Steyr has introduced a new bolt action rifle called MONOBLOC. The new rifle has a number of innovative features such as the one-piece barrel and receiver as well as the new ergonomic stock. Let’s take a closer look.
The most significant feature of this rifle is that the barrel and receiver are a one-piece part. In other words, unlike the traditional receivers and barrels which are made separately and attach to each other (normally the barrel is threaded into the receiver), the receiver and barrel of Steyr Monobloc are hammer forged out of the same bar stock of steel and represent a single part.
The Monobloc rifle also has an ergonomic stock with a modern or maybe a bit futuristic appearance. The stock features an aluminum bedding block and leather inlays. The leather inlays are built into the cheek rest, grip and forearm which are the areas that contact the shooter’s hands and face when shouldering the rifle. With leather inlays in the mentioned areas, the rifle should be much more comfortable.
The Steyr Monobloc rifle also comes with a detachable trigger group and manual cocking mechanism. The rifle is fed from 4-round detachable box magazines. It will be first available chambered in .308 Winchester or .30-06 Springfield. Later the following caliber options will be added: 270 Win., 7×64, 8x57IS. The overall length of Steyr Monobloc rifle is 42.3″ (1,075mm) with the 22″ (558 mm) barrel. The rifle weighs 8 lbs 2.5 oz (3.7 kilograms).
The price for the European market is estimated at €4,600 which is approximately equal to $5,300. This new rifle will hit the market in the spring of 2019.
Steyr confirmed that they will bring this rifle to SHOT Show 2019 which means that we’ll present to our readers another article with a comprehensive description and a lot of detailed images of the Monobloc rifle. Stay tuned!
Many thanks to Mike B. for the help with translation!
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