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Christensen Arms Ridgeline 801-06015-00 6.5 PRC

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $1793 Like the Bergara, Christensen Arms also sets the Ridgeline rifles up for those who may want to walkabout, but Christensen uses different barrel technology in its design. The Christensen barrel is 416R stainless measuring right at 1.20 inches at the receiver and 0.92 inches at the muzzle — […]

Bergara Premier Mountain 2.0 BPR28-65PRC 6.5 PRC

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1999 While it is not the lightest rifle in our test group, it doesn’t miss it by much. The 24-inch stainless-steel barrel uses a No. 3 taper with a 1-in-8-inch twist. It measures about 1.2 inches at the receiver and then thins down to approximately 0.55-inch diameter at the muzzle. The […]

Browning X-Bolt Max LR 035438294 6.5 PRC

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1180 Envision the 6.5 PRC as something akin to a 6.5 short magnum. When viewed side-by-side, the 6.5 PRC appears to split the difference between a 6.5 Creedmoor and a 300 Winchester Short Mag, at least as far as case capacity goes. Ideally, that means that the 6.5 PRC is going […]

What About Henry’s AR-7 Rifle?

Re “Go-Bag Rimfire Rifles from Savage, Ruger, and KelTec,” September 2020 Hi, I’m a longtime subscriber and want to thank you for doing such great work over the years. Regarding the article on 22 takedown rifles in the September 2020 issue, I wish you had included the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in your comparison. Might […]

PROOF Research Introduces the $8500 Conviction Ti Long-Range Precision Tactical Rifle

Columbia Falls, Mont. (August 2020) – PROOF Research has announced the newest addition to its precision long-range rifle line with the Conviction Ti. Builds...

Savage Model 64 Takedown 40207 22 LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY) $212 The Model 64 Takedown has a minimalist approach. This rifle is basically a Model 64 barrel and action attached to an abbreviated polymer stock. It breaks down into two components: a receiver assembly and a barrel assembly. The Model 64 action is a simple blowback style. The receiver […]

Ruger 10/22 Takedown 11100 22 LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $372 The Ruger 10/22 is iconic due to its excellent reliability and good accuracy. We felt the 10/22 Takedown maintained the reputation and improved upon it with a new twist, so to speak. One improvement with the Takedown is the ease in cleaning the rifle. Taken apart, it is […]

KelTec Model SU22CA 22 LR

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $373 The SU22CA is a typical KelTec rifle design that sandwiches the action between two halves of a polymer receiver. The SU22CA...

Browning High Wall 45-70 Government

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1100 Two of the prime advantages of a lever-action rifle are that they are thin and flat. In other words, very easy to carry on horseback or just in back of the seat in your truck. Many, including our test rifles, are relatively light and fast handling. Our Browning High Wall […]

Marlin 1895G Guide Gun 70462 45-70 Government

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY AND OUR PICK) $633 The 1894 Winchester is the type of firearms success story every manufacturer wishes they could duplicate. Trim, thin and capable of housing a powerful cartridge, more than six million ’94s have been sold over the 120+ intervening years. Standard production ceased for those rifles in […]

Henry Lever Action X Model H010X 45-70 Government

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $817 According to our research, the first lever-action rifles on the market were quite probably Colt’s 1st and 2nd Ring Models, both cap-and-ball rifles, produced by the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company of Paterson, NJ, between 1837 and 1841. The ring lever was located in front of the trigger and, when pulled, […]

Success with the Legend Round

Re “350 Legend Bolt-Actions from Winchester, Savage, and Ruger,” July 2020 I purchased a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend and used it last deer season. I shot a buck at about 40 yards using Hornady’s 170-grain round, and it really brought him down with just one shot. Also, used it on a coyote […]

Something Odd Just Happened

On December 23, 2020, Marvin G. Richardson, associate deputy director (ADD) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), withdrew the “notice...