SSAA has always supported Australian firearm and ammunition manufacturing, so it’s great to see the Lithgow LA105 Woomera centrefire rifle coming soon. It has become a less common event for a new rifle to be made and released in Australia, so we are throwing our complete support behind it. We can’t wait to get our hands on it, and you can expect to see a full and comprehensive review of the LA105 in a forthcoming edition of the Australian Shooter.
The LA105 is based off the LA102 model and features a custom American-made chassis. It is fitted with a heavy barrel and adjustable precision rifle stock, 10-round magazine, 20MOA Picatinny rail and muzzle brake. The LA105 is ready for long range competition out of the box and looks to be one of the most promising rifles in its class.
The estimated retail price is between $2600-2800 with the full release to be in a few months for the 6.5mm Creedmoor followed by the 308 Winchester slightly later.
Lithgow were established in 1912 to supply Lee-Enfield .303 rifles, Vickers and Bren machine-guns, L1A1 SLR rifles and other small arms to Australia’s defence forces. Since then, the company has evolved into a true small arms designer and manufacturer. Lithgow now design new Australian firearms for military and civilian markets, including the LA101 CrossOver and EF88 rifle. SSAA congratulates Lithgow on this pre-release and for leading the way in Australian firearm manufacturing. We look forward to seeing what they come up with next.