New for 2023: Legacy Sports International Citadel Taipan X Rifle

Looking for a new rifle? The latest firearm to join the Legacy Sports International lineup just might be perfect for you. The Citadel Taipan X is a pump-action rifle made to perform in whatever application the user requires. Whether you’re looking for a rifle for home defense or hunting, the Citadel Taipan X is worth a closer look.

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The Legacy Sports International Citadel X is the latest rifle to join their firearm lineup. (Photo credit: Legacy Sports International)

Legacy Sports International announces the latest technologically advanced firearm joining its gun family: the Citadel Taipan X. The Citadel Taipan X is designed to offer the best of both a spring assist pump action and straight pull functionality. This new rifle design features a straight pull bolt handle, which is great for shooting from a bench or use with a tripod. The manufacturer states this gun is an exciting new evolution for the Taipan line and that it offers unmatched innovation and performance.

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The rifle has a full-length Picatinny rail for easy addition of optics. (Photo credit: Legacy Sports International)

The Citadel Taipan X is a pump-action rifle chambered in .223 Wylde, meaning it’s compatible with both .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO. It has a 16.5-inch barrel with a 1:8 twist rate. Features include a full-length Picatinny rail for optics, an M-Lok compatible handguard, and a padded buttstock. It has an enhanced flat-face trigger, A2-style pistol grip, and QD sling swivel sockets. The rifle has a dark grey Cerakote finish and ships with one 10-round magazine. According to the manufacturer, the magazine well is compatible with AR-15 magazines. This gun is a great option for sporting and self-defense purposes.

MSRP for the Legacy Sports International Citadel Taipan X is $1299.00.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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