“Are you looking for the ultimate precision semi-auto 22 LR? The VF-ORYX is just that.” Volquartsen Firearms makes no mystery about the latest addition to the company's rimfire rifle lineup and its qualities. The new .22 rifle takes the name from the ORYX chassis, designed for shooting from the bench, with a bipod, or in a prone position – “From the forend to the buttpad, the ORYX is a one-piece aircraft grade aluminum setup.” The rifle has a forend grip, adjustable cheek riser, and overmolded pistol grip. It also features a .25" spacer in the buttpad for adjustable LOP. (The ORYX chassis is also available as a stand alone product and will fit most 10/22 style receivers, BTW).
The CNC-machined stainless steel receiver features an integral 20 MOA rail for long-range shooting. Another interesting detail, the free floating Snake Fluted Barrel is threaded into the receiver increasing rigidity between barrel and action.
The bolt, which is also CNC-machined, includes a titanium round firing pin and tuned extractor for improved performance and function, while the TG2000 trigger group provides a 2.25 lb trigger pull with clean characteristics – both pretravel and overtravel are user-adjustable.
Volquartsen's VF-ORYX, “the best semi-auto rimfire rifle available”
Described by the manufacturer as “the best semi-auto rimfire rifle available”, Volquartsen's VF-ORYX is offered in two versions, the basic VF-ORYX and the VF-ORYX-S. The latter includes a Zeiss Conquest V4 6-24x50 and rings preinstalled. Prices in the US for the VF-ORYX and VF-ORYX-S are $1944 and $3269, respectively.
“With the popularity of precision 22 LR rifle shooting continuing to grow, we felt this was the perfect time to introduce the VF-ORYX,” they say at Volquartsen. “This chassis set up is perfect for precision shooting. As we've discussed, 22 LR is a great way to introduce new shooters to the long range game. Teaching them how to properly use an optic, learn their holdovers, and manage their breathing to execute the shot, long range .22 LR is ideal for competitors and recreational shooters alike.”
Volquartsen VF-ORYX rifle specs and prices
Weight: ||9lb 3oz/4167 g|
Pull Weight: ||2.25 lb/1020 g|
steel receiver with threaded in barrel and Integral 20 MOA Picatinny rail.|
(MSRP in the US): ||1944 USD (VF-ORYX) and 3269 USD (VF-ORYX-S, scope included)|