Taking the popular MLR22AT, Magnum Research has gone ahead and removed the graphite barrel and adding an anodized aluminum sleeve over the stainless steel barrel to create the MLR22 Ultra.
The addition of the aluminum sleeve does two things. Firstly, it knocks approximately $50 off of the MSRP from the MLR22AT to the MLR22 Ultra. The sleeve also allows for an end cap that may have a suppressor or flash hider attached.
All of the other features are equivalent to that of the MLR22At, which comes with an ambidextrous lightweight thumbhole 10/22 stock made of polypropylene with fiber additives for maximum strength.
The stock comb height of the MLR22 Ultra is designed high enough to comfortably and properly shoot with optics. The stock design also features a checkered semi palm swell on both sides of the pistol grip, and a molded-to-fit hard rubber butt plate attached with screws.
Other features include of the MLR22 Ultra include a .22LR Bentz target chamber designed specifically for semi-automatics and a full floating barrel with an 11 degree muzzle crown for maximum accuracy. Magnum Lite receivers are CNC machined from a 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum forging and include an integral Weaver type rail for optics.
This rifle utilizes the 10/22 trigger group and 10/22 rotary magazines. MRI bolts are manufactured and machined from heat treated and through hardened 4140 steel with minimum headspace for better accuracy.
The MLR22 Ultra is expected to be released later in 2014.
For more information on the MLR22 Ultra and other products from Magnum Research, please visit MagnumResearch.com.