The standard heavy-barreled version of the 457″ the Varmint has a .866″ cylindrical barrel. Not only does the heavy barrel make for good harmonics” it also allows the Varmint to perform well with a wide variety of rimfire loads” translating into an accurate platform for shooting targets or getting game. The Turkish walnut stock has an American-style comb for use with a scope and a wide” flat forend that rides a sandbag well. Laser-cut stippling gives grip fore and aft. This is the .17 HMR” 5-round model.