Steyr Arms of Austria announced the Steyr Monobloc bolt-action hunting rifle: a revolution in construction and accuracy, to be launched in Spring 2019
The Steyr Monobloc will be an all-metal rifle, built following the strictest military standards for toughness and reliability in the harshest hunting condition.
The "Monobloc" namesake comes from the peculiar construction procedure: the barrel and receiver are manufactured out of the same, single block of steel in order to maximize accuracy.
The only synthetic component in the Steyr Monobloc hunting rifle will be the polymer stock, available in several colors, reminiscent in shape and ergonomics to the already popular Steyr Scout model and offering features such as a rock-solid aluminum bedding and leather inserts on the pistol grip, handguard, and cheek rest for additional comfort.
The Steyr Monobloc bolt-action hunting rifle will be 1075 mm (42.3") long and 3,7 kilograms (8.2 lbs) heavy overall, and will come with a 558 mm / 22" barrel.
Among the announced safety features are a manual cocking system, a bolt lock, and a detachable forward set trigger group.
The Monobloc rifle will feed through detachable metal magazines with a polymer floorplate, offering an overall capacity of four rounds plus one in chamber. The announced calibers are .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .270 Winchester, 7x64mm and 8x57 IS.
No further information is available so far, other than the tentative retail price: the company announced an MSRP of 4.600 Euros on the European market.