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Ritter & Stark Unveils New SLX Short-Action Rifle

Ritter & Stark GmbH unveiled its new SLX series multi-caliber, short-action precision rifle today at the IWA Outdoor Classics 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.

The SLX is based the Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company’s SX-1 precision rifle and designed to meet the most demanding requirements for any serious shooter, according to a Ritter & Stark press release.

The SLX series is first available in .308 Win./ 7.62x51 NATO . Additional calibers such as the .260 Rem., and 6.5 Creedmoor will be available at a later date.

The barrel, at the center of Ritter & Stark’s superior accuracy, undergoes a proprietary rifling process ensuring uniformity throughout the production series, according to the release.

“The result is unsurpassed accuracy and an extended barrel life,” the release states. “Integrated locking lugs on the monolithic barrel design, guarantee superior precision throughout the rifle’s lifespan.”

The SLX-308 is built on a fully-adjustable stock -- length, cheek piece height and recoil pad height -- with a NATO-STANAG 4694 (MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny) rail for a monopod attachment.

An R&S folding stock mechanism can also be installed to fold left or right and also locked in a folded position.  The rifle features a forend that facilitates heat dissipation quickly. It also allows for the option of a rail adaptor to minimize weight and has M-LOK attachment points for mounting accessories.

A fully-adjustable, two-stage Remington 700 standard compatible trigger comes standard and can be set to the operator’s preferences. The SLX-308 was also designed to use standard AR-15 pistol grips (without beavertail) and comes with a detachable PMAG 10 AR/M4 Gen M3 polymer 10-round magazine.

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