Updated RAW HM1000x LRT Air Rifle Is Launched

AirForce Airguns has announced a new version of the RAW HM1000x LRT air rifle. These updated LRT rifles are in production now and will be shipping to dealers shortly after the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since acquiring RAW Airguns in 2018, AirForce Airguns has been hard at work with the team at RAW to streamline production and update RAW product lines to better serve market demand and customer needs. One result is this updated version of the popular HM1000x LRT (Long Range Target) air rifle for 2019.

Claimed to be capable of sub 1-inch groups out to 100 yards, the RAW HM1000x LRT by is the ultimate in long range precision, says the company. The LRT combines reliability, accuracy, and American craftsmanship to provide a confidence in hand that is unmatched by any other air rifle, AirForce Airguns tells us.

At the heart of the LRT is the proven HM1000x receiver featuring our high-power tune allowing the RAW HM1000x LRT air rifle to create up to 50 Ft/Lbs of Muzzle Energy in .22 caliber. In .25 caliber that figure is 60 Ft/Lbs in .25, 80 Ft/Lbs in .30 and up to 220 Ft/Lbs in .357 caliber.

The fully regulated design ensures that shot strings are consistent and the 480-cc carbon fiber bottle provides enough air on board for extended stays at the range or in the field, says AirForce.

Every RAW HM1000x LRT air rifle features a Lothar Walther barrel, with the .22 and .25 models featuring polygon rifling.  After the barrel is fitted to the receiver, each barreled action is tested to ensure accuracy before it leaves the factory.

AirForce tells HAM that the LRT stock provides excellent ergonomics and true ambidexterity. The pistol grip features generous palm swells, a steep grip angle, and a checkered finish for a positive, no slip grip.

The forend sports a flat underside providing a solid contact surface for shooters wanting to use there HM1000x LRT from a bench rest.

Five M-Lok slots are integrated into the forend so that off the shelf accessories such as bipods, sling studs, and Q.D. attachments can be easily added without the use of specialty adaptors.

The LRT stock’s cheek piece is height adjustable as well as the butt pad. The two can be adjusted in combination to give shooters the perfect position on the rifle to match their physique.

The RAW HM1000x LRT air rifle fires from a rotary magazine that holds 12 shots in .22 and .25 calibers, 9 shots in .30 cal, and 7 shots in .357. Single Shot trays are also available for those wanting to hand load their rifles.

There’s a side lever cocking mechanism and the trigger is a fully adjustable version of the TM1000 target trigger. The RAW HM1000x LRT trigger adds a safety catch and features polished and hardened steel parts for durability and smoothness.