New Bolt Guns for 2021

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posted on May 26, 2021
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As firearms continue to sell at record pace, manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand for existing models. Nonetheless, innovation continues. We are seeing introductions of MRDS-ready, striker-fired, polymer-frame pistols, including higher-capacity micro-9s. Also hitting the market with some frequency are large-format pistols in both rifle and pistol calibers. And, of course, super-premium 1911s continue to be unveiled at the aspirational end of the market.

With alarmed citizens looking to protect themselves, first-time buyers now seem to comprise a larger part of the firearm consumer base. As all guns may be new to them, some old standbys are moving well. So, what’s the market for sophisticated new designs? Long-range rifle competition and the simple fact that one can never have too many guns.


Bergara  B-14R Lefthanded Trainer


Bergara | B-14R Lefthanded Trainer

The highly accurate B-14R .22 LR is now available in a left-handed model that is ideal for precision-rifle training among seasoned veterans or introductory-level shooters. 

Remington 700 footprint
Steel or carbon-fiber barrel
90-degree bolt throw
Adjustable comb height

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 38 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 1.6 ounces
MSRP: $1,245
(800) 320-8767 bergarausa.com


Ruger  Custom Shop Precision Rifle


Ruger | Custom Shop Precision Rifle

Built for those who strive for long-range accuracy, the latest offering from Ruger’s Custom Shop features TriggerTech bang switch that boasts “frictionless release technology” that provides an exceptionally crisp break, minimal overtravel and an extremely short tactile reset.

Heavy-contour, stainless barrel with APA muzzle brake
Barrier stop in front of mag well
Ambidextrous manual safety
Side-folding stock capable of length-of-pull and comb-height adjustments

Caliber: 6 mm Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 26 inches
Overall Length: 45.25 to 48.75 inches
Weight: 12 pounds, 12.8 ounces
MSRP: $2,399
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


Savage Arms  Impulse Predator


Savage Arms | Impulse Predator

Available in four chamberings, the same features that make the Savage impulse ideal for predator hunting such as its straight-pull bolt for fast follow-up shots and detachable-box mag make it suitable for tactical use.

AccuFit stock with adjustable length-of-pull and comb height
Adjustable AccuTrigger
Round knob bolt handle
One-piece 20-MOA optic rail

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 41.5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 11.2 ounces
MSRP: $1,377
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


Springfield Armory  2020 Waypoint


Springfield Armory | 2020 Waypoint

Built like a custom precision rifle, Springfield Armory’s new Waypoint bolt-action is offered in a number of highly accurate long-range chamberings, including the popular 6.5 PRC, and comes with a superb TriggerTech trigger.

Carbon fiber barrel
.75-MOA accuracy guarantee
TriggerTech trigger
Cerakote finish

Caliber: 6.5 PRC
Magazine Capacity: 3 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 41.5 to 45.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 9.6 ounces
MSRP: $2,399
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com

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