NRA Gun of the Week: Strasser RS 14 Evolution Tahr Bolt-Action Rifle

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posted on March 30, 2019
For target-shooting, hunting and military utility, the bolt-action rifle has earned its rank. Indicative of the design, most bolt-actions require a rotating bolt with locking lugs that, in order to withdraw from battery, must index accordingly. Enter Strasser and its RS14 Evolution Tahr rifle. Built on the premise of the bolt-action, the RS14 Evolution series utilizes a radial element bolt that requires zero rotation of the body for function; it is a straight-pull design. Among other design features is the capacity to quickly exchange barrels and bolt-face types. Machined from aluminum alloy and wrapped in laminated wood, this Tahr model features a detachable box magazine and integral Picatinny rail for optics. Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video to learn more about this fast-to-operate rifle imported from Austria.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Strasser (Austria)
Importer: International Firearm Corp.
Model: RS14 Evolution Tahr
Action Type: bolt-action center-fire rifle
Chambering: 7 mm Rem. Mag.
Receiver: aluminum; black anodized finish
Barrel: 24”, 4140 chrome moly steel; plasma nitrate finish with carbonization
Sights: adjustable notch rear, fixed fiber-optic front; Picatinny rail
Trigger: three-position adjustable; 8-oz. pull set trigger
Magazine: two-round detachable box
Stock: wood laminate
Weight: 8 lbs. 8 ozs.
MSRP: $4,309

Additional Reading:
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