Fletcher Rifle Works announced an addition to their OpenTop 11/22 rifle series – the new OpenTop 11/22 Takedown Rifle. This latest model joins the company’s lineup, designed for enthusiasts seeking a blend of portability and performance. The OpenTop 11/22 Takedown Rifle integrates a Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock with a 16.5″ Beyer Barrel, a blend that promises both hard-wearing functionality and portability. The rifle’s stock and barrel selection were tailored to maintain a light footprint without compromising durability.
The rifle distinguishes itself with features like the Ruger BX trigger and a skeletonized charging handle, which add to the overall shooting experience. These attributes are evidenced by the rifle’s polished bolt, which has been outfitted with an improved firing pin design for more reliable performance. Also notable is the shock absorbing recoil buffer pin, engineered to enhance shooter comfort.
When disassembling, the takedown system of the OpenTop 11/22 proved quick and user-friendly, with a lock-up mechanism that felt secure and robust. Fletcher Rifle Works appears to have implemented a system that allows for easy transport and quick reassembly without losing sight of a steadfast construction when in use.
Weighing in at just 4 lbs, the compact OpenTop 11/22 Takedown Rifle is remarkably lightweight. The inclusion of the Magpul Backpacker stock not only complements its design but also affirms its status as a rifle ideal for outdoorsmen and target shooters alike who require a firearm that can easily be packed and carried.
- Weight: 4 lbs
- Dimensions: 36 × 10 × 4 in
- Stock Color: FDE, Black, ODG
- Receiver Color: Black, Gun Metal
- Trigger: Ruger BX +$0 or Franklin Armory Binary +$270
- MSRP – $995
The OpenTop 11/22 Takedown Rifle is positioned as a practical option for those in search of a rifle that offers a combination of lightness, simplicity, and field capability. It is expected to attract a diverse range of rifle enthusiasts, from hikers looking for a convenient addition to their gear to marksmen interested in a reliable and swift-to-assemble shooting companion.
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