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First Look: Escort 22LR Bolt-Action Rifle

First Look: Escort 22LR Bolt-Action Rifle

Escort is well known for its unique shotguns, and now the company is rolling out something new: a bolt-action rifle chambered in .22 LR. Simply named the 22LR, this magazine-fed, bolt-action rifle makes a great hunting rifle, plinker and training rifle at an excellent price. The hard-chrome-plated, steel-alloy receiver and barrel resist rust and corrosion, while the smooth, chrome-plated bolt moves precisely, yet freely. The safety mechanism is easy to operate, even for the most inexperienced shooters.

The 22LR rifle includes a five-round and a 10-round magazine to suit a variety of hunting and plinking needs. The body of the magazines is made from a lightweight, durable polymer with a stainless-steel follower and is easy to load. The threaded barrel is fitted with a protective cap and is ready to accept a variety of popular muzzle accessories. Mounted studs are included in the stock and ready to accept a wide array of slings.

The Escort 22LR is available in two stock variants. The Turkish walnut stock model offers fish-scale-textured grip areas and a recessed magazine well. The stock also features Hatsan's DuoTex buttpad for consistent, easy shouldering. The synthetic stock model features texturing of the grip areas and a Picatinny accessory rail under the forearm. The buttstock of the synthetic model also has a storage slot for a spare five- or 10-round magazine and is equipped with a soft, ventilated buttpad.

Escort 22LR Features
  • .22 LR 
  • Oxidation-proof hard-chrome receiver
  • Precision rifled hard-chrome-plated, steel barrel
  • ½-inch-threaded muzzle with fitted protective cap
  • Includes a five-round and a 10-round detachable magazine
  • Manual safety with cocked-bolt indicator
  • Ambidextrous grip
  • Soft-rubber buttpad
  • Dovetail grooves on receiver for 11 mm scope mounts
  • Mounted sling studs
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16 in. 
  • Barrel Length: 24.8 in.
  • Overall length: 43.1 in. 
  • Weight: 6.1 pounds 

MSRP for the synthetic stock 22LR rifle is $249.99, and MSRP for the walnut stock model is $299.99. More information on these rifles and other products from Escort is available at escortshotgunsusa.com.

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