Adding to the Magnum Lite line, Magnum Research has released the MLR Ultra .22LR. It features a modular tension-type barrel made from very high quality steel. One variant of the rifle is also threaded for muzzle devices or a suppressor. Having shot some of their rimfire rifles, they are very well made and quite accurate. So I have no doubt that Magnum Research will continue with that quality with this new rifle.
The rifle is actually based off the 10/22, using the trigger group and magazines. Magnum Research is also offering barrels that you can add to your own 10/22. Check out their press release below for more info!
Pomona, NY – USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) has once again expanded their Magnum Lite® rimfire rifle product line with the introduction of the MLR Ultra 22LR with a high-tech modular tensioned-type barrel.
The modular barrel means that it has been constructed utilizing a superior quality of steel for the barrel which is attached to stainless steel breech and muzzle caps inside a thin-walled aluminum construction. The Ultra barrel took over a year to develop internally at Magnum Research and was extensively tested utilizing a variety of ammunition. When tested for accuracy against similarly constructed barrels, the Ultra barrel outshoots them significantly. Part of the reason for this is the patented heat sink located strategically inside the Ultra barrel itself.
The MLR22ATU measures 36-1/8” in length and weighs just 4 lbs. 8 oz. Barrel length is 18”. Features include 1 in 16 twist, Bentz chamber, ambidextrous thumbhole stock design with a comb designed for scope use, integral Weaver type scope mount base on the receiver, extended magazine release, swivel studs and checkering on the palm swell grip. The length of pull is 13-5/8”. The barrel is black anodized aluminum and has stainless steel breech and muzzle caps. MSRP on the MLR22ATU is $544.00.
A similar model to the MLR22ATU is the MLRATUT. The difference between the two rifles is that the MLR22ATUT can accommodate a suppressor and has muzzle threads of ½ x 28. It is supplied with a thread protector. The weight is the same, but the overall length is 36-5/8” and barrel length is 18-1/2”. Both rifles utilize the 10/22® trigger group and 10/22® rotary magazines. MSRP on the MLR22ATUT is $571.00. Both barrels are also sold separately for upgrading 10/22 rifles.
For more information about Magnum Research products, visit www.magnumresearch.com.