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 MSRP
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)
Length.308 Win and 5.56/.223 Rem 31.60 in (80.3 cm) collapsed / 42.75 in (108.6 cm) extended
6mm and 6.5mm Creedmoor 35.60 in (90.4 cm) collapsed / 46.75 in (118.7 cm) extended

Cartridge.308 Win
5.56/.223 Rem
6mm Creedmoor
6.5mm Creedmoor
ActionBolt-action
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]

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.[12]

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. ^ "Ruger Precision Rifle Safety Bulletin". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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