With the introduction of its new sporting rifles, STI International is catering to a whole new class of shooters. The comapany’s newest offering is chambered in 5.56mm Nato, the 16” 410 SS barrel features a 1:8 twist with a mid-length gas system. Featuring a Nordic Tactical Compensator and JP Trigger sportingrifle09_detail4.gifgroup, what really sets this rifle apart from the rest of the pack is the custom STI Valkyrie hand guard and gas block.

The hand guard is predrilled and tapped on the top and bottom with 1″ hole spacing to accept JP rails and features slots (both cosmetic and functional) with 1/2″ centers which allows the customer to use T-nuts to mount add-on side mounted rails at virtually any angle. The exclusive STI Valkyrie Tactical gas block features cosmetic design cuts to better match the STI hand guard and sports a Picatinny rail on the top.

sportingrifle09_detail6.gifThe unique STI Valkyrie Competition hand guard has all the same great features as the Tactical model, with a 12″ OA length for increased stability for the competitive Shooter. The STI Valkyrie Competition Gas Block is light weight and concealed under the hand guard. The entire rifle has an Anodized finish with black Teflon coating to provide a durable, attractive finish that will hold up to even the most demanding shooting. And best of all, it’s covered by STI International’s unrivaled warranty and customer service.

The Sporting Rifle is available 5.56mm NATO.

Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
Trigger: JP Trigger group
Barrel: 16″, 410 stainless steel, 1 in 8 twist, 1/2″ x 28 thread for the compensator
Compensator: Nordic Components Tactical Compensator
Gas Block: Custom STI Valkyrie Gas Block
Handguard: Custom STI Valkyrie Hand Guard
Sights: n/a
Overall Length: 36″
Weight: Competition: 6 lbs., 10 oz. / Tactical: 6 lbs., 7.8 oz.
Finish: Black Teflon Coating over hard anodize
Competition Approvals: USPSA
MSRP: $1800

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