Color me impressed.
I got my hands on a Fierce Firearms Fury LR rifle chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor a few months back with the intention of adding a nice bolt-action deer hunting rifle to my collection and I am in love with it.
Out of the Box
Like many other bolt-action rifles, the rifle isn’t range ready out of the box. Here is what you get:
- A card board box
- A manual
- A gun lock
- One 4-round detachable magazine
- A thread protector
- A muzzle break (I understand the muzzle break I got is an optional add-on according the Fierce Firearms web site)
- Some plastic T-shaped tool that I have no clue as to what it’s purpose is
- A pair of Weaver style scope mount base plates
- And the rifle itself
Upon first putting the rifle in my hands, a couple of things really stood out. First off, the rifle is fairly light (about 7.2 lbs) and the carbon fiber precision style stock just felt really good in my hands. It felt natural and was very intuitive to shoulder. Next was the action, the bolt was very easy to open and offered negligible resistance as I worked back and forth. The magazine release located forward of the magazine itself was easy to find and when pressed the magazine was effortless to remove. Inserting the magazine gave me no trouble and provided a positive tactile confirmation when it was properly seated. Finally, there was the first dry fire trigger pull which was absolutely fantastic. I’d argue it’s the best factory trigger I’ve squeezed on any bolt action rifle (granted I’ve only tried a handful). Overall, I was immediately filled with anticipation of the first range trip.
Given the rifle is not equipped with any sights, I placed an order for a scope and appropriately sized low profile rings in order to be ready for the first range trip. I did give the rifle an initial cleaning while I waited for the optics to arrive.
At the Range
This rifle has made a few trips to the range now. One trip was simply to bore sight the optics and get it roughly zero’d at 100 yards in order to test out various factory hunting loads.
Every shot taken with this rifle has been a pleasure to shoot. Perhaps that’s due to the incredible factory trigger with a crisp 2.5 lbs break. Or maybe it’s the soft shooting nature of the 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge. Then there is the muzzle break and the limb saver cushion on the stock. Most likely it’s a combination of all of these.
All I can really say is that I’ve shot the smallest shot groups I’ve ever shot with this rifle and every single bullet I sent down range put a smile on my face.
I really have nothing to complain about on this rifle. Zero. Zilch. Nada. If I try really hard to find something to complain about, then it would be a complaint on how quickly the tapered barrel heats up – especially in the Texas summer heat. After several successive shots (say about 20-30), the barrel will produce a mirage that is picked up by the optic. That means I am limited as to how much or how quick I can fire the barrel before the mirage starts interfering with my accuracy. So yeah, that’s my complaint, if you want to call it that. I want to shoot it more without a heat mirage. However, I can live with it as the tapering on the 24″ barrel is one of the things that keeps this hunting rifle light weight.
Would I Recommend Buying It
I would recommend this rifle to anyone in the market for a quality precision hunting rifle. However, if you are in the market you should know this rifle is not an entry rifle by any means. With an MSRP starting at $2,875, there are plenty of quality rifles that are plenty capable of taking down deer at a fraction of the price. That said, this rifle is well worth the price tag.