Steyr's New Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle
The Steyr Mannlicher Zephyr II is the rebirth of the original Zephyr rifle, which was produced from 1955 through 1971. This new rifle takes cues from the original Zephyr’s build quality, and also sets new standards in the hunting-style, bolt-action, rimfire rifle segment. It features a classic European walnut stock with a Bavarian cheek piece and fish scale checkering.
The Zephyr II has a tang safety, detachable 5-round box magazine, and comes with a threaded barrel option for all calibers. The cold hammer forged barrel with Mannox finish make for tough, reliable design that will withstand the elements while out in the field. This lightweight bolt-action, weighing only 5.8 pounds, is available in .17 HMR, .22 Long Rifle, and .22 WMR.
Interested readers are advised to get a copy of the coming December issue of Sporting Shooter magazine to see Nick Harvey's comprehensive review and test report. If you like nice walnut and deep-blued, svelte accurate rifles, then this will guide you.
Steyr rifles are distributed in Australia by Winchester Australia. Web: www.winchesteraustralia.com.au