Test Results At A Glance

The annualOUTDOOR LIFE firearms review boils down to this chart, which shows how therifles and shotguns ranked against one another and scored in the variouscategories. This year's test team included (from left) Executive Editor JohnSnow, Editor-in-Chief Todd Smith, firearms expert Stan Weidner, team adjutantPaul Low, competitive shotgunner Mike Murray, Shooting Editor Jim Carmichel andworldwide big-game hunter and wing-shooter Sam Arnett.

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RIFLES Price Overall Rating Performance Design Price/Value Caliber Trigger Pull Accuracy* Ammunition
EDITOR'S CHOICE MARLIN 336XLR 203-239-5621; marlinfirearms.com $874 F G [VG] E **** *** *** .30-30 Win. 5 lb. 11 oz. 1.245/1.000 Hrn. 160 gr. Evolution
GREAT BY SAVAGE 93R17 866-233-4776; savagearms.com $399 F G [VG] E **** *** **** .17 HMR 2 lb. 11 oz. 1.354/1.000 Hrn. 17 gr. V-Max
KIMBER 8400 CLASSIC 800-880-2418; kimberamerica.com $1,087 F G [VG] E *** **** *** .270 Win 2 lb. 4 oz. 2.541/1.225 Win. 130 gr. BST
BROWNING T-BOLT 800-333-3288; browning.com $611 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .22 LR 3 lb. 11 oz. .761/.350** Rem. Eley Match EPS
CZ 550 HUNTER 800-955-4486; czusa.com $1,100 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .300 Win. 2 lb. 6 oz. 2.134/1.512*** Win. 180 gr. BST
SAVAGE M12 LRP VARMINTER 866-233-4776; savagearms.com $967 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .223 Rem. 1 lb. 15 oz. 1.142/.826 Win. 50 gr. BST, Win. 64 gr. Power-Point SP
CZ ZKM 453 800-955-4486; czusa.com $365 F G [VG] E *** *** **** .22 LR 3 lb. 4 oz. .558/.472** Rem. Eley Match EPS
SAKO 85 800-237-3882; berettausa.com $1,595 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .338 Federal 3 lb. 9 oz. 3.319/2.044 Fed. 185 gr. Barnes TSX
WEATHERBY MK V PISTOL 800-227-2016; weatherby.com $1,499 F G [VG] E *** *** ** .22-250 3 lb. 14 oz. 1.907/1.106 Fed. 55 gr. Sierra Blitzking
MAGNUM RESEARCH 800-772-6168; magnumresearch.com $729 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .17 Mach 2 4 lb. 4 oz. 2.092/1.291 CCI 17 gr. V-Max
REMINGTON 750 SEMI-AUTO 800-243-9700; remington.com $732 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .30/06 Spring. 4 lb. 3 oz. 2.719/1.750 Fed. 165 gr. Nosler Part., Rem. 150 gr. AccuTipBT
WINCHESTER SXR 800-333-3288; winchesterguns.com $839 F G [VG] E *** *** *** .300 Win. Mag. 5 lb. 3 oz. 2.893/1.786 Win. 180 gr. BST

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SHOTGUNS Price Overall Rating Performance Design Price/Value Gauge Trigger Pull Action
EDITOR'S CHOICE WINCHESTER SX3 800-333-3288; winchesterguns.com $979 F G [VG] E **** *** *** 12 ga. 6 lb. 8 oz. Semi-auto
BERETTA 3901 800-237-3882; berettausa.com $898 F G [VG] E *** *** *** 12 ga. 4 lb. 13 oz. Semi-auto
REMINGTON CTI 105 800-243-9700; remington.com $1,332 F G [VG] E *** *** *** 12 ga. 5 lb. 6.5 oz. Semi-auto
GREAT BUY REMINGTON SPR 453 800-243-9700; remington.com $405 F G [VG] E *** ** **** 12 ga. 5 lb. 4 oz. Semi-auto
KIMBER MARIAS 800-880-2418; kimberamerica.com $5,799 F G [VG] E *** **** * 20 ga. 5 lb. 15.5 oz. Over/under
MOSSBERG SILVER RESERVE 203-230-5300; mossberg.com $634 F G [VG] E *** ** *** 12 ga. 6 lb. 5.5 oz. Over/under

THE RATINGS Excellent: **** Very Good: *** Good: ** Fair: *

*Average/Smallest**Shot at 50 yards ***Small group fired with handloads