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Last year at SHOT Show, we noticed bolt-action hunting rifle market trending toward ultra-light mountain rigs. That shift continues this year with substantial interest and investment in ultra-light backcountry rifles, with some long-range options and modularity functionality in the mix. These are the new hunting rifles we sniffed out, many of which are innovative, interesting, and just plain cool. Here are a dozen new rifles that caught our eye, in no particular order.1. Benelli LupoBenelli introduced its first bolt-action in 2020, a super-adjustable hunting rifle. (Benelli/)With a bold move into the bolt-action rifle world, Benelli announced Tuesday their brand-new Lupo, a super-adjustable, futuristic hunting rifle. (Lupo is Italian for wolf.) Featuring a variety of cutting-edge features and modes of adjustment, you can configure the shims and spacers to exactly fit your physique and shooting style. Finger reach is adjustable, as is trigger-pull weight. The matte blued barrel is cryo-treated and free-floating, and sports a three-shot sub-MOA guarantee. Barrel length is 22 inches for standard calibers and 24 inches for magnum calibers. The black synthetic stock is adjustable for length of pull, cheek weld, drop, and cast. An alloy chassis supports the action and barrel in the stock. The 5-round detachable box-style magazine is double-stack and radically shaped, and smoothly forms the lower body section of the receiver area. The tang safety is tactile and crisp. Initial chamberings include .300 Win Mag, .30-06 Springfield, and .270 Winchester. The rifle weighs in right around seven pounds, and SRP is $1,699.2. Sig Sauer CrossSIG is calling their new Cross a precision bolt-action hunting rifle. (Sig Sauer/)This new hunting rifle from SIG is radical in every good sense of the word. The company is calling it a precision bolt-action hunting rifle. As a super-light member of the modular, tactical-inspired rifle family, the Cross will initially be chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, and a new cartridge from Sig called the .277 Fury. (The .277 Fury will sport a 140-grain projectile downrange at an unholy velocity from a 16-inch barrel. More on that later.) It’s available in a 16-inch (.308 and .277 Fury), and 18-inch (6.5 CM) barrel. Black and camo finishes are available. The rifle weighs in at 6.5 pounds, and folds down as short as 25 inches. That’s pretty awesome for the hunter who wants a modern rifle suitable for backcountry hunting. A two-stage match grade trigger rounds out the package. SIG has not yet announced a price for this. sigsauer.com
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Kimber has long been known for its lightweight mountain rifles, and this particular model comes equipped with an improved carbon-fiber wrapped barrel. The Open Range Pro Carbon is a dual-purpose bolt gun that can be shot at longer ranges, but is also accurate in situations where you might do some continuous shooting. It weighs about six pounds and has a wider fore-end that you can mount a bi-pod on. For now, the Pro Carbon is offered in .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor, but I suspect it will come in a wider variety of calibers in the years to follow. The barrel is also threaded for a suppressor..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Original link
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Leupold’s RX Fulldraw 4 features Archer’s Advantage software, which calculates arrow weight, arrow velocity and peep height for better accuracy. The Flightpath feature will determine if your arrow will clear obstructions, like hanging limbs, out to 150 yards, and the 6x magnification power should give you plenty of power to put an eye on big bucks. This unit is waterproof and fogproof, plus the OLED technology is adjustable to match display intensity for changing light conditions. Original link
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SIG Sauer unveiled a bolt gun (with AR ergonomics) at SHOT Show 2020 called the Cross. There is a lot to unpack with this new rifle, which has three interchangeable barrels: a 16-inch in .308, 18-inch in 6.5 Creedmoor, and 16-inch in SIG’s .277 Fury. The Cross has a one-piece receiver, and the stock is unique in that in folds forward at the press of a button, making it less cumbersome to pack in and out of wherever you chase wild game. The stock is also adjustable with a spring-loaded comb for better fit. You will notice the magazine release is somewhat hidden in the trigger guard so you don’t have to worry about it getting hung up on your pack or even losing a magazine. It weighs just 6.5 pounds, so it’s a great option for the backcountry..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Original link
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