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Steyr Arms to Unveil the Rimfire Scout RFR at the NRA Annual Meetings

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BESSEMER, Ala. (April 27, 2017) —The Steyr Scout RFR, a blazingly fast straight-pull rifle that emulates the look and feel of the original Steyr Scout Rifle on a rimfire platform, will make its official debut to the American public in the Steyr Arms booth (#3258) at the NRA Annual Meetings of Members and Exhibits in Atlanta tomorrow.

Based on the proven, biathlon-inspired SPA action built by fellow Austrian firearms manufacturer ISSC, the Steyr Scout RFR was designed from the ground up as an economical, minimal-recoil Scout Rifle trainer. Available in .22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HMR, the Scout RFR has an exceptionally smooth straight-pull action fed from its 10-round magazine, allowing for extremely fast cycling that makes training easy and range time enjoyable.

Code-named “Cub Scout” during its development, the Scout RFR features the same stock lines as the original Steyr Scout, as designed by Steyr engineers with the continual input of scout-rifle-concept visionary, Col. Jeff Cooper. The Scout RFR provides a 30-slot Picatinny rail along its barrel for forward-mounted optics. An integrated 3/8-inch dovetail base also runs the full length of the receiver’s topside, and a set of Weaver bases are also included for conventional scope mounting.

The Scout RFR also features a 20-inch heavy-barrel configuration for maximum accuracy. Both the .17 HMR and .22 LR barrels are 1/2-20 UNF threaded for the users’ choice of attachments, while the .22 WMR barrel is not. The overall length of the Scout RFR is 35.6 inches, and its base weight is 7.3 pounds. An optional knife tucks away neatly into the stock, and the standard Steyr SBS/Scout buttplate spacers can be swapped in or out to adjust length-of-pull.

The Scout RFR may not be exactly what Col. Cooper envisioned with his center-fire scout-rifle concept, but this rimfire rifle makes the idea as accessible to everyone as easy as it makes taking squirrels in your back yard or gaining a merit badge. The Steyr Scout RFR includes two Weaver bases; one 10-round, steel-box magazine; and an owner’s manual. The suggested retail of the Scout RFR is $599.
About Steyr Arms
Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, 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 is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit

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Steyr Arms Rifle Specifications


Steyr Scout RFR


Scout-rifle training, target shooting


Steyr Arms, Inc.
2530 Morgan Rd.
Bessemer, AL  35022
(205) 417-8644


Straight-pull, biathlon-style

Magazine type/capacity:

10-round detachable steel box

Receiver material:

Hard Eloxal-coated aircraft aluminum


.22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HMR


20.1-inch heavy barrel


30-slot Picatinny rail; 3/8” dovetail with two Weaver adapters


Trigger safety

Trigger type:


Pull weight:

3 pounds, 4 ounces

Stock material/type:

Reinforced synthetic

Length of pull:

13.4 inches

Recoil pad:

Elastomer; 0.3-inch thick

Sling swivels:




Weight, empty:

7.3 pounds

Overall length:

35.6 inches

Included accessories:

Owner’s manual, two Weaver adapters, and one 10-round magazine