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The Model 40 is a semi-automatic rifle that is made by Rickard Firearms & Defense. The successor to the commercially unsuccessful M44A, it is the semi-automatic variant of the Model 30 bolt-action rifle, and its chassis provided the basis for the modern "Wildcat" TPR rifle. In 2018, RF&D announced that the Model 40 will be discontinued at the end of the year due to lowering demand and the release of its successor, the RS-35.

Model 40

The Model 40 with the factory iron sights and its 10-round magazine inserted.

Facts:

  • Barrel is 24 inches long.
  • Chambered for various cartridges, including .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, and .300 WSM, and is fed via a 10-round magazine.
  • Designed in 1964, produced from 1966 to 2018.
  • Effective range is around 750 meters.
  • Rate of fire: Semi-automatic.
  • Weighs 8.4 pounds (unloaded), 9.6 pounds (loaded)
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