Anschütz, working with GSG and ESC Ulm, has developed a “Tactical Trainer”, or an accuratized MSR MK22 rifle. The RX22 features an Anschütz barrel with a recessed target crown and an improved competition trigger. It otherwise shares the same features as the ISSC MSR MK22 and inherits its FN SCAR good looks.
These training, target-shooting and hunting rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle have more to offer than just their style. At 33 inches long and seven pounds, they’re very similar in size and weight to the FN SCAR and should handle like other similar rifles.
The button-rifled barrels are made to the same specifications as all other Anschütz barrels, and the trigger groups are hardened and polished, and can be user-adjusted between 3.3 to 5.5 pounds, and leave the factory set with a 4-pound pull. The RX22 has an ambidextrous selector and a six-position charging handle that can be installed on the left or right side of the rifle.
The RX22 comes in four models. The standard RX22 has a full-length Picatinny top rail and partial 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock rails, and comes with flip-up backup iron sights and is available in black or desert tan, and of course accepts any aftermarket optics you choose to use as well. Anschütz is also offering the RX22 in the two-tone black and white Precision model and the all-black Precision Black model which forego the polymer stock and replace the forward rails with wooden furniture. All RX22s have side-folding buttstocks although fixed stocks will be made available for locations which require them by law.
These semi-automatic rifles come with one single-stack 10-round magazine although 2-, 5-, 20- and 22-round magazines will also be available.
So if you’re in the market for a premium .22 rifle that doesn’t look like all the others, you may want to keep your eyes peeled for the Anschütz MSR RX22, currently being imported by Steyr Arms. The MSRP is $895 and they should be in stores soon for $100-200 less. Considering the price of other Anschütz rifles, the MSR RX22 is actually one of the lest expensive ways to own one of their firearms.
For a full list of specifications check out the press release here.