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Volquartsen’s New 22 WMR and 17 HMR VF-ORYX Rifles

Volquartsen Firearms is expanding upon its already extensive list of premium rimfire firearms with the introduction of two new rifles in the VF-ORYX series. Two new offerings in 17 HRM and 22 WMR will now be made available with all of the same premium features offered on the VF-ORYX 22LR versions but will now give rimfire shooters access to longer engagement distances with ammo that is ideal for long-range shooters and varmint hunters.

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Volquartsen’s New 22 WMR and 17 HMR VF-ORYX Rifles

Volquartsen VF-ORYX Rifle Now Available In 22 WMR & 17 HMR

Carroll, IA – Volquartsen Firearms continues to expand their line of precision rimfire rifles. The VF-ORYX rifle is now available in 22 WMR and 17 HMR calibers.

The VF-ORYX features a Volquartsen Snake Fluted Barrel threaded into their CNC-machined stainless steel receiver. This increases rigidity between barrel and action, ultimately improving accuracy. For added durability, the barrel has a laser-hardened breech face.

As with all Volquartsen rifles, it features CNC-machined and wire-EDM internal components for unparalleled reliability.  The CNC-machined tungsten bolt includes a round titanium firing pin and tuned extractor for improved performance and function.

“With the popularity of long-range rifle shooting continuing to grow, among both competitors and hunters, we felt this was the perfect time to add to the VF-ORYX lineup. This chassis set up is perfect for precision shooting,” commented Chad Wittrock, Marketing Director.

The TG2000 trigger group provides a crisp, clean 2.25lb trigger pull. Both pretravel and overtravel are user-adjustable to the shooter’s preference.

The VF-ORYX is set into the ORYX chassis from MDT.  This one-piece integrated aluminum chassis and buttstock is designed to improve the consistency and accuracy of your rifle, whether you’re shooting from the bench, a bipod, or a prone position.

The ORYX chassis features a free floating barrel, contoured forend grip, adjustable cheek riser, and overmolded pistol grip for added comfort and stability. It also features a .25″ spacer in the buttpad for adjustable LOP.

The ORYX chassis by MDT is also available as a stand-alone product. It’s available for 22 WMR, 17 HMR, as well as 22 LR calibers in black, gray, OD green, or FDE color options.

“As we’ve discussed, long-range rimfire shooting is the perfect way to hone your long-range game. Whether you’re focused refining your skills with an optic and learning holdovers or managing your breathing to execute the perfect shot, long range rimfire is ideal for competitors and hunters alike,” added Scott Volquartsen, President.

Volquartsen's New 22 WMR and 17 HMR VF-ORYX Rifles

VF-ORYX Specifications:

  • Barrel Type: .920″ stainless steel bull barrel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16 (22 WMR) 1:9 (17 HMR) 1:16 (22 LR)
  • Barrel Length: 20.5″
  • Action: Stainless steel
  • Total Weight: 9lb 11oz (22 WMR & 17 HMR) 9lb 3oz (22 LR)
  • Stock: ORYX chassis by MDT

Volquartsen's New 22 WMR and 17 HMR VF-ORYX Rifles

The VF-ORYX starts pricing at around $2,101.50 for the standard optics-ready 22LR version of the rifle. The new .22WMR and 17 HMR options will set you back an additional $234 for a similarly equipped rifle that is ready to take whatever optic you have selected for it. To see a listing of all currently available options for the Volquartsen VF-ORYX rifle you can visit this link here.

Volquartsen's New 22 WMR and 17 HMR VF-ORYX Rifles

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