Shopping 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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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
Jon Spain added Remington

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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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
gcracker3k added SAKO Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Dismalhead added Springfield Armory, Inc. Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Savage Arms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Savage Arms Arms Manufacturers

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SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
simariss06 added SIG Sauer Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

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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
Dismalhead added Marlin Firearms Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Benelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
simariss06 added Benelli Firearm, Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

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Beretta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
simariss06 added Beretta Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Mossberg 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
gcracker3k added FN Herstal Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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ArmaLite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added ArmaLite Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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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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Bushmaster Firearms Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Bushmaster Firearms International Arms Manufacturers

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Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Thompson Center Arms Arms Manufacturers

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Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Jon Spain added Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

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Steyr Mannlicher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Steyr Mannlicher Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
MorganScott added Browning Arms Company Arms Manufacturers

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Knight's Armament Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Knight's Armament Company Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Accuracy International is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Accuracy International Arms Manufacturers

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Bravo Company Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Bravo Company Manufacturing

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Stag Arms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Stag Arms Arms industry

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Les Baer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
Dismalhead added Les Baer Arms Manufacturers

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Lwrc International is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Lwrc International

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Arsenal Inc. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
gcracker3k added Arsenal Inc.

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Big Horn Armory is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Hi-Point Firearms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
drspiff added Hi-Point Firearms Arms Manufacturers

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Keystone Sporting Arms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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Calico Light Weapons Systems is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rifle Brands