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Chiappa FAS AR611: the performant (entry level) competition air rifle

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Chiappa FAS AR611: the performant (entry level) competition air rifle

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Manufactured by Chiappa Firearms out of a project designed by the famous Italian brand Domino, the FAS AR611 air rifle is intended as a quality starting point for ISSF 10 meter shooting

Chiappa FAS AR611: the performant (basic) competition air rifle

During the last two years Chiappa Firearms has entered the ISSF sport shooting market, after a collaboration with the Italian firm La Domino, specialized in designing and selling top sport guns since more than forty years.

After the Chiappa FAS AP 6004 air pistol – launched exactly one year ago as an upgraded version of the now legendary FAS 604 – this year was the time of the FAS AR611 air rifle, whose production was announced in July and whose commercial availability for Europe just kicked off.

Chiappa's FAS AR611 is a pre-compressed pneumatic (PCP) air rifle, engineered and conceived for classic ISSF disciplines such as 10m air rifle, Field Target shooting and basic training for young shooters.

Chiappa's FAS AR611 is a pre-compressed pneumatic (PCP) air rifle, engineered and conceived for classic ISSF disciplines such as 10m air rifle, Field Target shooting and basic training for young shooters.

The wooden stock features a traditional competition pistol grip

The wooden stock features a traditional competition pistol grip

The FAS AR611 air rifle is based out of a black hard anodized, CNC precision machined aircraft-grade aluminum solid frame and valve housing.

The initial beechwood stock of the prototypes has been replaced by an oil-treated walnut stock with a fully ambidextrous design and other competition-ready features such as a totally adjustable buttpad and cheek riser.

The deeply recessed, traditional competition pistol grip

The deeply recessed, traditional competition pistol grip

Rear view of the wooden stock

Rear view of the wooden stock

Both the rubber buttplate and the cheekpiece are adjustable

Both the rubber buttplate and the cheekpiece are adjustable

The match trigger is fully adjustable

The match trigger is fully adjustable

The AR611 air rifle comes with a fully adjustable two-stage Match trigger.

Just as all other small parts and mechanical components, the trigger is precision-machined out of steel and accurately checked upon production and installation to ensure the highest possible levels of precision and performance.

Left side view of the action, open

Left side view of the action, open

Right side view of the action, open

Right side view of the action, open

Detail view of the trigger system, fully adjustable

Detail view of the trigger system, fully adjustable

Muzzle view of the barrel, with an option tunnel sight mounted

Muzzle view of the barrel, with an option tunnel sight mounted

A unique technical feature of the Chiappa FAS AR611 air rifle is the barrel: it is a floating barrel, and its front portion can be twisted right or left to a 180-degrees to adjust the point of impact on the target.

Breech to muzzle, the barrel is 63 cm/24,8" long, Match choked, stainless steel machined, blued, rifled with ten right-handed grooves. The sighting line is 58 cm/22,8" long.

The standard version, with open iron sights

The standard version, with open iron sights

The rifle equipped with optional competition sights

The rifle equipped with optional competition sights

The rifle equipped with an optional optic

The rifle equipped with an optional optic

The Chiappa FAS AR611 is a single shot air rifle, and loads through a steel lever located on the right side of the frame – which is very quick, light and easy to operate.

Propulsion is provided by a removable 200-bar PCP air canister with integrated pressutre gauge.

A pressure regulator allows the performance of the valve to be adjusted ensuring over 170 shots with a single full charge.

The removable 200-bar PCP air tube

The removable 200-bar PCP air tube

View of the pressure level meter

View of the pressure level meter

The loading is performed by a small aluminum lever placed just at back-right of the loading port

The loading is performed by a small aluminum lever placed just at back-right of the loading port

When pushing back the loading lever in close position, the pellet is pushed forward into the barrel

When pushing back the loading lever in close position, the pellet is pushed forward into the barrel

A 5 shot group obtained at 10 meters, with RWS R10 Match Premium pellets

A 5 shot group obtained at 10 meters, with RWS R10 Match Premium pellets

As of today, the Chiappa FAS AR611 PCP air rifle is available only in a 4,5mm/.177 caliber low power version – with a muzzle velocity of approximately 167 metres per second (550fps) and a muzzle energy level not exceeding the 7.5 joules threshold that makes air rifles legal to purchase and own without licensing or registration required in most of Europe.

Two full-power versions of the AR611 air rifle are slated to be made available in the near future: the full-power 4,5mm/.177 caliber variant will feature a muzzle velocity of about 143 meters per second (800fps), while the 5,5mm/.22 version will offer a muzzle velocity level of approximately 363 meters per second (860fps). Both will come with a 250-bar air canister.

The rifle comes with standard fully adjustable rear sight

The rifle comes with standard fully adjustable rear sight

Above the action frame, the rifle is equipped with rails that allow the mounting of optional sight or optics

Above the action frame, the rifle is equipped with rails that allow the mounting of optional sight or optics

An optional Centra Pro 57 Starline competition rear diopter

An optional Centra Pro 57 Starline competition rear diopter

The Chiappa FAS AR611 PCP air rifle is 91 centimeters long overall (39"), and weighs in at approximately 3,1 kilograms (1.4 lbs).

An 11mm rail is machined on top of the frame, and two more are machined on the twistable front portion of the barrel – allowing the installation of iron sights or optical sights. A 9/11mm rail is located under the handguard, and provides an installation platform for other shooting accessories such as counterweights.

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The rifle comes with standard fully adjustable iron sight, but can be equipped with many competition sights available from the market

The rifle comes with standard fully adjustable iron sight, but can be equipped with many competition sights available from the market

As well, Field Target shooters can mount their favorite optics and be ready for the competition

As well, Field Target shooters can mount their favorite optics and be ready for the competition

Chiappa Firearms FAS 611 - Technical Specifications

Manufacturer
Model

FAS 611

Typology

PCP Air Rifle

Caliber

.177 / 4,5mm

Trigger system

Fully adjustable two-stage Match trigger

Capacity

Single shot

Barrel

Rifled, 24,8" / 63 cm long, floating

Sights

Fixed front sight (removable) and fully adjustable rear iron sight;
Dedicated rail mounts allow the use of optional competition dipter sights or optics

Overall length

39" / 91 cm

Weight (empty)

1.4 lbs / 3,1 kg

Materials / Finishes

Blued steel barrel and action frame casing; aluminum alloy for the action components; wooden stock

Price

€ 799 (standard version)
comes with open iron sights and 2 years warranty

The Chiappa FAS 611 is a PCP air rifle that is a perfect choice as an entry level competition rifle, especially for young shooters and shooting training schools

The Chiappa FAS 611 is a PCP air rifle that is a perfect choice as an entry level competition rifle, especially for young shooters and shooting training schools