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Magnum Research SwitchBolt Rifle: Fastest Rimfire In the West



Magnum Research’s new SwitchBolt rifle makes freedom (and steel) ring faster than ever before…

When Magnum Research, maker of the Desert Eagle and the Big, Fine Revolver, knows all about being the biggest, baddest, and the best…but what about the fastest? Well, we’re pleased to report that Magnum Research’s SwitchBolt rimfire rifle just helped two pro shooters break two consecutive records for speed! The shooters, Steve Foster and Chris Barrett, set records at the Steel Challenge Rimfire Open competition in Valdosta, Georgia. It was a remarkable feat, but it was almost inevitable…after all, this rifle was built from the ground up for speed.

The Challenge

Steve Foster was first at the Little River Sportsman’s Association’s Tier I match, in Valdosta, Georgia, with a blazing 58.42 seconds’ time. He achieved this feat using a Magnum Research SwitchBolt rifle, firing ELEY Force .22LR ammunition. Steve is the Team Captain of the Steel Target Paint Shooting team, and is only the third shooter to break the 60 second mark in competition.

Foster didn’t get to keep his record for long. Shortly after, Chris Barrett broke Steve’s record by shooting a lightning 58.05-second time at CMP Talladega. Of his rifle, Chris said, “My Magnum Research rifle performed flawlessly all day…I couldn’t perform at this level without the support of some of the top companies in our sport.”

According to Jodi DePorter, Kahr Firearms Group Director of Marketing, “Steve and Chris’s record setting achievements reflect Magnum Research’s determination to make its mark on competition shooting. The match ready SwitchBolt rifles are just the start. 2021 will be an exciting year for Magnum Research fans!”

The Competitive Edge

The SwitchBolt rifle gives every shooter the competitive edge in speed, accuracy, and reliability.  Included in these options are the very popular carbon fiber, lightweight barrels, well known for exceptional accuracy and heat dissipation. The SwitchBolt maximizes weight savings, and incorporates an integrated picatinny optics mount. An upgraded trigger is standard.

This gives the shooter all the features of a fully customized rimfire rifle, in a factory complete package, at very affordable prices. Because it’s available in a wide range of barrel and stock combinations, the MSRP varies…but it starts at a very affordable $684. Magnum Research also offers completely customizable SwitchBolts, built to order via the customs website:


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