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Ruger Precision Rifle

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Ruger, located in Southport, Connecticut, America, is the fourth largest armory US companies. Founded in 1949, the company has been delighting its consumers for over seventy years by offering reliable and high-quality firearms on the market. In total, the company has more than 40 weapon models and approximately 700 modifications in its arsenal. All Ruger small arms are in demand in the US civilian market as well as professional sports shooters. The undoubted success of the company in recent years has been the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR), the first generation of which was first demonstrated in 2015.


Accurate and affordable rifle


Americans know how to count money, so many citizens who are fond of high-precision or sports shooting choose the Ruger Precision rifle. This model is an economical option for anyone looking to develop their hobby. Most of the Ruger Precision models on the US market today start with a suggested retail price of $ 1599. For a high-precision model that is well suited for long-range shooting, this is a small price to pay. The rifle is perfect for both beginners and those who have already plunged into the world of high-precision shooting. It is not surprising when you consider that trained shooters, when using high-quality cartridges of different calibers, manage to show an accuracy of 0,5 to 1 MOA when shooting at 100 yards (91,44 meters).

Today, Ruger's products for the firearms market are what Ford products are for the passenger car market. The company's lineup has very successful models, which include the Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle, Hawkeye hunting rifle or GP100 revolver. The Ruger Precision line of precision shotguns has not been lost in this company, becoming a true hallmark of the brand in recent years.

The Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) was first introduced to the public back in 2015 at the SHOT Show. Over the past five years, the model has managed to earn the love of many shooters and is actively sold on the market, being one of the best examples of small arms from Sturm, Ruger & Co, which everyone used to call simply Ruger. Already on May 6, 2016, an updated version of the rifle was presented, which received the designation Ruger Precision "Gen 2". Among other things, the rifle received a new fore-end, a hybrid muzzle brake and an aluminum bolt cover.


The rifle was originally shown to the public in three main calibers. The popular .308 Win (aka 7,62x51 mm NATO) and two less common: 6.5 Creedmoor (6,5x48 mm) and .243 Winchester (6x52 mm). Ruger's experts quickly expanded the range of available calibers and barrels. To date, Ruger Precision high-precision rifles are additionally presented on the market for the following cartridges: 6 mm Creedmoor and .300 Win Mag (7,62x67 mm). The most powerful option available is the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge (8,6x70mm). Using the latest ammunition, a trained shooter is able to hit growth targets at a distance of up to 2000 meters, although the most effective firing range for all the ammunition presented is distances from 1000 to 1500 meters. Rifles chambered for .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum are more expensive, starting at $ 2099 today.

Technical features of the Ruger Precision rifle


The Ruger Precision rifle is suitable for sport shooting, hunting, home defense. In this case, the model is a truly high-precision weapon. The model is a classic shop "swamp". The Ruger Precision rifle received a sliding bolt with three stops. An interesting fact that directly influenced the price of the model is that the entire bolt group was taken from the American Rifle, which Ruger has been producing since 2012. This made the cost of the novelty very attractive. Since the bolt group was originally designed taking into account mass and relatively inexpensive production on modern CNC machines. At the same time, the bolt group remained the same reliable, massive and not having any serious restrictions in use.

A feature of the rifle is that it is as flexible as possible to adapt to various anthropometric data of its owner. That being said, many shooters will love the fact that the model is built on an AR-like platform that is familiar to many generations of Americans. Despite the choice of the classic platform, the weapon has a number of its technical features. Among them, experts distinguish a centered chamber, the minimum distance from the barrel to the chamber and the minimum size of the rifling of the barrel. Due to the linear recoil from the receiver to the rubber butt pad of the adjustable stock, the rifle's developers did not use wireframes or bedding.

The existing design of the Ruger Precision high precision rifle provides very high accuracy and good control of the model. What's more, all second-generation rifles in stores today come with the Ruger Hybrid muzzle brake, which also makes shooting more comfortable in all conditions. The muzzle brake reduces recoil, fired flash size and noise.


All Ruger Precision rifles are equipped with match barrels, which are cold forged from special high-strength chromium-molybdenum steel. Models with different barrel lengths are available depending on the caliber of the shooter. For 7,62 mm rifles, this is 20 inches (508 mm), for models chambered for 6 mm Creedmoor, 6,5 Creedmoor and 300 Win Mag, it is 24 inches (610 mm), for a rifle chambered for .338 Lapua Mag - it is 26 inches (660 mm). All barrels received 5R rifling. They have five grooves, the edges of which form obtuse angles with the surface of the barrel bore. This technical solution of the rifle developers is aimed at improving the shooting accuracy and reducing barrel wear. The longest rifle with a 26-inch barrel is 1333,5 mm with the stock extended to the maximum length, with the stock folded - 1025 mm. Model weight - 6,9 kg. Rifles chambered for 7,62 mm cartridge with a 20-inch barrel are significantly lighter - up to 4,44 kg.

When designing the trigger for the new rifle, Ruger's engineers also turned to a model of their American Rifle hunting rifle. The high-precision rifle Ruger Precision has an adjustable trigger, which features a longitudinally located in the middle of the trigger and protruding from it a firearm safety plate. The shooter can pull the trigger only after the plate has been completely sunk in advance. Each rifle owner can adjust the trigger pull in a suitable range from 1 to 2,2 kg.

The top of the receiver on all models is made of high-strength steel. The connecting bottom is made of high-strength lightweight aluminum alloy with magazine receiver, trigger guard and ergonomic AR-family pistol grip. A full-length Picatinny rail runs along the entire upper part of the receiver, which allows you to install any sights on the weapon. The model is equipped with an adjustable folding stock. The range of adjustments is wide enough, while the cheek piece is adjustable in height, and the length of the butt can be changed in the range of 90 mm.

All rifles are equipped with 10-round box magazines. The rifle comes with two such magazines. An exception is the model chambered for .338 Lapua Mag, here shooters only have 5 rounds of magazines. The designers placed the magazine latch in front of the magazine receiver, which makes pressing it quite convenient. On the left side of the receiver of the Ruger Precision rifle is a two-position rotary safety lock located directly above the pistol grip.


Traditionally, the cost of joining a precision shooting club has been high. The weapons were quite expensive, and it was ineffective to shoot at long distances with cheap rifles. To confidently hit targets at a distance of over 600 meters, enthusiastic shooters needed relatively expensive high-precision rifles. For example, Accuracy International offered its customers specialized models of high-precision rifles, which were also produced for professional military snipers. The cost of such models was calculated in thousands of dollars, and this does not include the cost of scopes. In this regard, the $ 1599 Ruger Precision rifle has become a unique and highly sought-after offering in the market, combining high accuracy with an attractive price.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 21 August 2020 18: 13
    +3
    Cool rifle! What's with the T 5000? Is Rogozin's plant loaded with foreign orders? Or is everything to the domestic market?
    1. KEX
      KEX 22 August 2020 00: 15
      -4
      It is not surprising when you consider that trained shooters, when using high-quality cartridges of different calibers, manage to show an accuracy of 0,5 to 1 MOA when shooting at 100 yards (91,44 meters).


      after that, how to call it a high-precision is not hot .... my "Lobaevka" even during the run-in (factory cartridge) gave out 0.35 per 100m. .... And about Orsis you are in vain respected - quite worthy of the aggregate, the people wins the competition with them (but I respect DXLs more from Tarusa)
      1. Timeout
        Timeout 22 August 2020 10: 17
        +2
        Quote: KEX
        my "Lobaevka" during the run-in (with the factory cartridge) produced 0.35 per 100m.

        Yeah, the wunderwolf ... But for some reason they don't line up for her to buy. Especially in the "delight" of the FSO ...
  2. iouris
    iouris 21 August 2020 18: 45
    +3
    Where to buy one? And a bowl of cartridges.
  3. Free wind
    Free wind 21 August 2020 19: 59
    +4
    The average American can buy a couple of these rifles with his salary. In our country, if you don't eat, live in a forest in a badger hole, you can rip off a tax for a hut, you can't save up for an average salary for a year.
    1. CTABEP
      CTABEP 21 August 2020 20: 08
      -10 qualifying.
      It's not a problem to accumulate two kilobax a year, even if you live in a mortgage apartment with your family in the provinces. To save 13 thousand a month just something. Another thing is that you have to shrink in the rest, but it's not all that bad with us.
      1. Free wind
        Free wind 21 August 2020 20: 15
        10
        Some figure said not so long ago, 17 thousand a month income of the middle class.
        1. _Ugene_
          _Ugene_ 21 August 2020 20: 38
          -8
          where does the activist? Can't you afford a rifle for 120 thousand? It's ridiculous, millions of new cars are sold here a year, who buys them with a salary of 17 thousand?
      2. Revival
        Revival 21 August 2020 22: 28
        +6
        Just save 13 thousand a month?
        "even if you live in a mortgage apartment with a family in the province."

        No one has ever called Moscow a province, so veiled
        1. CTABEP
          CTABEP 22 August 2020 09: 32
          +2
          If you live in the province - then yes. I judge by myself, the city is 300k, the mortgage is 12k per month, two children. True, there were already minuses here, apparently it was necessary to groan how bad life is (yes, life is not very good, it could be better, but damn it, don't be too low, they say 2k bucks for a Russian person cannot save up in his whole life).
      3. sh3roman
        sh3roman 11 September 2020 12: 40
        0
        and where to get the cartridges ??? the cheapest from 500 rubles / piece, isho one storyteller was found
    2. Simargl
      Simargl 21 August 2020 20: 34
      0
      Quote: Free Wind
      The average American can buy a couple of these rifles with his salary. In our country, if you don't eat, live in a forest in a badger hole, you can rip off a tax for a hut, you can't save up for an average salary for a year.
      Can not. Not a small average salary is taken away by considerable payments, and therefore an American will have to live in the forest. Only if we can somehow not pay for the hut, then in the United States, the trick will not work.
      1. tol100v
        tol100v 21 August 2020 20: 54
        -3
        Quote: Simargl
        Can not.

        We can do it! Provided that Our "Minds" do not run away! I really respect the brains of Mikhail Predtechensky, who was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation! And you can advise several options as an answer for the SGA: Jeans made of nanotubes, where Boeing and everyone else will stand in line, so that you can understand the incomprehensible!
    3. Incompetent
      Incompetent 21 August 2020 22: 25
      +2
      This is precisely the reason for all the protests in our countries, and the Americans are only using the prepared ground of discontent for their own purposes by arranging revolutions. If the authorities come to their senses and begin to raise the standard of living of ordinary citizens ... ahh what am I talking about, this will not happen because their children, interests, bank accounts over the hill
    4. Quadro
      Quadro 21 August 2020 22: 57
      -4
      Quote: Free Wind
      The average American can buy a couple of these rifles with his salary. In our country, if you don't eat, live in a forest in a badger hole, you can rip off a tax for a hut, you can't save up for an average salary for a year.

      What nonsense ?! You think no one can go on the Internet to the sites of specific states and see salaries ?! In LA, a family with a child needs at least 5 thousand ye to live, with a salary of about 4, at least! And that's fatty California. What pair of rifles are you our liar ?! In states where weapons legislation is simpler than wages and even lower - 3000 is already bold, and again with the cost of living for a family at 3.5-4 thousand. For such a salary there you can only wrap yourself in a sheet and crawl to the cemetery. Stop brainwashing yourself with devastating ranches and other wealthy bloggers.
      1. Free wind
        Free wind 22 August 2020 00: 25
        +2
        First you need to have a smoothbore, for 5 years, which I don't fucking need, I'm not a hunter. That is, after the army, or while studying at the institute ??? you need to buy a gun, after 5 years you can get a permit to buy a rifled weapon. I just like to shoot.
        1. Grim Reaper
          Grim Reaper 22 August 2020 00: 52
          +1
          Quote: Free Wind
          First you need to have a smoothbore, for 5 years, which I don't fucking need, I'm not a hunter. That is, after the army, or while studying at the institute ??? you need to buy a gun, after 5 years you can get a permit to buy a rifled weapon. I just like to shoot.

          if you just like to shoot, go to the shooting range, there you don't need anything other than a passport. And, if, a good shooting range, you will shoot up to fatigue from different things and you will be very surprised by the results. ;) and only for some 3-4 thousand.
          ;)
          1. Free wind
            Free wind 22 August 2020 01: 29
            0
            Approximately 100-200 km in the area there are no shooting galleries, even for pneumatics, but there are bears, and people are being devoured.
        2. CTABEP
          CTABEP 22 August 2020 09: 30
          +1
          The law is stupid, but it's the law. Buy yourself a used double-barreled gun for 12 thousand and wait five years. In the absence of shooting galleries - the only option.
    5. Mister X
      Mister X 24 August 2020 08: 25
      0
      hi
      The designers placed the magazine latch in front of the magazine receiver
      Author: Yuferev Sergey

      The author apparently meant the trigger guard
      After all, the latch is located in the same place as on the AK
    6. igor novices
      igor novices 8 September 2020 23: 08
      0
      Well, if he only sleeps with this rifle ...
      The average American worker can no longer afford a family on an annual salary, such is the dire state of America's middle class
      https://www.businessinsider.com/america-middle-class-living-expenses-family-of-four-2020-2
  4. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 21 August 2020 21: 02
    -4
    Young man ... this is a rifle for "his" price of $ 1599. Do not try to compare Round with Square - even more so you don't understand anything about it. Even the Budget Mannlicher SSG 8 costs four to five times more in the same caliber ... this is not to mention body kits and other pribludes ... but in general the Russian proverb - D Urak likes Red ... Very Vital! laughing
    This is Me to the Pessimist ... and other admirers! wink
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 21 August 2020 22: 10
      -8
      So funny laughing even in the article about Weapons - Politics is discussed! On the subject ... Guano is this rifle! negative
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 21 August 2020 22: 40
        +1
        So the liberals who destroyed the USSR are to blame for everything - you didn't know? As a weapon too! Greetings! hi
      2. KEX
        KEX 22 August 2020 00: 17
        -2
        I agree with you dear .... a bunch of 0.5-1 moa - havno ....
        1. Obliterator
          Obliterator 30 August 2020 14: 22
          0
          Quote: KEX
          I agree with you dear .... a bunch of 0.5-1 moa - havno ....

          Indeed, how do American soldiers live using weapons with such indicators? Probably smear constantly ...
      3. Obliterator
        Obliterator 30 August 2020 14: 17
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        On the subject ... Guano is this rifle!

        Justify substantively, without comparisons with premium weapons. The article stipulates
        Today, Ruger's products for the firearms market are what Ford products are for the passenger car market.

        Ford, not Aston Martin or Lamborghini, mind you.
    2. Revival
      Revival 21 August 2020 22: 30
      +2
      Mannlicher thing of course, I liked the barrel rifling technology
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 21 August 2020 22: 46
        -6
        ORSIS T - 5000, which the young "dilettante" tried to compare with this budget guan ... Won All the World Championships among Specialists ... when I went to them. Once - even the Chinese shot us down and won the Championship (with ORSIS). How tired amateurs on the site ...
        1. nekromonger
          nekromonger 21 August 2020 23: 32
          +1
          Only Orsis has American trunks, what to do with that?
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 22 August 2020 00: 05
            -9
            Quote: nekromonger
            Only Orsis has American trunks, what to do with that?

            Well ... why not Honduran? Uncle you Where did you get this?
            I shoot them! Are you getting around?
            1. KEX
              KEX 22 August 2020 00: 20
              +1
              black may be ours, but where does ORSIS take from a stainless steel pipe?
              1. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 22 August 2020 01: 05
                -11 qualifying.
                Quote: KEX
                black may be ours, but where does ORSIS take from a stainless steel pipe?

                Musician ... but ask me a question Who invented the gramophone? I generally hang for a long time laughing
                The main thing is in the barrel The technology of its manufacture ... Orsis has it unique. And from stainless steel - make Spoons and Forks.
      2. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 21 August 2020 23: 08
        -8
        Quote: Revival
        Mannlicher thing of course, I liked the barrel rifling technology

        Yes, Mannlicher Thing! I love this Rifle very much! But with ORSIS - it's not worth it. Our barrel technology is much better! In optics, we really lose, but in fact, the Austrians and Germans always ruled there! But, For Specialists - Excellent optics is purchased!
        1. Timeout
          Timeout 22 August 2020 10: 13
          +3
          Quote: Hunter 2
          Our barrel technology is much better!

          Trellis planing was practiced at state arms factories in the RA. Also, almost all private gunsmiths cut with a tapestry. So the technology is already quite ancient.
    3. Timeout
      Timeout 22 August 2020 10: 03
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Even the Budget Mannlicher SSG 8 costs four to five times more in the same caliber ...

      Dear, 08 in the paw has never been budgetary, the minimum price is a wholesale price from $ 3500 or to a private trader $ 5500 for 08, and 4700-7800, respectively, 08-A1 (prices from the manufacturer). Orsis has almost the same price tag.
  5. Quadro
    Quadro 21 August 2020 23: 03
    +2
    Pure advertising booklet. Straight everywhere I shot and wiped the nose of many and is still cheap, well, well.
    1. Revival
      Revival 22 August 2020 00: 06
      0
      Yes, this is exactly the impression
  6. L-39NG
    L-39NG 21 August 2020 23: 07
    -2
    First of all, you need to figure out why you need such a BOLT.
    In addition to everything else (we are allowed), I bought (6,5 Creedmoor) JP Enterprise model LRP-07. I created the configuration myself to order. Everything, both with delivery and with customs, cost $ 4800.
    It must be emphasized that I am not a millionaire, not an IT specialist, not a "manager", and not an entrepreneur. I just work.
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 22 August 2020 13: 13
      +2
      Quote: L-39NG
      Everything, both with delivery and with customs, cost $ 4800

      Why customs and delivery? In the Czech Republic, the best-patron is like John Paul's dealer. Something you are dissembling ...
      1. L-39NG
        L-39NG 22 August 2020 14: 27
        -2
        I don't understand "bestpatron". Some things can be ordered from the manufacturer, then delivery and customs. What do you think, if I order a Tokarev self-loading rifle in Russia, it will be sent to me without the cost of transportation and without the intervention of customs? All the same, this is a sensitive product.
        1. Timeout
          Timeout 23 August 2020 02: 20
          +1
          Quote: L-39NG
          Some things can be ordered from the manufacturer, then delivery and customs.

          Dear, I will share the "secret". JP does not have an export license. And exporters are engaged in sending abroad, chzkastom and brownel. And with the Czech Republic, they work only through an official dealer.
  7. Mr. One Two
    Mr. One Two 22 August 2020 03: 50
    0
    Awesome ... Probably ... Beggar and miser, I'll stay with my grandfather's three-ruler and barrels of cartridges
  8. KSVK
    KSVK 22 August 2020 14: 36
    0
    Quote: nekromonger
    Only Orsis has American trunks, what to do with that?

    Orsis has his own barrel production. And very good, by the way. The blazer cannot be compared to this wunderwolf. Bar yes, from 416R steel. There is also our analogue. But we have all the same. And you need to buy our bar in tons. Therefore, they buy American ones. Market-s. You would be better off wondering why the giant Kalashnikov concern is still producing UG like the Saiga, with huge infusions of state funds. Have you seen this new Elk? That's where it sucks.
  9. Alexfly
    Alexfly 24 August 2020 11: 49
    0
    A good rifle, I tried it with a friend at 100 meters in a half-open dash, 3 bullets, almost a bullet into a bullet the first two, the third one a diameter higher. True .223 caliber and cartridges of samizdat equipment. A very pleasant experience.