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Best New Hunting Rifles for 2021

Here's a look at this year's most exciting new rifles for hunters looking to make an upgrade.

Hardware: CZ 557 Eclipse

The 557 Eclipse performs like a rifle costing twice as much as it does. We particularly appreciate the trigger, the ease of which we mounted a scope, the feel of the stock and the gun’s overall balance. It performed exceptionally well in every category, including feeding.

6 Must-Have Packable Tools for Hunters

Be prepared when heading afield with these must-have packable tools.

Top 8 New Hunting Guns Under $800

You don’t need to break the bank to own a great rifle or shotgun. Here are eight new firearms you can add to your collection for less than $800.

First Look: Savage 110 Timberline Backcountry Xtreme Rifle

Designed for backcountry hunters, Savage has introduced the 110 Timberline.

Hardware: Traditions NitroFire and Federal Premium FireStick

The new NitroFire and FireStick system keeps ignition consistent by protecting the powder, even during storage; the loading process is easy, and the primer can be left in the FireStick or removed without compromising the charge; and the system doesn’t restrict the choice of bullets and 209 muzzleloader primers, meaning hunters can stick with proven favorites.

First Look: Real Avid Smart-Torq

Real Avid has released a torque driver specifically designed for optic mounting and gun builds.

Hardware: Henry Lever Action X Model .45-70

The Henry Lever Action X Model .45-70 is a smooth operator, with useful features that aren’t overdone.

Tested: Smith & Wesson Model 648 .22 WMR Revolver

Outfitting this smooth-cycling .22 WMR wheel gun with a red-dot optic makes it a potent small-game hunting option. If you’re looking for more punch than a .22 LR pistol can provide, with tight groups to boot, this wheel gun deserves your consideration.

Tested: Henry Long Ranger

The Henry Long Ranger is comfortable on the shoulder, the lever functions flawlessly and it’s more than accurate enough to be a 250-yard deer killer.

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