Rifle Reviews: Everything But AR’s

Any rifles that aren’t AR-15’s live here.  From AK’s to surplus…we’ve got a little bit of everything.

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More Rifle Reviews

[Review] CMMG Banshee 10mm: Runs Like a Scalded Dog

Wooo, an AR-15 pistol in 10mm! We hands-on test CMMG's new Banshee in 10mm for reliability, looks, accuracy, recoil, and more.

Henry Golden Boy .22LR [Review]: Best Lever .22 Ever?

What makes grown men giggle like school girls? The Henry Golden Boy that's what! We review the lever action .22LR for reliability, accuracy, price, and more.

[Review] Ruger Precision Rifle Gen 3: Even Better

The first generation Ruger Precision was truly revolutionary. The Gen 3 is even better. We hands-on review its reliability, accuracy, fit/feel, and more.

Mini-14 Ranch Rifle [Hands-On Review]

Looking for a nice .223 rifle that's not an AR? We hands-on test a couple Mini-14 Ranch rifles for accuracy, ergonomics, reliability, price, and more.

[Review] SKS: Norinco & Yugoslavian Variants

The SKS is one of the most prolific surplus rifles. We hands-on review the Yugoslavian and Chinese variants plus some potential issues and even upgrades.

[Review] DS Arms (DSA) FAL SA58

The FAL is the "right arm of the free world," but is a modernized version needed? We hands-on review DS Arms' SA58 variant for everything that matters.

[Review] Ruger American Predator: Affordable 1000 Yard Rifle

Can you get a 1000 yard rifle with an optic for under $1000? The Ruger American Predator plus a sweet Vortex scope show that you can. See the results!

[Review] CVA Cascade: Sub $500 Hunting Bolt Rifle?

Looking for an affordable, reliable, and accurate hunting rifle for under $500? We hands-on review the CVA Cascade to see its performance vs its low price.

Ruger American Review: Affordable & Gets the Job Done

The Ruger American isn't perfect, but it sure is affordable. See why I still love it in this review and think it's one of the best deals out there.

[Review] Bergara B-14 HMR: Best Factory Barrels?

Serious on getting into long range shooting but want a great value? We hands-on review the Bergara B-14 HMR which might have the best factory barrel ever.

[Review] Henry .45-70 Lever Action Rifle: Big Game Ready

Want an old-school lever action for taking down anything in North America that's also beautiful? See our review of the Henry .45-70 with pics and videos!

[Review] Marlin 1895 .45-70 Dark Series vs Originals

Looking to get a Marlin 1895? We hands-on review the new .45-70 Dark Series against some of the originals to see which generation reigns supreme.

[Review] Henry AR-7: Takedown Survival Rifle

A takedown survival gun that weighs 3.5 lbs and fits in its own buttstock? We hands-on review the Henry AR-7 for assembly, accuracy, reliability, and more.

[Review] ARES SCR: Always a Way

Looking for a unique featureless AR solution? We hands-on review the Ares SCR for ergonomics, reliability, looks, and more. See if it's right for you.

[Review] Springfield M1A: SOCOM 16 & National Match

Best marksman rifle or 10 MOA monster? We hands-on review two Springfield M1As with some quirks along the way. All with tons of pictures, video, and groups.

[Review+Video] Swiss K31: Legendary Accuracy

We hands-on review a few Swiss K31 rifles for their reliability, accuracy, recoil, and more. Plus some tips on how to get the best one for your money.

[Review] Henry .45-70 Lever Action Rifle: Big Game Ready

Want an old-school lever action for taking down anything in North America that's also beautiful? See our review of the Henry .45-70 with pics and videos!

Remington 597 Beginner Gun Review

We go over why you would possibly pick the Remington 597 over the Ruger 10/22 in terms of reliability, price, shootability, accessories, safety, and more.

[Review] Romanian RPK: Haunted AK Squad Weapon?

A Kalashnikov in long boi format as a squad automatic weapon? We hands-review Atlantic Firearm's Romanian RPK with lots of rounds and some history.

Saiga .223 Rifle Review

The ultimate Saiga .223 Review...we cover its AK-47 heritage, shootability, upgradability, reliability, maintenance, upgrades, and more.

Rifle Upgrades & Accessories

Best Remington 700 Upgrades: Stocks, Triggers, & More

Looking to upgrade or build up a new Remington 700? We've got our favorite mods from barrels to stocks, triggers, bottom metal, and even scope rings.

[Review] Boyds Stocks: AT-One & Platinum

Looking for a sweet wooden gun stock? You can't go wrong with Boyds. We review two models hands-on for install, look, feel, performance, price, and more

Best Rifle Bipods: AR-15 & More

Looking for the best bipod for your hunting rifle or AR-15? We cover what makes a great bipod and a few of the most popular ones out there that we owned or shot with extensively.

[Review] SWFA SS 2.5-10x32 Scope & Boyds Spike Camp Stock

Looking for an affordable scope and stock? We hands-on review SWFA's SS 2.5-10x ultralight scope and Boyds Spike Camp stock on our Howa 1500 action.

Best 3-Gun Rifle Compensators [Tested]

Looking for the best compensator to reign in muzzle flip? We cover options for all budgets and the most popular 3-Gun competition calibers.

Best 10/22 Upgrades [Hands-On]: Stocks, Triggers, & More

Got a Ruger 10/22 and want to make it look cooler and shoot better? These 10/22 mods will up the performance on your gun and make it truly one of a kind.

[Review] MDT ESS and LSS-XL Chassis: Rock Solid

If you want a precision rifle, you need a precision chassis. MDT gives you the bedrock you need to reach out to 1000+ yards and touch something!

5 Best 6.5 Grendel Uppers [Hands-On]

Thinking of a 6.5 Grendel AR-15? We hands-on shoot 5 of the most popular uppers available so you'll know which to get for your purpose and budget.

11 Best Rifle Scopes [Hands-On]: All Types & Budgets

We cover all the best rifle scopes, from low power variable optics to hunting, prism, scout, long distance, and more. View-throughs and video for each.

Best Rifle Sling For Your AR-15 & Precision Rifle [Hands-On]

Single point to two, three, Ching, and Cuff slings. We hands-on cover them all for your AR-15 or precision rifle. Now with videos and GIFs on proper usage.

9 Best Long Range Rifle Scopes [2020 Hands On+Video]

Want the best long range scope for your purpose? We hands-on test the 9 most popular scopes. Complete with real view-throughs, tracking tests, and video.

8 Best Red Dot Sights [Hands-On]: Rifle, Pistol, & All Budgets

There's lots of red dots. Learn the different types, why they rock, and our top picks based on real-world use with a tons of guns and thousands of rounds.

Best Carbon Fiber Barrels: Cooler, Stronger, Lighter

Carbon Fiber barrels are one of the most amazing advancements in firearms since rifled barrels and select-fire. We took a look at what makes these barrels so great, why they perform so much better than other barrels, and who makes the best ones.

5 Best Ruger 10/22 Scopes: Maximize Your Accuracy

Want to get the max accuracy out of your Ruger 10/22 rifle? We cover 5 of the best scopes made for rimfire rifles at a variety of budgets.

5 Best Remington 700 Triggers: Maximum Accuracy

Looking to get the most accuracy out of your Remington 700? You'll want an upgraded trigger. We'll go over important specs and our favorite R700 triggers.

[Review] Faxon .350 Legend Barrel: Hunting Ready

Looking for a great .350 Legend barrel? We hands-on review Faxon's 16" Gunner profile version for accuracy and its ability to take down deer.

5 Best Laser Bore Sights [Hands-On Tested]

Boresights make zeroing a lot easier, but not all boresights are created equal! Take a look at our top picks and save yourself time and money!

[Review] Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic): Best Red Dot?

Need a rock solid optic for your go-to rifle? We review the Aimpoint PRO with plenty of rounds down range. Plus accuracy testing, remounting shift testing, and torture testing with a hammer.

6 Best AR-15 & AK Pistol Braces [Hands-On & Video]

Not sure which pistol brace to get...or the legalities? We cover the top choices for AR-15 and AK braces with an emphasis on price and usability.

Harris Bipod Review [Hands-On]: Still The King?

Harris Bipods were the gold standard of rifle bipods. But with new ones out...does Harris still have what it takes? We hands-on test their HBRMS model.

6 Best AR-15 & AK-47 Featureless Grips [CA & NY Compliant]

We've been shooting featureless in CA for years. Here's our favorite grips that shoot great, look semi-normal, and will keep your AR & AK legal.

Best AK-47 Brakes & Compensators [Tested]: Tame The Recoil

Looking to tame the oomph of your AK? We cover a few of the most popular brakes out there across all budgets so you can find the best for your needs.

4 Best Rangefinders For Shooting [Hands-On with Views]

If you’ve ever shot at any real distance, you know how important it is to know the distance to your target. These rangefinders take the guesswork out of it.

Choosing Your First Muzzleloader

Muzzleloading rifles are an old-school classic, but getting into this line of firearms can be challenging. We'll take the mystery out of it and help you pick your first (or next) Muzzleloading Rifle!

Best Aftermarket 10/22 Receivers

Want to really upgrade your 10/22? Or are you building a custom one from the ground up? We cover the best aftermarket 10/22 receivers for your purpose.

BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel [Review]

Looking for bull barrel accuracy in a lightweight package? Something that looks sweet plus is the most affordable carbon fiber barrel in its class? Check out our full review of BSF's 16.5" Wylde barrel.

4 Best 10/22 Trigger Kits [Hands-On + Video]

Want to bring out the best in your Ruger 10/22? You'll need an upgraded trigger. We test the most popular options for pull weight, split times, and travel.

Best Red Dots [Hands-On]: Under $200 Budget

Quickly find out the best budget Red Dot for your rifle as we review Primary Arms, Holosun, and Vortex with tons of torture tests (drop/temperature/water). One of them barely makes it out.

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