There are some exciting new products on the gun market for 2021. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the best rifles available today.
Top 10 rifles
If you’re on the lookout for a new rifle or you’re hoping to upgrade in the months ahead, here are some of the best rifles you can buy:
- Browning X-Bolt Mountain Pro Tungsten/ Burnt Bronze
A step up from the popular X-Bolt rifle, Browning’s new Mountain Pro model is a top of the range option, which boasts a slick tungsten and burnt bronze finish. Featuring a foam-filled carbon fiber stock, this model is around ¼ of a pound lighter than its predecessors. The new-look spiral barrel facilitates a unique lapping process, which improves accuracy. The Mountain Pro is versatile, offering an array of ammunition options from the 6.8 Western to the 300 RUM.
- Ruger PC Carbine Chassis Model
An updated version of the best-selling Ruger PC Carbine, this new Chassis model makes the rifle even more versatile. Already a popular choice for sports, self-defense and survival strategies, the Chassis model offers a Picatinny rail above the receiver, an adjustable buttstock, both side charging handle positioning and an aluminum M-lock float tube.
- Bergara Premier Series Highlander
Bergara is relatively new to the rifle scene but it has gained huge popularity. The Premier series offers a high-end alternative to the Remington range. The Highlander model weighs between 7.3 and 7.8 lbs and it has a fluted, contoured barrel and a Grayboe fiberglass stock. This model also boasts a Triggertech trigger and there is a wide range of cartridge options.
- Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon Rifle
Nosler has updated the Mountain Carbon Rifle for 2021 adding two new chamberings to the 2019 release, the 6.5 PRC and the .280 Ackley Improved. This gun is based on Nosler’s Model 48 Action. Key features include the 24-inch Light Sendero Contour, carbon-fiber, cut-rifled barrel and a glass aluminum column. Accuracy is improved with the Timney trigger and buyers can choose from shale-gray or the traditional green colorway.
- Savage 110 Ultralight
Savage has come up with an array of new guns for 2021, with the 110 Ultralight one of the standout models. Weighing just under 6 lbs, this gun lives up to its name. As well as being light and easy to handle, the Savage 100 Ultralight also boasts an adjustable Accutrigger, a melonite-coated receiver and a detachable magazine box. The Proof Research barrel combines with a blueprinted 100 receiver. There is a choice of ammunition and buyers can opt for a gray or camouflage finish.
- Mossberg Patriot LR Hunter
The latest addition to the well-known Patriot line, the LR Hunter offers additional features that are designed to enhance accuracy at long range. The eye-catching Monte Carlo-style stock is more ergonomic than standard Patriot models and this rifle also offers a broader bench-rest fore-end with additional space for connecting a bipod. Despite its robust design, the LR Hunter is surprisingly light at 6.5-7.5 lbs. The adjustable trigger is the same as other Patriot models and there is a choice of four chamberings.
- Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint
Springfield Armory is known for producing high-quality tactical guns and the manufacturer’s expertise is clear to see when looking closely at the Model 2020 Waypoint. This is a custom bolt-action rifle that guarantees .75-MOA accuracy. The Waypoint series offers a diverse range of barrel options and chamberings to cater to different users. The 2020 comes with a removable brake and it can be used for a wide range of purposes. It’s a popular choice for long-range shooting due to the accuracy but at just over 7 lbs, it’s also light enough for the mountains.
- CZ USA 557 Eclipse
If you’re on the hunt for an affordable rifle, it’s worth considering the CZ USA 557 Eclipse. This rifle is an updated version of the popular CZ model, which offers superior weather resistance. The new rifle has all the benefits of the previous model, including a non-slip, strong grip, a high, flat comb and a 20.5-inch hammer-forged barrel.
- Winchester Model 70 Long Range MB
Winchester has been on a mission to refresh and revamp the Model 70 Line. The Long Range MB is designed to cross multiple boxes, providing comfort, stability and long-range accuracy. The new model features the traditional claw extractor but it also has an extreme weather composite stock and a flattened fore-end to attach extra slings and bipods. There is a variety of caliber options to suit every buyer.
- Benelli Lupo
One of the most innovative new rifles on the market, the Benelli Lupo represents an expansion of the manufacturer’s impressive bolt-action range. The new Lupo will be available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win and.243 Win and it features a revised chassis construction to reduce recoil. The floating barrel assures the same level of accuracy as previous Lupo models and the modular design provides a perfect fit.
There’s an array of new rifles on the market for 2021. If you’re looking to upgrade or replace your rifle or add to your collection, why not consider these impressive options?