Ruger Precision Rifle

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Ruger Precision Rifle
Ruger Precision Rifle 308 Gen 1.jpg
Ruger Precision Rifle, .308 Winchester, 1st generation
TypeBolt-action rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerSturm, Ruger & Co.
Unit cost$1599 - $2099 MSRP USD
Produced2015-present
Specifications
Mass.308 Win and 5.56/.223 Rem 9.8 lb (4.4 kg)
6mm Creedmoor 10.8 lb (4.9 kg)
6.5mm Creedmoor 10.7 lb (4.9 kg)
6.5mm PRC 11 lb (5.0 kg)
338 Lapua Magnum 15.2 lb (6.9 kg)
300 Win Mag 15.2 lb (6.9 kg)
6mm Creedmoor 10.8 lb (4.9 kg)
300 PRC 15.2 lb (6.9 kg)
Length.308 Win and 5.56/.223 Rem 31.60 in (80.3 cm) Folded Stock / 39.25–42.75 in (99.7–108.6 cm) Overall Length
6mm Creedmoor and 6.5mm Creedmoor 35.60 in (90.4 cm) Folded Stock / 43.25–46.75 in (109.9–118.7 cm) Overall Length
6.5 PRC 35.6 in (90 cm) Folded Stock / 45.25–48.75 in (114.9–123.8 cm) Overall Length
338 Lapua Magnum and 300 Win Mag and 300 PRC 40.35 in (102.5 cm) Folded Stock / 49–52.5 in (124–133 cm) Overall Length
Width.308 Win and 5.56/.223 Rem and 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5mm Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC3.3 in (8.4 cm)
338 Lapua Magnum and 300 Win Mag and 300 PRC 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
Height.308 Win and 5.56/.223 Rem and 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5mm Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC7.3 in (19 cm)
338 Lapua Magnum and 300 Win Mag and 300 PRC 7.5 in (19 cm)

Cartridge.243 Winchester
.308 Win
5.56/.223 Rem
6mm Creedmoor
6.5mm Creedmoor
.338 Lapua Magnum
300 Win Mag
300 PRC
ActionBolt-action
Effective firing range1600 Yards
Maximum firing range~2000 Yards
Feed system10-round detachable box magazine
Sightsnone

The Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) is a bolt-action rifle introduced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. on 17 July 2015.[1]

Models[edit]

The RPR was originally announced in the following calibers and configurations:

  • .308 Win. with 1:10 twist, 20 in (51 cm) barrel weighing, 9.7 lb (4.4 kg) lbs.
  • 6.5 Creedmoor with a 1:8 twist, 24 in (61 cm) barrel, weighing 10.6 lb (4.8 kg) lbs.
  • .243 Winchester with a 1:7.7 twist, 26 in (66 cm) barrel, weighing 11 lb (5.0 kg) lbs.

A newer Ruger Precision Rifle "Gen 2" was announced on 6 May 2016 with several enhancements over the original.[2] The new version includes a new handguard, a hybrid muzzle brake (5/8-24 threaded), and a billet aluminum bolt shroud. The announced models were:

  • .308 Win with 1:10 RH twist, 20 in (51 cm) barrel weighing, 9.8 lb (4.4 kg) lbs.[3]
  • 6mm Creedmoor with a 1:7.7 RH twist, 24 in (61 cm) barrel, weighing 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) lbs.[4]
  • 6.5mm Creedmoor with 1:8 RH twist, 24 in (61 cm) barrel weighing, 10.7 lb (4.9 kg) lbs.[5]

A model chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO was announced on 27 March 2017.[6] It has a 1:7 RH twist, 20 in (51 cm) barrel weighing, 9.8 lb (4.4 kg) lbs.[7]

Models chambered in the magnum cartridges .338 Lapua Magnum, 300 Win Mag, and 300 PRC went on sale in 2018. [8]

Technical features[edit]

The Ruger Precision Rifle has a proprietary Pre-Fit barrel system. Pre-chambered "Drop-In Ready" barrels can be purchesed, and the correct headspace is set using a proprietary barrel nut design. The barrel is threaded to fit the Ruger action threads. This way, a competent gunsmith can fit a new barrel exchange a worn barrel with a new one by only using an AR-15 barrel wrench and proper headspace gauges.[12] This eliminates the need for machining by the gunsmith as with traditional barrel mounting solutions.

The RPR is compatible with AR-style handgrips, buttstocks and some types of handguards. The trigger is proprietary, but aftermarket triggers are available.

Recalls[edit]

Ruger issued a safety bulletin for certain RPRs on 10 Aug 2017. The following serial number ranges are potentially affected: 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 or 1801-00506 to 1801-30461.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introducing the Ruger Precision Rifle: Purpose Built to Distance Itself from the Typical Long-Range Rifle"
  2. ^ "Ruger Announces New Ruger Precision Rifle Models". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 23 August 2017..
  3. ^ "Model 18004". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2017..
  4. ^ "Model 18016". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2017..
  5. ^ "Model 18008". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2017..
  6. ^ "Ruger Precision Rifle Available in 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Model 18019". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.ruger.com/products/precisionRifle/models.html
  9. ^ "Ruger® Ruger Precision® Rifle * Bolt-Action Rifle Model 18080". www.ruger.com. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  10. ^ "Ruger® Ruger Precision® Rifle * Bolt-Action Rifle Model 18081". www.ruger.com. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  11. ^ "Ruger® Ruger Precision® Rifle * Bolt-Action Rifle Model 18083". www.ruger.com. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  12. ^ New Krieger Pre-Fit Barrels for Ruger Precision Rifle « Daily Bulletin
  13. ^ "Ruger Precision Rifle Safety Bulletin". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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