Steyr Officially Introduces the Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle to the U.S. Market

Steyr Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle
Steyr Officially Introduces the Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle to the U.S. Market

BESSEMER, Ala. -( Steyr Arms is kicking off the 2018 SHOT Show today with the launch of its new rimfire rifle, the Zephyr II.

Taking many design and functional cues from the original Steyr Zephyr, which was produced from 1955 through 1971, the Zephyr II is certain to be a hit among shooters, both young and old.

The Zephyr II follows up the excellent build quality of its “big-bore sisters” and sets totally new standards in the hunting-style, bolt-action, rimfire rifle segment.

The Zephyr II features a classic European walnut stock with a Bavarian cheek piece and fish-scale-pattern checkering on the grips and handguard, as well as the typical Steyr Mannlicher bolt handle and a tang safety.

Steyr Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle
Steyr Officially Introduces the Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle to the U.S. Market

Available in .17 HMR, .22 LR and .22 WMR, the Zephyr II has a cold-hammer-forged 19.7-inch barrel with an overall length of 39.2 inches. The rifle weighs 5.8 lbs., including a five-round detachable box magazine. The Zephyr II has a suggested retail price of $995 (add an additional $25 for 1/2×28 threaded barrel), and the first batch of rifles is currently shipping to Steyr dealers and distributors.

The Zephyr II is one of several new firearms—including the new Pro THB (Tactical Heavy Barrel) and new models in 6.5 Creedmoor—in the Steyr booth (#10246) at SHOT Show.

Model:Steyr Arms Zephyr II
Purpose:Precision rifle shooting, small-game hunting
Manufacturer:Steyr Arms, Inc.

2530 Morgan Rd.

Bessemer, AL 35022

(205) 417-8644
Magazine type/capacity:Steel box, five rounds
Receiver material:25CrMo4 steel
Caliber:.17 HMR, .22 LR and .22 WMR
Barrel:19.7-inch cold-hammer-forged mid-weight barrel
Trigger type:Single-stage
Stock material/type:European walnut
Sling swivels:Two
Checkering:Fish-scale pattern
Weight, empty:5 lbs., 8.4 ozs.
Overall length:39.2 inches
Included accessories:Owner’s manual
MSRP:$995 (Add $25 for 1/2x28 threaded barrel)

Steyr Arms

About Steyr Arms:

Established in 1864, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S., and it is also the exclusive importer for Merkel firearms, JAGDHUND and X JAGD apparel.

For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit their website.

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Jeff Giacomel

I have a few regrets in this life I can’t do a damn thing about. Most of those regrets, fortunately, were not my decisions. But those moments, in the woods, any day, any time, any weather with a fine rifle, an heirloom or a new bloom, gives life perspective. The smell of the stock, the chill of the steel, the moment all vanishes but the sound of quarry. The eternal moment of making the shot, all before was but preamble and all after a fleeting calm till next quarry. But that moment when everything comes together, our moment with Nature… Read more »

William West

Nice walnut with a Bavarian cheekpiece UND der shnabel, Throw in the great barrel and the butterknife bolt handle and you have a “Dream Rifle” One you can leave to your grandkids with pride. Ya get what ya pay for…..

Steele Bronson

Build them in calibers 22 hornet and 17/22 hornet, with a magazine that will allow the longer 50 and 55 grain bullets to be used, and then We’ll talk.


Half Stock–really neat lines, shoots any .22LR’ s you have. Uses CZ 455 magazines, I have to use mine at an indoor 25 yard range in NJ—shoots 5 shots in one hole easily. Trigger pull– pull back, hits wall– touch it –bang. Only thing that bothers me is due to receiver design, scope mounts quite forward which can interfere with proper eye relief–using Leupold no tap 11mm high steel rings and Nikon scopes.. In the long run– cheap polymer stocked 22’s are exactly that–cheap guns with no pride of ownership.

steve price

Does this rifle have full mannlicher stock. Is it available for for sale at this time. Where can it be purchased?

Wild Bill

Not a word about trigger pull, twist rate, or accuracy. Is it rugged enough to shoot some of this new hypervelocity .22 rimfire ammunition?


D.V. you got that right. It is a nice looking rifle but I think I will stick with what I have.


Bought the.22wmr, went out on a limb, limb broke. Stay away from this over priced garbage! Should have waited for the CZ.22wmr was back ordered, reviews were good, idiots for reviewers! Crap stamped trigger guard, plastic trigger housing and safety assembly also plastic mag well! Junk!!! Run!!!

Marc Disabled Vet

A little pricey for a plinker
or a small varmint gun .
TOO High to Buy .

William Curtis

“Always buy the best quality you can afford, it’s cheaper in the long run.” – Wise Old Hunter