8 Great New Hunting Rifles for 2023
Here’s a closer look at some of the most exciting hunting rifles introduced this year.
First Look: Bushmaster Bravo Zulu 350 Legend
Bushmaster didn’t ignore the popularity of the 350 Legend, and its Bravo Zulu AR-15 proves it. The setup should prove highly effective and highly popular among deer hunters in straight-wall states.
New for 2023: Browning X-Bolt Stalker LR
The X-Bolt Stalker LR was designed for long-range shooting with a high strength steel receiver, heavy sporter contour barrel, removable muzzle brake, removable magazine, top-tang thumb safety, extended bolt handle and composite stock with an adjustable comb.
Hardware: Benelli BE.S.T. Lupo
The BE.S.T. Lupo is Benelli’s bid to reinvent the hunting rifle, and there’s no doubt the Italian brand is taking that task seriously. An accurate rifle that’s overflowing with forward-thinking rifle technology, the Lupo is going to continue to win fans as more hunters learn to love all that these guns offer.
First Look: Savage A22 Takedown
Opening and connecting with just a quarter-twist and offering an extremely simple breakdown, the new A22 Takedown weighs just 6 pounds, making it an ideal go-anywhere rifle.
Review: Savage Impulse Mountain Hunter
Featuring a carbon-fiber-wrapped stainless-steel barrel and rugged polymer stock, the new straight-pull Impulse Mountain Hunter is lightweight, accurate and reliable.
Mossberg Adds 7mm PRC to Patriot Bolt-Action Rifle Series
Mossberg has announced that it will be offering the new Hornady 7mm PRC in its Patriot Predator bolt-action rifle series.
Hardware: Bergara Premier MgLite
The Premier MgLite rifle features an ultra-lightweight XLR Element magnesium chassis and Bergara’s proprietary CURE Carbon barrel, making it the epitome of a lightweight, packable precision hunting rifle.
Hardware: Henry Long Ranger Express
If you’re looking for a compact, quick and scope-sighted (or red dot) coyote/varmint/deer rifle or personal defense rifle, the Henry Long Ranger Express, chambered in .223 Remington, is worth a hard look.
First Look: Mauser M18 Savanna
Mauser has announced the introduction of its new M18 Savanna bolt-action rifle, featuring a Savanna tan stock with grip inserts and a threaded barrel for the addition of a suppressor or muzzle brake.