BESSEMER, Ala.(April 23, 2019) — Steyr Arms USA has announced that it has partnered with Manners Composite Stocks (MCS) to create a new variant of THB (Tactical Heavy Barrel) rifle designed to meet the needs of law enforcement and precision rifle shooters. Steyr and Manners worked together to create a highly optioned composite tactical stock that is mated to the exceptionally accurate THB barreled action. The new Steyr THB Manners rifle will be publicly unveiled at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on April 26 (Steyr Arms Booth #4423).
The Steyr THB Manners will be available in .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor. The rifle is built on Steyr’s proven Safe Bolt System (SBS) bolt-action receiver with its 2+1 safety system. The SBS action is perfectly married to a heavy-profile, cold-hammer-forged barrel. In the .308 version, it will be available with either a 16-, 20- or 26-inch barrel, while the 6.5 Creedmoor barrel will be 26 inches in length. The muzzles of each barrel are threaded with a 5/8-24 RH thread pitch to accept muzzle brakes or suppressors, and a thread protector will be included. With it’s match-quality single-stage trigger system, the THB barreled-action is virtually identical to that of Steyr’s high-end, long-range tactical rifles.
A Steyr exclusive, the new Manners tactical stock for the THB is built around the CNC-machined aluminum MCS Mini Chassis System that is perfectly fitted to the SBS action for maximum repeatability. The chassis incorporates a trigger guard as well as the Maxwell that accepts standard Steyr four-round magazines or 10-round magazines with the optional Steyr adapter kit. The outer shell is constructed of 35-percent carbon fiber and 65-percent fiberglass, hand-laid in multiple layers with high-temperature epoxy resins and then heat cured in a vacuum for the ideal resin-to-fabric ratio.
The stock features an adjustable comb and a length of pull that can be easily adjusted by adding or removing spacers. The stock has two flush QD sling-swivel cups on the right side as well as a Picatinny rail on the bottom/front of the wide, flat foreend for attaching a bipod or tripod. The Steyr THB Manners comes with a standard camouflage finish that is molded into the field-grade gel coat; however, additional colors can be special ordered at no charge. Select camouflage patterns can be ordered for an additional cost.
The THB Manners rifle measures 47 inches overall, and it weighs 10.5 pounds, empty. The rifle has a 20 MOA Picatinny rail mounted on the receiver, and it comes standard with a round tactical bolt handle.
The rifle has a suggested retail price of $2,395, and as with all Steyr center-fire bolt-action rifles, the Steyr THB Manners is part of the Steyr Elite Experience that provides the purchaser an unconditional 1 MOA guarantee, a limited lifetime warranty and a free world-class training course at the Steyr Academy ($650 value). The Steyr-exclusive Manners stock is also available separately from Steyr Arms and will fit any standard-length SBS action.
Established in 1864, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms USA is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Arms in the U.S., and it is also the exclusive importer for Merkel firearms, JAGDHUND and X JAGD apparel. For more information, contact Steyr Arms USA at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit www.steyrarms.com.
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