People who love guns can be very passionate about their favorite firearms, and nowhere do you see that more than in discussions about the top rifles of the past 10 years.
Everything from weight, balance, length, accuracy, and ease of use are all cited during discussions. While there are no “perfect” weapons as individual tastes may vary, the rifles we are highlighting today are all unique or special in some specific way or for a particular use. Did your favorite rifle make our list?
#7 Remington Model 700 American Wilderness Rifle
Remington celebrated their 200th anniversary with a bang — literally — as they introduced this popular new big game rifle. The Model 700 is extremely tough yet good-looking, with a black Cerakote barrel and a stainless steel action.
#6: Bergara Premier HMR Pro
The sleek profile of this beauty has some interesting curves and dips, but the accuracy of the barrel is something that can’t be undersold. Designed for use in either matches or for your hunting pleasure, this solid rifle weighs in at 9 pounds and includes an adjustable cheek piece and spacer system to help customize your grip.
#5: Montana Rifle Co. American Legends Rifle
From the sleek walnut stock to the highly-polished barrel, this American Legends rifle lives up to its name. The wood in the barrel is an exceptional quality, but looks are not all this rifle has going for it. While the weight is relatively heavy, the accuracy and trigger response are second-to-none.
#4: Sako 5 Finnlight
An Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice in 2009, the Sako Finnlight mountain rifle has a unique look and feel that is sure to excite even the most jaded gun collector. Even though this rifle is quite light in comparison to others, it is still highly durable and has a high accuracy rating, too. The overall workmanship of this piece and the contrasting barrel and trigger accents make it truly something special to behold.
#3: Springfield Armory Saint
The list wouldn’t be complete without an AR-15 style rifle that was a major standout at a recent SHOT show. Ideal for the range or fighting situations, the slim KeyMod handguard provides weight that has been well balanced as well as an excellent triggering system. This rifle is also reasonably priced, making it affordable for a wide range of budgets.
#2: T/C Venture Predator
The Predator brings together stealth, accuracy and a portable form factor that hunters will certainly appreciate. The camo design is a nod to the primary purpose of this economical rifle, which was rated an excellent value by buyers. Rubberized grip inserts make the rifle well-suited for a range of outdoor activities in varying weather conditions.
#1: Ruger American Rifle with Modular Stock
Stunning, molten gold forms the centerpiece for this Ruger American rifle. Also available in a camo design, the line recently got a facelift. The design is reminiscent of days gone by, but the functionality of the Ruger assures that you’re getting the latest in technological advancements.
These are only a very few of the amazing rifles that have been introduced in the last 10 years. American gun manufacturers continue to surprise and delight the public with their new offerings on a regular basis.
~ Ready to Fire News