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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SAKO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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441 178
Remington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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514 222
Savage Arms is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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441 181
Weatherby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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624 290
Winchester Repeating Arms Comp... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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470 201
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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336 128
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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316 127
Henry Repeating Arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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321 136
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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280 126
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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263 118
Marlin Firearms is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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255 114
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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225 96
Benelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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201 82
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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249 119
Mossberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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233 111
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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185 89
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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144 85
ArmaLite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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166 109
Daniel Defense is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rifle Brands

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188 131
Kimber Manufacturing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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142 103
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Heckler & Koch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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Bushmaster Firearms Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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85 64
Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rifle Brands
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