“At least” 0.5 MOA: The New SLX-308 from Ritter & Stark

Ritter & Stark SLX Rifle

Ritter & Stark announced a new rifle line that starts with the SLX-308. The new rifle will be formally introduced to the public at the March 3 opening of the IWA Classics in Nuremberg, Germany this week.

The company is introducing a new line of short action precision rifles called the SLX. The SLX-308 will be chambered in .308 Win/7.62 NATO with the .260 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor following later.

These multi-caliber rifles are modeled after the company’s SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR). Launched in 2016, the SX-1 MTR is modular rifle system that handles long action cartridges like the 300 Win Mag. The SLX line is designed to be similar, but with a shorter overall length and lighter weight.

Of course, one of the nice things about the guns is the 0.5 MOA guarantee. The company states that all of the SLX barrels will shoot to “at least” 0.5 MOA with factory ammunition for 5,000 rounds.

Speaking of barrels, they swap out on the SLX which will presumably allow you to swap calibers. Ritter & Stark attach a Picatinny rail to the barrel for mounting an optic. The idea is that the optic will go with the barrel and eliminate the need to zero the gun after every barrel swap. I suppose that if you can afford one of these guns (no MSRP given…), you can also afford a scope for each barrel.

Phil Note: I’ve already arranged to get one of these for review in the not to distant future.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • AZgunner

    I’m planning on buying one (along with each barrel offered) to review as soon I win the lottery, catch a leprechaun, or find a magic lamp.

    • Audie Bakerson

      Wishing for money directly is a bad idea. Inflation causes it to lose value instantly and being “made” wealthy is something genies love to screw up.

      • Uncle Mike

        I can spend it faster than inflation can devalue it

      • ORCON

        Good point! Adam Smith talks about this in Wealth of Nations. From here on all out all my rents must be paid to me in Ritter and Stark rifles.

    • Tassiebush

      Why not just use up some of the equity in your home? ?

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  • Vhyrus

    Um… stating it will do ‘at LEAST’ 1/2 MOA means that is the minimum deviation, so it could do 5 MOA because that is more that 1/2. They probably wanted to say ‘AT MOST’…. or they have an extremely clever marketing department.

    • glenn cheney

      They better bring their Barnes. I’d wait for the Creedmore, ammo cost is no factor in this classroom.

    • Badwolf

      Could still work if by “at least” they mean at minimum performance.

    • Tp

      you missed it —
      Of course, one of the nice things about the guns is the 0.5 MOA guarantee. The company states that all of the SLX barrels will shoot to “at least” 0.5 MOA with factory ammunition for 5,000 rounds.

  • RocketScientist

    As a test engineer (who has more of a systems role at this point), I live in the world of specs, and poorly written ones are the bane of my existence. Reading that verbiage (“at least 0.5 MOA”) made me smack my head. Its unequivocal, unambiguous phrasing that clearly means the SMALLEST value of the magnitude of deviation possible is 0.5 MOA. They are literally guaranteeing that their rifle will never shoot better than that. I’m sure that’s not what they MEANT, but that’s certainly what they SAID.

    • A4

      Cut some slack, the company is from Austria and also to guarantee 1/2 MOA they would need to bring good ammo, good scope and good shooter…)

      • René Berger

        I am from austria. what does that mean ? nothing

    • Tp

      at least
      phrase of least
      not less than; at the minimum.

  • Federalist

    Assuming they meant it will shoot “better than 0.5MOA” I would still love to read the fine print (if any). Even heavy benchrest and rail guns throw a statistically significant number of shots outside of a half MOA circle.

  • chuckles

    I wish they had at least given an estimate withing $500 or so. Is this a $2000 rifle or a $10,000 rifle?

    • Secundius

      According to (www. viraltons . com / news / 6.5creedmoor-ar-showdown /). The Tactical Recon model in 6.5 Creedmoor sells for ~$2,995.00 USD and the SLX-308 Starting Asking Price is ~$3,145.00 USD…