American hunter | Best new hunting rifles for 2021
The hunting season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to take a look at some of the exciting new rifles for the fall. The pandemic has slowed production this year and ammo availability is still limited in some cases, but the good news is that some exciting new rifles have been released in anticipation of the season opener. If you are looking for a new weapon check out these standout new deals.
Kimber Hunter Pro Desolve Blak
Kimber’s controlled-advance 84 series has proven to be tough and reliable, and the Hunter family of 84 bolt action rifles costs about $ 1,000. The original Hunter model – with its tan barrel and matte stainless steel – was great value for money, but it was a pretty plain looking rifle. However, the new Hunter Pro Desolve Blak model is more eye-catching with its Desolve Blak fiber-reinforced polymer stock. Available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .280 Ackley Improved, and .308 Winchester, the Hunter Pro Desolve Blak is also very light, weighing between 5½ and 5¾ pounds. It comes with a satined stainless steel threaded barrel with a muzzle brake and thread guard, a chamber in matchstick quality, pillar bedding and a detachable box magazine. Perhaps most importantly, this rifle is a real shooter. Kimber promises sub-MOA accuracy, but the rifle I tested did better. Conclusion: A CRF mountain rifle that looks good and at an excellent price. MSRP: $ 1,006; kimberamerica.com.
Nosler model 21
The new Model 21 is a sophisticated hunting rifle with first-class features such as a 416 heat-treated stainless steel mechanism made from solid billet, an eroded bore and raceways, a 17-4 self-indexing stainless steel recoil loop, a blue-printed receiver and bolt, a Shilen match grade hand-lapped ⅝x24 threaded barrel and a carbon fiber shaft with aluminum columns. Other notable features include a PVD-coated Trigger Tech trigger that is adjustable from 2.5 to 5 pounds, bedded recoil and action, and a Cerakote Tactical Gray finish on the barrel, receiver, bottom metal, and the Small parts (the closure comes with an NIB). -X black nitride finish). These are just a selection of the premium parts built into the superb new M21, and while you can expect a rifle with so many add-ons well over $ 3,000, this rifle has an MSRP of $ 2,300, which makes it great value for money in the premium rifle segment. The 21 models are equipped with .22 to .33 Nosler cartridges as well as 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .280 Ackley Improved and .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag. If you are looking for a top quality nail gun to hunt any game anywhere, this new nosler should be on your shortlist. Conclusion: A factory rifle that shoots like a special weapon. MSRP: $ 2,295; nosler.com.
Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Max Long Range
Browning’s X-Bolt rifles have been around since 2008 and it has been exciting to watch these guns evolve and the new Hell’s Canyon Max Long Range will appeal to all those hunters who hunt big game in open terrain where long shots are the norm . It comes with an A-TACS AU Camo stock with an adjustable comb, length of the pull spacers, a vertical pistol grip, a wide fore-end with two sling studs, and the stock is heavily connected with an X-Bolt action with 26 inches of heavy sportiness corrugated barrel. The muzzle is threaded (⅝x24) and Browning’s new Recoil Hawg muzzle brake – which, according to the company, reduces felt recoil by up to 73 percent – is standard. All of the X-Bolt features we’ve come to love, like a smooth rotating magazine and an Erl safety, are also present on this weapon, and the Burnt Bronze Cerakote finish looks great with the A-TACS stock. Hell’s Canyon Max Long Range is designed for popular long-distance hunting rounds, including the 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .28 Nosler and Browning’s new 6.8 Western. Unsurprisingly, this weapon is capable of outstanding accuracy. Conclusion: Perhaps the best serial rifle for long-range hunters. MSRP: $ 1,429.99 – $ 1,559.99; browning.com.
CZ 557 solar eclipse
There’s no shortage of affordable nail guns, but few offer the features you’ll find on CZ’s new 557 Eclipse. In contrast to the 550 promotion from previous years, the 557 is a push-feed promotion. These guns come with a 20½ inch cold hammer forged, lapped barrel with a threaded muzzle (6.5 Creedmoor only) and a CNC machined billet action. Its 19mm dovetail mounts are milled right on top of the action, eliminating the need to purchase aftermarket bases. The design is very strong and ensures that the scope remains mounted on the rifle and zeroed. A black polymer stock with two front sling swivels is standard, and CZ has decided to defy the trend towards detachable polymer magazines by equipping the 557 Eclipse with an internal box magazine with a hinged bottom plate. The security is a push-to-fire design and the trigger is user adjustable. Available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield, the 557 Eclipse is perfect for a wide variety of large game animals. The short barrel and the correspondingly short overall length of this weapon make it manoeuvrable in a blind and handy in thick undergrowth. It’s great value too. Conclusion: a rifle that manages to be affordable without being cheap. MSRP: $ 659; cz-usa.com.
Winchester Model 70 Extreme True Timber VZX MB
With its Tungsten Cerakote finish and Bell and Carlson polymer stock with True Timber VSX Camo, the latest Winchester Model 70 is a modern take on the classic American hunting rifle. The barrel is fluted and threaded and comes with a muzzle brake, and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad helps tame the recoil. Like other Model 70 rifles, the Extreme True Timber VSX MB features the Winchester MOA trigger, three-position safety, and CRF action. It is chambered for 14 different cartridges, including classics like the .243 Winchester, .264 Winchester Magnum and .30-06 as well as hot new hunting bullets like the 6.5 PRC and Winchester / Browning’s outstanding 6.8 Western. Weights range from 6 pounds, 12 ounces to 7 pounds, 4 ounces, making this weapon manageable even on high mountain hunts. Bottom Line: All the qualities we love about the Rifleman’s Rifle in one sleek, modern package. MSRP: $ 1,649.99 – $ 1,689.99; winchesterguns.com.
Late last year Savage launched its Impulse line of straight-pull rifles, and although straight-pull rifles weren’t as popular in the States as they were in Europe (in part due to their limited availability here), the Impulse may change that. It features a cylindrical bolt with a floating, replaceable bolt head and Savage’s innovative Hexlock lug design that provides secure locking and constant accuracy. Other important features are a barrel extension with lock nut for precise headspacing, a bolt handle that can be swapped for right-handed or left-handed shooters, a release button on the back of the lock, side lock release and an integrated Picatinny rail for securing optics. An AccuFit shaft can be adjusted for a perfect fit, and the Erl security is conveniently placed for both right and left handed users. The Big Game, Hog Hunter and Predator models are currently available in different calibers, but they all have one thing in common: They are ultra-fast and extremely accurate. Conclusion: The excellent Impulse has the prerequisites to make straight pulls popular in the USA. Will hunters react? MSRP: $ 1,379- $ 1,449; savagearms.com.
Mossberg Patriot Walnut 350 Legend
If you’re looking for a classic style nail gun with the hottest new straight cartridge, Mossberg delivers the goods with the Patriot Walnut 350 Legend. As the name suggests, this weapon is equipped with a straight walnut stock with a detachable 4-shot box magazine and Mossberg’s sounding LBA trigger. The bolt is spiral grooved and Weaver style scope mounts are included. The 22 inch barrel comes with straight flutes and a matte black finish. The weight is 7 pounds unloaded and the total length is 42.75 inches which means this weapon is maneuverable in the woods or in a blind or tree stand. This is an ideal western whitetail rifle at a reasonable price, but the 350 Legend is versatile enough to hunt almost any medium-sized game, including black bears and pigs up to medium distances. The recoil is very modest and Mossberg products have an enviable reputation for reliability, so this US-made nail gun will serve you well for many years to come. Conclusion: A sturdy, reliable deer rifle with a straight wall at a reasonable price. MSRP: $ 559; moosberg.com.
Weatherby Mark V Backcountry 2.0
Weatherby announced the launch of its new Mark V Backcountry 2.0 models on September 15th, and this highly anticipated second generation of the company’s ultra-light Mark V mountain rifles has everything a serious mountain hunter could want. Four different versions are available: steel receiver models of the Backcountry 2.0 offer the choice between corrugated steel or carbon fiber shafts, and the titanium receiver version is also available with a steel or CF barrel. Backcountry 2.0 carbon rifles weigh just 4.7 pounds, making them the ultimate Mark V hunting rifle for the high mountain range. All Backcountry 2.0 rifles feature aerospace-grade Peak 44 carbon fiber stocks with 3D Hex recoil pads and Cerakote Graphite Black fluted screws with removable skeleton bolt handles. Ti models have titanium receivers with a matte, pearl-blasted finish. All four models (Backcountry 2.0 Steel, Backcountry 2.0 Carbon, Backcountry 2.0 Ti Steel, Backcountry 2.0 Ti Carbon) are available as both right-handed and left-handed users. Available chambers include classic Weatherby cartridges such as the .240 .257, .270, .300 and .30-378 Weatherby Magnums, the hot new Weatherby 6.5-300 Magnum and 6.5 RPM and standard chambers such as the .308 Winchester,. 280 Ackley Improved and 6.5 Creedmoor. Weatherby also backs all of its rifles with a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee. Bottom Line: Weatherby’s standout new flagship rifle is ready to compete with anything in the market. MSRP: $ 2,499- $ 3,849; wetterby.com.