Don’t Have a $40,000 Walther WA 2000 Sniper Rifle? Use a Ruger 10/22!
Ironwood Designs out of San Jose, CA would like to build you a 10/22 into a classic bullpup style $40,000 German sniper platform. You won’t have to cough up 40 G’s though. For a little over $1000 they’ll transform it into their own SG 2000 rifle, a replica to the original WA 2000 counter sniper rifle developed in the late 70s. The original WA 2000 was offered in calibers of .300 Winchester, .308 Winchester, and 7.5x55mm Swiss. The exact production numbers are unknown; it is said only 170 to 230 models were actually produced.
The stock is created through a series of CNC router operations on walnut grain wood with a rubbed oil finish. All metalwork is done using precision machining and then bead blasted and hard anodized to accurately reproduce the WA 2000′s unique “Star Wars” look. The trigger system’s proprietary design is fine tuned to resemble the weight and feel of the Ruger 10/22 trigger system. The SG 2000 trigger produces a clean breaking 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 lb pull. The trigger system is completely encased within the rifle but fully adjustable. Of course, all of the original bells and whistles are included to resemble the original WA rifle: integrated bipod, adjustable recoil pad, and magazine release lever. A 21″ minimum barrel length is required to meet the resemblance of the WA 2000 and must be ordered direct through Ironwood Designs. The SG 2000 is a limited production rifle and only 31 units are left available for sale. If you really want to impress Miss Moneypenny, you need one now before every KGB agent gets their hands on it before you.
Coming soon: Ironwood Designs is currently developing a 10/22 conversion for the Steyr AUG.
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