An innovative proposal for 50 meter rifle events
With the FR22 model, Pardini Armi completes its collection for all ISSF shooting events.
The design of this .22LR caliber rifle for 50 meter events is based on modern and innovative ideas.
The prototype of the FR22 was built in 2016. Four more years of development allowed the project to be refined with the assistance of a group of shooters who fired tens of thousands of shots with the new rifle. “The FR22 has three main features: an excellent barrel, a great trigger mechanism, and a customizable modular stock that represents a real progression compared to what we have seen so far. At Pardini Armi we have always been committed to giving something new to the sport of target shooting and we do it with original and innovative ideas”, says Giampiero Pardini.
The barrel (only 620 mm) is made internally by the company and capable of excellent groupings; the trigger mechanism is characterized by a very wide range of adjustments; the modular stock allows the shooter to better customize the rifle and save precious time in the difficult transition between one shooting position and the next in the 50m rifle 3 positions event. The stock is completely replaceable at the rear and, by simply unscrewing a knob, it allows the removal of the butt plate, cheek piece and grip. The usual attachment system of the sights facilitates the replacement of the rear and front sights. A top shooter like Petra Zublasing is able to replace all the components to switch between different positions in about 30 seconds, compared to the three and a half minutes needed with the rifle she has used so far. This savings in time is extremely useful in the final event, where time is very limited and any savings turn into an advantage for the shooter. By using three different rear stocks specifically dedicated to each different position, the athlete can rely on specific materials and settings for the proper shooting condition. Avoiding any compromise and thus allowing the ability to focus on performance.
Although the stock is innovative, it retains the family feeling with that of the GPR1 air rifle, sharing part of the accessories and a common philosophy in the arrangement of the adjustment controls. As for the barrel, the particular construction method has made it possible to reduce its length by bringing the center of gravity closer to the shooter’s shoulder. The particular barrel mounting also reduces the perception of recoil.
Like all Pardini Armi models, the FR22 focuses on simplification, on the best materials available and on production techniques that use the latest generation of CNCs. The possibilities for customizing the weapon are almost infinite so as to adapt to the requests of every enthusiast, athlete, man or woman. The FR22 is supplied in two versions with black or champagne colored ergal stock, with blued barrel and components in natural stainless steel. The firearm is available in a set-up that provides for the supply of all three stocks.
System: bolt action rifle
Action: single shot
Caliber: .22 Lr
Wight: 6.000 g
Stock: 680 mm,
Barrel length: 620 mm
Barrel rifling: 8D x 406.4 mm
Barrel diameter: 24 mm
Trigger mechanism: adjustable, 70-250 g
Safety: cocked striker indicator
Material: ergal stock, steel barrel
Finishing: anodized black stock, blued barrel
Grip sizes: RH: S-M-L / LH: M