle features a folding, side-charging handle for rapid, unobstructed loading of this piston-driven, precision platform. A monoforged upper enhances reliability and accuracy.
Mossberg MVP LR Thunder Ranch Paying homage to the famous Thunder Ranch training facility in Oregon, the latest model of the Mossberg MVP accepts AR-style magazines and can be had in either 5.56 NATO or 7.62 NATO.
POF-USA Revolution DI Rifle The direct-impingement version of POF-USA’s ground-breaking Revolution rifle is now offered in the increasingly popular 6.5 Creedmoor chambering. It is available in a black-anodized finish or, for a small added cost, Burnt Bronze Cerakote.
Radical Firearms RF-10 Using the company’s newly designed billet 7075 T6 matching upper and lower receivers, the RF-10 is an AR-style rifle that provides plenty of room for accessories with its new M-Lok fore-end.
Rise Armament Watchman Built with input from law enforcement, military counter-snipers, competitive shooters and firearm instructors, Rise Armament intends the Watchman as an amalgam of functionality, accuracy, dependability and affordability.
Rock River Arms BT9G For those who want their carbine and ammo to share the same magazines and ammunition, the Rock River Arms BT9G will appeal to fans of a certain Austrian pistol. The billet aluminum receiver contains a flared magazine well that is compatible with Glock and aftermarket magazines.
Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine More than a run-of-the-mill, optics-ready carbine, this latest AR-556 features a same-plane A3 upper receiver and Picatinny gas block for hassle-free installation of a variable-power optic, red dot or BUIS.
Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Target Built for long-distance precision, this rifle boasts several accuracy-oriented features including a 20-MOA Picatinny rail, a freefloat barrel and a two-stage adjustable trigger with short take-up.
Savage Arms Model 64 Takedown In addition to featuring a compact design, Savage’s latest Model 64 boasts the convenience of a barrel nut and a takedown design. The addition of an Uncle Mike’s bug-out case make it an ideal backpacking companion.
Savage Arms MSR 15 Competition Designed for precise accuracy from an MSR platform firingthe 224 Valkyrie cartridge, the practical features found on the Savage MSR 15 Competition may give you an edge in sports like 3-gun.
SIG Sauer MPX PCC Pistol-caliber carbines have become wildly popular, and SIG Sauer has adapted the MPX series to reflect this new avenue. The MPX PCC is designed for competition, with upgraded components and rock-solid construction.
Silver Shadow DBR Snake Dual-barreled actions with the same receiver allow the patented DBR Snake to quickly put multiple rounds on target before transitioning to a new target. The rifle uses two side-by-side triggers, and the parallel barrels are 1.18 inches from bore center. A light, composite stock helps keep weight down.
Sol Invictus SI-308 Available in .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor, the SI-308 can be had in three different barrel lengths and features a modular upper receiver with a removable forward assist and shell deflector.
Springfield Armory Saint Victor With a host of upgraded components, the Victor series brings a lightweight, full-featured AR-15-style rifle to the Saint line. Building on Springfield Armory’s solid Saint platform, the Victor is the logical, next-step AR-15 carbine.
Steyr Arms Scout Designed over a 10-year collaboration with LtCol Jeff Cooper, the Steyr Scout is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor while maintaining its features as a lightweight, bolt-action rifle with an integral bipod.
Wilson Combat Protector Carbine Offered in a choice of two finishes, a premium two-stage trigger, hand-fitted mil-spec CNC-machined upper and lower receivers and a match-grade, button-rifled barrel, the only thing Wilson Combat Protector is missing is an optic.
Winchester Repeating Arms Wildcat 22 LR Taking the rimfire semi-automatic to the next level, the Wildcat is light, rugged and easily adjusted with its pair of Allen wrenches stored in the lower receiver assembly.
ZEV Technologies Small Frame Rifle Combining the ballistic advantages of 6.5 Creedmoor with an AR-15-style rifle, the Small Frame is smaller and lighter than a traditional AR-10. At its heart is a custom, sub-MOA match barrel and a tuned gas-and-buffer system that promises added reliability and silky-smooth cycling.