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First Look: Hammerli Power B1 .22LR Bolt Motion


Established in Switzerland in 1863, Hammerli Arms is greatest recognized at this time for its high-end goal pistols and rifles, lots of which have appeared within the fingers of Olympic shooters. Nonetheless, at SHOT Present 2024, the corporate confirmed off its latest launch: the Hammerli Power B1. This .22LR rifle makes use of a toggle-style straight pull bolt motion impressed by the mechanism utilized in competitors rifles, however combines it with a quick-change barrel system, rugged polymer inventory, and Ruger 10/22 set off and journal compatibility.

Hammerli Power B1 Rimfire Rifle

Above: The Hammerli Power B1 was on show within the Walther sales space at SHOT Present Vary Day, since Hammerli is a part of the Walther household of manufacturers.

The short-throw toggle motion (as seen on this video) makes the Power B1’s bolt simple to actuate shortly and with out disturbing the rifle’s sight image. The locked bolt additionally makes this a superb suppressor host, so we’re glad to see it comes with a 1/2×28 TPI threaded barrel.

Talking of the barrel, it detaches with none instruments and could be swapped to simply accept totally different calibers (.22LR, .22 WMR, and extra choices to return later) or modified for a distinct barrel size. A Hammerli consultant instructed us the corporate can also be engaged on an integrally suppressed barrel for it.

Any time the topic of rimfire rifles comes up, so does the Ruger 10/22. Fortunately, Hammerli observed the widespread assist for that platform, and made the Power B1 appropriate with 10/22 triggers and magazines. If you have already got a ten/22 or some spare elements laying round, this can be a nice approach to get into a fair quieter bolt-action rifle with cross-compatible elements.

For caliber modifications, the Adaptable Magwell can be utilized to transform the rifle to simply accept the suitable Ruger journal as soon as the barrel has been swapped out.

The Hammerli Power B1’s inventory additionally options toolless changes for size of pull and comb top. The underside of the forend additionally has built-in MLOK slots for bipods and different equipment. Complete weight is just 5.75 kilos, optic and equipment not included.

MSRP for the Hammerli Power B1 is $649. We hope to get our fingers on one in every of these rifles within the close to future for a full overview, however till then, yow will discover extra data on the Power B1 at HammerliArms.com.


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