Monday, May 23, 2016

Lithgow Brings The Australian AUG To America

Lithgow Arms USA is importing the ATRAX rifle into the US.

A civilian variant of the Australian military rifle, the F90, The rifle is an update on the Steyr AUG.

This version takes AUG magazines, and a later variant to come will apparently accept STANAG magazines.

The Atrax rifles will come in both 20 and 16 inch barrel lengths. With a 20" barrel, the overall length is only 31.57 inches compared to a 20" AR-15 with an overall length of 39.49". The 16 inch variant has an overall length of 27.56" and is quite a handy little rifle. At 7.17 pounds it's rather light in weight as well.

Models should be available for purchase in the US at the end of 2016 and the suggested MSRP is around $2,000, with likely store price in the $1800-1900 range.

The trigger on the display model felt better than a typical Steyr AUG, though not quite as good as a Tavor. It's certainly a lightweight and handy rifle and if you like bullpups it's an interesting one with its Australian pedigree. It would also make a nice companion to a Lithgow Lee Enfield.

The fellows at the booth were very enthusiastic about the rifle and eager to talk about it.

They also had on display two very nice bolt action rifles, the L101 and L102. The LA 101 comes in .17 HMR and .22LR and the LA 102 comes in .223, .243, and .308. Both have integrated picatinny rails on top of the receiver for mounting optics.


Comrade Misfit said...




Aaron said...

Yes, it's pretty spendy. But, at least it is less than an HK SP5K and more useful to boot.

Aaron said...

Then again, looking at an inflation calculator, it's pretty much dead on the same price for an AUG when adjusted for inflation from 1988, the year before Bush's ban on the import of foreign "Assault weapons" went through and AUGs were last imported.