Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has just introduced its Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in .308, 6.5 Creedmoor and .243 Win. There are lots of things to like about this gun. First on my list is its cold hammer-forged chrome molly barrel with 5R riffling – this is the same riffling used in the M24 sniper weapon system. The rifle is patterned after the AR15 so barrel changes are relatively easy to perform. Ruger has also included a full length 20 MOA Picatinny rail secured to the receiver with four #8-40.
The second major thumbs up, for me, is Ruger’s multi-magazine interface. Imagine a rifle that will accept the traditional SR-25 “style” magazines as well as the AICS and M14 magazines – Hooya! That alone should be sufficient incentive for you to favorably consider a purchase; however, the good news continues.
The Ruger Precision Rifle ships with an externally adjustable, for weight of pull, trigger. Shooters have a choice in weight of 2.25 lbs. to 5.0 lbs. The rifle features a three lug bolt with a 70 degree throw and a fully adjustable Ruger Precision MSR stock. The buttstock attaches directly to the back of the receiver which ensures that recoil is directed straight into the shoulder. Now for the grand finally…