Coming to the Range: Ruger Precision Rifle

Ruger Precision Rifle
Ruger’s new Precision Rifle combines bolt-action accuracy with the tactical advantages of an MSR-style rifle.

The word is out that Ruger is introducing a bolt-action tactical rifle called the Ruger Precision Rifle.

Jim Shepherd, editor and publisher of The Shooting Wire, said that "consumer, dealer, and distributor interest in the 'secret' [rifle] was so high that Ruger executives decided to go ahead and release the information on their new rifle" ahead of launch. One look at the rifle explains why. It's a tactical bolt-action rifle that brings many of the advantages of an MSR-style platform into a new long-range rifle.

We’re not sure about a lot of things yet, but it will initially be available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor and .243 Win., and the MSRP is expected to be around $1,399. We don’t know precisely when it will be available in a gun store near you, but the rifle is now being made. Reports say it shoots well and is innovative—seven patents are pending.

It’s a bolt-action rifle that’s covered in Picatinny rails so as to attach all sort of add-ons. It has an oversize bolt handle, an AR-style grip, a Ruger Marksman adjustable trigger, a magazine well that works with many popular aftermarket magazines, and a Ruger barrel that can be replaced as easily as an AR’s barrel.