After a long wait for American consumers, Anschütz Sporting Arms has delivered a substantial shipment of its much sought after MSR RX22 small-bore tactical training rifles to Steyr Arms, the exclusive importer of the rifle. This shipment included the popular Desert and Black Hawk models, as well as the extremely rare Precision and Precision Black models—all of which are currently shipping to distributers and dealers around the country.
World-renowned for its gold-medal winning competitive rifles, Anschütz introduced the MSR RX22 last year, but until now, demand has far exceeded availability. Featuring a target barrel and a competition-inspired trigger, the MSR RX22 is certainly no plinker. Rather, it’s a full-featured, precision .22-caliber training and small-game hunting rifle.
The MSR RX22 was developed from the ground up as an extremely accurate semi-automatic .22-cal. rifle with excellent shooting performance that is suitable for the intense requirements of most shooting disciplines as well as semi-auto precision shooting. The MSR RX22 offers an extremely accurate self-loading rifle platform with excellent shooting performance and exceptional reliability. This new Anschütz rifle operates on a force-locking blowback action system with a hammer lock.
The MSR RX22 barrels are manufactured to the same exacting tolerances of Anschütz’ target barrels with a special button-rifling process, and the barrel features a recessed target crown. The single-stage trigger’s components are hardened and finely ground to produce a fast trigger with a very consistent release. The trigger is factory set at 4 lbs. and can be adjusted from 3.3 to 5.5 lbs. by the user.
The MSR RX22 was designed for ease of use for either a left- or right-handed shooter. The cocking handle can be quickly located to any of three positions on either side of the rifle for a total of six possible cocking-handle locations. The trigger-locking safety is easily engaged by way of a large selector switch, familiar to most tactical centerfire rifles on either side of the receiver.
The MSR RX22 is available in four versions. The Desert and Black Hawk models feature a side-folding stock that is collapsible for length of pull and adjustable for cheek weld, and they have Picatinny rails on the side and bottom of the foreend for attaching accessories. The Precision and Precision Black models have fixed wooden stocks and foreend components. All MSR RX22 rifles have a full-length Picatinny rail on top for mounting the included flip-up iron sights as well as your choice of optics.
The MSR RX22 comes equipped with one 10-round polymer detachable single-stack magazine. Magazines with capacities of 2, 5, 20 and 22 rounds are also available as accessory items. The suggested retail price of the standard Desert and Black Hawk models is $895. MSRP for the Precision and the Precision Black models is $995.
For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit www.steyrarms.com.
ANSCHÜTZ Rifle Specifications
Model: MSR RX22
Purpose: Hunting & target shooting
J.G. Anschütz GmbH & Co. KG
89079 Ulm, Germany
Steyr Arms, Inc.
7661 Commerce Lane
Trussville, AL 35173
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine type: Detachable polymer single-stack
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds (2, 5, 20, 22 available)
Action material: Anodized aluminum
Barrel: 16.5 inch target barrel (button rifled)
Sights: Flip-up iron sights; 16.92 inch Picatinny rail
Safety: 2-position ambi-safety
Trigger type: Single-stage, adjustable 3.3 – 5.5 lbs.
Pull weight: 4 lbs.
Stock material/type: Foldable polymer or fixed wood (depending on model)
Recoil pad: Rubber elastomer
Checkering: Non-slip stippled surfaces
Weight, empty: 6.94 lbs.
Overall length: 32.8 – 43.1 inches (depending on the model)
Included accessories: CD-Owner’s manual, one detachable 10-round magazine,
Gun transport case, tool kit
MSRP: $895 (Desert or Black Hawk), $995 (Precision or Precision Black)
Image courtesy Anschütz