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New Steyr GAMS Bolt Action Rifle

Probably the most significant bolt action rifle release by Steyr Arms this year was the Scout II, the updated version of the Steyr Scout rifle. However, besides the Scout II, Steyr Arms introduced a couple of other bolt action rifle products – a new version of the Monobloc rifle called Monobloc Compact and a completely new bolt gun, the Steyr Gams rifle. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the specs and features of the latter. The Steyr Gams is designed to be a lightweight hunting rifle and is advertised as the ultimate rifle for mountaineers.

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Steyr GAMS

The new Steyr Gams bolt action rifle will be available chambered in .223 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor. Both caliber options of this rifle will be equipped with 19″ (485mm) threaded barrels. The overall weight is 5.29 lbs (2.4 kg) or 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) depending on the caliber choice – pretty impressive and should indeed make a very lightweight hunting rig even after adding a scope, bipod and sling. Probably the main reason it was possible to make this rifle so lightweight is the stock which is made of carbon fiber. The stock has a thumbhole design and features an adjustable cheekpiece, front and rear sling swivels, and a Spartan bipod socket built into the forearm. The rifle is fed from polymer detachable box magazines of four-round capacity. Steyr Gams rifle will be offered with a 2-stage or forward set trigger. There will also be two options for the safety mechanism – a hand cocking system or a three-position safety. The overall length of the Steyr Gams rifle is 40.2″ (1020 mm). As of writing, there is no information on the price and availability in the USA.

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