The calibre .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) with a bullet diameter of 4.5 mm has been the most innovative ammunition development in the USA in the past few years. At the Shot Show 2002 in Las Vegas, USA, ANSCHÜTZ presented a trend-setting rifle for this calibre as one of the first manufacturers worldwide. The renowned ANSCHÜTZ accuracy and quality is now also available for the new model 1517 for the world's fastest rim fire cartridge.
At this model of the series Match 64 modifications were carried out in the area of the receiver. The external diameter was enlarged from 25 mm to 26 mm. This modification entails some advantages. The weight of the receiver was increased by 12 % which makes the barrelled action more rigid. In addition the locking surface is enlarged by 15 % which leads to even more safety for the shooter when firing the shot. The new shape of the receiver will be continued in the firing pin nut which makes the system more elegant. In addition the old engraving on the upper side of the prism has been replaced by the more attractive "Wave-Style“.
The Match 64 action has a lighter construction than the Match 54. Because of its precision, outstanding quality and service life, it is also used in their small bore target rifle model 1903. Thousands of small bore marksmen around the world have had their first experience and their first success using this rifle. The same of a light weight and precise action are attributes also valued by hunters and explains why the ANSCHÜTZ Luxus repeating rifle receives such high marks from both target shooters and hunters alike. ANSCHÜTZ Luxus repeating rifles offer wonderfully crafted, extremely precise rimfire rifles for competition or for hunting small game and predators.
The Match 64 action is used in the ANSCHÜTZ Luxus repeaters 1416/1417 and 1516/1517. This is a bolt action with cam cocking, claw extractor, additional cartridge holder and ejector. Telescopic sight mounting is by an 0.43" wide ANSCHÜTZ Wave Style V-block dovetail rail or by additional drilled and tapped holes. The sliding safety catch on the right hand side blocks the trigger sear in the safe position and simultaneously lifts the trigger sear and bolt release latch. The bolt can also be opened in the safe position, allowing unloading the firearm with the safety engaged.
ANSCHÜTZ target two-stage and single-stage triggers have always set the standard for quality, reliability, and precision. It is not without reason that ANSCHÜTZ triggers are known as the best in the world. Many manufacturers offer adapters for integration of this masterpiece of the German gunsmith‘s art into their firearms. The light weight, hardened and finely ground trigger components facilitate fast and consistent trigger release.