16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018

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Though the venerable bolt-action rifle design has been a mainstay of the firearm world for more than a century, manufacturers continue to roll out new and innovative models designed to enhance range performance. This year, a number of bolt-action rifles have been built specifically to address events growing rapidly in popularity, such as rimfire challenge or long-range precision shooting. While many continue to be enamored with modern sporting rifles, like these AR-style guns for 2018, these 16 bolt-action rifles show that even a tried-and-true platform like the classic bolt-action can still stay strong in the 21st century:

sirifles1 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018American Built Arms .22 Chassis RifleDesigned and manufactured in the U.S., this lightweight chassis rifle is perfect for practice and plinking for shooters of all ages. The chassis is made from 6061 T6 aluminum and the rifle features a heavy bull barrel.

Caliber: .22 LRMagazine Capacity: 7 roundsBarrel Length: 16.5 inchesOverall Length: 30.75 to 34 inchesWeight: 6 poundsMSRP: $599(443) 310-8777 abarms.com

sirifles6 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Christensen Arms Modern Precision RifleThe Modern Precision Rifle takes advantage of a 100-percent proprietary chassis built with premium aerospace materials to assure maximum potential accuracy. The rifle is available in several popular longe-range calibers, including short-action 6.5 PRC and .308 Win., and long-action .300 Norma Mag. and .338 Lapua Mag.

Caliber: .300 Win. Mag.Magazine Capacity: 5 roundsBarrel Length: 24 inchesOverall Length: 38.5 to 47 inchesWeight: 8.5 poundsMSRP: $2,395(435) 528-7999 christensenarms.com

sirifles12 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Franchi MomentumFranchi’s first rifle, the bolt-action Momentum offers numerous popular chamberings in three distinct configurations. The cold-hammer-forged, chrome-moly barrel is freefloated for superior accuracy and has an easy-to-maintain matte finish.

Caliber: 6.5 CreedmoorMagazine Capacity: 4 roundsBarrel Length: 24 inchesOverall Length: 44.3 inchesWeight: 6 pounds, 10 ouncesMSRP: $609(301) 283-6981 franchiusa.com

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sirifles13 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Howa Australian Precision Chassis RifleSpecially designed to fill the needs of modern-day precision shooters, the APC rifle can be adjusted to fit individuals and is easily customizable by the end user.

Caliber: 6.5 CreedmoorMagazine Capacity: 10 roundsBarrel Length: 24 inchesOverall Length: 44.5 inchesWeight: 10 pounds, 12 ouncesMSRP: $1,149(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com

sirifles14 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Howa MiniAction Chassis RifleThis all-new design blends the short-throw and unique cartridge compatibility of the company’s MiniAction system along with a flexible and adjustable chassis system for customization.

Caliber: 6.5 GrendelMagazine Capacity: 5 roundsBarrel Length: 20 inchesOverall Length: 39.5 inchesWeight: 7 poundsMSRP: $1,199(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com

sirifles17 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC II (FDE)Built by hand and featuring a host of options designed to custom-fit the rifle to the operator, the Advanced Tactical SOC II comes with a sub-.5 MOA guarantee. That’s confidence in the company’s product right there.

Caliber: 6.5 CreedmoorMagazine Capacity: 5 roundsBarrel Length: 22 inchesOverall Length: 40 to 43 inchesWeight: 11 pounds, 8 ouncesMSRP: $2,449(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com

sirifles18 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Lithgow Arms LA105 WoomeraAlso known as the “Woomera,” the Aboriginal word for “spear thrower,” the LA105 was constructed with input and advice from experienced snipers in both the U.S. and Australian military.

Caliber: .308 Win.Magazine Capacity: 10 roundsBarrel Length: 24 inchesOverall Length: 42.5 to 45 inchesWeight: 11 poundsMSRP: TBD(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com

sirifles22 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Mossberg MVP PrecisionFor 2018, Mossberg redesigned its MVP Precision rifle, giving it an all-new chassis design and greater flexibility in magazine feeding, thanks to its compatibility with all AR-15-style magazines.

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Caliber: 224 ValkyrieMagazine Capacity: 10 roundsBarrel Length: 20 inchesOverall Length: 38.62 inchesWeight: 9 pounds, 3 ouncesMSRP: $1,407(800) 363-3555 mossberg.com

sirifles23 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Remington 700 Magpul Enhanced rifleDetachable-box magazine, upgraded Magpul furniture, heavy barrel and a bipod? Remington’s new 700 Magpul Enhanced now comes in 6.5 Creedmoor, needing only an optic to get you well on your way to long-range success.

Caliber: 6.5 CreedmoorMagazine Capacity: 10 roundsBarrel Length: 20 inchesOverall Length: 39.5 inchesWeight: 8 pounds, 8 ouncesMSRP: $1,249(800) 243-9700 remington.com

sirifles24 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Remington Model Seven ThreadedWeighing in at a featherweight 5 ½ pounds, the Model Seven Threaded is the lightest rifle in Remington’s lineup. Available in .300 BLK in addition to .308 Win., the threaded, 16.5-inch barrel is a prime candidate for sound suppression.

Caliber: .308 Win.Magazine Capacity: 4 roundsBarrel Length: 16.5 inchesOverall Length: 34.5 inchesWeight: 5 pounds, 8 ouncesMSRP: $795(800) 243-9700 remington.com

sirifles26 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Rock Island Armory M22 TCM TacticalRock Island Armory’s latest offering blends the company’s popular .22 TCM cartridge with its M22 TCM rifle. The result is a practical pairing whether your goal is plinking or predator eradication, capable of delivering a 40-grain projectile in excess of 2,800 fps. Best of all, it can accept RIA’s 17-round .22 TCM 1911 magazine for even more trigger time.

Caliber: .22 TCMMagazine Capacity: 5 roundsBarrel Length: 18.5 inchesOverall Length: 36.5 inchesWeight: 7 pounds, 9 ouncesMSRP: $531(775) 537-1444 armscor.com

sirifles29 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Ruger Precision RimfireThis precision-based turnbolt is built on a one-piece, molded chassis and paired with a fully adjustable buttstock, a cold-hammer-forged target barrel for uncompromising accuracy and 30-MOA Picatinny scope base suggests this ain’t your run-of-the-mill rimfire.

Caliber: .22 LRMagazine Capacity: 15 roundsBarrel Length: 18 inchesOverall Length: 35.13 to 38.63 inchesWeight: 6 pounds, 13 ouncesMSRP: $529(336) 949-5200 ruger.com

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sirifles30 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Sabatti Urban SniperBuilt for competition or precision performance in a shorter package, the Urban Sniper brings Sabatti quality to the attention of American shooters. Available in both .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor, the rifle incorporates an adjustable composite stock and optics-mounting options.

Caliber: 6.5 CreedmoorMagazine Capacity: 7 roundsBarrel Length: 20 inchesOverall Length: 41.5 inchesWeight: 9 pounds, 6 ouncesMSRP: $1,200(800) 450-1852 Ifg-usa.com

sirifles31 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Savage Model 10 GRSBuilt for long-distance precision, this rifle boasts several accuracy-enhancing features including a fully adjustable GRS stock, a button-rifled fluted heavy barrel and the popular user-adjustable Savage AccuTrigger. Other chamberings include 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win.

Caliber: 6 mm CreedmoorMagazine Capacity: 4 roundsBarrel Length: 26 inchesOverall Length: 46 inchesWeight: 9 pounds, 8 ouncesMSRP: $1,449(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com

sirifles32 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Savage Model 110 Tactical With AccuFitPrecision and adaptability come together in the Savage Model 110 Tactical With AccuFit. The stock allows shooters to quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull by securing the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, without sacrificing comfort or accuracy. Other chamberings include 6 mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor.

Caliber: .308 Win.Magazine Capacity: 10 roundsBarrel Length: 20 or 24 inchesOverall Length: 43.25 to 46.5 inchesWeight: 8 pounds, 10 ouncesMSRP: $784(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com

sirifles40 16 New Bolt-Action Rifles for 2018Weatherby Vanguard First LiteAvailable in eight chamberings—including four Weatherby Magnum offerings—the latest Vanguard carries a sub-MOA guarantee. Its innovative camo finish promises to break up its outline from 2 to 2,000 yards.

Caliber: .308 Win.Magazine Capacity: 5 roundsBarrel Length: 26 inchesOverall Length: 46 inchesWeight: 7 pounds, 8 ouncesMSRP: $1,090(800) 227-2016 weatherby.com

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