SHOT Show Debut: New Rifles for 2007

Browning BLR Take-Down Lever Action Rifle
Browning BLR Take-Down Lever Action Rifle
This innovative, new two-piece rifle is the perfect companion for sportsmen with limited storage space, or for traveling hunters who want to avoid cumbersome cases. This new "take down" rifle has all the features of a Browning one-piece lever-action rifle, except that it quickly disassembles by the flip of a flush-mount lever under the gun and forward of the receiver. It's available in a wide range of calibers, from .22-250 through .300 magnum, and it sells for $867 to $913 (depending on caliber).Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ruger M77 Alaskan .375 Caliber Model 7130
This 8-pound, 41-inch long rifle holds three rounds of hard-hitting .375 caliber ammo---just what bears and other big critters of the North Country call for. It's short 20-inch forge barrel and overmolded stock are ideal for close-quarters hunting. A non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled-feed extractor, and a fixed blade-type ejector that positively ejects empty cases gives hunters confidence in the bush. It has a 3-position safety and integral scope rings attached directly to the receiver. MSRP is $1,095.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Browning BLR Take-Down Lever Action Rifle
Browning BLR Take-Down Lever Action Rifle
This innovative, new two-piece rifle is the perfect companion for sportsmen with limited storage space, or for traveling hunters who want to avoid cumbersome cases. This new "take down" rifle has all the features of a Browning one-piece lever-action rifle, except that it quickly disassembles by the flip of a flush-mount lever under the gun and forward of the receiver. It's available in a wide range of calibers, from .22-250 through .300 magnum, and it sells for $867 to $913 (depending on caliber).Outdoor Life Online Editor
Benelli R1 ComforTec Model 11755, 30.06 caliber
Benelli has expanded the popular R1 ComforTec" semi-auto rifle line to include the popular, all-around 30.06 cartridge. The guns weighs a bit over 7 pounds, measures 46 inches overall, and has a 3-shot magazine. The all-black synthetic stock has non-slip features on the pistol and foregrips. MSRP is $1,565.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Thompson Center Icon Bolt-Action Rifle
Thompson Center Icon Bolt-Action Rifle
TC has jumped into the modern rifle arena with introduction of their bolt-action "Icon." It's a well-built rifle, with a receiver made from solid 4140 grade steel, a high-grade walnut stock, removable steel magazine and can had in popular calibers like .22-250, .243, .308 and the new .30 TC. MSRP is unavailable.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Lyman Mustang Breakaway
Lyman Mustang Breakaway
Lyaman has jumped into the muzzleloading rifle market with their new "Mustang Breakway." This break-action .50-caliber rifle accepts a 209 shotgun-style primer, can handle up to 150 grains of powder or pellets, shoots any .50 caliber bullets or sabots. It has front and rear fiber-optic sights, and is drilled and tapped for scope mounting. The 42.5 inch long gun weighs 7.5 pounds and has a Pachmayr recoil pad. MSRP is $449.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Marlin MXLR in .308 Marlin Express
This is a new cartridge by Marlin in the new rifle style they introduced last year. The side-ejecting, lever-action rifles by Marlin have a wide following of sportsmen, especially deer hunters. With the introduction of the new Hornady .308 Marlin Express round in this 5-shot capacity firearm, whitetail chasers are sure to be especially pleased. MSRP is $600 (blued version) to $800 (stainless version).Outdoor Life Online Editor
Savage Predator Hunter
Savage Predator Hunter
The Predator Hunter features a 22" medium contour barrel, synthetic stock with rounded forend and oversized bolt handle. The entire gun is dipped in Mossy Oak Brush pattern camo. It also features the AccuTrigger, adjustable from approximately 1 1/2 to 6 lbs, and allows the shooter to easily adjust trigger pull without having to pay a gunsmith to adjust it. Chambered in.22-250 and .223 Remington, the new Predator Hunter provides tack-driving accuracy powerful enough for dispatching predators and other game. MSRP is $691.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Savage Predator Hunter
Savage Predator Hunter
The Predator Hunter features a 22" medium contour barrel, synthetic stock with rounded forend and oversized bolt handle. The entire gun is dipped in Mossy Oak Brush pattern camo. It also features the AccuTrigger, adjustable from approximately 1 1/2 to 6 lbs, and allows the shooter to easily adjust trigger pull without having to pay a gunsmith to adjust it. Chambered in.22-250 and .223 Remington, the new Predator Hunter provides tack-driving accuracy powerful enough for dispatching predators and other game. MSRP is $691.Outdoor Life Online Editor

Outdoor writers and industry officials were busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest last week testing out this year's crop of rifles. Bob McNally was one of the lucky few to get the chance to shoulder them on the range with unlimited ammo. Here's his review of ten you should try.