Rock River Arms Offers First Look at Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle – SHOT Show 2022

Rock Rivers Arms has been building high-quality AR-type rifles since 1996, but in recent years, the company has branched out to other popular kinds of firearms.

RRA introduced a line of 1911 handguns a few years ago, and last year, they began shipping their first bolt-action offering, the Rock Bolt Gun (RGB). At SHOT Show this year, we got a chance to get a first look at their latest project.

The traditional hunting rifle doesn’t have a name yet, and company reps weren’t able to provide concrete information on specifications since that info hasn’t been finalized.

RRA brought two models to SHOT Show, one with a carbon fiber barrel and another with a fluted steel barrel. The action was as smooth as butter, and the trigger broke like glass. (Those metaphors are overused, but in this case, apt.)

The carbon fiber model felt heavier than other lightweight carbon fiber models on the market these days, but certainly not unmanageable.

The blue stock was just for the show, company reps said. When the rifles are finally brought to market, they’ll be available in other colors.

Rock River hopes to have the rifle’s design finalized by the fall, but it’s anyone’s guess when they’ll finally release it to the consumer market. The RGB was announced in 2019, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the rifles became available for purchase.

Before this hunting rifle hits the shelves, the company has some big decisions to make. Reps told us they aren’t sure whether they’ll retain the $4,000+ price point of the RGB or go for a less spendy market. “Less spendy” is relative, of course. This cheaper option will still fall in the $2,500 – $3,000 range.

The price point will be largely determined by the action. The models at the show were fitted with the RGB’s proprietary action, but RRA could decide to use a more affordable design to lower the overall price of the rifle.

Not that that decision would affect the rifle’s performance. Company reps said users should expect the rifle to shoot 0.25 MOA groups, which would make it among the most accurate hunting rifles on the market.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • DustyW February 10, 2022, 5:39 pm

    Well $4K seems a little high? Other than color, stock looks good. Trigger sounds nice. Don’t care for rails on my guns. Sharp edged, heavy, and obstructs topside loading. A muzzle brake is unneeded. Nasty loud and the dust/debris ‘cloud’ from prone shooting is not what I want. I often shoot at two covered ranges. When a muzzle brake shows up, I leave. The noise and concussion knocks overhead dust onto shooters and gear and stirs up the yellow jackets…
    0.25moa? With what ammo? Not a lot of factory ammo put together well enough for that. What caliber and what handload was used?

  • RICKY PRICE February 1, 2022, 5:41 pm

    How they middle class or a poor man can hunt with this rifle. I will stay with my 200 Stevens 22-250. had a new barrel put on it for less then 400.

  • Bruce February 1, 2022, 10:32 am

    Dam for that price they could put a decent muzzle brake on it!

  • Wayne Chapman February 1, 2022, 9:25 am

    Would like to know what’s going on with anything in 50 Beowulf

  • stoney February 1, 2022, 8:26 am

    4000?….or 2500 to 3000?…..i see the “new gun” industry going out of biz!

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