Though some manufacturers introduce new rifles mid-year, many follow the tradition of launching new products at the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) show each January. Hunters and shooters anticipate these announcements with the hopes of seeing the rifles they’ve been dreaming of finally becoming a reality. 

We hope for things like the reintroduction of the Savage 99, a brand new bolt-action in .358 Winchester, or something so new and so exciting we just can’t live without it. This year, we’re seeing a lot of new offerings from the likes of Mossberg, Benelli, Stag Arms, Bergara, and more. There’s also the return of a classic, the Marlin 336. Here are some of the latest rifles from the 2023 SHOT Show.

11. Ruger-Made Marlin 336

Many fans were hoping for a reintroduction and possibly an update of the Marlin 336. The good news is, it is back. You get again brand-new Marlin 336s Classic built under the ownership of Ruger. Shooting one, you will very quickly find out that it is easy to hit with as it comes with open sights, but it is also drilled and tapped to accept a scope base.

When it comes to the look, it is similar to later models of the original Marlin. It comes with a cross-bolt safety, and a 20.25-inch barrel. The capacity is 6+1. For the caliber, you can have it in .30-30 or in .35 Remington.

10. Franchi Momentum All-Terrain Elite EDC Rifle

Franchi offers a new rifle based on the Momentum platform. It fits into the scout rifle or general-purpose rifle category. You can have it chambered in either .223 Remington or .308 Winchester. The barrel has a length of 18 inches and is threaded.

Checking the overall numbers, it is 40 inches long and weighs just 7.5 pounds. It has an extended one-piece Picatinny rail that is free floating over the barrel. Right from the factory, it features fully adjustable open sights with the rear sight integrated into the rail. Feeding is done from 10-round AICS magazines, and it has an adjustable trigger. M-Lok slots on the forend and a TruTimber Strata finish make the package complete. The stock itself is synthetic, and the steel parts sport a Midnight Bonze Cerakote finish. You can get this beauty for an MSRP of $1499.

Franchi Momentum All-Terrain Elite EDC Rifle

9. Mossberg Patriot LR Tactical Bolt-Action Rifle

Mossberg has answered the wish of the shooting community for more long-range precision rifles in the form of the Patriot LR Tactical. It is designed on the popular Patriot action and will be available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, and .308 Winchester.

For the PRC version, the barrel length stands at 24 inches. For the other two calibers, it is just 22 inches. The muzzles of all versions are threaded, and the barrel rest neatly in an aluminum V-Block. The chassis is M-Lock compatible, and comes with an adjustable length of pull as well as comb.

The bolts are fluted and sport oversized bolt handles. Feeding is done from AICS-style magazines, and a Picatinny rail is installed from the factory. The weight of these beauties varies from 8.8 to 9.4 pounds. You can have one of them for a MSRP of $1085.

8. Benelli Lupo Walnut

Here comes the Lupo Walnut from Benelli in .308 Winchester and .30/06 Springfield. Yeah, it is hard to believe, but there was a time that the Benelli Lupo in its walnut stocked version could not be had in both of these calibers. What looks like a terrible oversight has now been corrected.

The barrel length for both calibers is 22 inches. Also, the barrels are threaded and free-floating, and they are Crio-treated. Coming with a two-piece stock and a three-lug bolt action, they have a 60-degree throw and feed from detachable magazines. Their triggers are adjustable, and they feature a two-piece picatinny rail optics mount.


To make the picture complete, the rifles come with a progressive comfort recoil reductio system, and an overall length of a little under 45 inches. Their weight is 7 pounds what makes them not too heavy. You can have one of them for an MSRP of $2199.

7. Ball and Buck X Blaser R8

The Ball and Buck X Blaser R8 comes with a hand-carved and hand-finished walnut stock. It sports leather accent pads on the forend and the comb. The pads sport blaze orange stitching. The receiver features a matte-black finish and custom engraving. The rifles are individually numbered on the pistol grip cap.

A real feature is the quick-change caliber selection system from Blaser. This makes it possible to switch between cartridges from .22LR all the way to .458 Winchester Magnum. It comes in a multi-caliber hard case sporting the Ball and Buck camo lining. If you are interested in one, you can have it for an MSRP of 9,500.

Ball and Buck X Blaser R8

6. Browning X-Bolt Speed Suppressor Ready

Browning now offers a suppressor ready variant of the X-Bold Speed. It is available in 12 different chamberings, including .204 Ruger and .300 PRC. More features are a composite stock and a OVIX camo finish. On the metal, you get a smoked bronze Cerakote finish.

The barrels are fluted and sporter weight with a length of 18-22 inches. Their twist is rather fast for high ballistic coefficient bullets. The barrels are threaded, and the rifles come with a muzzle brake from the factory. The weight is just 6.12-6.62 pounds making it easy to carry it around through the field or mountains. For the MSRP, it varies from $1429-$1529.


5. Bergara B14 Squared Crest

The Bergara B14 Squared Crest is the ultimate rifle when it comes to mountain hunting. For that, it features a stock made 100% from carbon fiber incorporating a carbon fiber spine for extra strength and rigidity.

The design uses the B14 action from Bergara with a 90-degree bolt-throw and a sliding extractor. The barrel is fluted and made from 4140 chrome moly steel and has a length of 20 or 22 inches. The muzzle is threaded, and it sports a Bergara Omni muzzle brake as standard.

The metal surfaces sport a sniper grey Cerakote finish. Unloaded, the weight of the rifle is just 6.9 pounds. Available chamberings include 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .308 Winchester, and .300 Win.Mag. All of them feed from AICS detachable magazines. The manufacturer gives a sub-MOA guarantee, and for all of that, the MSRP stands at $1,999.

4. Mossberg Patriot Predator in 7mm PRC

While the Patriot Predator from Mossberg is not really a new rifle, the variant chambered in 7mm PRC is. The rifle comes with the proven push feed twin lug action, and it feeds from a flus-fitting polymer magazine.

The barrel is made from carbon steel and is free floating. Also, its muzzle is threaded for which it comes with a protective cap and an 11-degree match crown. Featuring a picatinny rail and the patented Lightning Bolt Action Trigger from Mossberg, hitting with it will not be much of a challenge.

Mossberg Patriot Predator in 7mm PRC

You can get this rifle in one of two options, either with a flat dark earth synthetic stock and a matte blue finish on the steel or a True-Timber Strata camo polymer stock and brown Cerakote metal finish. For the synthetic version, the MSRP is $519. For the True-Timber option, it is $616.

3. Bergara Wilderness Series Rifles with Carbon Barrels

The B14 Wilderness HMR and B14 Wilderness Ridge series of rifles has a new offering from Bergera with carbon-fiber barrels as an option. In fact, it as a number 6 contour 410 stainless steel barrel that is wrapped in carbon fiber for both rifles. They are threaded and come with an Omni muzzle brake from the factory. The length of the barrel varies from 20-24 inches depending on the chambering. For the carbon-fiber barreled Wilderness Ridge rifles, the MSRP starts at $1599. For the Wilderness HMR rifles, it starts at $1850.

Bergara Wilderness Series Rifles with Carbon Barrels

2. Stag Arms Pursuit

Stag Arms now also offers rifles made specifically for the purpose of hunting. This new line includes 2 new Stag 15s and 2 new Stag 10s. They are chambered for 6.5 Grendel, .350 Legend, 6.5 Creedmoor, as well as for .308 Winchester.

The rifles come with a midnight bronze Cerakote finish, and a Timney curved short two-stage Targa trigger. As a standard, they feature a black Magpul K2+ vertical grip and a black CTR stock. A unique leather wrap with the Stag logo on the comb makes for a good look.

Stag Arms Pursuit

The slimline handguard is M-Lok compatible, and the barrel is threaded and sports a brake. The length of the barrel depends on the chambering and ranges from 16-18 inches. For the Stag 15s, the MSRP stands at $1599. For the Stag 10s, it is $2199.

1. Nosler Carbon Chassis Hunter

Nosler has brought a chassis rifle to the table. It is a bolt action rifle with a magnesium alloy frame and a carbon-fiber pistol grip. The buttstock is foam filled and foldable and features an adjustable comb.

The forend is also made of carbon fiber and features an integral ARCA rail. Also, it is M-Lock compatible. This beauty is available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 28 Nosler and 300 Win.Mag. The barrel is match grade, threaded and Sendero profiled. It has a length of 24 or 26 inches, and it is carbon fiber wrapped.

Nosler Carbon Chassis Hunter

The weight varies from 6.9-7.1 pounds. The TriggerTech trigger is standard which is light enough for hunting as well as precise enough for competitions. The MSRP is expected to be $5,395.

There you have it guys, the hottest upcoming rifle. As soon as you shoot one of them, let us know in the comments and tell us your experience and opinion about them.

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