Whether you’re into bolt-action rifles or AR-pattern semi-autos, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ve rounded up some of the most precise and reliable long arms hitting the market in big-bore chamberings that can truly go the distance while still providing lots of man-stopping power.
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Headhunters Long Range Tactical
The Headhunters Long Range Tactical (LRT) is a .300 WSM rifle built on the AR platform. It is available in a range of barrel lengths and thread pitches to match different suppressors and muzzle devices. The LRT is a step forward from the standard .308 Winchester in both power and range for hunting and tactical applications. (headhuntersfirearms.com; 714-375-9300)
Maxim Firearms B7075 & B7075-30
Maxim Firearms has unveiled two AR-platform rifles of note. First is their Maxim Huntsman, or B7075-30, which is chambered in .30-06 Springfield or .300 Winchester Magnum. The second is the Maxim B7075, which is chambered in 6.5 Grendel and several other AR-15-platform-compatible cartridges. Various furniture options are in the works. (maximfirearms.com; 928-486-2296)
Ruger Precision Rifle
Ruger’s Precision Rifle series debuted last year, and now the rifles are available in 6.5 Creedmoor and .243 Winchester along with the original .308 Winchester. The cold-hammer-forged, 4140 chrome-moly, medium-contour barrels come with 5R rifling and 5/8×24 threads for sound suppressors. More features include a Samson Evolution KeyMod handguard; a 20-MOA Picatinny top rail secured with four #8-40 screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities; a left-side-folding Ruger Precision MSR stock with QD sling attachment points, a bottom Picatinny rail and a soft rubber buttpad; an oversized bolt handle; a unique mag well for a positive grip and bracing against shooting supports; an adjustable trigger; and much more. (ruger.com)
Savage Arms 6.5 Creedmoor Models
Since its introduction, the 6.5 Creedmoor has become one of the most popular hunting cartridges on the market. Savage Arms has added nine new rifles chambered for the hot, flat-shooting cartridge. They include the new 16 Lightweight Hunter (shown), AXIS, AXIS LH, AXIS XP, AXIS XP Camo, AXIS XP Stainless, AXIS II XP, AXIS II XP Stainless and AXIS II XP Hardwood. (savagearms.com; 413-568-7001)
What puts the new Compass series of bolt-action rifles from Thompson/Center into the “precision” category is their black synthetic stocks, detachable box magazines and threaded muzzles for sound suppressor use. Several chamberings are available, including .204 Ruger, .22-250 Remington, .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum and 7mm-08. (tcarms.com; 866-730-1614)
TrackingPoint M800 DMR
TrackingPoint has introduced its M800 DMR Squad-Level Precision-Guided 7.62mm. This is an AR-platform rifle with the enhancement of a TrackingPoint sighting device that locks onto the target with a laser system and allows the shooter to fire the weapon when the rifle is precisely aligned with the target. (tracking-point.com)