15 Best Hunting Rifles of The Past 10 Years

There are plenty of awesome guns out there, but we’ve put together an extensive list of the best hunting rifles over the last 10 years. So, enjoy in these beauties !

BEST HUNTING RIFLES OF THE PAST DECADE

 

1) RUGER No. 1 VARMINTER K1-V-BBZ 

Best hunting rifles -ruger

The combination of the stylish No. 1 action, sub 1/2-inch erratic accuracy and a brand new sizzling varmint round will make everybody to swoon. This stunning rifle is the perfect companion to take afield, and the higher price is definitely earned!

Price: $950

Cartridge: .204 Ruger

Smallest Group: .469

Trigger Pull: 5 lb. 2 oz.

 

#2) MARLIN 336XLR 

Marlin 336HLR is a real revelation. It’s not surprising to see this rifle at the list of the best hunting rifles, since is favorite hunting rifles among many hunters. Even this version of the rifle cannot be say is completely new rifle, in any case it gave us a new perspective on the accuracy capability of a lever rifle.

MARLIN 336XLR

Price: $874
Cartridge: .30-30 Win
Smallest Group: 1.00
Trigger Pull: 5 lb. 11 oz.

#3) REMINGTON MODEL 798

 REMINGTON MODEL 798

This rifles’s popularity in the hunting field is unequaled, simply because it does everything what a bolt-action rifle is supposed to do, and does it reliably. The accuracy this rifle have, while maybe not spectacular, still is equaled or bettered that of several other more expensive bolt-actions.

Price: $648
Cartridge: .30/06
Smallest Group: .880
Trigger Pull: 7 lb. 10 oz.

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#4) SAVAGE MODEL 12 F/TR

SAVAGE MODEL 12 F/TR

It isn’t something new to say, but this is another great gun by Savage. First of all, Savage company turned the gun world upside down with its AccuTrigger, innovation that kicked the industry out of its stupor, but also forced everyone else to come out with decent triggers. With some other words, that took serious stones. When mentioning Savage model 12 F/TR we mean accurate firearm, with firing distances from hundred to thousand yards, which definitely puts it on this list of best hunting rifles.

Price: $1,142
Cartridge: .308
Smallest Group: .615
Trigger Pull: 10.5 oz.

 

#5) WEATHERBY VANGUARD

WEATHERBY VANGUARD

You will say that the Weatherby for the most of us, and in a caliber that gun nuts on a budget, is a rifle that could only dream of owning. Now when Weatherby is producing economical ammo in .257 Wby. to use with the rifle, there’s definitely no excuse not to get one.

Price: $476
Cartridge: .257 WBY. Mag.
Smallest Group: .65
Trigger Pull: 6 lb.

#6) SAVAGE MK II

 SAVAGE MK II

Savage MK II rifle is astoundingly accurate rifle, with deserved place in the list of  best hunting rifles for the past decade. With its gleaming stainless-steel action and barrel and a laminated hardwood stock that echoes the sculpting of legendary stock-stylist Reinhart Fajen, Savage MK II certainly looks considerably more upscale than its price tag indicates. This rifle is probably the most accurate rimfire among the all !

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Price: $421
Cartridge: .22 LR
Smallest Group: .109 (at 50 yards)
Trigger Pull: 3 lb. 8 oz.

 

7) WEATHERBY MARK XXII

 WEATHERBY MARK XXII

If you combine two iconic names in the gun industry, you already have your winner- the Weatherby Mark XXII. Anschutz, located in Ulm, Germany, is company renowned of   its Olympic medal-winning rimfire rifles. In the other hand, Weatherby,  enjoys his unique reputation due the distinctive “California” styling of the firearms and the line of high-velocity magnum cartridges. Together,  they combined the trim and accurate Anschutz Model 64 action and barrels with unmistakable, all-American Weatherby styling in the Mark XXII.

Price: $949
Cartridge: .17 HMR
Smallest Group: .810
Trigger Pull: 2 lb. 12 oz.

#8) T/C VENTURE PREDATOR

 

 T/C VENTURE PREDATOR

Accuracy, portability and stealth are all coming together in this Thomson/ Center’s lineup of a bolt actions. This trio of attributes hopefully will appeal to hunters who pursue predators , mostly coyotes. The all-camo treatment on the stock and metalwork–with the exception of the rubberized inserts in the forend and grip, and the butt pad, bolt and magazine–leave little doubt as to this rifle’s purpose. In any case, it’s a nice, crisp trigger with an excellent value.

Price: $549
Cartridge: .22-250
Trigger Pull: 3 lb. 7 oz.
Smallest Group: .795

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#9)MARLIN XS7 

MARLIN XS7 

Seeing the XS7 coming wasn’t surprising at all.  The successful introduction of the Marlin XL7, marked the company’s reentry into the bolt-action market after a 7 year hiatus. Affordability, due to no-frills utility in a design that incorporates cost-conscious, as well as the accuracy are the qualities that made the XL7 so appealing .

Price: $341
Cartridge: .308 Win.
Smallest Group: 1.170
Trigger Pull: 2 lb. 15 oz.

 

#10) SAVAGE 93R17 

 SAVAGE 93R17 

You’ll say someone say that any rifle in .17 HMR would be fun and accurate to shoot, but shooting with Savage .17  is something especially good. So, there’s no reason to ask why this Savage model is putted on the list of the best hunting rifles.

Price: $399
Cartridge: .17 HMR
Smallest Group: 1.00
Trigger Pull: 2 lb. 11 oz.

 

#11)CZ 455 AMERICAN

CZ 455 AMERICAN

Even on a first sing  this rifle looks like the CZ’s 452 series of rimfires, still there’s a sagnificant change since this model use single type of receiver with a purpose to create  a consistent platform for future versions of the 455. Knowing that consistency is one of the key ingredients for accuracy, CZ455 American, chambered in .17 HMR, is off to a great start.

Price: $504
Cartridge: .17 HMR
Smallest Group: .439
Trigger Pull: 4 lb. 2 oz.

 

#12) REMINGTON M700 VTR

REMINGTON M700 VTR 

Remington’s latest incarnation of the ageless Model 700 gets a lot of attention lately. His triangular barrel contour reduces weight, because when you slice metal off a barrel it gets lighter.According to Remington,  it enhances rigidity and promotes rapid heat dissipation.

Price: 805
Cartridge: .223
Smallest Group: .835
Trigger Pull: 4 lb. 1 oz.

 

 

#13)SAVAGE MARK II CLASSIC

SAVAGE MARK II CLASSIC

There’s a reason why this model is called classic- his name is totally justified.  His slickly finished stock is a real American black walnut. When it comes about styling, it’s elegant and more than a little reminiscent of the classic American stock makers. It is the Savage’s most beautiful finished rimfire ever.

Price: $495
Cartridge: .22 LR
Smallest Group: .572 (at 50 yards)
Trigger Pull: 2 lb. 11 oz.

 

 

#14)SAVAGE MODEL 10 PREDATOR

SAVAGE MODEL 10 PREDATOR 

You shouldn’t be surprised why this model is put on the list of the best hunting rifles. Savage Model 10 Predator conjures the image of a camo-festooned coyote hunter hunkered in the sage with a likewise-camo-clad rifle and definitely is good name for this rifle. With the exception of his AccuTrigger, almost everything is layered with Mossy Oak Brush camo.

Price: $691
Cartridge: .223
Smallest Group: .392
Trigger Pull: 12.3 oz.

 

#15) REMINGTON MODEL 5

REMINGTON MODEL 5 

Very similar to the legendary Winchester Model 52, this rifle is definitely one of the best hunting rifles you can find. This model has the look and feel of a centerfire rifle and his bottom metal is made from a big chunk of machined and nicely oilseed blue steel. As many hunters say about it- you pay a little for what you got with this rifle.

Price: $348
Cartridge: .22 LR
Smallest Group: .509 (at 50 yards)
Trigger Pull: 5 lb. 4 oz.

So what do you think about these rifles? Do you agree to put them on the list of the best hunting rifles?

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