New Bolt Action Rifles for 2020

posted on May 6, 2020

For 2020, bolt-action rifles continue to be supremely popular among those that love long-range pursuits, and several companies offered their first take on a bolt-action offering this year. Other companies expanded their already successful lines of tack-driving, precision rifles to include greater modularity for the end user, new technoglogy and other upgrades and improvements. With an ever-increasing number of excellent long-range cartridges out there, it's never been a better time to try your hand at long-range shooting.

Remington | PCR-E

Remington | PCR-E
Building on the success of the PCR (Precision Chassis Rifle), the PCR-E (Enhanced) adds greater adjustability, the capacity to use a tripod and M-Lok attachment points on the fore-end to the precision-rifle line.

20-MOA rail for optics
5R rifling and LTR flutes
Frame cut for tripod mount
Also available in .308 Win.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches 
Overall Length: 43.75 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $1,595
(800) 243-9700

Rock River Arms  RBG Bolt Gun

Rock River Arms | RBG Bolt Gun
Known for its AR-type rifles, Rock River Arms has leapt headfirst into the bolt-action market with the introduction of its RBG series of rifles. The chassis system includes a skeletonized buttstock with adjustments for comb height and length-of-pull.

Knurled, oversize bolt handle
Detachable AICS/Magpul-compatible magazine
TriggerTech trigger 
Kinetic Research Group adjustable chassis

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 42 to 44 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $4,150
(866) 980-7625

Sako  S20 Precision Rifle

Sako | S20 Precision Rifle
Modularity, durability and sub-MOA accuracy were the design goals met by Sako in creating the S20 precision rifle. Modularity makes this rifle customizable to a wide range of shooter preferences, and changes can be made without having to re-zero the gun. It’s offered in eight chamberings.

Full aluminum rifle chassis
Adjustable length-of-pull
Cold-hammer-forged barrel
Multi-adjustable trigger

Caliber: 6.5 PRC
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 47 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $1,800
(+358) 10 830-5200

Savage  110 Elite Precision

Savage | 110 Elite Precision
Savage has rethought every aspect of its 110 to elevate this model to the pinnacle of the line. It takes the celebrated 110 action to new heights by adding to it all the enhancements demanded by long-range aficionados. The rifle is available in six chamberings.

Factory blueprinted action
MDT ACC aluminum chassis
Titanium-nitrided bolt body
1.5- to 4-pound AccuTrigger

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 26 inches
Overall Length: 44 inches
Weight: 12 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $1,999
(800) 370-0708

SIG Sauer  Cross Rifle

SIG Sauer | Cross Rifle
Available in three chamberings, the Cross rifle was developed with input from long-range shooters, military snipers and hunters. Its one-piece receiver offers enhanced precision in a lightweight, highly portable package. 

Folding stock
Oversize bolt knob 
Freefloat, M-Lok fore-end
Taper-lock adapter compatible with SIG Sauer sound suppressors

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 18.5 to 38.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $1,779.99
(603) 610-3000

Tikka  T3x UPR Precision Rifle

Tikka | T3x UPR Precision Rifle
Offering a lightweight, composite stock with an aggressive texture, Tikka’s T3x UPR precision rifle is designed to offer increased rigidity and accuracy for long-range shooting. It is also available in .260 Rem. and .308 Win.

Carbon-fiber and fiberglass composite stock
Threaded muzzle
Adjustable length-of-pull
Oversize bolt handle

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches 
Overall Length: 41 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $1,500
(800) 237-3882

Weatherby  Mark V Carbonmark Elite

Weatherby | Mark V Carbonmark Elite
A lightweight bolt gun made for long-range targets, the Carbonmark elite features carbon-fiber components, an adjustable trigger, an Accubrake ST muzzle brake and much more. Best of all, it has a sub-MOA guarantee out of the box.

Carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel
Extended bolt knob
Cerakote finish
AG Composites carbon-fiber stock

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 44.25 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $3,299
(307) 675-7840

Winchester  XPR Renegade Long Range SR

Winchester | XPR Renegade Long Range SR
Built around a stock designed for long-range pursuits, this bolt gun should prove extremely accurate. The M.O.A. trigger system promises zero takeup, zero creep and zero overtravel, further enhancing accuracy. Add a suppressor for even better performance. (Optic not included.)

Grayboe Renegade stock
Threaded muzzle
Enlarged bolt knob
Inflex Technology recoil pad with three spacers included

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 3 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 42 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,069.99
(800) 945-5237


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