Looking to add a hot new rifle to your gun safe? Find the perfect bullseyes driller with our best rifle reviews, lists and videos from 2020.
Bustling with new and existing gun buyers, 2020 turned out to be something else. As a nation, Americans purchased more firearms than any other previous year, creating a jaw-dropping year in gun sales. You might have run up against it yourself. You went to your favorite gun retailer to add a new gem to your collection. Instead, you were met with empty shelves.
Christening a new year, hopes are the bounty of guns and ammo will return. Those chances are slim, at least for the time being. A Federal Government hostile to the Second Amendment, as well as the persisting pandemic and urban riots, likely will keep the market red hot. Which is to say, you’d better kick your evaluation skills up a notch to get what you truly want in 2021.
That said, we’re here to make the job a bit easier. We’ve collected our best rifle reviews, videos and product announcements from the past year to give you a solid handle on the hot tack drivers out today. From heirloom-quality single-shot hunters to hair-splitting 6.5 Creedmoors and tactically-talented pistol-caliber carbines—it’s all here. All you need to decide is what to add to your collection.
Rifle Buyers Guides
Precision rifles can cost you an arm and a leg, but there are top-notch and highly accurate options that will still leave you with money for ammunition.
Choices abound when it comes to top 6.5 Creedmoor rifles. Here are some of the best to get the red-hot round dead on target.
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The AR-10 is many things, cheap isn't usually one of them. But we dig up the best AR-10 choices that won't put you in the poorhouse.
No longer is the .22 rifle a simple plinker with which to while away the time. The long gun has become a hair-splittingly precise instrument, fit for competition.
Compact and nimble, there are certain advantages in wielding a bullpup rifle. We give you five of the best to take aim at.
The market isn't bristling with 10mm carbine options, but there are long-guns that pitch “Perfect 10” if you look.
No need to break the bank, these 8 budget AR-15 options will get you on target and leave money for ammo.
Whether a survival gun, something to control varmints or a self-defense option, the truck gun is a vital tool for those on the go.
Over-engineered and made battle tough, the FN SCAR 20S offers a superb trigger and great accuracy, as well as a lot of fun.
For the discerning hunter looking for a rifle that goes the extra mile, the Kimber Open Country stands in a class of its own.
In this Steyr Pro THB review, see why the new tactical Steyr rifles are giving competitors a run for their money. This test looks at a new model set in a McMillan stock.
Light as a feather, the Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon is more than just a dream to carry into the backcountry. It's also a dream to shoot.
The Sako S20 accepts one of two available stocks — one for hunting, the other a tactical-precision style.
A look back at the idiosyncratic and effective Browning BLR Lightweight ’81 Stainless Takedown.
As any campfire debate will attest to, there’s no one rifle cartridge that can do it all. There might be one gun, however: Meet the Roessler Titan 6.
It's been a 20-year wait for Sig to re-enter the bolt-action market and it's done so in style. Innovative and accurate, the Sig Cross rethinks what the rifle can be.
Manufactured to exacting standards and as classy as come, the Merkel K3 is truly rifle royalty.
Lipsey’s Ruger No. 1 K1A Light Sporter in .30-30 Winchester offers single-shot elegance.
The Benelli Lupo marks the gunmaker's first foray into bolt-action rifles and offers shooters much more than an accurate shooter.
One gun to do it all? The Blaser R8 Ultimate switch-barrel, straight-pull rifle might not cover every base, but it gets pretty darn close.
A precision lever-action rifle? You'd better believe it. The Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoor is proof.
NRA editors and Remington designers collaborate to build a perfect rifle for hunting whitetail deer. Shake hands with the Remington 700 American Hunter.
Utterly unique and strong as bull, Hoenig's Rotary Round-Action Double Rifle is the definition of a modern classic.
A lightweight carbine, and one with soft recoil, the S&W M&P15 in .300 Blackout is a stellar tool.
Economical and absolutely on target, the Savage B22 Precision redefines the affordable match rimfire rifle.