Beretta ARX 160 Rimfire

beretta arx 160

On display at the Beretta booth was the ARX 160, the .22LR version of their ARX100 rifle. Externally almost identical to its big brother, the ARX 160 has an 18-inch barrel and an overall length of 36.2 inches, weighing in at 6.6 pounds.

It has the ARX 100’s ambidextrous controls, including mag release, and the charging handle can be switched from side to side when the gun is broken down. It comes with a side-folding adjustable stock, integrated adjustable flip-up polymer sights, and a 20-round magazine. Magazines in 5, 10, and 30 round sizes are also available.

The ARX 160 is available in black and desert tan.

Also at the booth:

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Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


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  • Amsdorf

    The crappy Beretta ARX in a crappy caliber! Awesome.

    • Clint P

      I wanted to like the ARX but the reviews I have seen and the one I handled have not impressed me.

      • TangledThorns

        Same here. Beretta dropped the ball with this rifle.

    • David Sharpe

      Are you drunk/high/stupid?

      If not, how the hell can you call the .22LR crap? It is the single most popular cartridge in the world.

      I can’t speak for the rifle itself but you can’t possibly be sober or sane to say that about the .22LR.

      • CrazyKg

        It’s pretty easy to tell who the whine and cheese crowd is on this blog.

  • Chase Buchanan

    What happened the ARX 160 being the name of the full-auto military version?

    • CrazyKg

      That is the ARX100 version I believe.

  • GordonTrenchard

    I’ve got one of these and it is awesome. 4,000 rounds and zero malfunctions of any kind, every round fired. Amazing. Very, very good accuracy too. A great plinking rifle that my friends at the range always want to shoot.