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.