Last week I blogged about the Lithgow Arms LA101 CrossOver, Australia’s first production rifle in four decades. A Australian kindly gave us permission to publish the below photos.
The rifle will be going on sale for under $1000 Australian Dollars (~$950 USD) including tax, which is a little more than I believe the US consumers would be willing to bear if it was exported. An equivalent rifle, the CZ 455 Varmint Tacticool sells for about $530 (excluding sales tax).
I like the look of this rifle. I like the idea of a rubberized bolt handle and am pleased to see they are not trying to come up with yet another .22 magazine design (that would almost certainly not work well). The price is a little more than I would be willing to pay, but from what I understand the Australians are used to high firearm prices.
Many thanks to Burp at Shooting.com.au for the photos and Nigel for his help.