Bergara B-14 BMP: The B-14 Bergara Match Precision (BMP) rifle is designed to meet several needs, from hunting and plinking to precision rifle competition. The chassis is made from 7075-T6 aluminum and incorporates quick-detach (QD) sling attachment mounts and Magpul M-LOK accessory mounting slots. This well-made precision rifle is sure to be popular in the growing precision rifle market.
Caracal CAR814 A2: Caracal’s new CAR814 A2 is a direct-impingement rifle chambered in 5.56mm NATO that is originally designed for use in law enforcement and military applications. Available in semi-auto and select-fire configurations, the rifle is designed and engineered in accordance to NATO standards. The CAR814 A2 comes equipped with a Magpul MOE handguard that allows the end-user to configure the rifle to meet and exceed specific mission needs.
Century Arms C39v2: All of Century Arms’ C39v2 variants come with similar specs and some minor variations in terms of barrel length, gas systems and muzzle devices. However, Century’s high production standards are consistent across all variants of the C39v2. The C39v2 variants include 10.6-inch-barreled pistols and SBRs, a 12.6-inch-barreled SBR and three variants with 16.5-inch barrels. One model features classic wooden furniture while the rest feature Magpul furniture.
CMMG MkW Anvil: The MkW Anvil harnesses the power of the .458 SOCOM. The MkW features billet-crafted 7075-T6 aluminum receivers and CMMG’s “PowerBolt” technology. The unique MkW lower receiver readily accepts all standard AR-15 magazines. Every MkW XBE rifle comes equipped with an adjustable SLR gas block, a CMMG-modified Lancer L5AWM magazine, Magpul furniture and CMMG’s lifetime quality guarantee.
Colt Combat Unit Carbine: Developed with the help of legendary firearms trainers Mike Pannone, Ken Hackathorn and Daryl Holland, the Combat Unit Carbine is the first AR-platform rifle in Colt’s lineup with a mid-length gas system. It features an ambidextrous safety, a 16.1-inch barrel with a 1-in-7-inch twist rate, an M-LOK-compatible Centurion handguard, a Magpul buttstock and pistol grip, and an MOE triggerguard.
CZ 805 Bren S1 Carbine: For those who want a CZ 805 Bren in rifle form without having to jump through the hoops of converting the pistol version into an SBR, the gun is now available as a carbine with a 16.2-inch barrel. The 5.56mm NATO carbine comes equipped with a folding stock, flip-up sights and rails to attach lights and lasers. An effective two-port compensating muzzle brake helps reduce recoil and muzzle flip.
Daniel Defense DD5V1 Tornado: The DD5V1 Tornado incorporates over a decade of expertise from industry-leading engineers and designers. With innovative features like a four-bolt connection system utilizing a patent-pending barrel extension, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a modular charging handle and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, Daniel Defense’s DD5V1—although built around a traditional AR—establishes a new tradition in 7.62mm NATO rifles.
Dark Storm Industries DS-10 Typhoon: The new DS-10 modern sporting rifles are available in 7.62mm NATO and 6.5 Creedmoor. All three models feature billet receivers and mid-length gas systems. The standard Typhoon model also features an ambidextrous safety, a tactical charging handle, a Hogue grip, a Magpul CTR stock and a 15-inch, free-floating M-LOK handguard. Several colors are available.
Horizon Endeavor HZ: Built for backcountry hunters in pursuit of their dream trophies, the Endeavor HZ from Horizon Firearms is lightweight, agile, rugged and ready to turn heads. Built on the all-new 27-ounce KRUX rifle stock from Iota Outdoors with a Sendero-profile, carbon-fiber-wrapped Proof Research barrel, the Endeavor HZ weighs only 6.48 pounds unloaded. The rifle will be available in a variety of calibers.
Howa Chassis Rifle: The Howa Chassis Rifle (HCR) is built upon the Howa 1500 Precision action and comes chambered in either 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Winchester. The HCR features a heavy, threaded, 26-inch barrel and a Bell & Carlson stock. This rifle was purpose-built to deliver first-round hits right out of the box. It also comes with a sub-MOA guarantee and is certainly worth a look for precision shooters.
IWI DAN: Known for the Tavor, IWI has changed gears with the introduction of the DAN .338 Lapua Magnum tactical precision rifle. It’s built on a one-piece, lightweight aluminum alloy chassis with a full-length, 20-MOA-offset Picatinny top rail as well as a full-length bottom rail. For additional accessories, operators can also mount shorter rail segments on the sides of the handguard. The side-folding aluminum buttstock is skeletonized for less weight and is adjustable for length of pull, drop and cheek height.
JP Enterprises GMR-15: An upgraded version of the popular GMR-13, the 9mm GMR-15 from JP Enterprises began as a redesign from the ground up with a streamlined lower receiver featuring an upgraded magazine release and a flared magazine well. The bolt also locks open after the last round has been fired. The upper receiver is also much lighter than its predecessor’s.
Kimber Rifles: Every Kimber bolt-action rifle uses a two-lug bolt with a Mauser-style extractor and a three-position, M70-type safety. For 2017, the company has unveiled five new bolt actions, including the Mountain Ascent with a moss green stock (.308, .30-06, .300 Winchester Magnum, .280 Ackley Improved), the Open Country in 6.5 Creedmoor and the Subalpine (.308, .30-06, .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, .280 AI). The new Hunter and Montana rifles are available in several chamberings with green and tan stocks, respectively, and stainless barreled actions.
K-VAR SLR-107-11: The 7.62x39mm SLR-107R-11 is a top-notch, stamped-receiver AK manufactured in Las Vegas, Nevada, utilizing only the best and authentic Arsenal factory components. It is manufactured with a Bulgarian-made, mil-spec, 1mm stamped receiver as well as a cold-hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrel. The authentic U.S.-made components, including the anti-slap, two-stage trigger group and Warsaw-length polymer buttstock, perfectly complete this rifle for unparalleled quality and accuracy.
Montana Rifle Company: While the Montana Rifle Company built its brand with sporting rifles chambered for cartridges from the .223 Remington to the .505 Gibbs, it also caters to long-range shooting enthusiasts. The Montana Marksman Rifle (MMR) and Montana Tactical Rifle (MTR) wear T11 stocks that are adjustable for length and comb height. Both have Timney triggers and hand-lapped, button-rifled barrels. Available in chamberings from 6.5 Creedmoor to .300 Winchester Magnum, the MMR boasts a 24-inch barrel with a threaded muzzle. The MTR, in .338 Lapua and .338 Norma, has a heavier 26-inch target barrel with a muzzle brake.
Mossberg MMR Pro: The MMR Pro delivers the features 3-Gun shooters are looking for to gain the competitive edge. It features a JM Pro match trigger; a rifle-length gas system; a free-floating, 18-inch, stainless steel barrel; a SilencerCo muzzle brake with a suppressor-ready ASR mount; a 15-inch, slim-profile M-LOK forend; a Magpul MOE+ grip; a Raptor ambidextrous charging handle and a six-position stock.
Mossberg MMR Tactical: The new MMR Tactical has a full set of features for home defense, competition, hunting and recreational target shooting. The rifle features a drop-in JM Pro match trigger; a direct-impingement operating system; a free-ﬂoating, 16-inch barrel; a 13-inch, slim-proﬁle forend with M-LOK slots; a removable A2-style ﬂash suppressor; a Magpul MOE+ grip; and a six-position-collapsible stock with interchangeable Flex pads.
Mossberg Patriot Predator: Mossberg’s Patriot bolt actions are loaded with features, and the new Predator variants are no exception. Three chamberings are available, including the 6.5 Creedmoor. These classically styled rifles offer premium features at a great price: LBA adjustable triggers, fluted and threaded barrels, oversized bolt handles, spiral-fluted bolts, Picatinny rails/scope bases and four-round box magazines.
POF-USA Revolution: The hearty .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO Revolution is roughly the same size and weight as its 5.56mm NATO brothers. POF-USA crafted the Revolution by using a 5.56mm bolt carrier and other 5.56mm parts, allowing for a shorter overall receiver size and reduced weight. More 5.56mm parts include the charging handle, cam pin, buffer, heat-sink barrel nut, handguard and five-position gas piston operating system. The barrel extension, bolt assembly, upper and lower are the exact same size as those on an AR-15.
Proof Research Terminus: The 6.81-pound Terminus rifle from Proof Research boasts a carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel, a 0.5-MOA accuracy guarantee and an integral top rail with a 20-MOA offset to make long shots a breeze. Barrels are available from 20 to 28 inches. The action is wire EDM cut and pre-hardened before machining to retain tight tolerances. The bolt is machined from 4340 chrome-moly steel and threaded for interchangeable knobs. It also features an M16-type extractor.
Remington Model 700 Magpul: Remington rifles built on the Model 700 action have made their mark from the front lines of combat to the firing lines of local shooting ranges. Adding to that reputation of tactical superiority in 2017, Remington has introduced the Model 700 Magpul. It features a carbon-steel barreled action with a tactical bolt handle a black Cerakote finish. The 22-inch, free-floating, heavy barrel sports 5R rifling and a threaded muzzle. A thread protector is included. It also comes with an X-Mark Pro adjustable trigger. The trigger breaks like glass, has virtually zero creep and offers a level of control unmatched by many factory triggers today. Defining its look is the Magpul Hunter chassis with its aluminum bedding block. This stock is designed to fit any shooter thanks to its adjustable length of pull and three comb-height inserts.
Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR: The Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR) is a state-of-the-art long-range precision rifle capable of quickly changing calibers between .308 Winchester, .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum calibers. The SX-1 features a Picatinny rail installed directly on the barrel, allowing for no-loss-in-zero interchangeability with preset scopes. The bolt is locked directly into the barrel breach for unprecedented accuracy. The SX-1 can incorporate aftermarket magazines and drop-in upgrades that fit the R&S folding buttstock mechanism.
Rock River Arms LAR-9 R9: Designed for shooters in pistol-caliber carbine competitions, the 9mm LAR-9 R9 Competition is based on Rock River Arms’ previous 9mm platforms. It features a 16-inch, stainless steel barrel with chain-link fluting, a lightweight extended mid-length handguard, a two-stage trigger, a muzzle brake, a Hogue grip and an RRA Operator CAR stock. All together, it weighs 7.4 pounds unloaded.
Ruger American Predator: Ruger is now offering its American Predator rifles with Vortex scopes to create the perfect combination for predator hunters and long-range target shooters. The full-featured Predator version of the Ruger American Rifle is now available in .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester chamberings with the Vortex 4-12x44mm Crossfire II scope.
Ruger Precision Rifle: Building on the success of its Precision rifle, Ruger is now offering a model chambered in 6mm Creedmoor. This model should become very popular for its accuracy-enhancing in-line recoil path; easy configurability with AR-style components; cold-hammer-forged, 5R-rifled barrel; adjustable trigger; and modest price. The 6mm Creedmoor version comes with a 24-inch barrel featuring a 1-in-7.7-inch twist rate.
Savage MSR 10 Long Range: Pack all of the features and upgrades you expect from a Savage precision rifle into a single AR-style platform and you have the MSR 10 Long Range. Chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Winchester, it is built on a compact frame with a non-reciprocating, side-charging handle. Its BlackHawk two-stage target trigger and Magpul PRS adjustable buttstock optimize the accuracy of the upgraded barrel, which features a target chamber, 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish.
Savage MSR 15 Patrol: The MSR 15 Patrol is a step up from the many rack-grade M4 clones popular today. With an upgraded barrel featuring a .223 Wylde target chamber, 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish, the rifle delivers accuracy well beyond military specifications. A new BlackHawk forend, pistol grip and buttstock further separate the MSR 15 Patrol from other ARs.
Savage MSR 15 Recon: The MSR 15 Recon comes standard with upgrades serious shooters demand, including a BlackHawk grip, forend and stock, a BlackHawk AR Blaze trigger and an upgraded Savage barrel with a .223 Wylde target chamber. The barrel’s 5R rifling and Melonite QPQ finish ensure the most consistent, accurate performance in any condition.
Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor: The performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor round is undeniable, and the Smith & Wesson Performance Center is now offering a rifle to take advantage of those great ballistics. The M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor rifle comes with a threaded, 20-inch barrel with 5R rifling; a two-stage match trigger; a 15-inch, free-floating Troy Alpha handguard with M-LOK slots for accessories; a fixed Magpul MOE stock; and a 10-round magazine.
Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P15 Competition: Geared toward 3-Gun competitors and chambered in 5.56mm NATO, the M&P15 Competition rifle comes with a Performance Center muzzle brake on a 18-inch barrel, a rifle-length gas system, a two-stage match trigger, a Troy Alpha M-LOK handguard and a Vltor IMod stock.
Stag-10/10S: For 2017, Stag Arms has introduced two new 7.62mm/.308 ARs: the Stag-10 and Stag-10S. Built with outdoorsmen and tactical operators in mind, both models feature Diamondhead VRS-T handguards with KeyMod slots, QPQ-nitrided bolt carrier groups, Hogue pistol grips, single-stage triggers, Magpul enhanced triggerguards and VG6 Precision Gamma compensators. The Stag-10 sports an 18-inch barrel and a fixed Magpul stock. The Stag-10S has a 16-inch barrel and a Magpul ACS stock.
Troy CQB A3 LW: Troy’s CQB A3 LW ships without sights so you can easily add your own optics. The rifle is dressed with Troy’s BattleAx Control grip and six-position stock with Troy markings, and it features a forged lower receiver, a forged flattop upper receiver, M4 feed ramps and a Troy enhanced triggerguard.
Troy M16A2 SFOD-D: In the fall of 1993, Task Force Ranger embarked on a joint military raid into Mogadishu, Somalia. Operation Gothic Serpent rapidly devolved when two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters were downed unexpectedly by Somalian militia. The prolonged standoff of the deadly Battle of Mogadishu claimed the lives of 18 Americans, with 73 wounded and one captured. To honor these men, Troy has unveiled a carbine replica of the guns used back in 1993. A portion of the sales on these exacting replicas will be used for military charities that support and honor our veterans and their families.
Troy Piston Rifles: Troy’s new line of rifles feature gas pistons instead of the traditional direct-impingement system. The action of a piston rifle typically remains cool and clean, as the bolt does not get as fouled up with gas from repeated firing. The bolt carrier can be removed immediately and held in your hand without burning yourself.
Troy SOCC: Troy Defense has unveiled its Special Operations Compatible Carbine (SOCC) lineup for 2017. The new SOCC carbines are available with 7.5-, 10.5- or 14.5-inch barrels and several familiar or brand-new Troy accessories. The new carbines are specifically marketed to military and law enforcement CQB applications as short-barreled rifles (SBRs), but they could easily be adapted to civilian use as well. Along with 5.56mm NATO models, the company is currently working on making 300 BLK and 7.62mm NATO versions as well.
War Sport GPR-HC: The GPR-HC (High Caliber) rifle provides greater accuracy across longer distances. The firearm is available in two calibers: .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. It has billet upper and lower receivers as well as a newly enhanced War Sport muzzle brake that tames recoil and virtually eliminates muzzle rise. The War Sport-made barrels are available in 18-, 20- and 22-inch lengths.
War Sport WS-9: War Sport’s WS-9 ARs come chambered in 9mm and uses Glock-type magazines. All of the models include an enhanced trigger, a short-throw safety selector and a War Sport muzzle device. Three different configurations are available. The WS-9 PDW (shown) features an 8.75-inch barrel, the WS-9 Carbine has a 16-inch barrel and the WS-9 Pistol has an 8.75-inch barrel. War Sport manufactures its barrels using only high-quality, American-made bar stock.
Weatherby Vanguard Camilla: The Vanguard Camilla was designed specifically for women by a team of female hunters and shooters. The stock is made to perfectly fit women. The length of pull has been shortened to 13 inches; the grip angle has been altered while the grip is now slimmer with a right-side palm swell and a slight trigger finger guide groove; the forearm is shorter; the comb is higher; checkering has been added on the Turkish walnut stock; and the buttpad is now smaller and fits a woman’s shoulder better. The Camilla also features a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee, an adjustable two-stage trigger, a three-position safety and a 20-inch, cold-hammer-forged barrel. Variants are available in .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 and .308 Winchester.
Wilson Combat AR9: Wilson Combat is often considered the Cadillac of 1911s, and the company’s high-end rifles are renowned among shooters, too. Last year, Wilson Combat unveiled its AR9 series of 9mm rifles, and the company has expanded the line to include 8- or 11.3-inch-barreled SBR variants. Three types of AR9s are available to use Glock, Smith & Wesson M&P or Beretta 92 series magazines. This means your primary sidearm can now feed your long arm. As with all Wilson firearms, the AR9 SBR features an Armor-Tuff finish and plenty of custom-grade features.
Every year brings with it an overwhelming sea of new and exciting products. There’s a number of manufacturers out there, so it can be tough to get to everything. With that in mind, we wracked our brains to think of new and interesting rifles that have been released—or are about to be—in 2017. While we could probably fill volumes with what we came up with, we managed to compress it down to some offerings that are truly standing out for us. Here is a brief look at some of the best new rifles and carbines hitting the market.
For more information about the new rifles featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
Bergara B-14 BMP
Caracal CAR814 A2
Century Arms C39v2
CMMG MkW Anvil
Colt Combat Unit Carbine
CZ 805 Bren S1 Carbine
Daniel Defense DD5V1 Tornado
Dark Storm Industries DS-10 Typhoon
Horizon Endeavor HZ
Howa Chassis Rifle
JP Enterprises GMR-15
Montana Rifle Company
Mossberg MMR Pro
Mossberg MMR Tactical
Mossberg Patriot Predator
Proof Research Terminus
Remington Model 700 Magpul
Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR
Rock River Arms LAR-9 R9
Ruger American Predator
Ruger Precision Rifle
Savage MSR 10 Long Range
Savage MSR 15 Patrol
Savage MSR 15 Recon
Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor
Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P15 Competition
Troy CQB A3 LW
Troy M16A2 SFOD-D
Troy Piston Rifles
War Sport GPR-HC
War Sport WS-9
Weatherby Vanguard Camilla
Wilson Combat AR9 SBR
This article was originally published in “Gun Buyer’s Guide” 2017. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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