Rifle Reviews

From 9mms, revolvers, and semi-autos to concealed carry and target shooting recommendations, our team of experts has spent untold hours reviewing, reading, and recommending the best handguns, pistols, and plinkers. If it has a trigger, barrel, grip, and fits in your hand it’s probably here.

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October 14, 2023

Review of the Ruger SFAR: A 7 Pound .308 That Carries Like a 5.56

Ruger recently debuted what they term the Small Frame Autoloading Rifle, or SFAR, which is nearly identical to a common 5.56-caliber M4 but carries the satisfying wallop of a .308-caliber AR-10. We’ve put one through its paces and have a full review of why you should– or should not– add one to your gun safe.

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September 29, 2023

Q Fix Review: The New Era of Chassis Guns?

One of the fastest-growing categories of rifles today is the chassis gun, essentially a barreled bolt action rifle mated to an adjustable chassis. The difference between a stock and a chassis is that chassis are typically made from aluminum and other materials that provide a more rigid and modular platform for the rifle action to… Continue reading Q Fix Review: The New Era of Chassis Guns?

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September 12, 2023

Stag Arms Stag 10 Review: Solid Contender or Overpriced AR?

The AR-15 is America’s favorite rifle, and since its initial release, it has been altered and redesigned in a million different ways. The development of the AR-10 platform has heralded even more revisions of the rifle. The AR-10 is a .308 chambered version of the rifle, and today we are going to take a look… Continue reading Stag Arms Stag 10 Review: Solid Contender or Overpriced AR?

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August 17, 2023

SIG MPX Review: Understanding SIG’s Premier PCC

I am a fan of the SIG MPX pistol caliber carbine. Bottom line up front, it’s my main PPC competition gun and home defense rifle, so I like it a lot and I have a lot of confidence in it. However, I don’t recommend it to everyone because of its cost and nuances. I would… Continue reading SIG MPX Review: Understanding SIG’s Premier PCC

Ruger Precision Rifle Review - Range Firing

July 03, 2023

Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor [Hands-On Review]

The Ruger Precision Rifle kicked off a huge demand for production-level chassis rifles for long-range shooting. These days, just about every bolt-action manufacturer has a chassis-style rifle designed for long-range shooting and events for PRS, at a reasonable price point that is approachable for those new to the sport. Of course, that was almost a… Continue reading Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor [Hands-On Review]

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July 02, 2023

SIG M400 Review: A Duty-Grade AR That Won’t Break the Bank

The SIG M400 is a popular AR-15 rifle (and one of our favorites) that is known for its accuracy, reliability, and value. It is a great choice for both beginners and experienced shooters. The SIG Sauer M400-SDI XSeries is one of the latest iterations of Sig’s line of AR-style rifles. Utilizing some advancements and upgrades… Continue reading SIG M400 Review: A Duty-Grade AR That Won’t Break the Bank

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June 24, 2023

HK416 Review: A New Take on the Iconic HK416

The 5.56×45mm NATO HK416 A5 occupies a kind of iconic status in the world of guns. Its lineage, historical significance, and performance capabilities have made it the go-to rifle in various spheres of the shooting world, from military and law enforcement agencies as well as gun safes of private owners. Its standing is hard to… Continue reading HK416 Review: A New Take on the Iconic HK416

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May 07, 2023

A Long Term Review of the PSA PA-15

In today’s review, we’ll be diving deep into the world of affordable, American-made firearms as we explore the Palmetto State PA-15 rifle. Known for its balance of value and performance, the PA-15 has become a popular choice for those looking to enter the AR-15 market without breaking the bank — but does it really stand… Continue reading A Long Term Review of the PSA PA-15

April 12, 2023

The Best Scout Rifles in 2023

The scout rifle, as a concept, came largely from the thinking of Col. Jeff Cooper, a Marine who spent much of his life planning, practicing, and teaching practical shooting. As part of his work, Cooper wanted to create a generalist rifle that would be useful for the real conditions found in hunting big game, especially… Continue reading The Best Scout Rifles in 2023

March 20, 2023

The Best Bergara Rifles in 2023

Bergara first appeared on the scene in the U.S. in 2013 with small batches of outrageously accurate precision rifles and has gone on to be widely adopted by competitive shooters, law enforcement, and hunters. But who’s behind these fine rifles and which of these quality rifles are for you? We dive deep into the best… Continue reading The Best Bergara Rifles in 2023

February 16, 2023

The Best .224 Valkyrie Rifles in 2023

The .224 Valkyrie rifle is fairly new to the market, only introduced commercially a few years ago, but it has nonetheless proved appealing to many modern sporting rifle users and competitive shooters – and for good reason. Taking advantage of better ballistics with a flatter trajectory and less drift, the “Valk” is capable of delivering… Continue reading The Best .224 Valkyrie Rifles in 2023

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February 11, 2023

The Best Survival Rifles in 2023

The term “survival rifle” can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a rifle of last resort, others might see it as more of a backpacking or camping firearm designed to be easily carried into, and out of, the great outdoors. Almost everyone agrees that a rifle geared toward excelling in the elements… Continue reading The Best Survival Rifles in 2023

June 10, 2022

The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

What is the 6.8 SPC and what makes it exciting? Designed to essentially split the difference between the 5.56 and 7.62 NATO as an intermediate cartridge, the caliber is interesting, brings a lot to the table, and coupled with the right rifle for the round, is exceptionally capable. We look at the cartridge, break down… Continue reading The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

May 19, 2022

Recce Rifle Ultimate Guide

Guide to Everything AR In general, the Recce (pronounced: “Wreck-E”) Rifle has been something of the Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster of the AR-15 world for the past quarter-century. However, going past the basic “enhanced carbine” concept — theorized originally by the country’s most elite special operations commandos —  the platform has graduated to a… Continue reading Recce Rifle Ultimate Guide

May 02, 2022

10 Classic Remington 700 Models

The Remington Model 700 is a classic that has been around for over 60 years and today provides the basic building block for some of the most depended-on precision rifles in the world. There’s a lot of them, so we highlighted the best of the bunch and detail how to pick the right one for… Continue reading 10 Classic Remington 700 Models

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April 20, 2022

The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles in 2023

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a name that resonates with hunters and sharpshooters across the firearms community. If this is the first time you’ve heard about it, one might wonder if you’ve been on a time-traveling expedition to the past or perhaps have taken up residence in a secluded cave, subsisting on nature’s bounty. The cartridge’s… Continue reading The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles in 2023

April 18, 2022

The Best Sniper & Precision Rifles

What is the best precision rifle? Sniper and precision rifles are mostly enjoyed by target shooting enthusiasts and hunters. While you can’t get the top-of-the-line rifles utilized by special forces in the military, there are plenty of civilian rifles that are ideal for these purposes. Let’s break down some of the best sniper and precision… Continue reading The Best Sniper & Precision Rifles

April 10, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Daniel Defense

Starting as an accessory and upper maker, Georgia-based Daniel Defense has exploded in the past 20-odd years to become a powerhouse when it comes to black rifles (and pistols) of all sorts and has captured such groups as Navy SEALs and Army Rangers as long-term fans. If you’ve thought about picking up a DD firearm… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Daniel Defense

April 01, 2022

Top .308 Rifles of 2023: Unleash Your Potential

When Uncle Sam went looking for a lighter .30-caliber round than the ‘Ought-Six they wanted similar ballistic performance in a smaller cartridge. The Army’s T65 cartridge eventually landed at 7.62x51mm length, the NATO standard for both the semi-auto rifle and machine guns in 1954. With the specs for the cartridge already commercially available, Winchester beat… Continue reading Top .308 Rifles of 2023: Unleash Your Potential

March 30, 2022

The Best 7.62×39 Rifles: AKs, ARs, And More

7.62×39 rifles are some of the most popular in the entire world. That’s because they’re the primary type of AK-47, itself arguably the most successful rifle in human history. These guns are close competitors with 5.56×45 NATO firearms, packing more of a punch up close in exchange for slightly less accuracy at a distance. Today,… Continue reading The Best 7.62×39 Rifles: AKs, ARs, And More

March 29, 2022

The Best .223 Wylde Rifles in 2023

In the AR-15 world, it is a little known fact that .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO vary just a tiny bit when it comes to pressure and chamber dimensions– and the .223 Wylde chambering was designed to pull off the magic trick of walking the tightrope between the two, and doing it accurately. In this… Continue reading The Best .223 Wylde Rifles in 2023

March 26, 2022

The Best .30-06 Rifles of 2023

What is the .30-06 cartridge and what keeps it one of America’s most popular hunting and competition rounds? We examine this .30-caliber military classic, explain why it has endured for over a century, and provide a selection of great “Aught Six” rifles. There’s no shortage of quality rifled chambered in this classic cartridge, so we… Continue reading The Best .30-06 Rifles of 2023

March 20, 2022

The Best 6.5 PRC Rifles

In the world of precision shooting, new cartridges continually promise to unlock previously unreachable long-range performance by pushing the limits of ballistic performance. This is especially true in the last several years. Among these, the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is slowly becoming a popular round for big game hunting in bolt action rifles. This… Continue reading The Best 6.5 PRC Rifles

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March 15, 2022

The Best AK-47 Rifles of 2023

For generations, the AK-47 was the spooky gun in grainy TASS footage of May Day parades in Red Square, or seen firing into the air, pistol gripped by random guerillas in far off lands. However, today, Mikhail Kalashnikov’s most famous invention is becoming increasingly familiar to American gun owners, and the guns themselves are likewise… Continue reading The Best AK-47 Rifles of 2023

March 14, 2022

Choosing the Right .17 HMR Rifle: Top Picks and Reviews

What is the .17 HMR and what makes it exciting? We look at this tiny rimfire round, break down the features, and provide a selection of great .17 HMR rifles.

March 12, 2022

Compact Powerhouses: The Best Bullpup Rifles in 2023

The bullpup rifle and shotgun have been staple firearms since the early 1900s, impressing enthusiasts from military forces to home defense users. These compact firearms can perform as well as any full-length rifle for many tasks, but — as with any firearm configuration — there are both pros and cons to the bullpup orientation. We’ll… Continue reading Compact Powerhouses: The Best Bullpup Rifles in 2023

February 27, 2022

Diamondback Firearms Review

Diamondback Firearms is one of those companies that many have only “heard” about but haven’t had a chance to deal with as, when compared to gun makers like S&W or Ruger, they are seen as newcomers. However, don’t be confused, this Florida-based company is a juggernaut building up steam when it comes to production, while… Continue reading Diamondback Firearms Review

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February 25, 2022

Best Lever-Action Rifles: From Classic To Cutting-Edge

Few firearms capture the imagination quite like lever-action rifles. A Winchester 94 with a walnut stock and pistol grip was one of the iconic guns that helped win the American West. Over a century since the settling of the frontiers, these guns are still relevant, beautiful, and practical — and as of late, few types… Continue reading Best Lever-Action Rifles: From Classic To Cutting-Edge

February 01, 2022

Best .300 Win Mag Rifles: Big Power, Big Precision

The .300 Winchester Magnum is one of the most popular hunting cartridges ever developed and has remained a staple of American hunting culture ever since the 1960s. If you can find a great rifle to pair with these cartridges, you’ll have a capable hunting firearm that is versatile enough for any hunting expedition and will… Continue reading Best .300 Win Mag Rifles: Big Power, Big Precision

January 23, 2022

The Best Semi-Auto Rifles By Caliber

Semi-automatic rifles come in so many different calibers, layouts, and action types that we can’t pick the “best” ones—and most modern semis do a great job of going bang when you pull the trigger. But picking the best rifle for a given caliber (and even deciding which caliber is right for you) can sometimes get… Continue reading The Best Semi-Auto Rifles By Caliber