R12 CLX Bolt Action – Over 160 years in the making
Following the successful unveiling of the Ultra CLX model in 2021 and R12 CLX Pro in September 2022, BSA Guns are delighted to announce our next launch in form of the R12 CLX Bolt Action. This will become available in two lengths, carbine and the shorter super carbine version, in three Minelli produced stock choices, walnut, black pepper laminate and the black edition. Available in both main calibres .177 and .22 with other calibres planned to follow.
Building on the success of the much-loved R10SE, we have carefully designed the new R12 CLX Bolt action to not only enhance the classic features of its predecessor but also to add key benefits and improvements that allow this new variant to achieve even greater levels of performance.
Designed, developed, and manufactured at our Head Quarters, in Birmingham England, we have taken advantage of the very best in new design and prototyping processes. Throughout this process, we have kept the core values of the R10SE firmly at the forefront of our minds. We engaged with the expert designers at Minelli in Italy to ensure we jointly delivered a new stock design that was clearly a “BSA” and the achieved result completely met the brief.
Key changes introduced for the all NEW R12 CLX Bolt Action include the use of our now tried and tested Mono-block platform which reduces components, complexity and improves reliability and efficiency. As this is a CLX model it uses our 12-shot magazine system with the additional safety features of a ‘cocked’ indicator, and following vociferous consumer feedback opposed to the current trend for side levers, for this model we have installed BSA’s cherished bolt action. Air efficiency has improved with an all-new regulator, and we have maintained the standard 200cc air bottle for this model. Changes at the fore end of the stock mean that for the first time, a larger 280cc or 400cc bottle can also be used without any modification. Also, by adjusting the position of the pre fitted Sling studs, a Bi-pod can now be fitted without interfering with the position of the Quick fill system.
Using higher graded materials and components such as stainless-steel pellet probes and a clearer, larger pressure gauge that makes reading air pressure in the rifle easier, these new features all go towards a PCP air rifle that keeps the spirit of the R10SE but shares very few components from its predecessor. In fact, the only major components that are shared are the trigger and trigger guard, and because it is a BSA, we fit our world-renowned hand chambered, crowned and choked cold hammer forged barrel……possibly the most accurate barrel available.
Our CLX magazine is 12 shot and includes a shot countdown window ensuring you have full visibility and control of how many shots you have left. An additional magazine is also supplied inside the sales package.
The R12 CLX Bolt Action comes fitted with our CCS (Customer configurable shroud) system, allowing the choice of either a shrouded silencer, or for those wishing to use a larger diameter ‘scope’, the CCS can be customised to remove the shroud and utilise only the ‘Silencer’ part of the system with all the required components supplied in the box. Accuracy, Precision and Craftmanship have been combined to produce this next generation, new R12 CLX Bolt Action but don’t just take our word for it, judge it for yourself.