The concept of the modern sporting rifle, while often attached to the AR-15, encompasses a wide variety of firearms on today's market. Most often, these guns share several elements in common, including modularity, the use of detachable magazines and a semi-automatic action. Often, these guns are also found in popular centerfire chamberings, like 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO or 7.62x39 mm. Check out the latest and greatest in the MSR market for 2019 here:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.