Rise Armament is a new rifle company based out of Oklahoma that is making high-quality ARs with prices to match. The model is a heavy .223 that’s straight out of a prairie dog’s nightmare. Shot off a bipod, it would have no problems taking out varmints at 500 yards and beyond. Its accuracy, combined with the ergonomics of its stock and nice trigger, make it a fine shooter.

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The distinctive lines on the machined receiver are visual indications of the craftsmanship that goes into the rifle. The trigger guard and shell deflector give the RA-331 a stealth-fighter look. At $2,530, it isn’t cheap, but the price is in keeping with the quality of the rifle.