Rifle Reviews

From hunting to plinking, long-range shooting to varmit rifles, we’ve researched and reviewed the long guns that will help you hit targets at range. Whether you’re new to rifles, looking for an upgrade, or just want a new rifle for whatever reason, these are the rifles we recommend.

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In-Depth Review: M&P Shield 2.0

Is Smith & Wesson’s second-generation M&P Compact one of the best polymer-framed handguns on the market today? I put this striker-fired pistol through its paces

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The Best .30-06 Rifles in 2021

What is the .30-06 cartridge and what keeps so popular? We examine this .30-caliber military classic, break down why it has endured for over a century, and provide a selection of great “Aught Six” rifles.

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The Best Angled Foregrips

Whether you’re in the process of building an AR-15 or are looking to accessorize one you already own, an angled foregrip can be a helpful

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The Best .17 HMR Rifles

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.

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The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

Is the 6.8 SPC still a viable option — or has the sun set on the once red hot "military .270"? We give you this skinny one of the original "gee-whiz" rounds

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Recce Rifle Ultimate Guide

What exactly is a RECCE rifle — and why are some guys obsessed with them? We take a look at this famous recon rifle and list some great rifle options.

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The Best Remington 700 Rifles

What makes the Remington 700 special? We take a look at the Rem 700 over the years and highlight some great rifle options.

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The Best AR-10 Rifles in 2021

The grandfather of all the modern sporting rifles — and the daddy of the comparatively smaller AR-15 — the AR-10 rifle has been around for

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The Best 6.5 PRC Rifles in 2021

Why use a 6.5 PRC rifle? We break down the pros and cons of “magnumized” 6.5 Creedmoors and highlight some great rifle options.

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The Best Bergara Rifles in 2021

We cover the world of premium Bergara rifles, their Spanish history, and give you our top choices for this surprisingly affordable precision brand.

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The Best Savage Rifles

Savage Arms has been making firearms for over 120 years. Among its resume are award-winning hunting rifles, the first level-action rifle to use a box

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The Best AK-47 Rifles in 2021

The Increasingly American Kalashnikov For generations, the AK-47 was the spooky gun in grainy TASS footage of May Day parades in Red Square, or seen

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The Best Bullpup Rifles

We cover the world of bullpup rifles, their history, and give you our top choices for this modern classic rifle orientation.

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The Best AR-15 Rifles in 2021

The AR-15 platform gets a lot of attention and for good reason, it is one of the most reliable and versatile firearms ever created. We dive deep into “legos for adults”.

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The Best Lever-Action Rifles

The term “survival rifle” can mean different things to different people. We dive deep into the world of rifles built for when TSHTF.

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The Best Survival Rifles

The term “survival rifle” can mean different things to different people. We dive deep into the world of rifles built for when TSHTF.

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The Best Semi-Auto Rifles in 2021

With so many semi-automatic rifles in ready circulation today, the question of picking the best rifle for a given caliber can be a real challenge.

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AR-15 vs. M4: A Comparison

Both the AR-15 and the M4 are based on the Armalite Rifle design from Eugene Stoner in the 1950s. These rifles have, in their respective

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The Best .224 Valkyrie Rifles in 2021

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


The Best .308 Rifles

When Uncle Sam when looking for a lighter .30-caliber round than the ‘Ought-Six they wanted similar ballistic performance in a smaller cartridge. The Army’s T65


The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles in 2021

Today, shooters have a choice between an increasingly large variety of calibers that are designed to be good at one thing or another. If you’re


The Best Bolt Action Rifles in 2021

Firearms come in a great many shapes, sizes, and configurations. For example, some of them – flintlocks- have become relegated to history, reenactments, or museums

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The Best .300 Blackout Rifles in 2021

Born just over a decade ago from a need for a specialized close-combat round for unnamed military special operators, the .300 AAC Blackout has gone

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The Best Muzzleloaders in 2021

Muzzleloading rifles were once the dominant firearms of human civilization. They were the primary tools of countless wars and hunters’ most trusted tools, allowing them

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The Best Scout Rifles

What exactly is a scout rifle? The scout rifle, as a concept, came largely from the thinking of Col. Jeff Cooper, a Marine who spent

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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


The Best 7.62×39 Rifles in 2021

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

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The Best .300 Win Mag Rifles in 2021

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

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The Best .22 LR Rifles in 2021

Ask just about any shooter what rifle they started with and they’ll tell you it was a rifle chambered for .22 LR. This rifle makes