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A number of new rifles with tactical applications have taken center stage thus far in 2014. Traditional hunting rifle manufacturers have tuned their ears to listen to the tactical rifle-buying market, as evidenced by exciting new releases from companies like Mossberg, Kimber, and Steyr. Tactical-Life.com found new and improved rifles to enhance your shooting needs regardless of your application, need or budget. Scroll down to read up on 11 new rifles for 2014.

 

Kimber Model 8400 Advanced Tactical II Rifle: Kimber announced the Model 8400 Advanced Tactical II rifle. Kimber gives the rifle a stainless steel bull barrel that is air-gauged to confirm critical match grade dimensions. The barrel is fitted with a SureFire muzzle brake/suppressor adapter, is chambered in both .308 Winchester and .300 Winchester Magnum, and includes a detachable 5-round magazine, with additional 5 and 10-round magazines available as accessory items. The Manners MCS-TF4 folding stock features an adjustable comb and length-of-pull. Additional features include a MIL-STD rail with 20 MOA elevation to maintain the adjustment range of high-magnification optics, four flush swivel cups and a Pelican waterproof hard case. Built by hand in the Kimber Custom Shop, each Advanced Tactical II must pass an accuracy standard of a 3-shot, .5 MOA group prior to shipping. MSRP $3,899.

 Specifications

  • Approximate weight: 10 pounds 10 ounces
  • Barrel length: 22 inches
  • Calibers: .308 Win, .300 Win Mag
  • Sub .5 MOA accuracy

 Stock

  • Manners MCS-TF4 folding stock
  • Adjustable comb
  • Accepts detachable box magazines
  • 20 MOA bases
  • Aluminum bedding block
  • QD sling mounts

 Barrel

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Finish: Self-lubricating Desert Tan KimPro II
  • Length: 22 inches
  • Twist rate (right hand): 1-12
  • Grooves: 4
  • Fluting
  • Match grade chamber
  • Threaded and fitted with SureFire muzzle break/suppressor adaptor

 Action

  • Material: Steel
  • Finish: Self-lubricating Desert Tan KimPro II
  • Fluted bolt
  • Front locking repeater
  • Mauser claw extractor
  • Magazine capacity: 5 round detachable box
  • 3-position Model 70-type safety

 Trigger

  • Adjustable
  • Factory setting: 3-3.5 pounds

For more information, visit http://www.kimberamerica.com

 

Doublestar Corp. DSC AR-10 .308: DoubleStar, the Kentucky-based firearms manufacturer known for ultra-accurate 5.56 NATO semi-automatic rifles, breaks into the 308 Win MSR arena with their new DSC AR-10 model chambered in 308 Win. The rifle goes well beyond the average AR-10 offerings in today’s crowded AR-10 market with key build components like its 7075 billet upper and lower, Gunfighter charging handle, an 18” fluted nitrided stainless steel barrel, a Samson hand guard, a two-stage trigger, and an ACE Hammer stock. The rifle comes with a 40’ tactical rifle case made by Tacpro Gear and four 20 round magazines.

For more information, visit http://www.star15.com

 

Mossberg MVP Patrol Rifle Scoped Combo: Mossberg builds on its MVP Series rifle with an optic-equipped patrol version of its rifle. Available in both 5.56 NATO and 7.62 NATO, the rifle accepts AR magazines, comes with a 3-9x32mm riflescope with a 16.25” bull barrel with a threaded flash suppressor as an option. MSRP $829.

  • Caliber: 5.56mm NATO, 7.62mm NATO
  • Barrel/Finish: 16 1/4 in, Medium Bull Threaded w/A2 Matte Blue
  • Type: Bolt-Action
  • Overall Length: 36 1/2 in, 37 1/2 in
  • LOP: 13 1/4 in
  • TOTAL CAP: 11
  • Stock/Finish: Classic-Style Black/Tan Textured Finish
  • Approx Weight: 7-8 1/2 lbs
  • MSRP: $829

For more information, visit http://www.mossberg.com

 

Mossberg MVP Flex Rifle: Mossberg’s MVP Series goes the adjustable route by adding Mossberg’s Flex stock system to the popular rifle, which comes in 5.56 NATO and 7.62 NATO. Compatible with all FLEX Buttstocks featuring the Tool-less Locking System, allowing for ease of swapping stocks on and off in seconds. MSRP $949.

  • Caliber: 5.56mm NATO, 7.62mm NATO
  • TOTAL CAP: 11
  • Type: Bolt-Action
  • Barrel: 18 1/2 in, Medium Bull Fluted Matte Blue
  • LOP: 11 1/4 – 15 in
  • Stock/Finish: FLEX 6-Position Tactical Black Synthetic
  • MSRP: $949

For more information, visit http://www.mossberg.com

 

Weatherby Mark V Accumark Chris Kyle: Weatherby has honored the late Chris Kyle, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and world-famous military sniper with a customized Mark V rifle in Kyle’s preferred 300 Winchester Magnum. Only 26 were built, and Weatherby donated a portion of the sales proceeds to Chris Kyle’s family. Widely recognized as an American hero, Navy SEAL Chief Kyle was the author of two New York Times best sellers, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” and “American Gun, A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms.” In February 2013, Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were tragically killed in a shooting while trying to help a fellow veteran. MSRP $3400.

  • Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
  • Factory-tuned, fully adjustable trigger
  • Hand-laminated, raised comb, Monte Carlo composite stock with matte gel coat finish and spiderweb accents
  • Button-rifled, #3 contour (.705 muzzle diameter) free-floated stainless steel barrel with recessed target crown
  • CNC-machined 6061 T-6 aluminum bedding plate
  • Pachmayr Decelerator pad
  • MSRP: $3400

For more information, visit http://www.weatherby.com

 

Steyr SSG-08 Sniper Rifle: Steyr’s Sniper Rifle platform introduces a completely carbon fiber stock for its SSG-08 tactical rifle platform. The SSG-04 and SSG-08 share the same action and the only difference to the SSG-08 Carbon from the SSG-08 is the carbon fiber stock. The SSG-08 Carbon has an adjustable cheek piece, SBS system, a storage compartment within the stock and accuracy for the rifle is 1/2 MOA.

  • Caliber: .308 Win., .300 Win. Mag., .338 Lap. Mag.
  • System: Mannox
  • Trigger: Direct trigger
  • Stock: Dural aluminium foldingstock black with 280 mm long UIT-rail and various Picatinny-rails
  • Magazine: High capacity synthetic box magazine
  • Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds (.308 Win. ), 8 rounds (.300 Win. Mag.), 6 rounds (.338 Lap. Mag.)
  • Barrel Length: HB 600 mm (23.6″), HBC 508 mm (20″), 690mm
  • Overall length: 1182 mm (600 mm) 1090 mm (508 mm), folded approx. 220 mm shorter/ 1272 mm folded approx. 220 mm shorter
  • Weight: 5,7 kg (600 mm without bipod), 5,5 kg (508 mm without bipod), 6 kg (without bipod)

For more information, visit http://www.steyrarms.com

 

Shaw Precision Guns MK VII VS Custom Rifle: The folks at E.R. Shaw have built a tactical rifle that won’t break the bank. Known as the MK VII VS, the custom shop in Pennsylvania will allow you to build the rifle in a variety of configurations including a heavy barrel in stainless or chrome moly, steel, matte or polished, just about any barrel length, right or left-handed and in short or long actions. Stocked n a synthetic, full-length aluminum bedding block, the stock itself can be adjusted as well for length of pull. MSRP ranges from $775 to $1250.

For more information, visit http://www.ershawbarrels.com

 

James River Armory AK-47 7.62x39mm | 11 New Rifles for 2014
James River Armory AK-47 7.62x39mm | 11 New Rifles for 2014

James River Armory AK-47 7.62x39mm: Maryland-based gun builder James River Armory imports Polish AK parts kits to give their American-made receivers life for a well-balanced, smooth and affordable AK rifle. Customers can choose between a fixed stock, Underfolder or an AK with a riflescope rail. MSRP begins at $849.

  • US compliant parts
  • Chrome lined barrel
  • Assembled from excellent condition Polish parts
  • Hot salt blued finish as per original Soviet production
  • Cyrillic markings
  • Receiver serial number matches trunnion
  • Includes 1 magazine

For more information, visit http://www.jamesriverarmory.com

 

James River Armory AK-74 5.45x39mm | 11 New Rifles for 2014
James River Armory AK-74 5.45x39mm | 11 New Rifles for 2014

James River Armory AK-74 5.45x39mm: The Maryland-based gun builder imports Polish AK parts kits to give their American-made receivers life for a well-balanced, smooth and affordable AK rifle. Customers can choose between a fixed stock or an AK with a riflescope rail. MSRP begins at $795.

  • US compliant parts
  • Chrome lined barrel
  • Assembled from new condition Bulgarian parts
  • Hot salt blued finish as per original Soviet production
  • Very accurate and reliable
  • Includes 1 magazine

For more information, visit http://www.jamesriverarmory.com

 

James River Armory M21 DMR | 11 New Rifles for 2014
James River Armory M21 DMR | 11 New Rifles for 2014

James River Armory M21 DMR: James River Armory makes their own forged mil spec receiver with a medium weight National Match Criterion barrel, Core parts are USGI or USGI Spec with a new forged bolt all laid neatly in the Archangel Stock System. MSRP $2795.

  • Forged mil spec receiver
  • Medium weight National Match Criterion barrel
  • Core parts are USGI or USGI Spec
  • Rock Solid Steel Picatiny Rail. The best Mounting produced!
  • New forged bolt
  • Ergonomically designed Archangel Stock Sysytem
  • Rifle will break down as per the original M14
  • Easy to take down for maintenance or cleaning

For more information, visit http://www.jamesriverarmory.com

 

Precision Firearms Arion T-1 6.5 Grendel: AR15 platform built to shoot the 6.5 Grendel in tactical and hunting situations by West Virginia gun builder Precision Firearms. The AR’s are built to be tight with owner Mark Hostetter having a real nose for making 6.5 Grendels shine in the AR realm. He uses Geissele 2 stage G2S Trigger’s in his guns and tunes them himself. MSRP starts at $2200.

  • PF Billet Lower with Upper to Lower Tension Screw (not used on Factory built rifle, but provided)
  • Lower is Marked 6.5 Grendel Caliber
  • PF Billet Upper Receiver is matched to lower for perfect fit
  • 18 inch PF Barrel, Fluted Front and Rear Sections, Will shoot 1 MOA
  • Geissele MK 3 Handguard 15 inch with 3 modular short rails
  • Geissele 2 stage G2S Trigger Tuned by Precision – 3.5 lbs total pull weight. 2 on first and 1.5 on second. Breaks like glass – or Optional Super Dynamic Enhanced
  • Magpul or Hogue Rubberized Grip
  • Magpul Trigger Guard
  • Magpul UBR – Utility Battle Rifle Stock with battery storage. This stock locks up very tight with no discernable play or rattle.
  • Nickel Boron Carrier with Phosphated PF 6.5 Grendel bolt
  • BCM Gunfighter charging handle Mod 4 – Optional Mod 3 or 5
  • BAD-ASS Ambi Safety
  • Troy Ambi Bolt Release – Optional
  • Troy Ambi Mag Release – Optional
  • (Rainier Compensator is no longer available) Replaced with inhouse LMD Brake or PF Nox
  • (2) Stainless Steel ASC 15 round Mags
  • Comes in USA made Soft Tactical Case
  • USA Made Single Point Sling made by PF
  • Cerakote available in Black, FDE, Foliage Green, OD Green

For more information, visit http://www.precisionfirearms.com

 

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