What a great year 2021 has been for rifle fans. A slew of new and innovative rifles hit the shelves this year. Whether you’re looking for a new hunting rifle, something suitable for competition, or just a fun plinker, we pulled together all the newest rifles into one article. 

Here they are, listed in alphabetical order so you can see just what rolled out this year for American rifle lovers.

ATI Mil-Sport & Omni Hybrid Rifles in 6mm ARC

New from American Tactical are two new 6mm ARC rifles. Offering low recoil and high accuracy, the Omni Hybrid Maxx and Mil-Sport rifles both feature an 18-inch barrel with a 15-inch M-LOK rail. They also feature a flash hider on both platforms. 

Beretta BRX1 Bolt Action

Adjustable trigger, interchangeable barrels, and a two-movement, linear, ambidextrous reloading system are all features of the new BRX1 bolt-action rifle from Beretta. Extensively tested with over 120,000 rounds of seven-different ammo types through the prototypes, this is one reliable choice.

B&T USA Special Purpose Rifle 300 BLK PRO Series

With its integral suppressor, the SPR300 BLK PRO was designed due to increased demand after a successful launch of the original SPR300. It features an updated chassis, accepts AR-style magazines, features a Timney match trigger, and has a folding stock assembly compatible with AR/M4-style stocks. 

Bushmaster 450

The 450 Bushmaster is the newest in the line after being acquired by Franklin Armory. It’s lightweight, has a 14-inch floating rail with M-LOK accessory slots, muzzle brake, and a two-stage trigger. 

CZ-USA 600 Series Rifles

CZ introduced four new models this year for their 600 series of rifles. The new models include Alpha, Lux, Trail, and Range. They’ll be available in early 2022 and in a variety of calibers (model dependent) that include .223 Rem, .224 Valkyrie, .300 Win Mag, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .30-06, 6.5 PRC, 6mm Creedmoor, and 7.62x39. This series will suit anyone from backpackers and hunters to plinkers and even those who just enjoy a fine, all-around traditional-style rifle. 

FN 15 TAC3

FN introduced a new series of modern sporting rifles. The FN 15 series consists of three standard TAC3 models that are available in black, FDE, or tungsten grey. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, they include FN’s hammer-forged, chrome-lined, government-profile barrel. 

FN Evolys Belt-Fed Machine Gun

In the market for a belt-fed gun? Look no further than the new Evolys from FN. With choices chambered in 5.56 NATO (12 pounds, 14-inch barrel) or 7.62 (14 pounds, 16-inch barrel), both have an open-bolt, gas-operated, short-stroke piston for reliability. They also both feature a SCAR-style adjustable buttstock. 


The new NRCH-series SCARs will include ambidextrous non-reciprocating charging handles, which work for both left and right-handed shooters. These couple with fully ambidextrous surface controls and will include models of the SCAR 16S, SCAR 17S, and SCAR 20S

Franchi Momentum Series

Franchi has introduced three new models in their Momentum series: Momentum Elite Varmint, Momentum .350 Legend, and Momentum Elite Optifade. 

Henry Scout .45-70

New to Henry’s lineup, the Scout .45-70 weighs in at 7.1 pounds, has a Picatinny scout rail, a large lever loop, swivel studs, and a rubber recoil pad. It has a four-round capacity. 

Nosler Model 21 Series

Standard with a user-adjustable, single-stage TriggerTech Field trigger, and a one-piece Nitride-coated bolt that utilizes an M16-style extractor, these new rifles from Nosler are built to perform. The stock is a lightweight synthetic carbon-fiber. They’re available in .22 Nosler, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .26 Nosler, .27 Nosler, .280 Ackley Improved, .28 Nosler, .308 Win, .300 Win Mag, .30 Nosler, and .33 Nosler. 

Ruger 10/22 Left-Handed Competition Rifle

Lefties, this one is for you. With a left-handed ejection, left-handed charging handle, and a detachable 10-shot rotary magazine, this 10/22 rifle is built for competition. It features a Picatinny rail for your optics, a 16.12-inch threaded barrel, adjustable cheek rest, and Ruger’s BX-Trigger. 

Ohio Ordnance Works M2 SLR .50 Cal

Meet the new no-stamp-required M2 SLR .50 caliber rifle from Ohio Ordnance Works. It’s an NFA-compliant version of the famed M2 machine gun. The M2 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) weighs in at 115 pounds and comes with its own custom-fitted hard case. While the gun was announced this fall, it isn’t shipping yet and will only ship to states where it complies. 

J.P. Sauer S100 Fieldshoot

This customizable all-arounder chambered in 6.5 PRC is fast, flat, and accurate. The J.P. Sauer S100 Fieldshoot is perfect for target, competition, and longer-range hunting. 

Sig Sauer M400 Tread Snakebite SE

Featuring a two-stage trigger, Cerakote finish, and a hybrid compensator/flash hider, the new Sig Sauer M400 Snakebite comes complete with a 13-inch free-floating handguard. It’s finished in a two-tone black and bronze combination. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, it has a six-position stock and weighs in at 7 pounds. 

Smith & Wesson M&P15T II

Chambered in 5.56 NATO, the new M&P15T II has several enhancements from its predecessors. It features a full-length aluminum handguard with M-LOK slots, a flat-faced trigger, Magpul CTR stock, and M&P grip with four interchangeable grip inserts. It also offers an ambidextrous Radian Raptor-LT charging handle and safety selector. 

Taylor’s & Company TC86 Takedown

Based on the classic Browning Model 1886, the TC86 Takedown lever-action hunting rifle has a list of classic features yet is field ready with upgrades that include a rubber butt plate, a wide lever that is perfect for use with gloves, and a Weaver rail. It’s chambered in .45-70 Government. 

Weatherby Backcountry 2.0

This new series of bolt-action Mark V rifles feature a new carbon-fiber Peak 44 Blacktooth stock, an adjustable single-stage TriggerTech trigger, and an Accubrake ST muzzle device. Backcountry models will be available in either right or left-handed versions with nine popular calibers. 

Zev Technology Core Duty Rifle

Built for professional end users and serious shooters, the new Core Duty utilizes a 16-inch chromoly barrel and malonite QPQ finish. It weighs in at 7 pounds, comes standard with a Zev muzzle device, a two-stage trigger, and it’s chambered in 5.56 NATO. 

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