With rise in popularity of the centerfire precision / tactical rifle shooting events, we have seen a corresponding growth in interest about rimfire rifles which copy the look and feel of the centerfire tactical versions.
In 2016, we launched the first series of these rifles, called "Rimfire Trainers," based on the 1416 barreled action and Manners T6 stock, and throughout 2016 the growth in sales for this product has been excellent.
With the success of the 1416 ( 64 action ) from the first year, we have subsequently added new models from our line of rimfire rifles, featuring the Match 54 repeaters as well as the straight-pull Fornter systems.
As the sport of rimfire trainers continues to grow, we will be there to offer many different choices to meet the needs of shooters around the world.
Our Rimfire Trainer series offers a stock design similar or even identical to the stock they are using on their centerfire and ammunition which is a fraction of the cost and requires no brass prep or reloading time.
Shooting at longer ranges with a rimfire can challenge a shooter’s wind reading skills, as well and show the mistakes caused by poor follow-through and sloppy trigger pulls.
Without the recoil to mask these errors, the Rimfire Trainer can provide great insight to the finer details of rifle handling.
At Shot Show 2017, we were again impressed with the interest from dealers and shooters alike, so to better explain the features and options, this new page has been added to our website.
As most shooters have found, there is no substitute for trigger time when wanting to perform at the top levels.
Unfortunately, high-performance centerfire rifle barrels have a limited life span and a competitive shooter can easily burn out two to three barrels a year.
Many of these shooters have turned to our Rimfire Trainer rifles allowing them spend plenty of time behind the trigger working on fundamentals to stay sharp.
The Winter Olympic sport of Biathlon has deep roots in military tactical training with high-powered centerfire rifles.
Decades ago this sport was switched over to rimfire and moved into main-stream competition all across Europe.
Shooting the .22lr cartridge allowed for many more venues to host the event, as well as bringing the shooters and spectators closer together.
"Less booming and more cheering" as some of the fans have described the change from years back. With the only shooting distance being 50 meters, this event can be held in a relatively small area.
The sport of Biathlon is the first and remains the global benchmark for blending tremendous physical training and skill with the best of the best in shooting and skiing technology.
As the sport grew in popularity and competition, the continual development in search of the "perfect" rimfire rifle followed along, ultimately culminating into the ANSCHÜTZ 1827 Biathlon rifle, featuring the Fortner Action system, or as many know it; the Straight-pull system.
Quickly becoming the standard by which all other repeating match rifles were compared to, it soon became obvious to shooters across the world that the ANSCHÜTZ 1827 is indeed "The Rifle" to have.
With the closing of the 2018 Winter Olympic games in South Korea, our 1827 rifle made a clean sweep of all medals, in all classes. In a phrase; "Total Domination..!"
Now we have turned some of our attention to this new sport of Rimfire Tactical shooting, looking to bring decades of experience in building World-Class match rifles and applying it to this new and exciting sport.
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