Anschutz Sporting Rifles – Threaded Barrels

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I’m on the hunt for a rimfire rifle that will shoot microscopic groups at 50-100 yards. Of course, besides the gun itself, optics, mounts, ammunition and my trigger finger will also have to play a roll in this ‘precision decision’ process. And last but not least, it needs to be threaded for a suppressor so I can keep my neighbors happy and skip the ear plugs.

While I am a big rimfire fan, I am definitely not an expert on the subject. So I decided to start reaching out to the industry for a little guidance. My first call for help was answered by none other than ‘Mr. Rimfire’ himself, Steve Boelter of ANSCHÜTZ North America and Rimfire Research and Development.

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ANSCHÜTZ – Threaded precision goodness

ANSCHÜTZ, one of the best, if not the best, precision rimfire rifle companies in the world, recently released versions of their popular sporting models with threaded barrels. With a suppressor attached, not only can you shoot flies off a dogs ear at fifty paces, but you also aren’t going to spook the cattle.

The most interesting part: the barrels are threaded in the pattern popular to American rimfire rifles – 1/2″x 28 tpi. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Anschutz North America pitched (see what I did there) these ‘standard’ specs to the German Anschutz engineers.


Anschutz NA: “We’d like to offer our American customers threaded barrels so they can use sound suppressors.”

Anschutz Engineers: “Gute Idee, was Gewindesteigung hast du im Kopf?”  (“Good idea, what thread pitch did you have in mind?”)

Anschutz NA: “Standard 1/2″ x 28 tpi”

Anschutz Engineers: …

Anschutz NA: “Hello? Are you guys still there?”

Anschutz Engineers: “Wir werden Sie zurückrufen.” (“We will have to call you back.”)


All joking aside, I’m happy and impressed with ANSCHÜTZ’s choice to make threaded barrels available to the US market.

Rumor has it that Anschutz may have some new rifle stock options in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted. For now, my final decision on a sub-MOA rimfire rifle is still in process.

Much thanks to Steve for answering all of my beginner’s questions without getting annoyed.

 

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1416 American Varminter

MSRP: $1650.00
Caliber: .22lr
System: 64 bolt action repeater, 5098 two-stage trigger, blued finish, hex-key bolts.
Weight: 5 lbs, 10 oz.
Barrel Length: 18″ medium weight barrel, threaded 1/2″ x 28 tpi, no iron sight provision, counter-bored crown.
Magazine Capacity: 5
Item Number: A1416AVTHX
Stock Style: Thumbhole walnut.

 

2025407_orig1416 AV 18″ Threaded – Beavertail

MSRP: $1299.00
Caliber: .22lr
System: 64 bolt action repeater, 5098 two-stage trigger, blued finish.
Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz.
Barrel Length: 18″ heavy weight barrel, threaded 1/2″ x 28 tpi, no iron sight provision, counter-bored crown..
Magazine Capacity: 5
Item Number: A1416AVBTX
Stock Style: Beavertail walnut.

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1416 AV T6M 18″ Threaded

MSRP: $1799.00
Caliber: .22lr
System: 64 bolt action repeater, 5098 two-stage trigger, blued finish.
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz.
Barrel Length: 18″ medium-weight barrel, threaded 1/2″ x 28 tpi, no iron sight provision, counter-bored crown.
Magazine Capacity: 5
Item Number: A1416AVT6M
Stock Style: Manners T6 synthetic stock with 35% aircraft grade carbon fiber and 65% fiberglass in multiple layers.  Adjustable butt-plate for length of pull.  GAP Molded in color.

 

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1416 AV 18″ Threaded

MSRP: $1299.00
Caliber: .22lr
System: 64 bolt action repeater, 5098 two-stage trigger, blued finish.
Weight: 5 lbs, 6 oz.
Barrel Length: 18″ medium-weight barrel, threaded 1/2″ x 28 tpi, no iron sight provision, counter-bored crown.
Magazine Capacity: 5
Item Number: A1416AVCLX
Stock Style: Classic walnut.


ANSCHÜTZ North America
PO Box 129
Trussville, AL 35173-2837
Phone: 205-655-7500 & 205-655-7502
Fax: 205-449-8817

www.anschutznorthamerica.com

General Information: info@anschutznorthamerica.com

Service & Repairs: service@anschutznorthamerica.com



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • mike207

    I’ve been looking lately too, though I don’t care to put my suppressors on my 22 benchrest gun. From my research, Anshutz is the way to go for a factory rifle, but if you truly want premiere accuracy then you should be looking at custom actions. Turbo V1, SPF 2500X, worked over Remington 40X, etc. Then you buy a high end barrel blank and take them to a respected gunsmith to be finished. Take a trip down that rabbit hole if you want one of the most accurate 22 out there.

  • Dickie

    Like the stocks

    • Pete M

      The laminates are my favorite.

  • doyle hill

    I haven’t tried for a group hat small with my Savage Mk 2 SV SR but it comes threaded, picatinny rail installed, oversize bolt handle, and accurrate. You might want to replace the stock with a Boyds. $250 price tag leaves more money for the scope (I put a Nikon 22 BDC on mine) and suppressor and accessories.

    • Pete M

      Great rifles for sure. I don’t think I have ever heard anything bad about them.

  • thedonn007

    What do you think of the PWS Summit?

    • Pete M

      I really want one. And it’s been on my short list for a long time. But I already have a precision 10/22 with a Volquartsen barrel and other upgrades, so I wanted something a little different. And a traditional bolt action Anschutz just has a classic look.

      I’d love to hear some accuracy reports on the PWS though.

      • thedonn007

        I have a run of the mill 10/22, and ended up buying a Ruger American in .22lr so that I can use the same magazines as the 10/22. I think I paid $250 for the Ruger American vs $800 for the PWS Summit. I do still think about buying a PWS Summit though.

        • Pete M

          I think the main benefit of the PWS is the combination of the quiet action of the straight pull when suppressed but the endless amounts of aftermarket support for the 10/22 platform.

          If I had to do it over again, I’d start with a bare bones Summit receiver and build it up with precision parts.

  • C. Her

    So awesome but yet so far away (because of price for a .22lr) for a middleclass American family guy of young kids like me.

    • Pete M

      Believe me, I have to plan way in advance for this one.

    • Sgt. Stedenko

      Wait until they start playing club sports, driving and go to college.
      Get the guns you want before this stage hits.
      Little kids are cheap. Big kids are expensive

  • Marcus D.

    My brother bought one of their spring rifles while in Germany. I shot it once a long time ago; I remember that you only needed to blow on the trigger to fire it, and the accuracy for a pellet gun at 50 yards was amazing. I would love to see one of these rifles in the flesh. I am sure they are much smoother than my Savage, which is a fine shooter, but not sub MOA at 100 yards.

  • Goody

    Better value could be had with a custom CZ or Savage. Action for $400 or so, I imagine $1000 could buy you a lot of Shilen.

    • Pete M

      Both are great guns. But the Annie is an amazing piece of engineering.