Several interesting trends are evident. The most significant is the presence of hybrid firearms that are meant to have crossover applications in more than one niche. With respect to rifles, the most vivid expression of this is among long-range tactical hunting rifles. Everyone has their own take on what this means, but typically we’re seeing heavier, longer barrels, detachable magazines, bulkier stocks with more adjustment, and Picatinny rails. Unscoped and empty, these guns usually weigh between 9 and 10 pounds, about 2 to 3 pounds less than true tactical rigs, and 2 to 3 pounds more than traditional hunting rifles. Another trend that complements this is the rise of the 6.5 Creedmoor, which is a standout target and hunting round. Though the cartridge has been around since 2007, and has been gaining steadily in popularity, this is a breakout year for it, in which nearly every new long gun is being offered in the 6.5. With shotguns, the hybrid movement is reflected in guns that cross over between hunting and shooting clays, or between different clay-shooting disciplines.