Best centrefire rifles 2021 – our top picks

If you’re after something new, there are plenty of new releases on the market to catch your eye – whatever quarry you’re after. This time, we’re looking at the best centrefire rifles for 2021.

Blaser R8 Ultimate

The Blaser R8 Ultimate’s two-piece stock ensures a relaxed shooting position and optimal control of the rifle. Available with black elastomer, impregnated leather inlays and an integrated moderator.

Price: From £3,750
01483 917 412

Remington 700 American Wilderness

This hunting version of Remington’s Model 700 has a 24” free-floated barrel and a stainless steel action finished with black Cerakote. The American Wilderness has a robust stock and externally adjustable trigger. 

Price: £1,379
01635 253344

Mauser M18

The Mauser M18’s robustness and accuracy derive from a cold-forge hammered barrel and adjustable trigger. It was announced by Mauser as being ‘the ultimate rifle for all men at all times’.

Price: From £799
01483 917 412

Savage Model 10 GRS

The Savage Model 10’s new stock still features the Savage action, including button rifling, AccuTrigger and fluted heavy barrel. The GRS stock has a beavertail forend and a single stud for bipod fitting.

Price: From £1,800
Edgar Brothers
01625 613177

Bergara HMR

The award-winning HMR offers a rifle for hunters and competition shooters. It’s outfitted with a Bergara curved trigger, designed to guarantee a clean pull. Available in a variety of calibres.

Price: From £1,130
01570 362319

Ruger American Predator 

Featuring a moss green composite stock and a blued barrel, this centrefire includes Ruger’s Marksman Adjustable trigger and a one-piece, three-lug bolt with 70 degree throw. The barrel is hammer-forged and free floating. 

Price: £680
Viking Arms
01423 780810

Savage 110 High Country

The 110 High Country is built for maximum accuracy with its spiral-flute barrel and bolt. Featuring AccuTrigger and customisable pull and comb height, this centrefire comes in a wide range of standard calibres. 

Price: £1,500 
Edgar Brothers
01625 613177

Browning X-Bolt Hunter Eclipse 

The Hunter Eclipse has a laminated stock with a raised Monte Carlo cheekpiece. It also features an Inflex recoil reduction system, and Super Feather Trigger for clean, short trigger movement. 

Price: £999
01235 514550

GRS Bifrost Black

The GRS Bifrost, made from glass fibre reinforced composite material, uses the Speedlock 2.0 adjustment system for length of pull/cheekpiece height. There’s a Picatinny mount for lights, monopods and accessories.

Price: From £470
Highland Outdoors 
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