By Bryan Lynch on Jun 09, 2020

My Best Hunting Rifles 2022

Hey guys! Hunting is a time honored tradition that we've passed down from generation to generation. I'll never forget the first time my dad took me hunting, and I hope my son won't forget when I take him (if I can get him off his phone. Just kidding, he's really a good boy.)
There's just something about the thrill of man versus nature, the tension of maintaining that absolute stillness before the shot, and the satisfaction of bringing home that big kill to a loving family. It's nice to feel like you can provide in such a traditional way. 
Equipment wise I've always been back on forth on my favorite hunting rifle. In the list below, I've added my favorites, but I really want to know how the rest of the GunCritic community feels about them? I'm looking for something new to try, if anything because it feels like with every rifle I buy, I'm just months away from the next one. Haha. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm on quest of sorts to find that elusive, BEST, hunting rifle. If it even exists. I'm sure it varies person to person.

I've been wondering, what are your best hunting rifles of 2022? I'd welcome your suggestions in the comments below. Have a good one and God bless.
Mossberg Patriot
1. Mossberg Patriot
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Inventory Number: FCS038101Description: RIFLE: MOSSBERG MODEL PATRIOT, CAMOUFLAGE, BOLT, 300 WINCHESTER MAGNUM, 22Specific Details:NRA Modern Gun Condition Rating Standards: VERY GOOD: In perfect working condition, no appreciable wear on working surfaces, no corrosion or pitting, only minor surface dents or scratches.Finish / Color: CamouflageCase & Box: No - Not IncludedCaliber: 300 WINCHESTER MAGNUMRifle Action: BoltScope: Not Includedask for Diago or Jay for an extra discountBravo Store Systemswww.bravorevolution.comBravo provides Brick & Mortar operators ways to sell on Amazon - Faster, Easier, Cheaper! No one does it better.

Ruger American Rimfire
2. Ruger American Rimfire
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The American series from Ruger consists of bolt-action rifles chambered from 22LR rimfire up to large centerfire rifles such as the 30-06 SPG, and were designed to be an innovative yet affordable rifle platform with models suitable for all North American game. This particular example, chambered in 22LR, features interchangeable stock modules that provide comb height options for both scope or iron sight use. The lightweight black composite stock has sling swivel studs and a 13.75" length of pull. The Marksman adjustable trigger offers a user adjustable pull weight, between 3 and 5 pounds. The free-floated hammer-forged barrel has a target-crown, ultra-precise rifling to provide exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning, and a satin blued finish. It also features a 10/22-style extended magazine release, a fiber optic front sight, an adjustable V slot folding rear sight, and a 3/8" rimfire scope base machined into the receiver, which is also drilled and tapped for Weaver #12 bases.

Savage Arms 110
3. Savage Arms 110
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The oldest continuously manufactured bolt action rifle in North America is now even better. The Model 110 family has a fresh look and full of improvements. Select models feature the AccuFitâ„¢ system, which lets you lock in a custom fit for fast target acquisition and enhanced accuracy. Big game hunting, varmints, predators, target shooting, and more -- we have a Savage Model 110 for you!

CVA Cascade
4. CVA Cascade
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Details Shipping The Cascade is CVA's first ever bolt-action centerfire rifle. Long the leader in both muzzle-loading rifles and single-shot centerfires, CVA has applied its nearly 50 years of experience into making what we feel to be the best bolt-action on the market. The Cascade 22" 4140 carbon steel barrel is finished in a rich, matte blue and features a threaded muzzle, making it ready for a brake or suppressor whenever you are (protective thread cap included). The bolt design incorporates a 70 degree throw for smooth and fast operation, plus generous scope clearance. The two-position safety is conveniently located for natural and instantaneous operation. And loading is a breeze with its four round, flush fit, detachable magazine. Our own charcoal gray, synthetic stock is fiber-glass reinforced and has a SoftTouch finish for easy gripping, even in the harshest weather conditions. The buttstock has adjustable length of pull by way of a removable spacer making it an ideal gun for still growing youths, small statured adults, or even the full-sized hunter who wants to shorten his stock to accommodate heavy winter clothing. And dual front swivel studs allow for the use of both a sling and a bi-pod at the same time. Scoping the rifle is a breeze, as it is compatible with all two piece mounts built for the Savage 110 AccuTrigger models.

Tikka T3x Lite
5. Tikka T3x Lite
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When compromise is not an option. T3x lite combines high performance with lightweight ease. The Lite models are equipped with the T3x synthetic stock and all new modular features. These models come with the classic low-angled grip. The classic T3x Lite has a blued barrel and all-black stock. Stock Material: Synthetic Caliber: 308 Win Magazine Capacity: 3rds Finishing: Blued Steel Trigger Group: Standard Barrel Length: 22.4"