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New Modern Sporting Rifles for 2024

The ruggedly reliable AK will always have a home here in the states, and there are few things in this world that are more expandable and more flexible than an AR-pattern firearm. Here’s what’s new for 2024.


Bushmaster | XM15A2
Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Bushmaster Firearms, the XM15A2 has many classic “retro” features like an A2-style stock, handguard and pistol grip, as well as a fixed carry handle.

â–¶20-inch barrel with a 1:7-inch twist
â–¶Rifle-length gas system
â–¶A2 flash hider
â–¶Carry handle upper receiver

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 39 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $1,297
(800) 883-6229 bushmaster.com


CMMG | Dissent Mk47

CMMG | Dissent Mk47
With a custom, single-stage trigger, adjustable gas block and a bolt-catch, the new Dissent Mk47 brings modern upgrades to CMMG’s long-standing 7.62×39 mm rifle.

â–¶Seven color options
â–¶15-inch M-Lok handguard
â–¶Reversible side-charging handle
â–¶Also available as an SBR

Specifications
Caliber: 7.62×39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.1 inches
Overall Length: 27.6 inches (folded), 34 to 37 inches (deployed)
Weight: 7 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $2,399
(660) 248-2293 cmmg.com


Desert Tech | WLVRN Bullpup Rifle

Desert Tech | WLVRN Bullpup Rifle
Convertible on the go to either short-frame calibers (like 5.56 NATO) into large-frame calibers (like 7.62 NATO), the WLVRN is the third generation of bullpup rifle offered by Desert Tech. The barrel mount is integral to the upper receiver for additional stiffness and improved accuracy.

â–¶Upgraded, more precise trigger
â–¶Compatible with standard AR-15/AR-10 magazines
â–¶ Optic not included
â–¶Also available in 5.56 NATO, 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 BLK

Specifications
Caliber: 7.62 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 30 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $2,499
(801) 975-7272 deserttech.com


Franklin Armory | OPS-16R

Franklin Armory | OPS-16R
New from Franklin Armory is the OPS-16R rifle with a new Osprey Defense low-profile, gas-piston system that is self-regulating, which means it’s ready for use with a suppressor. The piston system means the rifle runs cleaner, with fewer gasses and unburnt powder tossed back into your face.

â–¶Franklin Armory slim line M-Lok handguard
â–¶Mil-spec trigger
â–¶Operates without any piston springs
â–¶Also available as a complete upper receiver

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 32 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $1,350
(775) 783-4313 franklinarmory.com


LWRCI | R.E.P.R. MKII 6.5 Creedmoor

LWRCI | R.E.P.R. MKII 6.5 Creedmoor
Developed to meet the requirements of the U.S. Army’s CSASS rifle system, the R.E.P.R. MKII has a patented, short-stroke, gas-piston system and a Monoforge upper receiver. The 20-position, tunable gas block ensures reliability across a range of loads and muzzle devices.

â–¶Geissele SSA-E 2-Stage Precision Trigger
â–¶Side charging handle
â–¶Ultra Brake four-port muzzle brake
â–¶Fully ambidextrous lower receiver

Specifications
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 43.5 inches
Weight: 12 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $4,485
(410) 901-1348 lwrci.com


Maxim Defense | MD-15L

Maxim Defense | MD-15L
Created as simply a good, well-made AR-15 with the most popular Magpul furniture, the MD-15L gets the job done without any nonsense. It is suited to both law enforcement patrol and home defense, and is optimized for M855 ball ammunition.

â–¶Adjustable Magpul stock
â–¶Magpul Grip
â–¶Blackout Defense flat, 3-pound trigger
â–¶Magpul MBUS sights

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 33 to 35.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $1,495
(239) 580-7800 maximdefense.com


POF-USA | Renegade

POF-USA | Renegade
POF-USA’s Renegade has a Dead Air KeyMo brake permanently affixed to the 13.75-inch barrel, giving the combined parts a length of 16 inches, thus avoiding NFA restrictions. The full-featured carbine is crafted to make shooting accurate, reliable and comfortable, and is available in a selection of Cerakote colors.

â–¶Gen 4 lower receiver
â–¶Flat trigger
â–¶Back-up iron sights
â–¶POF Dictator adjustable gas block

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 13.8 inches
Overall Length: 34 to 37 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,899
(623) 561-9572 pof-usa.com


Primary Weapon Systems | UXR

Primary Weapon Systems | UXR
Available chambered in .223 Wylde, .300 BLK and .308 Win., the PWS “User Xchange Rifle” or UXR, boasts an innovative Exchange system that enables users to quickly convert the rifle to alternate chamberings by simply swapping the bolt head, magazine well and barrel.

â–¶Folding stock
â–¶PWS FRC compensator
â–¶Monolithic rail system for optics
â–¶Long-stroke, piston-driven gas system

Specifications
Caliber: .308 Win
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 28.3 inches (folded), 35 to 37.5 inches (deployed)
Weight: 6 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $2,650
(208) 344-5217 primaryweapons.com


Rock River Arms | BT2 ATR

Rock River Arms | BT2 ATR
With ambidextrous operation as its main goal, the BT2 ATR has magazine- and bolt-release options on both sides and more to appeal to both right- and left-handed shooters. It also boasts billet upper and lower receivers.

â–¶A2 flash hider
â–¶Hogue grip
â–¶Ambidextrous bolt-catch lever and magazine release
â–¶Radian Raptor charging handle

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 33 to 36.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $2,110
(866) 980-7625 rockriverarms.com


Ruger | SFAR

Ruger | SFAR
Ruger’s Small-Frame Autoloading Rifle (SFAR) is now chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, fitted with a 20-inch barrel and paired with a rifle-length gas system, which keeps it smaller and lighter than comparable rifles, while simultaneously achieving the ballistic performance, low recoil and accuracy for which the impressive cartridge is known.

â–¶15-inch freefloat handguard
â–¶Monolithic, A3-style optics rail
â–¶Nitride-coated, cold-hammer-forged barrel

Specifications
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 39.8 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,399
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


Stag Arms | SPCTRM

Stag Arms | SPCTRM
Don’t let the colors of this rifle dazzle you into thinking it’s not a serious modern sporting rifle. Inside the colorful SPCTRM line is a Ballistic Advantage barrel that’s matched up with a .223 Wylde chamber and upgraded trigger for maximum accuracy. 

â–¶B5 furniture
â–¶Color anodized for a unique look
â–¶Available in Burnt Bronze, Black, FDE and Dark Gray
â–¶Available in FDE, ODG, and gray

Specifications
Chambering: .223 Wylde
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 33.5 to 36.3 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $1,799
(307) 269-0061 stagarms.com


Watchtower Firearms | SPEC-OPS Type 15

Watchtower Firearms | SPEC-OPS Type 15
The SPEC-OPS Type 15 from Watchtower Firearms comes with a lifetime warranty and is built 100 percent in the U.S. The rifle includes Watchtower’s patented safety selector and Hiperfire’s EDT2 Heavy Gunner trigger.

â–¶PVD bolt carrier group
â–¶PVD compensator
â–¶B5 Systems grip and buttstock
â–¶Ambidextrous safety and charging handle

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 33.5 to 36.8 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $1,479
(832) 299-6100 watchtowerfirearms.com


Weatherby | Model 307 Alpine MDT

Weatherby | Model 307 Alpine MDT
Lightweight yet extremely durable, the latest Weatherby precision rifle guarantees sub-MOA accuracy with premium ammunition and accepts most aftermarket Remington 700 accessories, although you’re unlikely to need them thanks to its host of well-designed components.

â–¶Carbon-fiber MDT chassis
â–¶TriggerTech trigger
â–¶Accubrake radial muzzle brake
â–¶ARCA-rail fore-end

Specifications
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 3 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 31.3 inches (folded), 44.3 inches (deployed)
Weight: 6 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $2,999
(307) 675-7840 weatherby.com


Wilson Combat | Tactical Ultralight

Wilson Combat | Tactical Ultralight
Offered in 5.56 NATO, .300 BLK and .300 HAMR, Wilson’s Tactical Ultralight line of rifles teams the company’s mil-spec, forged receivers to a Rogers Super-Stoc and the company’s Ultralight, Hunter-profile, match-grade tapered barrel to provide a light, fast-handling carbine.

â–¶Armor-Tuff Finish
â–¶A3-style monolithic optics rail
â–¶Translucent magazine
â–¶Wilson Combat bolt-carrier group

Specifications
Caliber: .300 HAMR
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 33.3 to 36.5 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 9 ounces
MSRP: $2,150
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com

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