Better finishes. Built-in muzzle brakes. Stronger/lighter stocks. Check these next-gen wonders before buying your next bolt.
Mossberg Patriot Revere Bolt-Action Rifle. The new Patriot Revere ($823) is a classic high-end looking rifle from Mossberg, with plenty of the precision shooting features consumers have come to appreciate in the Patriot line. The Revere features a 2- to 7-pound adjustable trigger, blued barrel with a
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recessed crown, streamlined bolt handle, spiral fluted bolt, Weaver-style scope bases and box magazine. It is available in three long-action and three short-action chamberings, including the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor. Featuring a high-quality European walnut stock along with a rosewood forend tip and a grip cap that is also enhanced by a maple spacer, this rifle will catch the attention of the most-discriminating shooting enthusiast.Browning X-Bolt Pro Bolt-Action Rifle. The newest Browning X-Bolt rifle is the full-featured X-Bolt Pro ($1,999-$2,069), built for the most rugged and taxing hunting conditions. The unique stock is constructed using a full carbon fiber wrap with a compressed foam core, making it lightweight and rigid,
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and is finished with a Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish, which also coats the bolt and barrel. The receiver is corrosion-resistant stainless steel with the same Cerakote finish applied. It is glass bedded into the stock for accuracy and is drilled and tapped for the solid X-Lock scope mounts the rifle is named for. It sports a lightweight, contoured and fluted barrel. Another great feature? The muzzle comes threaded to accept the (included) muzzle brake or thread protector cap.
Savage 110 Hunter w/AccuFit. Savage has perfected the adjustable AccuTrigger, AccuStock, floating bolt head, and now an AccuFit system in the Savage 110 Hunter ($749), for sportsmen looking for a killer custom fit. A durable synthetic stock is the base of the system, where spacers allow users to adjust comb height and length of pull to fully customize the fit and
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feel for individual users. Length of pull can be adjusted a full inch in 1/4-inch increments, and the comb height can be adjusted a 1/2 inch in 1/8-inch increments. The AccuFit System is adjustable with a single tool and is available on nine Model 110 rifles, in most popular calibers. Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight Rifle. Weatherby revolutionized the custom gun market and continues to offer quality factory-made rifles with accurate features and terrific value. The Mark V Ultra Lightweight rifle ($2,300) has a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99-inch or less 3-shot groups at 100 yards when used with Weatherby factory or other premium ammunition). The fluted, blackened
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stainless steel barreled rifle checks in at 6 ¾ pounds for the 9-Lug magnum, and 5 ¾ pounds for the 6-Lug version. The rifle features a custom trigger, skeletonized full-length aluminum bedding, a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad, and a hand-laminated raised comb Monte Carlo composite stock making it a shooter that also looks great.Remington Model 700 5-R Stainless Threaded Gen 2. Remington’s Model 700 bolt-action rifles have been embraced by hunters for over 50 years, and the new 5-R Stainless Threaded Gen 2 ($1,250) is sure to be a hit with shooters looking to tighten bullet groups. With an H.S. Precision stock, the rifle
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weighs in at 8 ½ pounds. The stainless barrel, 5R rifling, and adjustable trigger will provide shooters with the performance to simply shoot better. This year, the rifle is available in .308 Win, .300 Win Mag, and 6.5 Creedmoor.Winchester XPR Sporter. New for 2018, Winchester has introduced the XPR Sporter ($599.99), a bolt-action rifle with a high-grade walnut stock complete with custom checkering. Dubbed the perfect deer rifle, it is available in most popular calibers, and features a free-floating button-rifled barrel with a recessed target crown, making the XPR Sporter consistently accurate. New owners will also appreciate other smart features: the MOA Trigger System, steel recoil lug, and Inflex Technology Recoil Pad.