Volquartsen Introduces the VF-ORYX Precision 22LR Rifle

Luke C.
by Luke C.
Volquartsen Introduces the VF-ORYX Precision 22LR Rifle

Precision Rimfire is quickly becoming a very popular discipline within the firearm world. I’ve personally started participating in the Rimfire Precision Rifle Series on the east coast of the United States and I can see why it has grown in popularity. Volquartsen must understand as well because they’ve just unveiled their own offering for the precision rimfire market – the VF-ORYX Rifle. While Volquartsen already has a solid lineup of .22LR rifles like the Summit Rifle and VM-22, the VF-ORYX is slated to be the ultimate precision semi-auto rimfire .22LR rifle.

Volquartsen Introduces the VF-ORYX Precision 22LR Rifle

With the popularity of precision 22 LR rifle shooting continuing to grow, we felt this was the perfect time to introduce the VF-ORYX. This chassis set up is perfect for precision shooting. As we’ve discussed, 22 LR is a great way to introduce new shooters to the long range game. Teaching them how to properly use an optic, learn their holdovers, and manage their breathing to execute the shot, long range 22 LR is ideal for competitors and recreational shooters alike.

The VF-ORYX is the latest addition to our line of 22 LR rifles. It features a CNC-machined stainless steel receiver with an integral 20 MOA rail making it ideal for long-range 22 LR shooting.

The Snake Fluted Barrel is threaded into the receiver. This increases rigidity between barrel and action, and ultimately, accuracy.

Volquartsen Introduces the VF-ORYX Precision 22LR Rifle

As with all Volquartsen rifles, it features CNC-machined and wire-EDM internal components for unparalleled reliability. The CNC-machined bolt includes a round titanium firing pin and tuned extractor for improved performance and function.

The TG2000 trigger group provides a crisp, clean 2.25lb trigger pull. Both pretravel and overtravel are user-adjustable to the shooter’s preference.

The VF-ORYX is set into the ORYX chassis from MDT. This one-piece integrated aluminum chassis and buttstock is designed to improve the consistency and accuracy of your rifle, whether you’re shooting from the bench, a bipod, or a prone position.

The ORYX chassis features a free floating barrel, contoured forend grip, adjustable cheek riser, and overmolded pistol grip for added comfort and stability. It also features a .25″ spacer in the buttpad for adjustable LOP.

The ORYX chassis is available as a stand alone product. It will fit most 10/22 style receivers.

We are also offering the VF-ORYX-S, which includes a Zeiss Conquest V4 6-24×50 and rings preinstalled

Please note, the bipod shown in some pictures is sold separately.

VF-ORYX Specifications:

Barrel Twist: 1:16
Barrel Length: 20.5″
Action: Stainless steel
Total Weight: 9lb 3oz
Stock: ORYX chassis from MDT
Whether its off a bench, prone, or even from a barricade – the VF-ORYX puts you in position to succeed.

Having just been to a match myself, I was surprised to see so many semi-automatic rifles there. I had it in my head that precision rimfire was purely the domain of bolt-action rifles but I suppose if companies like Volquartsen are making a precision-oriented semi-auto . 22LR, there must be something to it. The starting price of $1,944 may be a bit too steep for me at the moment but I definitely wouldn’t mind taking one of these rigs for a spin at a match.

Luke C.
Luke C.

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  • Erwos Erwos on May 10, 2021

    $2000 is actually about what I expected for one of these. VQ's rifles ain't cheap, and even though the Oryx is a cheaper MDT chassis, it's not cheap.

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    • QuadGMoto QuadGMoto on May 11, 2021

      @erwos Saving money is one of many reasons why some people shoot .22, arguably the most common reason.

  • RegT RegT on May 16, 2021

    Luke, have you seen the video of that gorgeous young lady (name escapes me, darn it) shooting eggs at 300 yards with a Volquartsen rig? Watching her "settle-in" (wiggle around) for each shot was very enjoyable. Ah - Kirsten Joy Weiss: https://www.youtube.com/wat...