August 6th, 2008

Thanks Jochen — Good Luck to Anschütz Shooters in Beijing

As we write this, Jochen Anschütz, new president of J.G. ANSCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KG, is winging his way to Beijing, China to help support the athletes from many countries who will be using Anschütz air rifles and smallbore rifles in Olympic shooting competition. This year Jochen took over the helm of the company from his father Dieter Anschütz. Jochen represents the fifth generation of his family to direct the operations of the storied German arms-maker. Jochen, along with a team of Anschütz technicians, will be on hand to provide tuning and tech support for the shooters.

Anschütz 64 R for Rimfire Tactical Competition
This morning we were pleased to learn that Anschütz will be shipping one of their model 64 R Biathlon rifles to for testing and evaluation. We think this rifle may be ideal for the new “precision rimfire tactical” discipline. (See our Rimfire Tactical Feature Story). The rifle features a prone-style stock with adjustable cheek-piece and buttplate. There is a forearm rail for mounting bipod or hand-stop. One cool optional feature for is a stock-mounted carrier for multiple magazines.

We hope to have this rifle in our hands by the end of August. We’ll test it for accuracy, fit, and function and then campaign it in regional matches. We hope to bring the rifle to the inaugural NorCal Rimfire Tactical (NCRT) match slated for October 26, 2008 at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center. Organized by Ed Eckhoff and Vu Pham, this should be an outstanding match with a exciting course of fire. Ed has been working hard on some fun and challenging targets, including a 100-yard “running target” on a 100-foot track.

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