Three bolt-action rifles with three different optics were revealed – all three of them straight-pull repeaters. The introduction already revealed that the rifle is called the Beretta BRX1. The first impression of all4hunters.com and the colleagues attending was positive. At first glance, a hunting rifle with very strong features. Now that the BRX1 has been officially presented to the public, all4hunters.com of course does not want to withhold the details of the new hunting rifle from you:
The straight-pull repeater comes with a linear reloading system. In concrete terms, this means that no rotation or lever movement is required. This promises particularly fast reloading due to an especially smooth bolt action. We were able to confirm this in the first dry-fire drills: without any problems, it was possible to cycle the rifle with one finger. The three-position slide safety is also located on the rear of the bolt – not a manual cocking device, as one might assume. This was easy to manipulate, but requires some familiarization in terms of operation. This is one of the special features of the rifle: The bolt handle can be removed in a few seconds, and the shooter can change the ejection side. In combination with the central safety, you have a fully-fledged left- or right-handed gun within a short time.
Further, the rifle comes with a good, crisp trigger. We had nothing to criticize about the model we tested. The second highlight is that the hunter can set the trigger to 900, 1100 and 1300 grams without tools. All the user has to do is remove the trigger assembly. The barrel comes in three lengths: 51, 57 and 62 cm, depending on the caliber selected. At market launch, the caliber choice is between 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield and .300 Winchester Magnum. Others are in preparation. The action comes bedded on an aluminum block in a black polymer stock. Here, Beretta works with different recipes to provide the optimal material at each point. The pistol grip can also be exchanged for an optionally available, slightly steeper version. At the rear, the shooter has the option of varying the length of pull by using spacers and different recoil pads. When presented, the stock proved to be grippy without cutting too sharply and uncomfortably into the hand. In general, Beretta has also designed the rifle to be modular: there is a barrel change option, and many parts can be removed without tools. In the future, Beretta wants to offer a complete “ecosystem” here. The company has also hinted at further model variants.
Price for one caliber.
Video: features of the Beretta BRX1 and first test fires
|Calibers:||Various (.308 Win, .30-06 as well as .300 WIn. Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor, 243 Win) – More calibers to follow|
|Magazine Capacity:||5+1 rounds|
|Overall Length:||43.11”/1095 mm (with 22”/57 cm barrel)|
|Barrel Length:||20”/51, 22”/57 or 24”/62 cm1|
|Length of Pull:||14.37”/365 mm|
|Trigger Pull Weight:||2 lb/900, 2.4 lb/1100, 2.8 lb/1300 g2|
|Weight:||7.27 lb/3300 g|
|Notes:||1 Caliber-dependent, 2 Adjustable in three stages. M14 x 1 muzzle thread, Picatinny rail included.|