23 New Modern Sporting Rifles for 2019

The concept of the modern sporting rifle often associated with the AR-15 encompasses a wide variety of firearms in the market today. Most often, these weapons have several elements in common, including modularity, the use of detachable magazines, and a semi-automatic action. These guns are often found in popular central fire chambers such as 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO or 7.62×39 mm. Check out the latest and greatest in the MSR market for 2019 here:

2A armor Palouse-Lite
As part of 2A Armament’s new Builder series, the Palouse-Lite is a lightweight platform with forged receivers and a variety of desirable components such as a full-size bolt carrier assembly, an M-Lok handguard, and a billet trigger guard.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 33 to 36.5 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 5 ounces
RRP: $ 1,699
(208) 344-5465 2a-arms.com

Arsenal, Inc. SAM7SFK-80
This semi-automatic version of the Bulgarian model AR-M4SF features a milled and forged receiver and a vertical sight / gas block combination. With the company’s permanently attached Gambit muzzle device, the barrel is elongated to 16.2 inches to avoid the need for a tax stamp.

Caliber: 7.62×39 mm
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 8.5 in
Overall length: 35.75 in
Weight: 7 pounds, 9 ounces
RRP: $ 2,499
(702) 643-2220 arsenalinc.com

Barrett REC10 carabiner
The REC10 is a lightweight AR 7.62 NATO caliber that is directly exposed to gas and is equipped with desirable functions and features. With the Barrett name, it promises to be extremely reliable and accurate.

Caliber: .308 Profit.
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 37.5 in
Weight: 8 pounds
RRP: $ 2,995
(615) 896-2938 barrett.net

Brownell’s BRN-PROTO
Travel back in time with this replica of the original Eugene Stoner AR-15 prototype. With historically accurate functions and a 25-round magazine, any AR-15 aficionado can appreciate this classic reproduction.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 25 rounds
Barrel length: 20 inch
Overall length: 40 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
RRP: $ 1,299
(800) 741-0015 brownells.com

Bushmaster ACR 6.8
Since the US Army is interested in 6.8 mm calibers, the 6.8 SPC has aroused renewed interest. Bushmaster has added his innovative ACR to the list of rifles used in this intermediate round.

Caliber: 6.8 SPC
Magazine capacity: 25 rounds
Barrel length: 16.5 in
Overall length: 34 to 37.5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 3 ounces
RRP: $ 2,249
(800) 883-6229 buschmaster.com

Chiappa RAK-9
Get all the functions and driving characteristics of a semi-automatic AK in combination with a 9 mm chamber for less expensive ammunition, which means a longer range.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel length: 17.25 in
Overall length: 34.25 in
Weight: 6 pounds, 10 ounces
RRP: $ 719
(937) 835-5000 chiappafirearms.com

CMMG Resolute 350 legend
Following the introduction of Winchester’s hot, straight-walled 350 Legend cartridge, CMMG was the first AR manufacturer to have a semi-automatic rifle for the cartridge.

Caliber: 350 legend
Magazine capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 32.7 in
Weight: 6 pounds, 7 ounces
RRP: $ 1,549
(660) 248-2293 cmmginc.com

Diamondback Firearms DB15224VB
Part of Diamondback’s new US-made DB15 rifle with a chamber in 224 Valkyrie, this AR-style rifle features a stainless steel barrel with a 1: 7-inch clockwise twist.

Caliber: 224 Valkyrie
Magazine capacity: 28 rounds
Barrel length: 20 inch
Overall length: 38 to 41.25 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
RRP: $ 992
(877) 997-6774 diamondbackfirearms.com

DS Arms SA58 Improved Combat Carabiner
DS Arms has brought the hugely popular FAL back to the top with its “I” series. The FAL-based SA58 with medium barrel has been enhanced with the best tactical rifle innovations of recent times.

Caliber: 7.62 NATO
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 28.5 to 37.75 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 13 ounces
RRP: $ 2,245
(847) 277-7258 dsarms.com

Head down firearms craftsman
Head Down Firearms’ Craftsmen series is offered as a mid-range rifle that sits between the company’s entry-level (but quite functional) Cornerstone and the high-profile Master series, offering smart, useful upgrades.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 36 in
Weight: 6 pounds, 3 ounces
RRP: $ 1,449
(770) 485-7015 hdfirearms.com

Head-down firearms OTG Patrol
The OTG Patrol series was designed as a straight-line carabiner ideal for law enforcement purposes and comes with a 1 MOA or better guarantee, a nitrided barrel and ambidextrous controls. Paired with a 14.5-inch barrel, the pinned and welded flash hider brings the overall length of the barrel to an NFA-compliant 16-inch.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 14.5 in
Overall length: 34 in
Weight: 5 pounds, 8 ounces
RRP: $ 1,199
(770) 485-7015 hdfirearms.com

LWRCI REPR MK II side loading
The latest REPR rifle has a folding side loading handle for quick, unhindered loading of this piston-powered precision platform. A mono-forged upper material increases reliability and accuracy.

Caliber: 7.62 NATO
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 20 inch
Overall length: 40.5 to 41.5 inches
Weight: 10 pounds, 12 ounces
RRP: $ 4,150
(410) 901-1348 lwrci.com

Machine guns TaranisX
With many practical features, TaranisX from MG Arms provides a good example of how the AR platform can be configured for long range applications with no unwanted volume.

Caliber: .308 Profit.
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 16.5 in
Overall length: 30 inches
Weight: 6 pounds
RRP: $ 2,995
(281) 821-8282 mgarmsinc.com

POF-USA revolution WITH rifle
The direct impact version of POF-USA’s groundbreaking Revolution rifle is now offered in the increasingly popular 6.5 Creedmoor chambering. It is available in a black anodized finish or in Burnt Bronze Cerakote for a small additional charge.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 20 inch
Overall length: 40.5 in
Weight: 8 pounds, 10 ounces
RRP: $ 2,669
(623) 561-9572 pof-usa.com

POF-USA miracle
Ideal for shooters with a small stature, the Wonder is light, but fully equipped – and more. It has the Dual Extraction Technology from POF-USA and a low-profile gas block.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16.5 in
Overall length: 32 in
Weight: 6 pounds, 3 ounces
RRP: $ 1,599.99
(623) 561-9572 pof-usa.com

Radical Firearms RF-10
With the company’s newly developed Billet 7075 T6 top and bottom receivers to match, the RF-10 is an AR-style rifle that has plenty of room for accessories with its new M-Lok forend.

Caliber: .308 Profit.
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 18 inches
Overall length: 40 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 10 ounces
RRP: $ 1,049
(281) 207-8788 radikalfirearms.com

Level up armaments guards
Developed with the help of law enforcement, military counter-snipers, competitive shooters and weapons instructors, Rise Armament is intended to combine the Watchman as a blend of functionality, accuracy, reliability and affordability.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16.1 in
Overall length: 33 to 36 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 7 ounces
RRP: $ 1,099
(884) 747-3308 risearmament.com

Ruger AR-556 optics carabiner
This latest AR-556 is more than an ordinary, optics-ready carabiner and has an A3 top receiver with the same level and a Picatinny gas block for easy installation of optics with variable power, a Red Dot or BUIS.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16.10 in
Overall length: 32.25 to 35.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 11 ounces
RRP: $ 789
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com

Savage Arms MSR 15 Competition
Designed for precise accuracy when shooting with an MSR platform the 224 Valkyrie cartridge, the handy features of the Savage MSR 15 Competition can give you an advantage in sports like 3 guns.

Caliber: 224 Valkyrie
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 18 inches
Overall length: 35.38 to 38.6 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 13 ounces
RRP: $ 2,909
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com

Silver Shadow DBR snake
Two barrel actions with the same receiver allow the patented DBR Snake to quickly fire multiple shots at the target before moving on to a new target. The rifle uses two side-by-side triggers and the parallel barrels are 1.18 inches from the center of the bore. A lightweight composite shaft helps keep weight down.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine capacity: 60 (2×30)
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 35.6 in
Weight: 10 pounds, 13 ounces
RRP: $ 2,419
(800) 809-2188 silver-shadow.com

Sol Invictus SI-308
Available in .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor, the SI-308 is available in three different barrel lengths and has a modular top receiver with removable forward support and grenade deflector.

Caliber: .308 Profit.
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 22 inches
Overall length: 36 to 42 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
RRP: $ 1,511
(321) 428-4466 solinvictusarms.com

Springfield Armory Saint Victor
With a host of upgraded components, the Victor series brings a lightweight, fully functional AR-15 style rifle to the Saint line. Built on the solid Saint platform from Springfield Armory, the Victor is the logical next-tier AR-15 carbine.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16 inches
Overall length: 32.25 in
Weight: 6 pounds, 9 ounces
RRP: $ 1,073
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com

Wilson Combat Protector carbine
Available in two finishes, a premium two-stage trigger, hand-assembled, Mil-Spec CNC machined upper and lower receivers, and a match-grade, buttoned barrel. The only thing missing from the Wilson Combat Protector is optics.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel length: 16.25 in
Overall length: 36.5 in
Weight: 6 pounds
RRP: $ 1,999
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com

ZEV Technologies small frame rifle
By combining the ballistic advantages of 6.5 Creedmoor with an AR-15 style rifle, the Small Frame is smaller and lighter than a traditional AR-10. Its centerpiece is a special sub-MOA match run and a coordinated gas and buffer system that promises additional reliability and silky smooth cycling.

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel length: 20 inch
Overall length: 38.75 in
Weight: 8 pounds, 11 ounces
RRP: $ 2,989
(805) 486-5800 zevtechnologies.com

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