German Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifles by Steel Action

    A German company located in Cologne, Germany and called Steel Action makes yet another straight pull bolt action rifle. If you have noticed, the straight pull action is pretty popular in Europe. Not only large companies make rifles utilizing this action but also smaller and newer ones like Steel Action come up with such designs.

    The rifle features two sections of Picatinny rails machined as one piece with the receiver. It uses Lothar Walther barrels. It also has a rotating bolt head with three locking lugs. Also, note the wooden bolt handle knob – another feature frequently seen in European rifles.

    The rifles come in two models called HS (Hunting Short) and HM (Hunting Medium). The former is a short action one available in .308 Win, 7mm-08 Rem, and .243 Win calibers. The HS version also comes with a 5 round magazine capacity and weighs slightly over 7 lbs (3.2 kg). The HM is the standard or long action version of the gun. It is available in one of the following chamberings: .300 Win Mag, .338 Win Mag, 7mm Rem Mag, .270 Win, .30-06 Springfield, 9.3x62mm, 8.5x63mm, 8×57 IS. The long action rifle weighs about 7 lbs 4 oz (3.3kg) and feeds from a detachable magazine of 5 or 4 round capacity depending on the caliber it is chambered in. The rifles also come with threaded muzzles of M15x1 metric thread pitch. Judging from the model designation system, the company probably will later introduce a magnum length action, too.

    Here is a video from IWA 2017. The gentleman possibly demonstrates how smooth the action works by opening it and letting gravity to close it.

    The price information and availability in the USA is not clear. Reportedly, the HS will cost around €2000 in Europe.

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