New: The Ruger Precision Rifle

| 27 July 2015 | 1 Comment

ruger-precision-rifle-logoIf you’ve been in the market for a long range rifle, but haven’t found something that’s tickled you yet, this new Ruger might just be for you.

The new Ruger Precision Rifle is a customisable bolt action, available in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor and .243 Winchester.

“An affordable, high-end, long-range rifle? Precisely.” Jon Mather, Lead Engineer on the Ruger Precision Rifle

The rifle features an in-line recoil path which manages recoil directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, not through a traditional bedding system, providing maximum accuracy potential. The free floating barrel is medium contour and cold hammer-forged by Ruger in 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel with 5R Rifling.

Ruger rpr

The Ruger Precision MSR rifle stock incorporates an adjustable comb and length of pull that can be changed easily, but locks down tight for immobility during firing. The stock also has QD sling attachments and a Picatinny rail for monopod attachments.

The rifle uses the Multi-Magazine Interface which functions interchangeably with M110, SR25, DPMS and Magpul-style magazines and AICS magazines, and two 10-round Magpul PMAG magazines have been included.

The upper receiver and one-piece bolt are CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome-moly steel, and the lower receiver is CNC-machined from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 forged aluminium. The upper receiver also includes a 20-MOA Picatinny rail secured with four screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities.

The bolt is a three-lug design, with 70 deg throw featuring dual cocking cams and a smooth-running, full diameter bolt body. There is an oversized bolt handle for positive bolt manipulation which is removable should you want to change it. The bolt disassembly tool is stored in the bolt shroud and allows for easy striker channel cleaning.

The trigger is the Ruger Marksman Adjustable unit and is externally adjustable from 2.25 to 5.0 pounds.

The rifle comes in three different models. .308 Win. with 1:10 twist, 20″ barrel weighing, 9.7 lbs.; 6.5 Creedmoor with a 1:8 twist, 24″ barrel, weighing 10.6 pounds; and .243 Win. with a 1:7.7 twist, 26″ barrel, weighing 11.0 pounds.

Ruger RPR

All models are available at a suggested retail price of $1,399 in the US, so lets hope we see them retail for around the R24 000 mark.

“Ruger’s Precision Rifle is a rifle that will be hard to beat at any price.” Denny Hansen, Editor, S.W.A.T. Magazine

I can honestly say that this is the first Ruger firearm that has really got my attention for a long time, to the point that I think I’ll probably need to own one of these when they make their way across to South Africa.

Read more about it at Ruger.com 

Or discuss it here in the forum.

 

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  1. Tal says:

    When will we see these weapons in SA? In the marker for a RPR 6.5 creedmoor.
    I see this article is 7months old, surely some must be available here

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