History, hunting rifles, air rifles, biathlon

Anschütz: history and company profile

The son of the master rifle manufacturer Johann Heinrich Gottlieb Anschütz, Julius Gottfried Anschütz founded the company J.G. Anschütz in 1856 for the production of Flobert and pocket pistols, teschings and shotguns in Zella-Mehlis, Thüringen, Germany. Since its foundation, the name Anschütz is inseparably connected with innumerable national and international shooting triumphs. Last but not least the pioneering efforts in biathlon shooting have made the name Anschütz recognized all over the world. Anschütz products enjoy an extraordinary and worldwide reputation because of their precision, workmanship and accuracy.

Hunting line of Anschütz: rifle and air rifle

Anschütz produces a vast line of hunting rifles: both air-rifles (in caliber .177) and rimfire/centerfire bolt action rifles (calibers available are: .17 HMR, .22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 Hornet,  4,6x30, .22 Hornet, .204 Ruger, .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .300 AAC Blackout, .30-06).

Anschütz also offers left handed rifles and sound moderators.

All about the product range of Heckler & Koch like biathlon and target line you'll find at the end of the page.

Biathlon line of Anschütz

The biathlon sport is inseparably connected with the brand Anschütz. More than 97 % of all biathletes worldwide rely on the Anschütz precision rifles made in Germany. From 1979 the rules required a small bore rifle with rim cartridge primer in cal. .22 l.r. (5.6 mm) for biathlon shooting. These small bore rifles are relatively heavy, up to 7.5 kg and have a cylinder action with lateral bolt handle which is lifted and pulled back for loading to feed the cartridge in by hand. Subsequently the action is pulled forward and locked by the lateral bolt handle which is turned downwards. When the biathletes turned to small bore rifles the Anschütz cylinder action was equipped with a repeater device and a 5-shot magazine and the weight of the rifle was reduced to 4.5 kg. With the extremely light firing pin with only 4 mm travel this rifle got an extremely short locktime of 4 m/s, i. e. that the bullet left the barrel after 4 m/s after the shot had been released by the trigger.

Anschütz produces high-quality Biathlon rifles like the 1827F and 1827FL models. In its product line optimal entry-level models with excellent price/performance ratio can be found too.

Target line of Anschütz

Anschütz is world-famous for its target sir rifles, field target rifles, small bore target rifles and benchrest rifles.

In the target air rifles category, the new generation of Anschütz compressed air models offers state-of-the art compressed air technology in an attractive design, while Anschütz .22 LR small bore rifles are responsible for a large number of national and international top results. 

Benchrest shooting is a discipline in which an extremely high precision is decisive. During shooting the rifle is put on a bench and a rest. The shooting results are not indicated as usual in rings but in a covering circle which shows the diameter of a five-shot group. This kind of sport requests extremely high demands to the rifle - high stability, tight bedding of the barreled action and a barrel with excellent quality, also when getting hot. That‘s the reason why the name Anschütz has an outstanding international reputation in this discipline.

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