Ruger’s just-introduced Precision Rifle is an all-new, in-line recoil path, bolt-action rifle that’s highly configurable. In production now, the Ruger Precision Rifle is available in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Winchester. Jon Mather, who designed the rifle, goes over its features in the video below.
The Ruger Precision Rifle is available in three models: No. 18001 is in .308 Win. with a 1:10 twist, 20-inch barrel weighing, 9.7 pounds.
No. 18005 is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 1:8 twist, 24-inch barrel that weighs 10.6 pounds.
The third option is No. 18010, which has a .243 Win. chamber. The barrel has a 1:7.7 twist and is 26 inches long. It weighs 11.0 pounds.
Suggested retail for all three chamberings is $1399.
Too often, buying an over-the-counter rifle like this includes dealing with a sucky trigger that needs to be replaced for extra cost and trouble. The company has solved this by including a Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger that is externally adjustable, with a pull weight range of 2.25 to 5.0 pounds. The hex wrench to make pull-weight adjustment is stored in the bolt shroud, as is a bolt disassembly tool for accessing the striker and striker channel.
The Ruger Precision Rifle incorporates an in-line recoil path directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, eliminating the need for traditional bedding or a “chassis” system, and provides maximum accuracy potential by simplifying the rifle’s response to recoil.
The Ruger Precision MSR stock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height. While easily adjusted, the length of pull and comb height changes lock solidly in place and will not move while firing.
The stock also features multiple QD sling attachment points, a bottom Picatinny rail for monopod attachment, and a soft rubber buttpad. The left-folding stock hinge (which provides access to the bolt) is attached to an AR-style buffer tube and accepts AR-style stocks.
The Ruger Precision Rifle features a Multi-Magazine Interface, a patent-pending system that functions interchangeably with side-latching M110/SR25/DPMS/Magpul magazines and front-latching AI-style magazines. Two 10-round Magpul PMAG magazines are shipped with each rifle.
The free-floated barrel is cold hammer-forged from 4140 chrome-moly steel, and features 5R rifling for minimum bullet upset. The rifle is specified with minimum bore and groove dimensions, minimum headspace, and a centralized chamber. The medium-contour barrel (0.75 inch diameter at the muzzle) features a thread protector over 5/8”-24 threads, allowing easy fitting of muzzle accessories such as sound suppressors. Barrels can be replaced using AR-style wrenches and headspace gauges.
The Ruger Precision Rifle’s upper receiver and one-piece bolt are CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome-moly steel to minimize distortion.
The three-lug bolt with 70-degree throw features dual cocking cams and a full-diameter bolt body. An oversized bolt handle is fitted for positive bolt manipulation and features 5/16”- 24 threads in case you want to change it.
The lower receiver is CNC-machined from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging and is Type III hard-coat anodized for maximum durability. The magazine well front is contoured for a positive grip or for bracing against shooting supports.
Up top, the rifle sports a 20-MOA Picatinny rail secured with four #8-40 screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities.
The Ruger Precision Rifle can be configured with AR-style grips, safety selectors, and handguards. The rifle is equipped with a Ruger extended trigger-reach AR-style grip, a left-side, 45-degree safety selector, and a Samson Evolution Keymod handguard.
A short section of Picatinny rail is provided that will accept a bipod, and a QD sling cup also is included.
Ruger has ceased allowing any third party shipments. Unfortunately, Cheaper Than Dirt! does not carry Ruger at this time.