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Phoenix Weaponry's 22 Nosler Rifle


Introducing the Phoenix Weaponry custom 22 Nosler rifle as seen in Guns Magazine, November 2017 issue. This rifle blends the highest level of performance custom rifles with the innovative and tremendously accurate 22 Nosler cartridge, to deliver unparalleled performance in the field as well as at the range. This rifle / cartridge combination is a varmints worst nightmare, and a shooters dream come true. Precision performance blended with extended downrange ballistics create tremendous downrange carnage makeing this rifle equally suitable for thin skinned large game as well, bringing similar performance previously reserved for the .22-250. Exceptional balance and precision mated parts make every function of this rifle a pleasure to handle and cycle whether you are in the field, or punching bug sized groups on paper at the range. Your friends will wonder where you got it, and their next thought will be, where can they get one of their own. Seen above in Fractured Earth pattern, these rifles can be custom ordered with your own pattern. Alternatively they can be purchased in Anodized Black at a reduced price.

  • UPPER RECIEVER: Precision CNC machined and trued from billet 7075-T7 aluminum, 1913 Picatinny flat top rail section, slick-side style(removed forward assist and brass deflector), and machined for mil spec dust cover
  • BARREL: Stainless Steel, Target Profile 22 inch 1:8" twist rate with 6 grooves, custom turned from Obermeyer blank
  • GAS SYSTEM: Direct impingement, Phoenix Weaponry custom designed and built, light-weight, ultra-low profile, stainless steel adjustable gas block. Rifle length gas tube
  • HANDGUARD: Phoenix Weaponry designed and CNC built, 15”, lightweight, free-floating, modular handguard. Precision machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. Phoenix manufactured Picatinny rail sections, QD Sling Mounts, Handstops and Sling studs can be added at 45 degree increments around the handguard and along the entire 15” length of the tube are also available. Proprietary barrel nut with screw lock mounting system for increased stability and strength
  • DUST COVER: Billet dust cover when closed is flush with rest of receiver completing the slick side look
  • MUZZLE DEVICE: Phoenix Weaponry “Chevron” muzzle brake, CNC machined from 4130 chromoly
  • BOLT CARRIER GROUP: Sharps Relia-Bolt machined from S7 tool steel and tempered with SRC’s proprietary heat-treating process, significantly increasing strength when compared to mil spec Carpenter 158. S7 provides a 75% increase in tensile strength, and nearly 60% improvement in yield strength. Coated with NP3®/NP3® PLUS, an electroless nickel-based finish. Magnetic Particle Inspected, High Pressure Tested and Shot Peened
  • LOWER RECEIVER: Precision CNC machined and trued from billet 7075-T7 aluminum. Magazine well is heavily flared for ease of magazine changes. Accepts all mil-spec magazines and most popular polymer magazines
  • TRIGGER GROUP: Phoenix custom 3lb. precision trigger with Phoenix 6061-T6 trigger pin retainers
  • FIRE CONTROL SELECTOR: Phoenix ambidextrous selector made from W-1 tool steel and 6061-T6 aluminum
  • MAG RELEASE: Phoenix 1 piece stainless steel billet magazine release bar and HVA extended release button
  • CHARGING HANDLE: Phoenix Ambidextrous
  • PISTOL GRIP: Magpul MOE Black
  • COATED: Duracoat "Fractured Earth Camo"
  • MAGAZINE: Uses 6.8 SPC Mags


Born from the idea of creating the most powerful .22 caliber centerfire cartridge that would readily function in the AR platform, the 22 Nosler’s case design takes advantage of the AR-15’s unparalleled modularity, making the conversion from a standard 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO to the 22 Nosler® simple, requiring only a swap of the upper to the new chambering and switching out to a 6.8 Rem SPC magazine. This effortless two-step retrofit will allow shooters to experience the 22 Nosler’s lightning fast, hard-hitting performance, while still being able to use their existing 223 bolt carrier group.

Approaching 22-250 velocities in a significantly smaller package, the 22 Nosler® yields nearly 25% more capacity than the 223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO making the round capable of pushing a 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip® bullet at 3,350 fps out of an AR-15 fitted with an 18” barrel and a 77gr. Custom Competition® bullet at 2,950 fps.

“The AR-15 is indisputably one of the most popular firearms among shooting enthusiasts across the globe” said John Nosler, Executive Vice President for the company. “While there are other hard-hitting cartridges that exist for the platform, as far as .22 caliber is concerned, nothing compares to the performance of our newly engineered 22 Nosler case. It was important to us that every AR-15 owner could instantly customize their existing rifle to 22 Nosler without any fancy gunsmithing. In keeping with that goal, a simple switch of the magazine and upper will do the trick. With a cartridge innovation this significant, any shooter running other .22 cals in their AR-15, will at the very least, have to reconsider their efficiency.”

The 22 Nosler® is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide. The company will be supporting the new cartridge with Nosler® Brass and ammunition, with plans to chamber their full line of M48 bolt action rifles in 24” barrel configurations in the future. Complete uppers and magazines for 22 Nosler® conversions will be available at major sporting goods retailers nationwide.

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