Volquartsen Summit .17 WSM Rifle w/ Straight-Pull ‘Toggle’ Bolt System – SHOT Show 2020

Volquartsen Firearms has released a new Summit rifle — this time, it is chambered in .17 WSM!

This new addition is impressive considering the extremely high pressures (for a rimfire) that the .17 WSM runs on. Just like its predecessors, the Summit .17 WSM is a high-quality and unique rifle.

The Volquartsen Summit .17 WSM Rifle has a straight-pull toggle bolt action.

The Summit .17 WSM model has a straight-pull bolt action that distinguishes it from other offerings on the market. This rifle features a stainless steel action, a Ruger 6-round rotary mag, and a Volquartsen Laminated Wood Sporter Stock. Also, there will be models available with either an I-fluted stainless=steel barrel or lightweight THM tensioned barrel (carbon fiber).

This straight-pull toggle bolt is the source of the new excitement.
The bolt partially opened.
The Lightweight THM barrel is not only sexy but functional as well.

“As much fun as it was to start building the Summit .22LR, in the back of our minds we knew it was only the beginning of what was possible from this straight-pull toggle bolt system,” said Volquartsen President, Scott Volquartsen.”

“The toughest decision was not whether or not we would be offering more calibers, but which caliber would be next.” Obviously, the .17 WSM was the pick, but we’ll undoubtedly see more.

While playing with the .17 WSM Summit Rifle at SHOT, I noticed that the trigger was extremely crisp and worthy of the Volquartsen name, as you’d expect. Also, I noticed that the action is very tight because of the low tolerances. This rifle felt just like a custom rifle, but it is in fact factory produced.

Unlike the .22LR and 17 Mach 2 Summit models, the Summit .17 WSM will only be available as a complete rifle. Keep an eye out for this rifle to hit stores sometime this summer. MSRP: $1,553.

The 1.75 lb. Trigger stops against an integrated nylon stop, making the trigger pull short and crisp.

Specifications and Features

  • 1:8.25″ barrel twist
  • 20″ barrel length
  • threaded muzzle 1/2×28″
  • 6 round mag capacity
  • stainless steel action
  • 20 MOA Picatinny rail
  • 1.75 lb. trigger pull
  • I-fluted barreled action weight: 6 lb. 3 oz.
  • Lightweight barreled action weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz.
  • Volquartsen Laminated Wood Sporter Stock (2 lbs. 9 oz.)
  • Shipping this summer
  • $1,553.00 MSRP

Watch GunsAmerica for a full review in the future! Also, check out Volquartsen Firearms for more details.

The muzzle is threaded 1/2×28 TPI.

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About the author: Riley Baxter is an avid and experienced hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and he’s worked in the backcountry guiding for an outfitter. He also get’s a lot of enjoyment out of building or customizing his firearms and equipment. Check out Riley’s Instagram @Shooter300

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