After weighing and measuring the rifles, we evaluated them for the following. Accuracy: Testers fired three five-shot groups from a bench at 100 yards, deducting one point for every 1/4 inch the average group size was larger than 1/2 inch. Shooter Interface: Here we devised specific drills for each rifle category. We shot long-range rifles out to 500 yards, measuring accuracy and evaluating interface. We subjected the ARs to speed drills on multiple targets. For sporting rifles, we shot from multiple positions, mimicking hunting situations. Fit and Finish: We evaluated workmanship and appearance. Functionality: We tested ease of loading, action smoothness, and general operation. We evaluated features and subtracted points for malfunctions. Trigger: We measured pull-weight with a digital scale and evaluated quality of pull. Finally, we weighted the test categories for a total possible score of 100 and crunched the numbers to get our rankings. We also divided the price of each rifle by its total score to determine the best value in each category. Sporting rifles were outfitted with the Bushnell Elite 4500 2.5–10x40mm riflescope, MSRs with the Bushnell 1–4x24mm AR, and long-range rifles with the Bushnell 3–12x44mm Elite Tactical Hunter. All scopes were mounted with Weaver rings and bases, and Hornady provided all test ammunition. —R.M.