Anderson Precision Series: Made for Competition

Competition shooting can be a pricey pastime, and the team at Anderson Manufacturing understands that. The Anderson Precision Series line of rifles is designed to make competing in a variety of areas far more affordable. There are four rifles in the series: The Competitor, The Marksman, The Sharpshooter, and The Varminter. All four rifles are chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. If you’re interested in competition shooting, this series might be a good fit for you.

The Anderson Manufacturing Precision Series of rifles
The Anderson Manufacturing Precision Series of rifles is made for competitive shooters in a variety of specialties, all at an affordable price point. (Photo credit: Anderson Manufacturing)

Anderson Manufacturing provided details of their Precision Series:

Competitor

The Anderson Manufacturing Competitor is chambered in 5.56 NATO and has an 18-inch barrel. (Photo credit: Anderson Manufacturing)
  • Geared toward competition, it’s equipped with Anderson’s Stallion muzzle brake to reduce recoil, an ambidextrous safety switch, and an adjustable Anderson gas block.
  • Lightweight – This rifle runs a low-mass Anderson bolt carrier group and its 18’’ tapered profile barrel is sheathed by Anderson’s T6 aluminum 15’’ MLOK handguard.
  • Comfortable – Equipped with Hogue’s OverMolded Rubber Beavertail Grip with Finger Grooves.

Marksman

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Marksman Anderson Precision rifle
The Anderson Manufacturing Marksman is chambered in 5.56 NATO and has an 18-inch tapered barrel. (Photo credit: Anderson Manufacturing)
  • Versatile – Based on Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) concept, the 18’’ tapered profile barrel allows the shooter increased range on point targets.
  • Dual-Purpose Comfort – This rifle is equipped with Magpul’s K2 pistol grip that allows for onboard storage combined with a more vertical, modern grip.
  • Lightweight – Fitted with Anderson’s 15’’ T6 aluminum MLOK handguard that reduces rifle weight while also accommodating shooter customization forward of the receivers.
  • Tactical – Anderson’s Knight Stalker flash hider suppresses muzzle flash.

Sharpshooter

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Anderson precision rifle, Sharpshooter
The Anderson Manufacturing Sharpshooter is chambered in 5.56 NATO and has a 20-inch tapered barrel. (Photo credit: Anderson Manufacturing)
  • Long-Range – This rifle’s 20’’ tapered profile barrel optimizes accuracy and range, allowing the shooter target options to 550 meters and beyond.
  • Dual-Purpose Comfort – This rifle is equipped with Magpul’s K2 pistol grip that allows for onboard storage without sacrificing shooter ergonomics.
  • Tactical – Anderson’s Knight Stalker flash hider suppresses muzzle flash.

Varminter

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varminter
The Anderson Manufacturing Precision Series Varminter is chambered in 5.56 NATO and has a 20-inch barrel. (Photo credit: Anderson Manufacturing)
  • Geared towards small-predator and varmint hunters, also great for accurate range time.
  • Enhanced Durability, Reduced Recoil, and Optimal Accuracy at Range – This rifle is fitted with Anderson’s 20’’ heavy barrel with target crown sheathed by Anderson’s T6 aluminum 15’’ Round Tube MLOK handguard to reduce weight and allow for shooter customization.
  • Comfortable – Equipped with Hogue’s OverMolded Rubber Beavertail Grip with Finger Grooves.
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Whether you’re looking for a gun for longer-range, precision, or hunting varmints, the Anderson Precision Series lineup has you covered. In addition to their all being chambered in 5.56 NATO, each rifle has a Schmid Tool two-stage trigger with a four-and-a-half-pound pull. Anderson states the trigger has a crisp, clean break.

All four guns are listed with an MSRP below $1000 and, according to the manufacturer, have been designed and manufactured with attention to detail.

Would you consider getting into competitive shooting with one of these rifles? Tell us about your competition rifle setup in the comments section.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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