One of my personal favorite firearms manufacturers, Volquartsen, has a great .22LR rifle specifically aimed at the limited class of steel challenge shooters. The Open Sight Volquartsen 22LR rifle is nearly as simple as it gets for a .22LR rifle – it has open sights. However, this particular rifle comes with a few other upgrades done by the people at Volquartsen to make it a complete package for the budding Steel Challenge Grand Master.
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Open Sight Volquartsen 22LR Rifle – A Limited Class Killer?
Volquartsen already has a strong reputation when it comes to .22LR firearms and components (most notably their popular line of .22LR pistols). The new Open Sight Volquartsen 22LR rifle takes the company’s passion and specialty and gives end users a truly top-of-the-line rimfire rifle suitable for competition use.
- CNC-machined receiver
- TG2000 trigger guard with 2.25 lb trigger pull
- Magpul X-22 Hunter Stock
- Carbon fiber THM tension barrel
- DLC coated machined bolt
- XS Ghost Ring Rear and Fiber Optic Front Sight
- Receiver is drilled and tapped for scope rail
- Made in the USA
- This item must ship to an FFL dealer
- 1 10-round magazine included
The rifle weighs in at just 6 pounds and 3-ounces (about a pound heavier than a standard Ruger 10/22 carbine), comes with a receiver that is drilled and tapped for a scope rail should you want to convert your limited rifle into an open class one. One of the coolest features is the pairing of Volquartsen’s receiver with Magpul’s popular X-22 Hunter stock which is a popular aftermarket choice for competition shooters. If you’d like to order one of these new rifles, you can customize one on Volquartsen’s website where they will build it to order and have it shipped directly to your chosen FFL for $1,589. An interesting item if you’re looking for an out-of-the-box competition .22LR rifle.