There’s no shortage of new rifles for 2019, with models designed for short- and long-distance. Here’s a quick look.
What Are The Top New Rifles For 2019:
- Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range Hunter
- DPMS G-II 6.5 Creedmoor
- Marlin 1895 .444 Marlin
- Mossberg Patriot Predator TrueTimber Strata Camo
- Mossberg Patriot .450 Bushmaster
- Remington Seven Stainless Steel HS
- Savage 110 High Country
- Sig Sauer M400 Tread
- Steyr Monobloc
- Weatherby Subalpine
Another year, another crop of rifles. This season's long guns include a little bit of everything, from ultralight mountain rifles to dialed-in semi-auto precision irons. We take a look at 10 of the best to hit the scene. The only remaining question is, which is the right one for you?
Browning’s new X-Bolt Max Long Range Hunter features a new composite Max stock with an adjustable comb. Three swivel studs, a fluted and threaded heavy sporter barrel and thread protector are standard. It’s available in 6 and 6.5mm Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, .300 WSM, 26 and 28 Nosler, 7mm Remington. Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum and .300 Remington Ultra Magnum—all with 26-inch barrels. MSRP starts at $1,269.99.
The 6.5 Creedmoor continues to dominate, and the new 6.5 Creedmoor Hunter from DPMS is built on the G-II platform, has a 20-inch, Teflon-coated and -threaded barrel, free-floating, carbon-fiber handguard, two-stage match trigger, Magpul MOE stock and a Hogue overmolded grip. MSRP: $1,599.
After a long hiatus, the .444 Marlin is back. This reintroduced Marlin 1895 features a black walnut stock and forend, standard loop, four–round capacity, adjustable buckhorn sights and a 22-inch barrel, with a 1:20 twist. The .444 Marlin qualifies as a straight-wall cartridge for deer hunting in some mid-Western states. MSRP: $769.
New in the Mossberg Patriot Predator line of rifles is a version with TrueTimber Strata camo synthetic stock and durable, Cerakote-finished components. These rifles are chambered for the 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 and .308 Winchester, and .22-250 Remington. MSRP: $524.
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Mossberg is also introducing four Patriots chambered for the .450 Bushmaster. They offer broader hunting opportunities in states such as Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa, include two 16.25-inch barreled Predators and a synthetic-and-wood stocked Patriot with a 20-inch barrel. MSRP: $410–$542.
Remington is finally giving some serious attention to a rifle that’s been ignored way too long. New for 2019 is the Model Seven Stainless Steel HS, featuring a 20-inch barrel, matte stainless steel finish and an HS Precision stock. It will be chambered for the .243 and .308 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor. MSRP: $1,149.
The Savage 110 High Country has a spiral-fluted barrel and bolt and lives in an AccuStock. It’s covered in TrueTimber Strata camo, comes with an AccuTrigger and has a low-friction PVD coating on the barrel, receiver and other critical parts. The High Country is chambered for a wide selection of big-game cartridges. MSRP: $1,129.
The M400 Tread is a premium entry-level rifle from Sig Sauer accompanied by a full line of Tread-branded accessories, giving the consumer the freedom to grow. This is an optics-ready rifle with an aluminum frame that features a 16-inch stainless steel barrel, a free-floating M-Lok handguard, single-stage polished/hard-coat trigger, ambidextrous controls, a Magpul SL-K 6 position telescoping stock and mid-length gas system. MSRP: $951.
Steyr Arms has introduced the extremely unique Monobloc rifle. At its heart is the barreled action, which is cold hammer forged from a single piece of steel and then milled to form the chamber and action. The stock features accented leather inlays, and the rifle feeds from a detachable magazine. MSRP: $5,250.
The Weatherby Subalpine is built on the Mark V action and is wrapped in Gore Optifade Subalpine camo. This is a feather-light rifle, tipping the scales at as little as 5.75 pounds. Chamberings include the 6.5 Creedmoor, .257, 6.5-300, .270 and .300 Weatherby Magnums. MSRP starts at $2,700.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the 2019 Shooter's Guide issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.