Ritter & Stark, Austrian Rifle-Maker, Announces SniperWeek Gold Sponsorship

The winners of the world’s most intense, practical and realistic sniper competition will take home two Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR rifles.

Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR)
Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR)
Ritter Stark
Ritter Stark

Feistritz, Austria -(Ammoland.com)-Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, announces its first U.S. sponsorship with a Gold Level sponsorship of SniperWeek 2017, to be held April 5 – 8, 2017 in the St. Petersburg – Clearwater, Florida area. Ritter & Stark will be providing two SX-1 MTR rifles as prizes for the winners of the Snipercraft Team Challenge, held at the Wyoming Antelope Club Range April 7 – 8, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida.

SniperWeek is a unique training event for police and military snipers. It combines two days of comprehensive classroom lectures and presentations with two days of intense, job-related range training and competition. SniperWeek is recognized as the largest and longest running police sniper training event of its kind worldwide.

The Snipercraft Challenge is not a contest or a world championship. It is a competitive sniper training event for police and military snipers. The Snipercraft Challenge is a unique course, designed by and for police snipers. Using actual sniper incidents as the model, each phase incorporates documented realism. The result is a practical series of intense live-fire exercises, set up to test fitness, equipment, teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills, ability to perform under a variety of stressors and marksmanship. Participation is open only to active, certified police SWAT team and military personnel.

The SX-1 MTR is precision rifle shooting perfected.
The SX-1 MTR is precision rifle shooting perfected.

The SX-1 MTR is precision rifle shooting perfected. The world’s top firearms engineers and designers have used the latest manufacturing processes and most technologically advanced materials to create the SX-1 MTR, a rifle that can be customized to fit the mission and the user, as well as delivering punishing performance, shot after accurate shot.

The SX-1 MTR can quickly and easily change calibers between a .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and a .338 Lapua Magnum. The MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail is installed directly on the barrel, allowing the user to interchange barrels with pre-set scopes without a loss of zero. The patented caliber conversion system assures that the barrel is precisely positioned in the machined aluminum receiver, allowing for a greater area of contact, resulting in increased stability. The bolt also locks directly into the barrel breech which gives the SX-1 MTR unprecedented accuracy. The SX-1’s modularity allows the utilization of different aftermarket magazines, triggers and grips and buttstocks


Ritter & Stark barrels are guaranteed to perform for at least 2,000 to 5,000 rounds, depending upon caliber, until any noticeable degradation in accuracy occurs. Every barrel is tested at the factory and can  achieve 0.5 MOA with 3-round groups or better using factory match grade ammunition.

SX-1 MTR Specifications:

CALIBER .308 Win (7.62X51 NATO) .300 Win Magnum .338 Lapua Magnum
Barrel Length 24.5” / 623 mm 27.15” / 690 mm 27.15” / 690 mm
Overall Length 47.3” / 1202 mm 50.8” / 1291 mm 50.8” / 1291 mm
Length Folded 37.5” / 953 mm 41” / 1041 mm 41” / 1041 mm
Overall Width 3.2” / 81 mm 3.2” / 81 mm 3.2” / 81 mm
Width Folded 4” / 103 mm 4” / 103 mm 4” / 103 mm
Rifling Grooves 6 6 6
Rifling Twist 1:11” / 280 mm 1:10” / 254 mm 1:10” / 254 mm
TTL Weight (w/o mag) 12.8 lbs. / 5.9 kg 13.7 lbs. / 6.3 kg 13.7 lbs. / 6.3 kg
Ultralight Model Weight 11.25 lbs. / 5.2 kg 11.9 lbs. / 5.5 kg 11.9 lbs. / 5.45kg
Magazine Capacity 10 rounds 5 / 10 rounds 5 / 10 rounds
Stock Length Adjustment 2.4” / 60 mm 2.4” / 60 mm 2.4” / 60 mm
Optical Interface MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail with 12, 20 or 40 MOA forward inclination.
Accessories Interface Allows MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rails via M-LOK™ or M5 screws. Octagonal cross section enables handguard to accept accessories in 45° steps.
Folding Stock MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail to attach a monopod

About Ritter & Stark GmbH:

Ritter & Stark GmbH, headquartered near Ferlach, Austria, was founded in 2015 to provide military, law enforcement and shooting sports enthusiasts with the most advanced firearms systems, built to exacting tolerances using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes in a next generation production facility. www.ritterstark.com