Rimfire fans, this one is for you. Zermatt Arms Inc., Nebraska-based manufacturer of precision rifle actions based on the Remington Model 700 footprint, is bringing a new precision rimfire bolt action to the table in Spring 2020. Dubbed the RimX, Zermatt’s newest action seeks to provide caliber flexibility and some high-end features to small-caliber shooters. As quoted from their website, “This action was designed to fill a gap for more cost effective, real feel training while maintaining our high levels of quality and dimensional tolerance control. Like the Origin and TL3/SR3 actions, the RIMX follows the same Remington 700 style footprint to allow for easy fitment to stocks and chassis along with the use of R700 style triggers.” Look for a $1,150 MSRP upon release, with one magazine included.
Continuing from the website’s product overview:
The RIMX action uses an interchangeable bolt head system similar to that of the Origin action and TL3/SR3 line of actions. RIMX actions will be available with bolt heads for 22LR/17 Mach 2, 17 HMR/22 mag and coming soon, 17 WSM rimfire cartridges. Each bolt face features a non-protruding extraction system that allows for a flat breach face barrel to be installed without the need for timed extractor relief. This will make barrel interchangeability and installation easier than ever. Each RIMX action will include one of our proprietary magazines. The RIMX magazine is machined from 7075 aluminum and hardcoat anodized for durability. Every magazine is height adjustable with our adjustable magazine catch that allows for fine tuning the feed cycle. The RIMX magazine also has an integrated feed ramp that places the round at the most optimal angle for the smoothest overall feel. Magazines also feature a follower with easy to grab finger holds to make loading quick and easy.
Buyers can look forward to the following product features:
– Remington 700 footprint
– Integral recoil lug
– Nitrided, chromoly reciever and bolt body
– DLC coated bolt head
– Non-protruding, fixed extractor
– 6 o’clock firing pin
– Tool-less bolt disassembly
– Interchangeable bolt heads for .22 LR/.17 Mach 2, .17 HMR, and (to be added later) .17 WSM
– 7075 aluminum 10-round magazine, with a 5-round magazine extension option
– Pre-fit, shouldered barrels available
Also of potential interest to the RimX market, a few hours after Zermatt’s release PROOF Research fired back with the following social media post:
Zermatt Arms hit it out of the park with their new RIMX action! You know what would go good with this action? We’re thinking some PROOF carbon fiber & steel pre-fit barrels!
If you like small calibers shot precisely, look for this new action to become available this spring. And if you decide to get one and want to let us know what you think of it, feel free to comment below to share your thoughts. See you at the range!
Photos courtesy of Zermatt Arms.
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