BESSEMER, Ala. (May 3, 2018) — Steyr Arms will publicly unveil the much-anticipated Pro THB 6.5 Creedmoor rifle to the U.S. market at the 147th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, May 4th through 6th in Dallas (Booth #9735). The latest addition to the company’s Pro THB (Tactical Heavy Barrel) lineup brings the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge to the platform for long-range shooters and competitors.
The new Pro THB 6.5 Creedmoor is built on Steyr’s proven Safe Bolt System (SBS) bolt-action receiver with its 2+1 safety system. The SBS action is mated to a heavy-profile, cold-hammer-forged barrel that measures 25 inches in length with 1:8 rifling to maximize the potential of most 6.5 Creedmoor loads. The barrel retains Steyr’s signature swirl pattern, which is a unique and attractive byproduct of the hammer forging process. The muzzle is threaded to accept muzzle brakes or suppressors with a 5/8-24 RH thread pitch, and a thread protector is included.
With it’s match-quality single-stage trigger system, the Pro THB barreled-action is virtually identical to that of Steyr’s high-end, long-range tactical rifles. The barreled-action is mated to an OD Green glass-reinforced polymer stock that is weather resistant and exceptionally durable. The foreend is ventilated, and the rifle’s length of pull can be adjusted for the individual user by adding or removing buttplate spacers.
The Pro THB is fed via Steyr’s proprietary four-round, double-stack, polymer magazine, which features a two-stage locking mechanism. This system functions as a magazine cutoff to allow dry-firing/cycling or single loading single above a full magazine when locked in the lower position. When fully seated in to the upper position, rounds are fed directly from the magazine. An optional 10-round magazine and adapter kit is also available.
The Pro THB 6.5 Creedmoor measures 46 inches overall, and it weighs 9.3 pounds, empty. The rifle has a 20 MOA Picatinny rail mounted on the receiver, and it comes standard with a round tactical bolt handle. Steyr’s slim “butter-knife” bolt handle is also available from the factory. The rifle has a suggested retail price of $1,695, and as with all Steyr bolt-action rifles, the Pro THB 6.5 Creedmoor carries an unconditional 1 MOA guarantee.