The newest 2012 additions to the hunting rifle market have been unveiled and the best riffles are quickly separating themselves from the competition. One of the biggest trends in hunting rifles is an action platform that provides multiple attachment options through innovative structural technologies. Other standouts in the latest line up of hunting firearms include a riffle that is designed specifically for women and a big game riffle that give dangerous an entirely new meaning. Continue reading to discover which guns made the list for best hunting rifles in 2012.
This modern, multi-caliber firearm is much more than just a rifle; it is bold-action platform. The Dimension is fully adaptable to interchange everything: bolts, barrels and even magazines. This gun supports a 10 calibers ranging from a .204 Ruger all the way to a .300 Win Mag. The Dimension retails at about $650 and extra barrels usually run about $200 a piece. Discover how the latest innovative technologies are being utilized in multi-caliber platform systems by purchasing The Dimension by Thompson Center.
Mossberg designed the MVP Varmint action riffle with all the most sought after features in varmint and predator hunting as well as long-range competitive shooting. The most unique aspect of the MVP Varmint is it patent-pending bolt design which accepts and dependably feeds from AR-15 style magazines. Chambered in .5.56mm NATO, this firearm offers a 1:0 twist rate to maximize performance and accuracy. The stylish fluting on the MVP Varmint increases the heat dissipation and reduces the overall weight. The button-rifled 24-inch medium barrel also features a varmint-style crown to give extra protection for the muzzle. Finally, LBA Trigger System ensures a super confident and creep-free trigger that optimizes accuracy and shot-to-shot consistency.
There is definitely a reason this firearm is named the Dangerous Game. The Montana Riffle Company designed this sturdy, hard hitting gun for the extreme hunters who are willing to take on death in the long grass. The plain, sturdy wood is reinforced with two steel bolts in the action to strengthen the wood and keep it from splitting. The Dangerous Game is chambered for the terrifying 505 Gibs, the massive .406 Weatherby and the severe 416 Rigby. For a very reasonable $2,400, this simple and reliable riffle can be something that is passed down for generations.
With all the women flooding to the sport of hunting, it is quite surprising how few options they have in finding a good-fit riffle. Savage has answered their call and created a riffle that has been scaled down in every dimension. Some examples of its features include a shorter stalk with a higher comb to accommodate the average length of a woman's neck. Savage also took some weight off the forend to create a shorter and lighter barrel. This gun has calibers that run from .223 to .30/06 and retail for about $900. The Savage Lady Hunter far outshines the competition in big game riffles for women.