You may recall the Volquartsen .22 rifle from Top Shot. In Season Three, Episode Seven the guys competed for marksmanship bragging rights with a Volquartsen Custom .22 semi-automatic I-Fluted Rimfire Rifle. Volquartsen equipped the psychedelic long gun with a Trijicon Accupoint 3X9 scope, a forward blow comp[ensator] and a lightweight thumb hole stock upgrade ($1554 for the rifle and $900 for the scope). Clearly, it wasn’t your grandpa’s squirrel rifle (no offense, grandpa). Ditto the rifle the company’s sending your scribe for review. Scott Volquartsen generously agreed to work with me to create a rifle suitable for extreme accuracy (i.e. trick shots). When I first visited their site . . .
I practically short-circuited at all the options available. No other company that I’ve encountered puts as much thought into rimfire or gives you as many choices to trick out your .22lr. (Oh, and its not just .22lr. Amidst their pistol and rifle options, they offer .17 HMR, various .22 caliber options, and yes, even a .223 rifle). All kinds of fluting options, compensators, stocks — even multi-colored trigger choices –are just a bit of what awaits to tantalize your adventurous side. Many of their pieces look straight out of some slick sci-fi movie, which I consider a plus.
So what’s coming? A .22lr rifle with a “snake fluted” barrel, slight twist for a forward blow comp, set in a laminated wood thumbhole stock, with the receiver featuring an integrally machined Picatinny scope mount that will have a Zeiss 4.5 x 14 mounted in their…DEEP BREATH…Nova stainless steel rings.
Check out their site here for yourself, but beware, especially if you have a thing for rimfire rifles. Not that I’m pointing any fingers or anything.