16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018

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posted on April 30, 2018
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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.

Caliber: .300 Win. Mag.
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 38.5 to 47 inches
Weight: 8.5 pounds
MSRP: $2,395
(435) 528-7999 christensenarms.com


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.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 44.3 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $609
(301) 283-6981 franchiusa.com


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.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 44.5 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $1,149
(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com


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.

Caliber: 6.5 Grendel
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 39.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $1,199
(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com


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.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 40 to 43 inches
Weight: 11 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $2,449
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


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.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 42.5 to 45 inches
Weight: 11 pounds
MSRP: TBD
(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com


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.

Caliber: 224 Valkyrie
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 38.62 inches
Weight: 9 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $1,407
(800) 363-3555 mossberg.com


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.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 39.5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,249
(800) 243-9700 remington.com


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.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 34.5 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $795
(800) 243-9700 remington.com


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.

Caliber: .22 TCM
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 36.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 9 ounces
MSRP: $531
(775) 537-1444 armscor.com


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.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 35.13 to 38.63 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $529
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


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.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 41.5 inches
Weight: 9 pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $1,200
(800) 450-1852 Ifg-usa.com


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.

Caliber: 6 mm Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 26 inches
Overall Length: 46 inches
Weight: 9 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,449
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


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.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 or 24 inches
Overall Length: 43.25 to 46.5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $784
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


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.

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 26 inches
Overall Length: 46 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,090
(800) 227-2016 weatherby.com

 

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