Anschütz has introduced the MSR RX22 small-bore tactical training rifle. 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 the joint development by three German companies: Anschütz, German Sport Guns and ESC Ulm. The goal of this cooperation was to develop and produce a highly accurate semi-automatic rifle with excellent shooting performance that is suitable for the dynamic 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. The barrel also 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 can be adjusted from 3.3 to 5.5 pounds, and it is set at 4 pounds by the factory.
The MSR RX22 was designed for ease of use for either a left- or right-handed shooter. The cocking handle can be located in 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 on either side of the rifle.
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. Both rifles 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 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 rifles come equipped with one 10-round polymer detachable single-stack magazine, and 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.
ANSCHÜTZ Rifle Specifications
Model: MSR RX22
Manufacturer: J.G. Anschütz GmbH & Co. KG
89079 Ulm, Germany
Importer: Steyr Arms, Inc.
P.O. Box 840
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 rifling)
Sights: Flip-up iron sights; 16.92-inch Picatinny rail
Safety: Two-position ambi-safety
Trigger type: Single-stage, adjustable from 3.3 to 5.5 pounds.
Pull weight: 4 pounds.
Stock material/type: wood or polymer; fixed or foldable stock (depending on model)
Recoil pad: Rubber elastomer
Checkering: Non-slip stippled surfaces
Weight, empty: 6.94 pounds.
Overall length: 32.8 to 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 (standard Desert or Black Hawk models)