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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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Remington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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SAKO is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Savage Arms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Weatherby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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324 121
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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301 118
Henry Repeating Arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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310 128
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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272 122
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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252 111
Marlin Firearms is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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247 108
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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218 94
Benelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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238 114
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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227 108
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Daniel Defense is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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135 85
ArmaLite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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180 131
Kimber Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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137 103
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Bushmaster Firearms Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Heckler & Koch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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