First Look At The All New Ritter & Stark SLX Precision Rifle

The Ritter & Stark SLX precision rifle was rolled out at IWA just recently, but no one outside of Ritter & Stark has had the chance to take the rifle out to the range to get an idea what the prototype will do. In this episode of TFBTV, Patrick is still at the Ritter & Stark facility and seizes the opportunity to give TFBTV viewers the closest look anyone has had of the exciting new rifle.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Proxibid – Track Down Your Perfect Rifle On Proxibid.com

Ventura Munitions – Retailer of quality ammunition.

Hoppe’s No. 9 – A worldwide favorite since 1903

 

Please subscribe!!! Click here.

Please subscribe!!! Click here.

 

Transcript ….

[coming soon]

 



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


Advertisement

  • Juggernaut

    The $5500 R&S in 308 or 6.5- when you are just 2 kewl for a $1100 Ruger RPR in the same calibers.

    • thedonn007

      He said $3,500 in the video.

      • micmac80

        That would be quite a good price but so their long action gun in Europe goes to close double that 6000 Eur

    • Haulin’ Oats

      For $1000-1400 the RPR is more precise than most things in its price class but it’s not king of the hill. The Ruger precision rifle doesn’t have the same level of precision and tolerance found Ritter and Stark or a lot of other brands of rifles.

    • iksnilol

      Or you want more precision and modularity.

  • mikee

    Another very capable rifle from a European manufacturer. The problem with European rifles is; a) Spare parts! Try getting parts for a Blaser LRS 1, for example; b) Magazines! Why don’t manufacturer’s bite the bullet (pardon the pun) and standardize on Accuracy International magazines wherever possible. c) Receivers built on a Remington footprint i.e. Surgeon etc., makes life that much easier with aftermarket accessories. Manufacturers have just about standardized on Picatinny rails across the board, so why not magazines and receiver footprints s well.

    • Haulin’ Oats

      The Ritter and Stark rifle uses AR-10 mags, which are fairly standard and very common. Standarizing on the Remington is kind of like saying the auto industry should standardize around the Model T Ford. The blaser straight pull, the RS SLX, and others are a representation of progress; Remingtons are stuck in the rusty past.

      Moving on.

      • mikee

        You obviously don’t shoot much!

        • Giolli Joker

          R&S can use AI, Ar-10 (including P-Mags) or Sako magazines, all with the change of an adaptor; your point b) is definitely null and void talking about this specific manufacturer.
          Regarding c), well, you can try to innovate like R&S and several other European manufacturers, or you can build on a Remington chassis….

          • mikee

            OK. Could you please explain exactly what you mean in your response to “b”. A considerable number of custom bolt action manufacturers in the US make actions with Remington footprints. Surgeon, Border, Pierce, etc., Barnard from New Zealand, RPA from England, to name a few. There must be a reason why? Parts availability maybe?

          • Giolli Joker

            The answer is in your words: “custom bolt action manufacturers”
            Small companies that start from existing platforms and take them to higher levels of precision, modularity, etc…
            Bigger companies like R&S can cater to a larger market that may find more value in innovative solutions, may it be the modularity of R&S, the straight pull bolt of Blaser, the straight pull and easy disassembly of Strasser, etc…
            These are not “custom bolt action manufacturers” they are companies that spend money in R&D and want to put something new on the market.

        • iksnilol

          And you’ve probably never held a Blaser or Sauer rifle (The German/Swiss ones, not the American disgraces).

          • mikee

            I’m a trained Blaser armourer .

          • Bart Jabroni

            No one believes you.

          • mikee

            Blaser (Germany) sold a number of the LRS rifles to governments in the past decade. One of the instructors was Oli….Hag… (you finish the name). Cryptic question! What engineering changes were performed under the bolt shroud between the LRS1 and LRS 2?

          • iksnilol

            And I’m Lou Perigno.

            This be the internet, matey.

          • mikee

            Hello sunshine. Looks like the spring on your armchair has caused a cerebral hemorrhage.

          • iksnilol

            Man, I wish… I don’t have an armchair. I only got a crappy, broken down office chair here where I work.

          • mikee

            Bugger! You’re a funny man! All the best! I’ve had a long day at work. I’m off to lala land now. Good night. See you tomorrow!

    • Haulin’ Oats

      Better Yet, lets get the AR-10 the standardization it’s always deserved.

  • KestrelBike

    Oh look, another precision rifle that is useless at the 25yd indoor ranges that represent the only places I can shoot within 3-4hrs driving distance.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      That sucks. Less than an hour from me we have a range that has steel targets out to 2400 yards. I would hate to be stuck with 25 yard ranges.

      • KestrelBike

        Yeah didn’t mean to complain, just lamenting the state of things for living on the liberal coasts of America (Virginia, specifically). Golf courses of ~75-150 acres abound, yet zero rifle ranges and the state/feds put restrictions on shooting in forests wherever/however they can. Frustrating, is all. I miss living in Colorado for this reason, where there were a decent amount of options for the working-class public.

  • FredXDerf

    I am just amazed how cavalier Youtubers are with eye pro these days. Sets a bad example for new shooters watching it. Just sayin…

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Let me put some $4 safety glasses on to negate any benefit of the $3000 scope that is on the rifle ……

      • iksnilol

        Finally, somebody that agrees!

        Thank you.

        • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

          Anyone who thinks otherwise is le dumb.

          • iksnilol

            Never underestimate Safety Suzies.

  • iksnilol

    Very rider, much strong.

  • mazkact

    The fit of the rail to the rear of the receiver is the only thing that gives me pause. Is this friction only ? Seems like with the rail only mounting on the front would give the rail and scope a diving board affect.