Introducing the Ruger Precision Rifle!

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From our friends over at Ruger:

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to announce the introduction of the Ruger Precision Rifle™. An all-new, in-line recoil path, bolt-action rifle, the Ruger Precision Rifle is highly configurable and offers outstanding accuracy and long-range capability. In production now, the Ruger Precision Rifle is available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win.

“Whether shooting tight groups at 100 yards, or reaching out to steel plates at 1,000 yards or beyond, shooting the Ruger Precision Rifle is a highly satisfying experience,” said Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO. “The engineering applied to the action of the Ruger American Rifle® brings world-class performance to Ruger long-range marksmanship.”

The Ruger Precision Rifle incorporates an in-line recoil path directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, eliminating the need for traditional bedding or a “chassis” system, and provides maximum accuracy potential by simplifying the rifle’s response to recoil. The Ruger® Precision MSR stock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, offering a proper fit over a wide range of shooter sizes, outerwear, and shooting positions. While easily adjusted, the length of pull and comb height changes lock solidly in place and will not move while firing. The stock also features multiple QD sling attachment points, a bottom Picatinny rail for monopod attachment, and a soft rubber buttpad. The left-folding stock hinge (which provides access to the bolt) is attached to an AR-style buffer tube and accepts AR-style stocks.

The Ruger Precision Rifle features a Multi-Magazine Interface, a patent-pending system that functions interchangeably with side-latching M110/SR25/DPMS/Magpul® magazines and front-latching AI-style magazines. Two, 10-round Magpul PMAG® magazines are shipped with each rifle.

Ruger Precision Rifle (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger Precision Rifle (Photo: Ruger)

The highly accurate, free-floated barrel is cold hammer-forged from 4140 chrome-moly steel, and features 5R rifling for minimum bullet upset. The rifle is specified with minimum bore and groove dimensions, minimum headspace, and a centralized chamber. The medium contour (.75″ at the muzzle) barrel features a thread protector over the 5/8″-24 threads, which allow for the fitment of muzzle accessories such as sound suppressors. Barrels can be replaced easily by a competent gunsmith using AR-style wrenches and headspace gauges.

The Ruger Precision Rifle’s “upper” receiver and one-piece bolt are precision CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome-moly steel to minimize distortion. The three-lug bolt with 70-degree throw is easily manipulated and features dual cocking cams, and a smooth-running, full-diameter bolt body. An oversized bolt handle is fitted for positive bolt manipulation and features 5/16″- 24 threads for easy customization. The “lower” receiver is precision CNC-machined from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging and is Type III hard-coat anodized for maximum durability. The magazine well front is contoured for a positive grip for bracing against shooting supports. The rifle also sports a 20-MOA Picatinny rail secured with four, #8-40 screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities.

The Ruger Precision Rifle can easily be configured with AR-style grips, safety selectors, and handguards. The rifle is equipped with a Ruger extended trigger-reach AR-style grip, a left-side, 45-degree safety selector, and a Samson Evolution Keymod handguard. A short section of Picatinny rail is provided with the rifle for the fitment of accessories such as a bipod, and a QD sling cup also is included.

The Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger provides a crisp let-off and is externally adjustable with a pull weight range of 2.25 to 5.0 pounds. The hex wrench for the pull weight adjustment provided with the rifle is stored in the bolt shroud, as is a bolt disassembly tool for accessing the striker and striker channel.

The Ruger Precision Rifle is available in three 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. For more information on the Ruger Precision Rifle or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger To find accessories for the Ruger Precision Rifle or other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

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  • Rogue October 18, 2015, 10:36 pm

    This Rifle in 243 or 6.5 Creedmoor would be a very nice long range rifle. However the 308 with it’s 1/10 rifling and 20″ barrel would limit one in the long range dept. However if you just want a neat looking gun with decent range with cheap ammo the 308 would be great. Upon first look at this gun I took it to be a AR semi-auto but looking closer I see it’s a bolt. I believe Ruger also make a short 308 military looking bolt gun for those of you who want something more for home defense and for less money it might be your solution more-so than this rifle. I am especially interested in the 243 with it’s very fast 1/7.7 rifling and 26″ barrel would be a very nice long range deer rifle as would the Creedmoor. As to the 243 considering the twist rate, the heaviest 6 mm bullets (100+ gn) bullets could be fired out of it with accuracy. 100 gn 6mm bullets have a higher BC than 180gn 208 bullets and a high SD as well.

  • stanT August 15, 2015, 3:35 am

    I ordered one from Discount Shooters Supply in Roseville,CA for ………………….wait for it……………………..
    $ 899.00 yes yes yes! In .308
    I was torn, .308, .243 or the 6.5 creedmore which one??????????
    So I decided on the .308 and I’ll be happ with that choice.
    When Ruger gets off their dead ass and builds the in a .338 Lapua, yeah I’ll be in line to buy that one too
    Looks like Ruger is gonna take over my gun safe, I have the mini 14, and the Gunsite
    I really like bolt action stuff

  • Bill July 28, 2015, 8:51 am

    Everything else being equal, would this Ruger in 6.5 Creedmoor be a better choice than a .308 Remington 700?

    Please help out this novice who is in the market.

    • DrThunder88 July 28, 2015, 10:17 pm

      6.5 Creedmoor will kick less, shoot flatter, and stay supersonic longer than .308 Winchester. On the other hand, Creedmoor will wear the barrel faster, and you won’t have nearly so diverse a range of ammo options for it. Similarly, the 700 is Remington’s prestige line, and it has a huge aftermarket and deep knowledge pool built around it. This rifle is based on Ruger’s budget centerfire, the one that competes with the Remington 778 and Savage Axis. It seems like Ruger has thought to make some of the tertiary parts familiar, but the rest of it is a new platform that, irrespective of whether this line becomes popular or not, seems unlikely to compare to the 700 in terms of ubiquity.

      Depending on how new you are and what your interests are, I might recommend a more basic Remington 700 only because you can be reasonably assured you’ll be able to get a good chunk of your money back if you ever decide to sell or upgrade. If the Ruger Precision Rifle turns out to be flop for some reason and you decide long range shooting isn’t your thing, it’s going to get a return on your investment. If you are very new, I might go so far as to recommend an even less expensive gun on which to hone your skills before moving into a dedicated rig like the Precision Rifle. Get a Savage and upgrade your rifle as you improve. You can always part it back out and put the money toward your next gun.

    • Chris July 29, 2015, 9:19 am

      What is your intended purpose? The 6.5 Creedmoor is essentially a necked down .308 (7.62mm) to 6.5mm. The ballistic coefficient of the 6.5 mm bullets are a bit higher (better) than the .308. I am not sure about sectional density, but I would tend to believe that is better too. The choice is also clearer if you reload your ammunition. You will get more out of the round with reloading. The plus for the .308, is that you can go just about anywhere and find factory ammunition for it and relatively inexpensive. The 6.5 Creed is not as available, but Hornady does make a factory ammo for it (since it is their round essentially) and it is also at a good price and very accurate. There just isn’t as much demand for it (yet) to be stocked as readily. The 6.5 Creedmoor has enough energy and bullet assortment to allow you to hunt most North American game effectively. The .308 has a bit more punch to it and more availability at cheaper prices. I shoot more paper and don’t really hunt much game beyond 400 meters here in Michigan. So, the .308 is even overkill. I do shoot long range competitions though and think the 6.5 is far more forgiving as well as accurate than the .308. I would not hesitate buying this rifle in that caliber. Heck, any one of the 3 options for this rifle is good if you want a great target rifle. That is the intent of this rifle in the first place. If you are looking for a target rifle or don’t mind the weight and complexity of the Ruger, I would go with it. If you are looking for a hunting rifle that is about 500.00 cheaper. I would go with the Remington (Even though I prefer a Savage or Winchester model 70 more)!

  • DrThunder88 July 28, 2015, 12:30 am

    What is a “centralized chamber”? I Googled it but only came back with results pertaining to this same press release that GA and a number of other sites have regurgitated. There are a lot of nice features for a factory rifle, but buzzy features like that and the “in-line recoil path”, which are touted loudly and proudly but not explained in any detail, make me wonder.

  • Larry July 27, 2015, 2:47 pm

    What a great long range rifle! This may make me sound even dumber than usual but what the heck is a 6.5 Creedmore? Similar to a 270?

    • Tim July 27, 2015, 4:19 pm

      Very similar ballistics to the 260. Both are extremely accurate. Both have a very high BC will reach out as far if not farther than a 308.

  • Larry white July 27, 2015, 9:48 am

    I want one in a 7mm rem.mag! I wish ruger would offer this in the 7mm mag,I know several of us that would jump at the chance to own one! This would be my everything gun!!!!!!!

  • Mick Dodge July 27, 2015, 8:33 am

    Looks like a Cali-Commie-fornia compliant black rifle to me.

  • Howard July 23, 2015, 11:33 pm

    I ordered this rifle in .243 from Bullet Trap in Plano, Texas. Hope to have it next week. Also order a Zeiss 3-9 x 40. I’m looking forward to shooting it in at 500yds. Thanks!

  • Howard July 23, 2015, 11:25 pm

    Should have this rifle in .243 by next week. Can’t wait. I also ordered a Zeiss Conquest 3-9 x 40.

  • Howard July 23, 2015, 11:25 pm

    Should have this rifle in .243 by next week. Can’t wait. I also ordered a Zeiss Conquest 3-9 x 40.

  • jack July 23, 2015, 1:18 pm

    When will they be available? ????

  • ratickle July 21, 2015, 5:13 pm

    I predict that not only is this rifle going to be VERY popular, it is going to start a trend. Soon other manufacturers will jump on the bandwagon by offering similar models. Ruger has a winner here!

  • James M. July 21, 2015, 2:41 am

    Would be very cool for a certain online firearm site, hint hint wink wink Guns America, to have a drawing for its loyal readers/customers to win one of these in the caliber of their choice. Then of course said winner would be expected to give a thorough review which would be posted on said site. It truly has been a while since I have seen a rifle that caught my attention like tgis one.

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