Anschutz Sporting Rifles – Threaded Barrels

    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: [email protected]

    Service & Repairs: [email protected]

    Pete

    Editor In Chief- TFB
    LE – Silencers – Science
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