If you like serious long-range shooting, then there is no other place to spend that extra Christmas or year-end bonus money than on a rifle that can go the distance.
At Guns.com we’ve assembled a list of rifles that will be sure to be accurate and true. These guns aren’t for your average shooter, with all of them having a price tag over $2,000 these rifles are for shooters who demand precision.
Who doesn’t want a Barrett? If you got the money for the rifle (not to mention the ammo) and the space to shoot it then it’s a fun gun to have. It’s an impressive gun and fun to shoot, one that most will pick if given the choice. In the video above YouTuber Texas Plinking finds a nice little ranch to shoot at for the first time.
What’s impressive about Barrett’s is how soft recoiling they are for the projectile they are firing. Around the 7:40 mark, the groups start shouldering the gun to shoot for fun, and you can see how incredibly light the recoil is in these clips. If you got the cash why not have a little fun?
Daniel Defense DDM5V2
Daniel Defense has a great reputation for being a high-quality manufacturer of American made rifles. Guns.com got a chance to see that in action when they toured the HQ and factory, click here to check it out.
The DDM5V2 is the latest in the company’s AR-10 lineup and it’s drawn some considerable praise since being released.
One of our favorite YouTubers, Mrgunsngear, did a full review on the gun above. “If you want a good well-built rifle that’s refined and comes range ready… this is one I’d look at if you’re in the market at that price point,” he says, in the wrap up of the video.
Wilson Combat Super Sniper
Wilson Combat design the Super Sniper for extreme accuracy and rapid follow up shots. If you like overexposed white t-shirts and background noise then Kotaboy32 Tactical gives a good overview of his 6.5 Creedmoor variation in the video above, “beautiful gun, a pleasure to shoot,” he tells us. In all seriousness, his review is complete and his 6.5 chambering will be nearly identical to the beauty we have in the Vault.
The GDC Vault has a variation in .223 Wylde in mint condition. This long-range rifle is ready to hit the range already coming equipped with a Nightforce NX5 5.5-22×56 scope. When you consider that these scopes retail at over $2,000 this is a deal that is worth considering for the glass alone.
CMMG Endeavor 300
The CMMG Endeavor 300, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, is engineered and produced with the same great quality that has come to be expected of the brand famous for its Banshee lineup. In the above video, another GDC favorite YouTuber IV8888 takes the gun out for a first look. Around the 10 minute mark, he talks about how it’s a serious rifle built for anything from varmint and critters to just having fun at the range.
The used model in the GDC vault also has the same Nightforce scope as seen on the Wilson Combat model above. When you add up the value of this rifle along with the value of the scope this is a steal you won’t want to pass on.
FN SCAR 17, 20S
FN has been around for a long time, making quality firearms for militaries all over the world. The FN SCAR 20S the latest in battle-proven technology based on the legendary DNA of the 7.62-caliber MK 17 and MK 20 SSR. Perfectly calibrated for long-range precision fire the SCAR 20S gives you the ability to engage targets nearing 800 yards with ease.
Guns.com had a chance to visit the FN factory in Columbia, SC recently and we got to see where a SCAR is born, check out the full video here. There we also got to talk to Ben Voss, Senior Product Manager at FN about the history and what makes the rifle special. “The SCAR program started as a SOCOM solicitation for a new rifle,” he said.
If it’s good enough for SOCOM it’s good enough for just about anybody. SCAR’s are often sold out of many places due to their increasing popularity. Lucky for you, Guns.com has some for sale.
Honorable Mention…Steyr AUG A3
The Steyr AUG A3 is an iconic gun that is utilized in militaries the world over. This is an effective close-quarters combat rifle that can also stretch its legs and go the distance when need be. For an in-depth review of the history of the rifle check out our feature story on it here.
The guys over at 9-Hole Reviews, impressive as always, take their well-loved AUG A3 out in the Texas wind and stretch it out to 500 yards with a very affordable Primary Arms optic on top. In wind gusts of 10-20 mph, they were able to effectively place 55-grain rounds from 150 yards to 500 yards showing off the gun’s versatility– and chokeslam the naysayers that 5.56 is a 300m-and-under-only round.