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List Rules Only manufacturers of firearms that are designed to be fired from the shoulder

List of rifle brands that include the most reliable models available. The best rifle brands include those from major manufacturers including Walther, Browning Arms Company, Smith & Wesson and more.

A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called "lands," which make contact with the projectile (for small arms usage, called a bullet), imparting spin around an axis corresponding to the orientation of the weapon. The word "rifle" originally referred to the grooving, and a rifle was called a "rifled gun." Rifles are used in warfare, hunting and shooting sports.

What are the best rifle brands? Users looking for a new rifle will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on features, design and quality. If you are in the market for a rifle, you should pay attention to the rifling, barrel wear, rate of fire, range, bullet rotational speed (RPM) and caliber.

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Winchester Repeating Arms Comp... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing, Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing, Other Ordnance and Accessories Manufacturing

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Remington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Weatherby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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SAKO is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Savage Arms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Henry Repeating Arms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Henry Repeating Arms Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Marlin Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Benelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Mossberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Beretta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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ArmaLite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Kimber Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Kimber Manufacturing Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Daniel Defense is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Thompson Center Arms Arms Manufacturers

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Bushmaster Firearms Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Steyr Mannlicher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Knight's Armament Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Accuracy International is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Stag Arms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Stag Arms Arms industry

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Bravo Company Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Les Baer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Lwrc International is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Arsenal Inc. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Big Horn Armory is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Hi-Point Firearms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Keystone Sporting Arms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Calico Light Weapons Systems is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rifle Brands