I had the opportunity to get some quality trigger time on the Ruger RPR (Ruger Precision Rifle); to say that I walked away very much impressed with this rifle is a colossal understatement. At an M.S.R.P. of $1,400 and a street price about $100 below that, the consumer gets a precision rifle with all of the features found in custom builds or high price box rifles.
The RPR features a medium contour cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly barrel with 5R riffling, the Ruger® Precision MSR stock with QD sling attachment points;a bottom Picatinny rail for an accessory monopod and soft rubber buttpad. Ruger included a keymod forend so the shooter can easily customize the rifle. I was also pleasantly surprised with how smooth the action cycled and the RPR’s fully adjustable trigger.
The Ruger RPR has another very interesting feature that translates to long term savings. The company uses a patent-pending multi-magazine interface that functions interchangeably with AICS and M110/SR-25/DPMS/Magpul-style magazines and works with some M14 magazines. You’ve got precision rifles on the market with magazines selling upwards of $200.
If you’re starting out in precision shooting, you’ll be hard pressed to a find a more accurate, ergonomic and feature rich rifle on the market. The rest is on you!