New For 2022: Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle

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posted on October 5, 2022
Ruger RPR Custom 65Creedmoor

Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. has announced a new addition to its line of Ruger Custom Shop guns with the release of the Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. This new custom bolt-action rifle was developed in collaboration with Team Ruger's captain, Doug Koenig, to add a few improved features to the base model Ruger Precision Rifle that make it ready from the factory for long-range competition.

This new custom shop rifle comes with a 26" cold hammer-forged, 0.85" heavy contour stainless steel barrel with 5R rifling at a 1:7.5" right-hand twist rate for the chambering. The muzzle features 5/8"-24 threads, with an APA muzzle brake already installed for reducing felt recoil. Surrounding the barrel is a free-floated aluminum handguard, which features M-Lok sections on the bottom, top and sides and is hardcoat-anodized. The lack of a Picatinny rail section on top of the rail is meant to allow greater clearance for long-range optics with larger objective bells. The bottom of the handguard also features a target-style flat bottom, which is meant to improve stability and includes an integral 1.5" dovetail that is compatible with RRS S.O.A.R. and similar quick-detach mounts.

As for the upper receiver, it features a 20-m.o.a. Picatinny rail for greater elevation dialing at long ranges. Both the upper receiver and the one-piece bolt are precision CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome-moly steel for extra strength and reduced distortion through use. The bolt also features an improved firing-pin tip, which is intended to increase reliability across a wide range of primers. The bolt is also designed to reduce the amount of force needed by the user upon unlocking.

The 7075-T6 aluminum lower receiver of the Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle has several unique features already included from the factory, including the ability to accept AR-15-style grips and buttstocks. As it comes from the factory, a Magpul K2+ grip and Ruger Precision MSR stock are installed. The MSR stock features QD sling point, a bottom M-Lok slot, adjustable Sorbothane cheek and butt sections, and a rubberized butt pad for extra cushioning. The buffer tube is mounted to a hinge, allowing the stock to be folded to the left side for easier transport.

The lower also features AR-style ambidextrous safety selectors in red coloring, as well as a unique barrier stop attached to the lower receiver just in front of the flared magazine well. Inside the lower is a TriggerTech trigger, with Frictionless Release Technology that offers a crisp break and minimal overtravel. The rifle has an overall length between 45.25" to 48.75", depending on the position of the buttstock, and has an unloaded weight of 12.8 lbs. Each rifle comes with a single 10-round P-Mag, and has a suggested retail price of $2,499. For more information on the new Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 mm Creedmoor, visit ruger.com.

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