NRA Gun of the Week: Rock River Arms RBG-1S

posted on January 29, 2021
Rock River Arms worked with some of the industry’s top shooters and manufacturers to create the ideal blend between the action, stock and barrel. The result: RBG-1S, an incredibly accurate rifle that’s customizable and designed for durability and ease-of-use, and it provides great potential for future upgrades. The name breaks down as follows: Rock Bolt Gun, First Generation, Short Action.

Tan-colored rifle with black stock and text on image noting make and model: Rock River Arms RBG-1S

At the heart of the Rock River Arms RBG-1S is a purpose-built action from Bighorn Arms, a known quantity in the precision-shooting community. The stainless-steel receiver features an integrated recoil lug, Savage-style small shank thread tenon and an interchangeable floating bolt head. The action features controlled-round feed, as well as a durable fixed ejector and a bayonet-style firing-pin assembly.

Man ballcap white hand on tan rifle with black scope orange rest

Rock River leans on Wilson Arms for supplying a high-quality barrel blank that RRA stress relieves and cryogenically treats that is known to produce a high level of accuracy. To provide the user interface RRA partnered with Kinetic Research Group (KRG) for its Whiskey-3 chassis. Shooters will have the ability to fine tune the rifle to their needs depending on shooting style. KRG supplies a straight pistol grip and a customizable fore-end with accommodation for M-LOK, Picatinny rail, and ARCA-style rail for use with bipods and other accessories.

Man with ballcap and AR logo shooting rifle dynamic view silver barrel steel orange shooting rest table black optic riflescope target shooting on shooting range

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Rock River Arms RBG-1S bolt-action rifle.

RRA RBG-1S Specifications
Manufacturer: Rock River Arms
Action Type: controlled-round feed, bolt-action, center-fire rifle
Chambering: 6.5 Creedmoor
Barrel: 24” stainless steel
Receiver: stainless steel Bighorn Arms TL-3
Sights: none; 20 m.o.a. Picatinny rail
Stock: KRG Whiskey-3 adjustable chassis
Trigger: single-stage TriggerTech
Magazine: AICS-pattern detachable box
Overall Length: 43.5”
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
MSRP: $4,235

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