Rife Spotlight: Steyr Classic II

Steyr’s aren’t the most common rifles seen on the firing line at the range but they do have a reputation for making excellent quality firearms. Designed for hunters, the Steyr Classic II brings some high-quality features with it.

The most standout feature of the Steyr Classic II is how many versions of the rifle there are. There’s a very traditional full stock variant, halfstock variant, short mountain as well as a stainless version. There’s also a synthetic stock versions available too that have the ‘SX’ designation. Each offering something different to the individuals needs.

The key strength of Steyr firearms are their reliability. The proven action and high quality stock give the user confidence in the rifle. The stock is a quality European walnut, with a bavarian cheek piece and double flame and fish scale pattern.

Steyr Classic II

The Classic II has a ‘safe bolt system’ which consists of a 2+1 stage safety, that includes a trigger safety, bolt handle and firing pin lock. The rifle doesn’t allow a change in trigger pull which is a little disappointing, but being a hunting rifle higher trigger pull weights are expected. Another factor to consider is the range of calibers the rifle is offered in which include .243 all the way up to 9,3×62. The full list of caliber options can be found below. The Halfstock standard comes in at 3.5kg/7.7lb which is considerably light with the walnut stock.

Overall the Classic II range from Steyr offer up a quality rifle with traditional euro hunting vibes. If you are looking for something a little more modern, the synthetic stock variants are also worth a look.

Steyr Classic II

Steyr Classic II

Caliber.243 Win, .22-250 Rem, .308 Win, 7mm-08 Rem, 7×64, .270 Win, .30-06 Spr, .25-06 Rem, 6.5×55 SE, 8×57 JS, 9.3×62
Overall Length1,110 mm / 43.7″
Barrel Length558 mm / 22″
WeightApprox. 3.5 kg / 7.7 lbs
MagazineDetachable, synthetic magazine
Magazine Capacity4
Trigger2-stage trigger / forward set trigger / double set trigger
Safety3-position safety, Trigger safety, bolt handle, and firing pin lock
StockEuropean walnut, Bavarian cheek piece with double flame and fish scale pattern

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