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I recently tested ArmaLite’s M-15A4TBN. No doubt, this AR-platform rifle excels in prairie dog towns and where coyotes prowl the sage. Still, many shooters call it a weapon—not the “Varmint Hunter.” Firearms have long had identity crises. The Brown Bess and Yellow Boy were as gender neutral as concrete blocks, but the names have stuck. The same six-shooter could be a Single Action Army, Peacemaker or 1873 Colt. No matter—they’re the same gun. But an M1 could be the Carbine or the Garand.

I’ll give you “Tommy gun” and “Old Betsy.” But my charity doesn’t extend to “weapon,” a word with no descriptive value apart from use. “Bolt action” denotes function, “carbine” dimensions, “Steyr” manufacture, “8×57” chambering. “Pre-war” dates a revolver; “Model 27” differentiates it. “Weapon” is the odd word out. A hammer can be a weapon; we call it a tool. A steak knife can be a weapon; we call it a utensil. An automobile is a deadly weapon that claims many thousands of lives annually; we call it a vehicle. Referring to firearms as weapons unfairly imputes purpose. And it paves a path for gun control.

Soldiers might indeed call their M4s weapons. But “weapon” (like “assault rifle”) makes no sense when applied to ARs used for hunting and target shooting, and it wrongly brands riflemen who will never wield them as weapons.

Of course, firearms as weapons in civilian hands thwart criminals and save lives. But the moniker used too broadly undervalues the use of rifles, shotguns and handguns in field and target sports. Millions of cartridges are fired at paper, clay, steel and wild game for every one used in a life-threatening moment.

The popularity of AR-15-style rifles has birthed more sinister images, playing to the Special Forces wannabe. ARs have replaced the lever-action Winchester in television action.

How about “modern sporting rifles,” or MSRs? Why, that name sounds pretty spot on, especially for our purposes. The AR platform, after extensive fine-tuning over the years, is thoroughly “modern.” And we’re going to take them afield to take game, so “sporting” is 100-percent accurate—like most of the rifles in the following pages. Read on to learn more about some of the best semi-automatic modern sporting rifles on the market available today.

Adams Arms 5.56 Sporting Rifle

ADAMS ARMS 

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.5-7.7 lbs
Stocks: Mil-spec/enhanced six-position, Vltor IMod
Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,316.30-2,073.49

adamsarms.net; 877-461-2572

Adams Arms Tactical Evo

ADAMS ARMS TACTICAL EVO

Caliber: 300 BLK • Barrel: 14.5″ • Weight: 7.23 lbs
Stock: Magpul six-position MOE • Sights: None
Features: Short-stroke piston operated • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,476.90

adamsarms.net; 877-461-2572

Advanced Armament MPW

ADVANCED ARMAMENT MPW

Caliber: 5.56mm, 300 BLK • Barrel: 9, 12.5 or 16″ • Weight: 5.5-6.5 lbs
Stock: Magpul CTR • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Hardcoat anodized • Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,599.95

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AERO Precision M4E1

AERO PRECISION M4E1

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.75 lbs
Stock: Collapsible • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Hardcoat anodized, burnt bronze, desert, olive, titanium, tungsten
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,199

aeroprecisionusa.com; 253-272-8188

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Anschutz MSR RX22

ANSCHÜTZ MSR RX22

Caliber: .22 LR • Barrel: 16.5″ • Weight: 6.94 lbs
Stock: Polymer • Sights: Flip-up, adjustable iron
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Blued
Capacity: 5/20/22-shot mag • MSRP: $895 (from Steyr Arms)

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ArmaLite AR-10A SuperSASS

ARMALITE AR10A SUPERSASS

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 20″ • Weight: 11.5 lbs
Stock: Magpul PRS • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Anodized aluminum, ceramic-coated steel
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $3,100

armalite.com; 800-336-0184

Armalite DSR 10

ARMALITE DSR 10

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 7.9 lbs
Stocks: Adjustable, A2-style • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Anodized aluminum, manganese-phospated steel
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $999

armalite.com; 800-336-0184

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Armalite DRS 15

ARMALITE DSR 15

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.35 lbs
Stock: Adjustable • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Anodized aluminum, manganese-phospated steel
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $699

armalite.com; 800-336-0184

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American Tactical Omni Hybrid

AMERICAN TACTICAL OMNI HYBRID

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16.1″ • Weight: 6.25 lbs
Stock: Collapsible • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $639.90

americantactical.us; 800-290-0065

Barrett Model 82A1

BARRETT MODEL 82A1

Caliber: .416 Barrett, .50 BMG • Barrel: 20″, 29″ • Weight: 31.45-32.71 lbs
Stock: Synthetic • Sights: Front wide post with adj. iron rear • Features: Semi-auto
 Finish: Several options available • Capacity: 10-shot mag • MSRP: $8,900

barrettrifles.com; 615-896-2938

Barrett REC7 GENII

BARRETT REC7 GEN II

Caliber: 5.56mm, 6.8 SPC • Barrel: 9.25″, 16″ • Weight: 5.95/7.21 lbs
Stock: Synthetic • Sights: Flip-up iron sights • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Cerakote • Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,759

barrettrifles.com; 615-896-2938

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       Beretta ARX100

BERETTA ARX100

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″  Weight: 6.8 lbs •
Stock: Adjustable Sights: Flip-up front and rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,950

berettausa.com; 800-929-2901

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Black Rain PG3

BLACK RAIN PG3

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 7.3 lbs
Stock: Magpul UBR • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Skull • Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,379

blackrainordnance.com; 888-836-2620

Black Rain PG5/PG9

BLACK RAIN PG5/PG9

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.5 lbs
Stock: Magpul MOE • Sights: None • Action: Semi-auto
Finish: Black, skull • Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,109

blackrainordnance.com; 888-836-2620

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Black Rain PG15

BLACK RAIN PG15

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 18″ • Weight: 8.1 lbs
Stock: Magpul MOE • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Black • Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $2,809

blackrainordnance.com; 888-836-2620

Bravo CAR-16LW

BRAVO CAR-16LW

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.9 lbs
Stock: M4 adjustable • Sights: Taper-pinned front
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,025

bravocompanymfg.com; 877-272-8626

Bravo M4/MID-16

BRAVO M4/MID-16

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.9-7.2 lbs
Stock: M4 adjustable • Sights: Taper-pinned front
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,025-1,299

bravocompanymfg.com; 877-272-8626

Bravo Recce-14 KMR/KMR ELW

BRAVO RECCE-14 KMR/KMR ELW

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 14.5″ (with permanently mounted BCM Comp Mod 1) •
Weight: 6.2-5.8 lbs • Stock: BCM • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,598

bravocompanymfg.com; 877-272-8626

Bravo Recce-16

BRAVO RECCE-16

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 7 lbs
Stock: M4 adjustable • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,219

bravocompanymfg.com; 877-272-8626

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Bushmaster Carbines

BUSHMASTER CARBINES

Caliber: 9mm, .223, 6.8 SPC, 7.62, .308, .450 Bushmaster
Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 5.5-8.5 lbs
Stocks: Polymer • Sights: A2 front, A2/A3 rear sights, flip-up rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Parkerized
Capacity: 5/10/20/30-shot mag • MSRP: $820 -1,680

bushmaster.com; 800-883-6229

Colt LE6920/LE6940

COLT LE6920/LE6940

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16.1″ • Weight: 6.29-6.69 lbs
Stock: Four-position collapsible • Sights: Flip-up
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Matte black
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,155-2,105

colt.com; 800-962-2658

Colt LE901-16S

COLT LE901-16S

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 16.1″ • Weight: 8.81 lbs
Stock: Four-position collapsible • Sights: Flip-up
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Matte black
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $2,544

colt.com; 800-962-2658

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Daniel Defense Ambush

DANIEL DEFENSE AMBUSH

Caliber: 5.56mm, 6.8 SPC II, 300 BLK  • Barrel: 16″, 18″ •
Weight: 7.3-7.4 lbs • Stock: Six-position
Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black, camo
Capacity: 5/20-shot mag • MSRP: $1,799

danieldefense.com; 866-554-4867

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Daniel Defense M4V11/V11LW/V11S2W

DANIEL DEFENSE M4V11/V11LW/V11S2W

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″, 18″ • Weight: 6.15-7.43 lbs
Stock: Six-position Daniel Defense • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto, Slim Rail • Finish: Hardcoat anodized, Mil-Spect, or DD Tornado Cerakote •
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1.599-1,729

danieldefense.com; 866-554-4867

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Daniel Defense M4V7/V7LW

DANIEL DEFENSE M4V7/V7LW

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ Weight: 6.2-6.5 lbs
Stock: Six-position Daniel Defense • Sights: Sold separately
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized or Mil-Spec+ Cerakote
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,559-1,689

danieldefense.com; 866-554-4867

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Dark Storm IND. Lightning Series

DARK STORM IND. LIGHTNING SERIES

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ (SS w/1:9 twist) • Weight: 6.4-6.9 lbs
Stock: Magpul CTR, Magpul MOE Fixed or Thordsen FRS • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto; Standard, Post-Ban, Fixed Magazine or Featureless variants available • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,195-1,295

dark-storm.com; 800-963-7700

Del-Ton DTI Sport

DEL-TON ALPHA/ECHO MODELS

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 20″ • Weight: 6.2-8.2 lbs
Stocks: A2-style, collapsible, Magpul MOE • Sights: A2-style front
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Mil-spec phosphate
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $788-793

del-ton.com; 910-645-2172

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Del-Ton Alpha/ Echo Models

DEL-TON DTI SPORT

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″• Weight: 5.8 lbs
Stock: Six-position • Sights: A2-style front
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $699

del-ton.com; 910-645-2172

Del-Ton-Sierra Model 316

DEL-TON SIERRA MODEL 316

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 7.01-7.4 lbs
Stocks: A2, M4 or Magpul MOE • Sights: A2-style, F-marked front sight base, aperture rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $858

del-ton.com; 910-645-2172

Diamond Back DB15

DIAMONDBACK DB15

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.7-6.9 lbs
Stocks: ATI Strikeforce or Magpul CTR • Sights: None, A2 front
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Many options available
Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: N/A

diamondbackfirearms.com;888-380-2767

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Diamond Back DB15300

DIAMONDBACK DB15300

Caliber: 300 Blackout • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.7-6.9 lbs
Stocks: ATI Strikeforce or Magpul CTR • Sights: None, A2 front
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Many options available
Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: N/A

diamondbackfirearms.com;888-380-2767

DPMS Panther

DPMS PANTHER

Caliber: Over 10 calibers from .204 Ruger to 7.62mm
Barrel: 16″, 18″, 20″, 24″ • Weight: 6.1-16 lbs
Stocks: A2, AP4, Pardus, Magpul, LMT
Sights: Military A1, A2 and A3/A4-type sights
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Many options available
Capacity: 4/10/19/20/25/30-shot mag • MSRP: $700-2,500

dpmsinc.com; 320-345-9223

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DS Arms ZM4 AR15

DS ARMS ZM4 AR15

Caliber: 5.56mm, 300 BLK • Barrel: 16″, 20″
Weight: 6.5-8.25 lbs • Stocks: Six-position or fixed • Sights: A3/A4-type
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Anodized, phosphated
Capacity: 10/20/30-shot mag • MSRP: $750-1,455

dsarms.com; 847-277-7258

FN 15 Rifle/FN 15 Carbine

FN 15 RIFLE/FN 15 CARBINE

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″-20″ • Weight: 6.9-8 lbs
Stocks: Fixed or collapsible • Sights: A2-style front, removable carrying handle/rear sight
Features: Semi-auto •  Finish: Matte black
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,149

fnhusa.com; 703-288-1292

Heckler & Koch MR556A1

HECKLER & KOCH MR556A1

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16.5″ • Weight: 8.6 lbs
Stock: Six-position • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Black • Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $3,295

hk-usa.com; 706-568-1906

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Heckler & Koch MR762A1

HECKLER & KOCH MR762A1

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 16.6″ • Weight:  9.6 lbs
Stock: Five-position • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Black • Capacity: 10/20-shot mag • MSRP: $3,995

hk-usa.com; 706-568-1906

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Huldra Mark IV

HULDRA MARK IV

Caliber: 5.56mm, 5.45x39mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.2-7.2lbs
Stock: Adjustable • Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Melonite
 Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $949-1,449

huldraarms.com; 218-829-3521

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Huldra Tactical EVO

HULDRA TACTICAL EVO

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 14.5″ (with permanently affixed flash suppressor)
Weight: 6.6 lbs • Stock: Magpul CTR
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Melonite
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1299

huldraarms.com; 218-829-3521

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Lewis Machine & Tool

LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 5.9-6.8 lbs
Stock: Collapsible • Sights: A2 front, tactical adjustable rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,595

lmtdefense.com; 309-732-9527

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Lewis Machine &Tool SLK8

LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL SLK8

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ or 20″ • Weight: 7.3 lbs
Stocks: SOPMOD, six-position  • Sights: N/A
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,405

lmtdefense.com; 309-732-9527

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Lewis Machine & Tool Sharpshooter

LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL SHARPSHOOTER

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 10 lbs
Stocks: SOPMOD, six-position • Sights: Many options available
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $4,950 (LMT Sharpshooter System)

lmtdefense.com; 309-732-9527

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Mossberg 715T

MOSSBERG 715T

Caliber: .22 LR • Barrel: 16.25″, 18″ • Weight: 5.3-5.7 lbs
Stocks: Six-position adjustable or fixed • Sights: Adjustable/red dot combo
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Blued or camo
Capacity: 10/25-shot mag • MSRP: $308-509

mossberg.com; 203-230-5300

Mossberg MMR

MOSSBERG MMR

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16.25″ (Tactical), 20″ (Hunter)
Weight: 7-7.5 lbs • Stocks: Six-position or fixed
Sights: Optional adjustable front and rear (Tactical)
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black phosphate anodize or camo
Capacity: 10/30-shot mags • MSRP: $987-1,127

mossberg.com; 203-230-5300

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Patriot Ordnance Factory P-15 Puritan

PATRIOT ORDNANCE FACTORY P-15 PURITAN

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16.5″ • Weight: 6.7 lbs
Stock: Magpul MOE • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black Anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mags • MSRP: $1,499.99

pof-usa.com; 623-561-9572

Patriot Ordnance Factory P308

PATRIOT ORDNANCE FACTORY P308

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 14.5″, 16.5″, 20″ • Weight: 8.3-8.9 lbs
Stock: Magpul STR • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black Anodized, Burnt Bronze, Olive Drab, NP3 Tunsten
Capacity: 20-shot mags • MSRP: $3,349.99

pof-usa.com; 623-561-9572

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Patriot Ordnance Factory War Hog Light

PATRIOT ORDNANCE FACTORY WAR HOG LIGHT

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16.5″ • Weight: 7.7 lbs
Stock: Luth-AR MBA • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Burnt Bronze Cerakote
Capacity: 30-shot mags • MSRP: $2,499.99

pof-usa.com; 623-561-9572

Proof Research AR-762

PROOF RESEARCH AR-762

Caliber: 7.62mm NATO • Barrel: 20″
Weight: 8.87lbs • Stock: Magpul PRS • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Nickel-boron
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $3,500

proofresearch.com; 406-756-9290

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Remington Centerfire

REMINGTON CENTERFIRE

Caliber: Eight calibers from .204 Ruger to .30 Rem AR
Barrel: 18″, 18.5″, 20″, 22″, 24″ • Weight: 6.75-8.75 lbs
Stocks: Walnut, synthetic • Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Many options available • Capacity: 4/5-shot mag • MSRP: $883-1,695

remington.com; 800-243-9700

Rock Island Armory

ROCK ISLAND ARMORY

Caliber: .22 LR • Barrel: 18″ • Weight: 6.24-7 lbs
Stocks: Wood, polymer • Sights: Front post, U-notch rear, none
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Parkerized
Capacity: 10/15-shot mag • MSRP: N/A

us.armscor.com; 775-537-1444

Rock River Arms LAR-6.8/LAR-8

ROCK RIVER ARMS LAR-6.8/LAR-8

Caliber: 6.8 SPC II, 7.62mm • Barrel: 16″, 20″, 26″
Weight: 7-11.6 lbs • Stocks: Tactical or Operator CAR, A2
Sights: Multiple options • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Hardcoat anodized • Capacity: 20/25-shot mag • MSRP: $960-1,720

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rockriverarms.com; 866-980-7625

Rock River Arms X-Series

ROCK RIVER ARMS X-SERIES

Caliber: 5.56mm, 6.8mm, .458 SOCOM • Barrel: 18″
Weight: 7.7-8.7 lbs • Stocks: RRA Operator CAR, A2
Sights: None • Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Matte black, FDE
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,450-1,550

rockriverarms.com; 866-980-7625

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Ruger SR-556/SR-762

RUGER SR-556/SR-762

Caliber: 5.56mm, 7.62mm • Barrel: 16.12″ • Weight: 7.92-8.6 lbs
Stock: Six-position • Sights: Folding backup iron
Features: Semi-auto, two-stage piston • Finish: Black
Capacity: 30/20-shot mag • MSRP: $1,375-2,195

ruger.com

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Sig Sauer 516

SIG SAUER 516

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″-18″ • Weight: 5.4-7.6 lbs
Stock: Sig SOPMOD • Sights: Sig Sauer flip front and rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black
Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,719-2,504

sigsauer.com; 603-772-2302

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Sig Sauer 552/556xi

SIG SAUER 522/556xi

Caliber: .22 LR, 5.56mm, 7.62x39mm, 300 BLK
Barrel: 16″, 18″, 20″ • Weight: 7-9.5 lbs • Stock: Polymer, side-folding
Sights: Adjustable • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Black 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $574-1,732

sigsauer.com; 603-772-2302

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Sig Sauer 716

SIG SAUER 716

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 16″, 18″ • Weight: 9-10.2 lbs
Stock: Sig ACS • Sights: Folding
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Black, FDE, OD green
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $2,186-2,799

sigsauer.com; 603-772-2302

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Sig Sauer M400

SIG SAUER M400

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 14″ (with permanently mounted flash suppressor), 16″, 18″, 22″ •
Weight: 6.1-7.8 lbs • Stock: Six-position Sights: A2-style post front, dual aperture or folding rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized, camo, FDE, OD green
Capacity: 5/10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,119-2,132

sigsauer.com; 603-772-2302

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Smith & Wesson M&P

SMITH & WESSON M&P

Caliber: .22 LR, .223, 5.56mm, .308, .300 Whisper
Barrel: 16″, 16.5″, 18″, 20″ • Weight: 5-8.2 lbs
Stocks: Six-position or fixed • Sights: Adjustable or none
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Many options available
Capacity: 5/10/25/30-shot mags • MSRP: $519-1,619

smith-wesson.com; 800-331-0852

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Stag Arms Model 3G

STAG ARMS MODEL 3G

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 18″ • Weight: 7.8 lbs
Stock: Six-position Magpul ACS • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,459-1,479

stagarms.com; 860-229-9994

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Stag Arms Model 7

STAG ARMS MODEL 7

Caliber: 6.8 SPC • Barrel: 20.77″  • Weight: 7.8 lbs
Stock: Fixed A2 • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 5-shot mag • MSRP: $1,055-1,095

stagarms.com; 860-229-9994

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Stag Arms Model 8

STAG ARMS MODEL 8

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 6.9 lbs
Stock: Six-position • Sights: Diamondhead flip-up front and rear
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized
Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,145-1,175

stagarms.com; 860-229-9994

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Wilson Combat Recon Tactical

WILSON COMBAT RECON TACTICAL

Caliber: 5.56mm, 6.8 SPC, 300 BLK, 7.62×40 WT,.450 SOCOM (SR Tactical only)
Barrel: 14.7″, 16″, 18″, 20″  • Weight: 6.6-7 lbs
 Stock: Super-Stoc • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Armor-Tuff
Capacity: 15/20/30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,250

wilsoncombat.com; 800-955-4856

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Wilson Combat Paul Howe Carbine

WILSON COMBAT PAUL HOWE TACTICAL CARBINE

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 14.7″ (16.1″ with permanently attached flash suppressor)
Weight: 7.5 lbs • Stock: Super-Stoc
Sights: Daniel Defense fixed front, flip-up rear • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Camo Armor-Tuff • Capacity: 10/30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,600

wilsoncombat.com; 800-955-4856

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Windham Weaponry SRC-308

WINDHAM WEAPONRY SRC-308

Caliber: 7.62mm • Barrel: 16.5″ • Weight: 7.6 lbs
Stocks: Six-position collapsible • Sights: None
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Hardcoat anodized black
Capacity: 20-shot mag • MSRP: $1,413

windhamweaponry.com; 855-808-1888

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WINDHAM WEAPONRY CDI reload

WINDHAM WEAPONRY CDI

Caliber: 5.56mm • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 7 lbs
Stock: Magpul MOE • Sights: Diamondhead flip-up • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Hardcoat anodized • Capacity: 30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,680

windhamweaponry.com; 855-808-1888

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YHM Model 8530, SLR-Smooth Specter XL

YHM MODEL 8530, SLR-SMOOTH SPECTER XL

Caliber: 5.56mm NATO, 6.8 SPC, 300 BLK • Barrel: 16″
Weight: 6.9 lbs • Stock: Six-position
Sights: YHM Tactical QDS, YHM-5040 • Features: Semi-auto
Finish: Matte black • Capacity: 25/30-shot mag • MSRP: $1,725-1,806

yhm.net; 877-892-6533

YHM Model 57

YHM MODEL 57

Caliber: 5.56mm, 6.8 SPC, 300 BLK • Barrel: 16″ • Weight: 7.4 lbs
Stock: Magpul CTR • Sights: YHM Tactical QDS, hooded, YHM-5040-H
Features: Semi-auto • Finish: Matte black, brunt bronze
Capacity: 25/30-shot mag • MSRP: $2,195-2,365

yhm.net; 877-892-6533

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