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33 of the Best New Hunting Rifles

SHOT Show 2024 is in the books, and we pounded the pavement and the isles, checking out all the new guns and gear. Here’s our picks for a remarkable look at 33 of the best new hunting rifles to hit the market for 2024!

Best New Hunting Rifles

Bergara MgMicro Lite

Bergara’s MgMicro Lite weighs a mere 5.8 lbs. and sports an 18-inch Cure carbon barrel. An ultralight magnesium micro chassis provides stability and accuracy. Features like a Bergara Premier action, foldable XLR Atom magnesium chassis, carbon fiber buttstock and grips, along with a TriggerTech Trigger making this gun a lightweight powerhouse. The MgMicro Lite is chambered in 6.5 CR, .308 Win, and 6.5 PRC and comes with an AICS-style detachable magazine. The MSRP is $3,099.

Bergara B-14 Squared Crest Carbon

Bergara’s B-14 Squared Crest Carbon features include a stock crafted entirely in carbon fiber with an internal spine. The Crest stock also incorporates length-of-pull spacers and their M5 cutout, which provides users with a unique versatility to seamlessly transition from an AICS magazine to a traditional floorplate. This stock combined with the Bergara CURE carbon fiber barrel sets a new standard in durability and performance.

The B-14 Squared Crest Carbon is currently chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .22-250 Rem, 6.5 PRC, .300 Win Mag, and 7mm PRC. The Bergara Cure Carbon barrel is 20 to 22 inches long depending on the caliber. The rifle features a Cerakoted sniper grey action and a fluted bolt. It proves a delight to carry, weighing a mere 6.2 pounds, backed by a sub-MOA guarantee. The MSRP is $2,099.

Bergara B14 Crest Squared

The new B14² CREST comprises Bergara’s newest high performance ultralight rifle designed for long-distance hunting. Built on a lightweight and solid Monte Carlo carbon fiber stock. Bergara combined this new stock together with their B-14 action and their well-known barrels, resulting in a rifle weighing 7 ½ pounds before optics mounting.

A Sniper Grey Cerakote protects the rifle to cope with unpredictable weather conditions. The B14 runs AICS-pattern magazines, and this one came with a 3-round mag. This rifle in 6.5 PRC averaged 1.279 MOA for 5-shot groups for this writer at 100 and 300 yards. 

Bergara Introduces the Wilderness Sierra

Bergara rifles introduces the Wilderness Sierra, which is designed for those who seek the traditional sporter style of the Ridge but crave more adjustability. The highlight of this rifle is its adjustable comb, offering shooters the freedom to personalize their comb height for an optimized and comfortable shooting experience.

The Sierra is chambered in a large variety of chambers including the .22-250 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, 6.5 PRC, .30-06 SPRG, .270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, .300 Win Mag, and 300 PRC. The 4140 CrMo steel barrel is 20”- 22” long depending on the caliber and has a number 5-barrel taper. The Cerakote finish comes in sniper grey, and the rifle includes a fluted bolt. This gun weight starts at 7.4 pounds; Bergara backs it up by a sub-MOA guarantee. This rifle will also be available in a left-handed model. MSRP is a mere $1,099.

Bergara Introduces the B-14 Stoke

The Stoke is the latest addition to Bergara’s their popular B-14 line. Bergara meticulously crafted the Stoke for smaller-statured shooters who understand the critical link between comfort and performance. By setting itself apart from other compact rifles that merely shave an inch off the length of pull, the Stoke features an industry-leading 12.25-inch length of pull. Ranking among the shortest in the bolt-action centerfire market, this achievement is the result of a comprehensive redesign that involves shortening the forend, refining the grip, and incorporating a negative comb angle to diminish felt recoil. The Bergara compact stock comes with three 1/4” LOP Spacers.

The Stoke is chambered in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem, .300 BLK, .350 Legend, .243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, 6.5 PRC, and 7mm-08. The Bergara 4140 CrMO steel barrel is 16.5 to 20 inches long depending on the caliber. The magazine has a couple options, a floor plate or AICS detachable style with 6-round capacity in some calibers. Weighing in at 6 pounds, the Stoke also features a graphite black Cerakote finish. The MSRP of $899 makes the gun affordable. But Bergara maintains quality and accuracy and offers a sub-MOA guarantee. (bergarausa.com)

Hammerli Arms Force B1 .22 LR

Hammerli Arms, known as a legendary competitive powerhouse for more than 160 years, introduces their all-weather Force B1 .22 rimfire.

“The Force B1 combines capabilities from competitive shooting with outdoor enthusiasts who spend time in the field, withstanding nature’s elements. The mechanical features make this firearm resilient, while building confidence with every shot,” said Jens Krogh, vice president of marketing and product development. “This rifle is the perfect survival tool, and encourages shooters to tap into their natural instincts. They’ll never have to miss out on relentless functionality when faced with the ever-changing demands of the environment.” 

A Quick-Change Barrel System: A toolless and field-ready transition between barrel lengths and calibers – from the nimble .22LR to the potent .22 WMR. This straight-pull bolt-action offers swift precision and silent execution from the toggle-style mechanism, ensuring lightning-fast follow-up shots, a rock-solid lockup for enhanced accuracy.

Utilizing the Hammerli adapter system, seamlessly coordinated caliber changes with the correct Ruger magazine creates a flawless fit. An adjustable stock allows each shooter to customize length of pull and comb height for comfort and control. 

A Picatinny rail provides a sturdy optics platform, and the trigger group is compatible with Ruger 10/22 style trigger groups. MSRP is $580 for your choice of laminated or stained wood or black synthetic stocks. (hammerliarms.com)

Ruger American II

Shooting the Ruger American Generation II Rifle.

Ruger’s American series of bolt-action rifles comprise proven tack drivers at an affordable price. After a dozen years on the market, the famed gunmaker just launched their Gen 2 American with a lot more bells and whistles.

Professionally applied Cerakote coating on barrel, muzzle brake, receiver and bolt handle results in a durable, easy-to-maintain finish. Length of pull adjusts from 12 to 13.75 inches. To get proper eye alignment with sights, the Gen 2 offers various aftermarket comb height options. A fluted barrel and more features make up the difference in those found on the Gen 1 models. The suggested retail price is $729. (Ruger.com)

Beretta BRX-1

Beretta calls upon knowledge acquired over years of working with firearms for military and civilian markets led to the company’s first straight-pull bolt-action rifle, the BRX-1. Providing the best ballistic performances available today, the black, opaque, burnished-steel BRX1 barrels are free-floating, created by cold-hammering and deep drilling. Bergara creates the rifling and chamber in a single step. The bolt utilizes a lug rotating bolt head, complete with extraction claw and ejector derived directly from military technology. The bolt handle has a medium-sized spherical knob positioned close to the trigger for the best ergonomics and speed in reloading.

Interchangeable barrels of varying calibers, three trigger weight options, and fully ambidextrous bolt and extraction offer the ability to change from right to left hand without any tools.  

The BRX1 is a versatile, modern, modular firearm, that’s sure to give the other straight-pull rifles a run for their money. This rifle’s $1,399 MSRP is a few hundred dollars cheaper than comparable entry-level rifles, and is as accurate and smooth handling as rifles of this type cost in the $5,000 range. This writer fired several sub-MOA 5-shot groups with early BRX-1. (beretta.com)

Springfield Armory 2020 Redline

The Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline

Springfield Armory designed the Model 2020 Redline to deliver a lightweight, custom-grade hunting rifle available in .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. Featuring a minimalist Grayboe Trekker stock and outfitted with a 16-inch carbon fiber barrel, the Redline is suppressor ready or handles well with a supplied brake. 

The heart of the Redline is the Model 2020 action features dual locking lugs on a fluted bolt that runs smoothly down EDM-cut raceways for perfect, repeatable engagement. In addition, an optimized extraction cam provides robust, reliable operation in any condition.

Combining light weight with unyielding performance, the 28-ounce Grayboe Trekker stock features an adjustable length of pull system — featuring .25-inch adjustment increments, with a range of 13.25 inches to 14.25 inches and adjustable up to 16 inches with additional spacers. The free-floated BSF barrel of the Model 2020 Redline is jacketed in a roll-wrapped carbon fiber sleeve and loaded under tension. 

Three sling stud mounts, two in front and one in back, allow for easy attachment of slings and bipods. The removable SA Radial Brake on the Model 2020 Redline effectively reduces recoil by directing gasses in an outward direction. A thread protector comes with the rifle.

Two popular features among the evaluators was the AICS-pattern magazine that came with a flush-fit mag. The bubble level behind bolt was a really nice touch, too. (springfieldarmory.com)

NULA Model 20

The Wilson Combat NULA rifle debuts.

Released in Q4 2023, Wilson Combat’s NULA Model 20 has won several prestigious awards already. I put a lot of rounds down range from a 6.5 Creedmoor version with frequent sub-MOA results. It’s 5.3-pound weight punches above the competition.

A Timney Elite Hunter Trigger set at 2.75 pounds brake’s cleanly and crisply every time. A light-weight carbon fiber stock fitted with a Limbsaver recoil pad also features Nitride-coated sling studs. Scope Base Torx Screws are a beefy 8-40 TPI.  The receiver is machined and EDM cut from 4140 bar stock with an Armorlube DLC coating. The bolt is fully machined from 4340 barstock, and a button-rifled Wilson Combat 416R stainless barrel was honed and double stress relieved. Barrel threading is 5/8-24 with a nitride coated thread protector. Topping everything out, the rifle comes with corrosion resistant 17-7 stainless springs. (wilsoncombat.com)

Weatherby 307 Range XP

The 307 is Weatherby’s first newly designed bolt-action rifle in more than 50 years. It gets its moniker from the 307 Area Code at the company’s new factory in Sheridan, Wyoming. The Model 307’s 2-Lug, fully cylindrical design was purpose built to accommodate the vast offerings of stocks, triggers, rails, mounts, and magazines that exist in the marketplace. Hunters and shooters can expect the same precision craftsmanship that Weatherby has delivered since 1945.

The M307 action is a 2-Lug, fully cylindrical action compatible with many aftermarket accessories. Model 307 is designed to accommodate the vast offerings of stocks, triggers, rails, mounts, and magazines that exist in today’s marketplace.

The overall impression is that this rifle sports a smooth action, clean lines and a lot of versatility. (weatherby.com)

Mossberg Patriot 400 Legend

Mossberg is now chambering its Patriot bolt-action rifle in 400 Legend. Delivering impressive down-range penetration, accuracy and extremely low recoil, the 400 Legend is ideal for deer in states where straight-walled cartridges are legal and for a variety of big game including hogs and close cover bears. Walnut-stocked or black synthetic stock versions with 20-inch threaded barrels are now available.

MSRP: $484 – $669. (Mossberg.com)

Uberti USA Announces the 1873 Hunter Rifles

While today’s technologically advanced long-range chassis and high-dollar custom rifles may get most of the headlines and the glory, the humble lever-action rifle is the one platform that never goes out of style. As hunters and recreational shooters from all walks hear the call of this American legacy firearm, Uberti USA brings the legendary 1873-pattern rifle into the 21st century with the all-new 1873 Hunter Rifle series.

Based on Uberti’s deep bench of 1873 rifles and carbines, the new 1873 Hunter Rifles are heirloom-quality replicas of the famous Gun “That Won the West.” Now, 150 years after the original 1873 Winchester’s introduction, Uberti has developed two fresh models intended for the modern hunter.

The 1873 Hunter Rifles come chambered for the legacy .45 LC and the popular .44 Magnum cartridges—both of which have proven themselves to be formidable medium- and large-size game rounds. Where the 1873 Hunter Rifles differ from their precursors is found just forward of the receiver. Uberti designers took advantage of their half-octagon barrel profile to install a conventional Picatinny rail. With this factory mounting solution, shooters can install a scout-style, long-eye-relief magnified scope or a conventional red dot optic for hunting applications.

Both the .45 LC and the .44 Magnum models feature a 20-inch barrel that overrides a long 10-round magazine tube. A checkered walnut forend and pistol grip stock maintain the legacy look and feel while a rubber buttpad offers comfortable, no-slip mounting and recoil mitigation. (Uberti-USA.com)

Rock River Arms Announces the RRA .17 HMR

Rock River Arms, a highly respected name in Modern Sporting Rifles, is excited to announce the company’s first AR-platform rifle chambered for the .17 HMR cartridge. The new RRA .17 HMR joins the company’s LAR-22 rifle lineup to round out its rimfire long gun offerings.

This rifle is ideally suited for rimfire fans looking for an accurate and reliable varmint buster or for a fun gun to ring steel across the .17 HMR’s effective ballistic range. Built upon the RRA A4 billet upper receiver and forged A2 lower, the RRA 17 HMR is fronted by a precision-manufactured 41V50 CMV 18-inch barrel rifled with a 1:9 twist. The cycle of operation is managed by a gas impingement, delayed blowback system that delivers reliable cycling of 15.5- to 20-gr. cartridges.

Adding to the precision barrel is RRA’s NM Ultra Match 2-stage trigger—a key ingredient to enhancing the shooter’s accuracy potential. The rifle utilizes a rear charging handle for convenient operation and comes with a winter trigger guard for use when wearing gloves.

Further, fitted with an ergonomic Magpul MOE grip, adjustable Magpul MOE SL-K six-position stock, and RRA’s lightweight 15-inch free-float handguard with M-LOK compatibility, the RRA .17HMR is adaptable to the shooter and is ready to be outfitted with essential accessories like a bipod, lights, thermal, and optic. A 10-round magazine is included. MSRP: $1,300. (RockRiverArms.com)

Franchi’s Momentum and Momentum Elite 

Franchi’s Momentum lineup receives a line expansion in 2024, with several models that provide new chamber, barrel, and stock color configurations.

The Momentum Elite, Franchi’s headliner bolt-action rifle for discerning big-game hunters, is now available in .30-06 Springfield and .450 Bushmaster chamberings. Both models come with a 22-inch free-float barrel dressed in Midnight Bronze Cerakote, joined to a True Timber Strata camo Evolved Ergonom-X stock.

Hunters who favor the more traditional uni-color stock and blued barreled action style will want to check out the three new-for-2024 variants of the original Franchi Momentum. This year, the Momentum is offered with 22-inch barrels chambered for .30-06 Springfield, .350 Legend, and the hard-hitting .450 Bushmaster. All three rifles are matched to Ergonom-X stocks in Hunter Gray. (FranchiUSA.com)

Benelli Lupo Long-Range

Bucking conventional expectations that a precision, long-range rifle must necessarily be too heavy and cumbersome for practical hunting use, Benelli introduces the all-new Lupo HPR long-range rifle chambered in popular long-range calibers.

Building on the tack-driving tradition of Benelli’s Lupo series bolt-action rifles, the Lupo HPR takes precision long-range shooting to new heights — and accuracy guarantees — in a platform that is comfortably suited for the big-game hunting fields. How accurate? Benelli guarantees the Lupo HPR to deliver 5-shot, ¾ MOA point-of-aim/point-of-impact performance.

To achieve this level of accuracy, the Lupo HPR addresses both the “hard” and the “soft” mechanics. The hard mechanics centers on the rifle’s free-floating, heavy-contour, straight-fluted Crio barrel. The Crio treatment, which molecularly stabilizes the barrel to relieve stress and promote uniform harmonics, applied to the heavy-contour barrel maximizes the gun’s accuracy potential across all shooting conditions.

Robust Receiver

Assisting the barrel’s accuracy enhancements is a robust receiver fitted with a stout, three-lug sculpted bolt featuring a quick, 60-degree bolt throw for fast cycling action. Of course, a short and crisp trigger is an essential ingredient to minimize shot disturbance, and that is exactly what the Lupo HPR delivers, with 2.2- to 4.4-lb. adjustability to match the shooter’s pull weight preference.

As for the soft mechanics, the Lupo HPR is designed around adaptability to the shooter. An all-new stock system developed specifically for the Lupo HPR takes many of the features typically found in a long-range precision chassis rifle system and translates them to a platform more suited to the hunter. These include an 8-position, push-button adjustable comb for precise head/eye alignment behind the scope, interchangeable target and hunting grips to provide a comfortable trigger reach with bare or gloved hands, a removeable bag rider for transitioning between the field and the bench, drop and cast shims plus stock spacers to further refine shooter fitment, and Benelli’s Progressive Comfort system to soften the recoil of today’s extended-range loads.

To facilitate field carry, the Lupo HPR boasts side-mounted QD attachment points on the buttstock and the forend for diverse sling positioning along with M-LOK attachment points integrated into the left and right sides of the forend. MSRP for all Lupo HPR models is $2,949. (BenelliUSA.com)

Henry Single-Shot in .360 Buckhammer 

Henry’s Single Shot Steel Rifle .360 Buckhammer offers a 22-inch barrel made of blued steel. Overall length is 37.5 inches and it weighs 6.69 pounds. It comes with a brass bead front sight and drilled and tapped for a Weaver 82 scope base. The stock material is American Walnut. MSRP $597.

Henry Side Gate Lever Action Rifle .360 Buckhammer

Henry new Side Gate Lever Action Rifle will retail for $1,298 and comes chambered in .360 Buckhammer. The 7.5-pound rifle holds five rounds and sports a 20-inch barrel. The receiver is polished brass, the barrel blued steel and it’s drilled and tapped for a Weaver 63B scope base if you don’t want to rely on open sights. (henryusa.com)

Colt’s CBX TAC Hunter

Colt’s claims that their flat-bottom receiver reduces flex and increases accuracy. The button-rifled barrel comes with a nitride finished and a thread protector for its 9/16″-24 threads. Another feature that’s a plus is compatibility with AICS magazines. Removable length-of-pull spacers and cheek risers allow for a custom fit. Their CBX Precision in 6.5 Creedmoor could also pull duty as a long-range  deer rifle. (colt.com)

Savage 110 Scout

Savage Arms’ 110 Scout with Magpul Hunter Stock offers a multipurpose firearm. Whether you’re an experienced marksman or a novice looking to elevate your shooting game, this rifle is designed to meet and exceed your expectations. With its updated iron sight system and full length extended picatinny rail, setting this rifle up for any application will be an ease. 

Savage 110 Ultralite Elite

Savage is taking innovation and accuracy to new heights at faster speeds with the 110 UltraliteElite. With its exclusive Proof Research carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel and MDT HNT26 folding carbon fiber stock, the 110UltraliteElite can achieve lighter weights for higher altitude hunts and longer treks for big game. Savage teamed up with PROOF Research to craft a barrel specific for a purpose driven firearm. At ~5 pounds, the 110Ultraliteis designed to combat elevation and elements while maintaining the performance of a factory blueprinted Savage 110 action.

Savage Impulse KLYN

Savage takes innovation and accuracy to new a new level with their Impulse KLYM. With its exclusive Proof Research carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel and FBT carbon fiber stock, the Impulse can achieve lighter weights for higher altitude hunts and longer treks for big game. Every inch of the Impulse rifle encompasses breakthrough technology for repeat accuracy and enhanced safety. The straight pull action provides quick follow-up shots and the ability to stay on target in a high-adrenaline hunting scenario.

Savage Arms Announces Several New Rimfires

Savage Arms announces new additions to its popular and extensive rimfire line that include a new A22 Takedown in FDE and several new color options in the Model 64. All line extensions are now shipping. The Model64 is a staple for small game hunters and plinkers with six new color options.

The A22 Takedown presents an effortless breakdown, acting as the perfect backpack gun for tough hunts and hikes.

Savage Launches 110 Trail Hunter

Savage Arms is proud to announce the launch of the110 Trail Hunter. An all-around hunting rifle needs to standup to the elements, no matter the conditions–so Savage has teamed up with Hogue to introduce the 110 Trail Hunter.

The full coverage OD Green rubber overmold on the stock provides the user with a superior hold on the rifle in all conditions. The Cerakote ceramic coating on the barreled action helps to seal out the worst that mother nature can dish out. The 110 Trail Hunter is available in popular predator, varmint and deer calibers. (savagearms.com)

CVA’s New Cascade LRH (Long Range Hunter)

CVA announces the Cascade LRH (Long Range Hunter) addition to the popular Cascade line.  The LRH is designed for hunters seeking precision at extended distances without compromising affordability. Borrowing features from long-range target competition rifles, the CASCADE LRH gives hunters the added confidence to make kill shots on big game at 300 yards and beyond. 

When CVA started making bolt action rifles they realized quickly that they could build affordable rifles that were rich in features.  Any long-range shooter knows that you must have a rifle that fits you properly.  The features on the LRH are as vast as the distances you can shoot with this gun.  The LRH has an adjustable comb on the stock to give you the proper cheek weld.  This gun is suppressor ready and comes with a radial brake that is attached to the fluted barrel.  The flush-fit detachable magazine is a significant feature that makes loading a breeze.    

The Cascade LRH weight starts at 8.6 lbs. which makes it more comfortable to shoot in magnum calibers.  The barrel length is 22  to 24 or for most calibers and 26” for the .300 PRC helping with velocities at longer ranges.  This gun is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, .300 Win Mag and 300 PRC.  The MSRP for the feature rich gun is $900.  

CVA unveils the Cascade SR – 80 Scout Rifle

CVA announces their Cascade SR – 80 Scout Rifle.  Whether at the range or in the field, this rifle combines comfort and speed. The SR-80’s versatile sight options assure adaptability to diverse shooting preferences. With a high-capacity magazine, radial muzzle brake, and adjustable length of pull with a removable spacer, the SR-80 offers a tailored and affordable solution for those seeking a top-tier Scout Rifle experience. 

What makes a good Scout Rifle?  Most experts will tell you it needs to be comfortable to carry, light in weight, quick to shoulder, and must be able to be shot fast in a defensive scenario.  The Cascade SR – 80 does not only give the shooter all those benefits but much more.  The SR – 80 includes a radial muzzle brake, 70-degree bolt throw, rear peep, and front sight along with a high-capacity magazine to make the shooter more effective.  

The SR – 80 weighs 7.3 lbs. and with an 18” barrel it gives you all the maneuverability you could want from a Scout Rifle.  This gun is chambered in .308 and 350 Legend and has a MSRP of $925.  

CVA’s Cascade Varmint Rifle

Tailor-made for the varmint hunting specialist, the Cascade Varmint Hunter offers a medium-heavy barrel contour and a fully featured stock with a flat, wide forend, and customizable length-of-pull. Its high-capacity magazine amplifies efficiency for varmint hunting, ensuring more shooting and less loading, all at an affordable price point. 

Whether you’re planning on calling coyotes, hunting prairie dogs, wood chucks, or any other vermin the Cascade Varmint Hunter is just the gun you need.  The adjustable comb allows you to get proper scope alignment.  This feature-rich rifle comes equipped with a 20 MOA rail so you’re ready to mount the scope of your choice. The fluted barrel with Cerakote finish makes it durable in the harshest of varmint hunting conditions and it is suppressor ready.  

The Varmint Hunter weight starts at 9 pounds, allowing the shooter to stay steady on the target.  The barrel length is between 20 and 22 inches making it easy to swing on moving game.  This gun is chambered in these popular varmint calibers: .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem, 204 Ruger and .243 Win.  This rifle’s MSRP is $900.

CVA Cascade LRH

CVA launches their Long Range Hunter version of the Cascade model this year. MSRPs start at $900 for an 8.6-pound rifle chambered in several calibers. These include 308 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 Win Mag, 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC. Features like an adjustable cheek piece, a fluted barrel with suppressor-ready 5/8-24 threads and a muzzle brake cover several “must haves” for a modern hunting rifle. (bpioutdoors.com)

Smith & Wesson Model 1854

Smith & Wesson Model 1854.

The Model 1854 is Smith and Wesson’s first foray into the world of modern lever actions.

The standout feature of the Model 1854 is its smooth action. Consistent in its lightness, the helpful oversized lever is nearly effortless as you swing it forward, seamlessly cocking the hammer, ejecting a spent round, and grabbing a new one from the tube. The same goes as you smoothly pull the lever back into position, overcoming no resistance as the Model 1854 lifts a new round of 44 Magnum into the chamber. Finally, the crisp snap when the lever settles back in position gives you the command that the rifle is in battery and is ready for the next shot. A flat trigger allows your finger to have a consistent placement, pulling back to a firm wall with a crisp and clean break at about 5 pounds.

Two Versions in .44 Rem Mag

These rifles are as functional as they are sleek. The polymer version’s furniture maintains a lightweight at 6.8lbs with the forend featuring M-LOK slots at true 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions for ease of mounting accessories like bipods and tripods. The M-LOK doubles for a flat, consistent surface to lay the rifle atop shooting sticks or barricade. We also wanted to give you ultimate customization choices. That’s why the furniture on the Model 1854 is easily interchangeable and compatible with Marlin 1894 pattern forends and stocks.

A Picatinny rail allows for a choice of optics and scopes. However, if you want to stick with the classic look of irons, a fully adjustable XS ghost-ring rear sight and a gold bead front sight come installed on the Model 1854.

A 9+1 capacity, 11/16”-24 threaded 19.25-inch barrel, and removable magazine tube gives you a lever gun ready for the 21st century.

The Model 1854 is launching with two versions, both chambered in the almighty 44 Magnum. First is a utilitarian stainless-steel bead-finish gun with polymer furniture. The second is an extremely limited-edition black version with high-grade walnut stocks where only 1,854 units will be available for sale. (smith-wesson.com)

Christensen Arms Evoke

The Evoke is an innovative rifle from Christensen Arms that offers four distinct, feature-rich models. Featuring a proprietary Christensen Arms action 
with a 3-lug bolt and 60-degree bolt throw, detachable magazine, hybrid grip angle, premium adjustable trigger, 416R stainless steel suppressor-ready barrel with an RFR-style brake, integrated Picatinny rail, swivel sling studs, and adjustable cheek riser. MSRP $948.

Christensen Arms MHR

Built on an aluminum mini-chassis with V-block bedding, Christensen’s Modern Hunting Rifle (MHR) provides the accuracy potential of a chassis rifle and the ergonomics of a hunting rifle all while offering exceptional modularity. Its FFT stock, forearm, and grips can be swapped out to create configurations that suit any shooter and situation.

A 416R stainless steel barrel wrapped in carbon fiber helps shed ounces, helping it achieve a trim weight of 7.4 pounds for the 7mm PRC model.

The Ridgeline FFT offers a match chamber, and the barrel’s hand lapped button rifled profile get the free-float treatment.

Some other pluses for this rifle include standard Rem 700 optics base compatibility, a skeletonized bolt handle, black Nitride finish, an enlarged ejection port and a superb Trigger Tech Trigger.

Christensen Arms MCR

The Modern Carbon Rifle, or MCR, is a masterpiece of innovation. Starting with a lightweight yet incredibly durable FFT carbon fiber stock, the MCR features an adjustable push-button FFT cheek riser, full-length M-LOK on the forearm, front and rear QD attachment points, adjustable length of pull via spacers, and an integrated forward Picatinny rail section. The Remington 700-style action is topped with an optic-ready 20-MOA Picatinny rail and features a skeletonized bolt handle with an FFT carbon fiber bolt knob. 

Married to the action is a free-floating, hand lapped, button rifled Christensen Arms Aerograde carbon fiber barrel with a Match chamber and suppressor-ready threaded muzzle equipped with a premium side-baffle brake. Rounding out this powerhouse of a rifle is an ergonomically designed hybrid grip and a crisp, adjustable TriggerTech trigger. The MCR is the Future of Carbon Fiber. This carbon gem tips the scales at 6.7 pounds and sells for $2,400. (christensenarms.com)

CZ 600 American

CZ’s newest addition to the CZ 600 rifle series, the CZ 600 AMERICAN, honors the American hunting heritage with its hardwood stock and blued metal rifle. Available in seven popular hunting cartridges, the 600 American integrates the refined lines and traditional styling of a classic American hunting rifle with the advanced features of a modern bolt-action rifle. 

Its unparalleled accuracy is at the core of the 600 AMERICAN, achieved through a cold hammer-forged medium contour suppressor-ready barrel. Boasting a 24-inch barrel for enhanced ballistic performance, with 20-inch barrel models available in .308 Win or .243 Win for those desiring a more compact option. The rifle’s MOA accuracy guarantee adds to its appeal, ensuring precision for hunters in various scenarios.

Elevating rifle ergonomics, the 60-degree bolt throw is a standout feature in the 600 series. This design enhances clearance between the bolt and optic, allowing for quicker cycles compared to traditional models. Big game hunters will appreciate the smooth, fast-handling 60-degree bolt throw, facilitating efficient follow-up shots.  

Additionally, the rifle features a single-stage user-adjustable trigger so that hunters can easily the trigger pull to the conditions and personal preferences. Eliminating the need for a gunsmith, shooters can select from four trigger weights and customize trigger pull according to conditions and personal preferences. (cz-usa.com)

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