Here'a first look at Ruger's popular precision rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle.
Competition rifle shooters and other long-range enthusiasts have long been praising Ruger's Precision Rifle format. According to Ruger, the rifle is an "out-of-the-box 1,000 yard shooter." Even as a novice long-range shooter and an owner of a 6.5 Creedmoor version, I can attest to the accuracy of the platform. If they can make me a good long-range shooter, they're doing something right.
There are reviews all over the internet about the RPR platform, which is why ears perked up everywhere when Ruger mentioned a rimfire version.
Debuting late 2017, this gun has already caused a lot of noise in many circles. Let's take a quick peek and see what all the fuss is about.
Drawing on popular features from the centerfire RPR versions, rimfire version looks very similar. Starting at the tail, users will enjoy a fully adjustable stock. Common with many long-range shooting platforms, this rifle allows for custom length of pull and comb-height settings.
Moving forward, we notice the same style bolt throw of the gun's larger predecessors. Here again, users will enjoy customizable options as the bolt throw is adjustable from 1.5-3 inches. Shooters are greeted with even further adjustability at the trigger. Max pull tips the scales at 5 pounds while it can be tuned as low as 2.25 pounds.
A 15-inch, free-float, M-Lok-style handguard surrounds the 18-inch, cold-forged barrel with a 1/2"-28 threaded muzzle.
As with Ruger's other precision rifles, AR-style equipment runs throughout the gun for ease of use and simple maintenance. Drop in any standard 10/22 magazine and you're dancing.
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