Steyr has dropped the price of the popular Pro Varminter to $1995, but only for a short time, and has also added new calibres.
The lower price will be for a limited time, so you’re advised to place an order ASAP if you want one.
Pro Varminters in .243 and .308 now join the existing .222 and .223 models.
“With a hammer-forged fluted heavy barrel in a stainless finish, the Steyr Mannlicher Pro Varmint is an excellent rifle for hunting small predators and varmints as well as for extensive training and competitions at the shooting range,” says the distributor.
Others features include Steyr’s three position Safe Bolt System, detachable magazine, tactical bolt handle, single set trigger and 20MOA Picatinny rail.
The .223 barrel has a 1-in-9” twist to provide best stabilisation of bullets up to 69gr.
For more details and to locate a dealer, see the Winchester Australia website.
The .17 Hornet is arguably the best balanced of all the .17 cartridges, wildcat or factory. P.O Ackley is credited with introducing the first .17 based on the Hornet case; the .17 Ackley Hornet was basically the K-Hornet necked down to fire a .172-inch bullet. Over the years, however, a few problems became apparent.