Anschütz MSR RX22 Tactical Trainer Now Available


Anschutz MSR RX22.

Anschütz Sporting Arms has delivered a major shipment of the much sought after Anschutz MSR RX22 small-bore tactical training rifle to Steyr Arms, the exclusive importer of the gun.

Better known for its competitive rifles, Anschütz introduced the MSR RX22 last year, but until now demand has far exceeded availability. Featuring a target barrel and a competition-inspired trigger, the MSR RX22 is a full-featured .22-caliber training and small-game hunting rifle.

The rimfire was developed from the ground up as an extremely accurate semi-automatic .22-cal. rifle. The MSR RX22 offers a self-loading rifle platform — it operates on a force-locking blowback action with a hammer lock — that promises reliability and accuracy according to the company.

Anschutz MSR RX22.The gun's barrel is manufactured to the same tolerances of any other Anschütz target barrel, they say, with a special button-rifling process. The barrel features a recessed target crown. The single-stage trigger features components that are hardened and finely ground to produce a fast trigger with a very consistent release. The trigger is factory set at 4 lbs. and can be adjusted from 3.3 to 5.5 lbs. by the user.

The MSR RX22 was designed for ease of use for either a left- or right-handed shooter. The cocking handle can be quickly located to any of three positions on either side of the rifle for a total of six possible cocking-handle locations. The trigger-locking safety is easily engaged by way of a large selector switch, familiar to most tactical centerfire rifles on either side of the receiver.

Available in four versions, the Desert and Black Hawk models feature a side-folding stock that is collapsible for length of pull and adjustable for cheek weld. These models have Picatinny rails on the side and bottom of the foreend for attaching accessories. The Precision and Precision Black models have fixed wooden stocks and foreend components. All MSR RX22 rifles have a full-length Picatinny rail on top for mounting the included flip-up iron sights as well as your choice of optics.

The MSR RX22 comes equipped with one 10-round polymer detachable single-stack magazine. Magazines with capacities of 2, 5, 20 and 22 rounds are also available as accessory items. The suggested retail price of the standard Desert and Black Hawk models is $895. MSRP for the Precision and the Precision Black models is $995.

For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit

ANSCHÜTZ MSR RX22 Rifle Specifications
Model: MSR RX22
Operation: Semiautomatic
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine type: Detachable polymer single-stack
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds (2, 5, 20, 22 available)
Action material: Anodized aluminum
Barrel: 16.5 inch target barrel (button rifling)
Rifling: 1:16
Sights: Flip-up iron sights; 16.92 inch Picatinny rail
Safety: 2-position ambi-safety
Trigger type: Single-stage, adjustable 3.3 – 5.5 lbs.
Pull weight: 4 lbs.
Stock material/type: wood or polymer; fixed or foldable stock (depending on model)
Recoil pad: Rubber elastomer
Checkering: Non-slip stippled surfaces
Weight, empty: 6.94 lbs.
Overall length: 32.8 – 43.1 inches (depending on the model)
Included accessories: CD-Owner’s manual, one detachable 10-round magazine, Gun transport case, tool kit
MSRP: $895 (standard Desert or Black Hawk models), $995 (Precision or Precision Black)

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