This rifle seems custom-made for the open country where we conducted the test. Chambered in .257 Wby., and offered with a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee, it is an ideal gun for antelope and mule deer.

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The bolt on ours was a bit sticky, but the weight of the rifle and its accuracy made it, in the words of one judge, “a kick in the pants” to shoot. The iconic look of the stock, coupled with the flashy camo, makes the Arroyo visually appealing. Like all Mark V rifles, it has a bit of cachet, thanks in part to the $2,800 price tag. You can be sure that not everyone in camp will have one.