Does your New Year’s resolution include shopping for a new rifle with your holiday money? If so, this guide’s for you! We’ll run down some of the top new rifles that were introduced in 2018 that are a great way to invest some of that Christmas cash that’s burning a hole in your pocket.
From long-range rifles to repeaters, see how you can expand your rifle repertoire with style below:
Mauser M18 .308
With a three-lug bolt with a smooth glide and slick action overall, the Mauser M18 is a surprisingly affordable option from this timeless manufacturer. There has been a great deal of thought put into every section of this rifle, from interesting texture added to the various grips to a flush magazine release for easy loading. Nothing has been left to chance, as even the safety has three positions to ensure the bolt stays locked down tightly.
Heckler & Koch HK433
The sharp edges of the HK433 are proof that this new combat rifle means business! Introduced at the SHOT show in 2018, the manufacturer developed this rifle to be modular to allow for extreme customization. Fortunately, the customization can be done by users instead of requiring the weapon to be taken to an armory for refitting or upgrades. Interchangeable parts include the barrel and the ability to change the location of the charging handle.
Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle
If you have a pretty penny to spend, this modern-looking precision rifle has a fascinating silhouette that will invite looks at the range. Taking a .300 Win. Mag or a long-action .300 Norma, the premium aerospace materials that are used to build the Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle provide it with exceptional accuracy even at a long range. The 20-MOA rail, black nitride-treated action and adjustable side baffle brake are only a few of the special features you’ll appreciate on this rifle.
From the heavy-duty workhorses, the sleek and sexy outline of the Franchi Momentum brings its own special appeal. There are some thoughtful touches included in the .30/06, including sling attachments that are well-designed and helpful texturing on the stock and and handholds. It’s clear that there has been additional design time spent on the look of the rifle as well as on the ergonomics and accuracy. This particular rifle is cost-effective and a great option for casual shooters.
Steyr Zephyr II
The beautiful wood of this rimfire rifle sets it apart from the other new rifles for 2018. The stock is solid walnut with fancy checkering and a Bavarian cheekpiece. You’ll appreciate the simplicity of the bolt-action weapon and the 5-round detachable magazine. You can utilize either .22 LR or .22 WMR cartridges with the additional option of a .17 HMR — depending on your preferences. All this and the rifle still clocks in at less than $1,000.
Picking your favorite from this stellar line-up as well as the dozens of other rifles could be difficult — but you’ll enjoy the research of finding exactly the right rifle for your needs in 2019!
~ Ready to Fire News