Best Hunting Rifle Reviews To Get On Target For The Season (2020)

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We all hope to get the job done with one shot, but it might not work out that way. Having a mechanism to swiftly load a single-shot rifle is a good idea for hunters.

In the market for a new hunting rifle? Look no further as we review some of the best from the past year.

Dreams of new trophies for the wall and crisp breath in the autumn air, hunting season is finally here. While most already have their trusty iron cleaned up and its scope zeroed in, there might be a few laggers who are in the market for a new rifle. Don’t worry, there are plenty of good ones out there fit for the job. And unlike pump-action shotguns and concealed carry pistols, you can still find many top-notch options at your local gun store. To help you drill down your first or next game-getting hunting rifle, we’ve collected our top reviews from the past year. Be it a lightning-fast lever-gun, deadly accurate bolt-action or cutting-edge mountain rifle, you'll find something to put meat on the table.

The 300-Yard MOA Test Of The Sauer Model 100

Affordability + Performance = Sauer Model 100 In 6.5 PRC.

Seneca Dragon Claw .50-Caliber Air Rifle

The Seneca Dragon Claw .50-caliber air rifle is a far cry from your grandpa’s Red Ryder. 

Steyr Scout Rifle In 6.5 Creedmoor

The 6.5 Creedmoor has swept the rifle world, but is its performance up to snuff in the multi-purpose Steyr Scout rifle?

Interarms Mark X In .375 H&H: Market-Grade Mauser Hunting Rifle

Does buying the exact same gun twice make sense? Heck yes, if you're talking about the affordable, accurate and classic hunting rifle, such as the Interarms Mark X in .375 H&H.

Is A Mosin-Nagant Still Worth The Money?

If you're after a gritty, dependable and historic rifle that can stand up to the worst of what the world throws at it, then yes, the Mosin-Nagant is worth every penny. Good survival and hunting rifle!

A Contemporary Classic: The New Savage 110 Classic

Can you improve on an icon? The new Savage 110 Classic attempts to, with an elevated level of versatility to the traditional wood-stocked hunting rifle.

5 Of The Best Lever-Action Rifle Options Available Today (2020)

Five singularly American lever-action choices … perfect home-defense or hunting rifles.

Steyr Pro THB McMillan

Honestly, this reviews the Steyr Pro THB McMillan from more of a tactical/competition bent. But the right optic, it's also a dang fine hunting rifle.

Gaining Leverage: The Henry Long Ranger In 6.5 Creedmoor

A precision lever-action rifle? You'd better believe it! The Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoor is proof.

Light And Right: Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon Hunting Rifle

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. Now that's a hunting rifle.

Modifying The Savage 110: .308 Nor. Mag. To .280 AI Project

The .280 AI is all the rage (again) in hunting rifles. If you have a Savage 110, all you need is a few parts to convert yours over.

Video: Meet Weatherby’s New Mark V Backcountry Hunting Rifles

Upgraded to excel in the hardest hunts, Wetherby‘s Mark V Backcountry and Mark V Backcounty Ti take the classic hunting rifle design in a new direction.

7 Marlin Lever-Action Rifles Worth Adding To Your Collection

Vintage and modern classics, these seven Marlin lever-action rifles are certain to be gems of your gun safe and on the hunt.

Marlin Model 336: Still A Hunting Rifle Classic

For more than half a century, the Marlin Model 336 has stood as a model of what a modern lever-action hunting rifle should be.

Is There A Better Browning BLR Than The Lightweight ’81 Takedown?

A look back at the idiosyncratic and effective Browning BLR Lightweight ’81 Stainless Takedown.

Rossler Titan 6: Practically Any Hunting Rifle You Want It To Be

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.

Sig Cross: The Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle Re-Imagined

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.

Fit For A King: Merkel K3 Stutzen

Hunting rifles don't get much classier. Manufactured to exacting standards and as classy as come, the Merkel K3 is truly rifle royalty.

Lipsey’s Ruger No. 1: Not Just Another .30-30

Legendary hunting rifle meets iconic hunting cartridge. Good things happen.

Savage Arms 110 Ultralite

Lean, accurate and well priced, the Savage Arms 110 Ultralite is ready for your next backcountry adventure.

Breaking New Ground With The Benelli Lupo Bolt-Action Rifle

The Benelli Lupo marks the gunmaker's first foray into bolt-action rifles and offers shooters much more than an accurate shooter.

Firearms Essentials: 5 Must-Have Henry Rifles (2020)

There's a hunting rifle here to cover every type of game.

The Supreme Versatility Of The Blaser R8 Ultimate

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.

Upgrading And Customizing The Tikka T3 And T3x

The Tikka T3 and T3x aren't only budget-friendly, top-performers. The Finnish rifles are also easily customized to excel in any endeavor, from match to hunting rifle.

Going The Distance With The .444 Marlin

See how far is feasible with a 150th Anniversary Marlin 336 and the big-bore cartridge.

Testfire: Remington Model 700 American Hunter

NRA editors and Remington designers collaborate to build a perfect rifle for hunting whitetail deer.


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