Brands The Best Rifle Brands  

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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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Remington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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576 257
Winchester Repeating Arms Comp... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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421 170
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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391 164
Weatherby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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393 167
SAKO is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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448 205
Savage Arms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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307 116
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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290 108
Henry Repeating Arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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295 123
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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262 115
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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242 101
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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245 105
Marlin Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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207 90
Benelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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231 111
Mossberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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183 79
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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214 107
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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167 85
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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49 6
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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130 83
ArmaLite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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172 129
Kimber Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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145 104
Daniel Defense is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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135 101
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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115 95
Bushmaster Firearms Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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75 62
Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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102 96
Steyr Mannlicher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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76 91
Knight's Armament Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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78 103
Accuracy International is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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59 102
Stag Arms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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57 100
Bravo Company Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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64 117
Les Baer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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50 100
Lwrc International is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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41 99
Arsenal Inc. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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37 101
Big Horn Armory is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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45 144
Hi-Point Firearms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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18 109
Keystone Sporting Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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22 130
Calico Light Weapons Systems is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rifle Brands