A new but familiar name has jumped into the hunting rifle market, and they have made a big splash! Beretta has introduced their new BRX1.
Chamberings will include .300 Win Mag, .30-06 Springfield, and .308 Winchester to start. We suspect they will probably offer other popular calibers down the line. The weight for these guns will come in at a little over seven pounds unloaded. Lengths for the M14, cold hammer-forged, interchangeable barrels will vary between 20 inches and 24 inches depending on the chambering, with magnum calibers like the .300 Win Mag getting the 24-inch barrels. It is already available in Europe but not the U.S. we expect it to be available at the beginning of 2022.
Below is a description straight from their website and a video showing all of the features!
Beretta enters the world of hunting rifles and chooses to use the linear reloading system, creating a revolutionary weapon that encompasses all of Beretta’s experience in rifled weapons, developed with years of designing weapons in both the military and civilian world.
The BRX1 guarantees maximum speed, precision, safety, and ease of use, both in the reload phase and in the explosion of the shots following the first: substance, instinct, reliability, and everything you need from your rifle.
FAST: The BRX1 is faster, more instinctive, and easier to shoot thanks to its linear reloading system, superb ergonomics, and balance. With a demonstrably quick caliber change, ambidextrous conversion, and adjustable trigger weight, it’s also easy to adjust.
ACCURATE: The concentric barrel and chamber are both cold hammer-forged from one piece of premium steel. The special bedding geometry ensures the barrel maintains the correct position, resulting in at least a three-shot group S.U.B. M.O.A. guaranteed by the factory.
RELIABLE: The military-based, ultra-tried and tested, locking system features a rotating bolt head with eight locking lugs or 16 magnum calibers.
Safe and strong, the BRX1 successfully passed the NATO tests, which are performed on Beretta military firearms.