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Adding firearms to a holiday wish list can get expensive and leave most disappointed. But there are affordable rifles out there that are realistic wish list items.

Every year sees a bumper crop of great new firearms, and 2017 was no exception. From classic bolt actions to modern sporting rifles, a wave top-notch firepower hit gun store shelves and shooting ranges in the last 12 months. So treat yourself or someone else to what you really want this holiday season: A new rifle.

We’ve compiled a list of this year’s best bets. Scroll through the gallery above for a better look and read below for more information.

Affordable Rifles: U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle

Long a favorite of bush pilots, back country adventurers, and backpackers far off the grid, the U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle from Henry Repeating Arms is now available in Western Viper Camo.

Designed by Eugene Stoner of M16 fame, this .22 caliber rifle packs into itself, creating an impact- and water-resistant package measuring only 16.5-inches long. This self-contained semi-auto may just be the ultimate truck gun or wildness survival tool. You can have camo-clad backwoods independence for only $284.

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For more information, please visit HenryUSA.com.

Affordable Rifles: Ruger American Rifle Predator 6.5 Creedmoor

The popularity of the 6.5 Creedmoor has grown in leaps and bounds thanks to the superlative performance of the round in a number of arenas. This Christmas season, get in on the action with the Ruger American Rifle.

The free-floated heavy-profile barrel comes threaded so you can attach your favorite muzzle device, and is fed reliably by Ruger’s dependable rotary magazine. In the Predator line, you can get a synthetic-stocked model that offers minute of angle accuracy for only $529.

For more information, please visit Ruger.com.

 

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