Volquartsen’s Got the Coolest Takedown Rifle with the VT2

The Volquartsen VT2 promises repeatable accuracy with its unique takedown system. (Photo: Volquartsen)

Volquartsen Firearms is announcing a new semi-automatic rimfire takedown rifle, the VT2. Chambered for .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire or .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, the VT2 uses a clever takedown system that promotes accuracy and repeatability.

“No tools, no twisting, no tightening,” said Kolby Pavlock. “We wanted to build a takedown rifle like no other on the market. One that is modular and adaptable to the preferences of the shooter.”

The locking system uses a simple lever under the barrel extension that unlocks with the press of a button, and the barrel extension and receiver are contoured to limit rotation and ensure a consistent lockup. When taken apart, the barrel’s handguard locks into the side of the receiver so the two assemblies stay together.

“Whether you are a small game or varmint hunter, adventurer, overlander, or survivalist, the VT2 Takedown is ready when you are,” said Volquartsen in the announcement. “Chambered in 22 WMR and 17 HMR, the VT2 Takedown rifle is perfect for a hunting trip, stowed away with your gear during your next overlanding adventure, or tucked into a backpack for quick accessibility.”

Volquartsen is taking orders for the VT2 right now. Pricing is $2,352 for either chambering or $2,871 for a kit including two barrel assemblies, one for each cartridge.

While that’s no small amount of money for a rimfire rifle, it’s hard to match Volquartsen for build quality and materials. The VT2 has a one-piece alloy receiver with a 0-MOA flattop rail for optics, an integral rear extension for AR-pattern buffer tubes and an AR-style grip.

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The VT2 comes with an adjustable Magpul MOE carbine stock and MOE-K pistol grip and a choice of one of two handguard options. The handguards are modular with M-LOK slots for accessories, two slots along the sides with the 6-inch handguard, or six slots with the 12-inch version.

All versions have a 16.5-inch carbon-fiber tensioned barrel with a flush-fitting blow-forward compensator that brings up the overall length to 18 inches long. They also come with a 1/2×28 thread protector for use without the comp.

Finally, all come with a TG2000 trigger with a factory pull weight set at 2.5 pounds and a single 9-shot magazine.

For more information about Volquartsen’s high-performance rimfire rifles and pistols, check them out online.

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Erik Esparza February 25, 2022, 11:52 am

    I somewhat agree about the price. It is high relative to other 10/22’s but Volquartsen has always been in my mind a High End player in the 10/22 market. Bill I wouldn’t call it junk. They make some of the best parts to accurize a 10/22 and they are not cheap. The question is: Is the performance of the rifle reflective of the price tag? Hell my Brother has a Vudoo Tactical .22 that was five grand so it is all relative I guess. Good day everyone

  • Todd February 25, 2022, 9:43 am

    So then; another “outside the box”, “this changes EVERYTHING” “breaking all the rules”, etc…. 10/22?

    It’s a cute little gun but is the cost difference really reflected in the performance of the rifle?

    Because – THAT is an expensive 10/22!

  • DELCO February 25, 2022, 6:32 am

    It’s actually one of the better companies bill. I agree they are not priced accurately, but people are paying $899 for aim point red dots . When a $400 Trijicon is as good sometimes better. Blame the consumer.

  • Bill Hamm February 19, 2022, 9:26 am

    More absurdly overpriced JUNK.

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