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

by
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

Further Reading:
Review: Rock River Arms LAR-47 X-1

Rock River R9 Competition BT-9G

The Rise of the 9mm M1911

Tested: Rock River Poly 1911 Pistols

The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

Latest

10mm round
10mm round

Handloads: A 10 mm Auto Loaded For Bear

The fear of a bear attack has likely sold more 10 mm Auto handguns than all firearm advertising combined. The 10 mm does deliver some impressive ballistics for a cartridge chambered in semi-automatic handguns.

The Rifleman Report: Creative Minds At Work

As all of us who experience this “mortal coil” eventually learn, the days seem more fleeting with each passing year. For those of us who make a living observing and reporting about the firearm industry, they eventually result in a somewhat disorganized pile of memories about companies, products and the people who create them.

Smith & Wesson Issues Safety Alert For Response Carbines

Smith & Wesson has identified a condition in which an out-of-battery discharge can occur when certain Response bolts fail to fully close before the trigger is pulled.

Review: GForce LVR410

With a long and storied history in the United States, lever-action carbines continue to be favorites among modern American shooting sports enthusiasts. This evaluation takes a closer look at the 24"-barreled LVR410, which is being imported by GForce Arms, Inc. of Reno, Nev.

Editor’s Choice: “In Country | My Memories Of Vietnam And After”

I met author Forrest R. Lindsey at a gun show where he graciously provided a signed copy of this remarkable account of his experiences as a young man enlisting in the Marine Corps a year after high school in 1965.

The Armed Citizen® Feb. 26, 2024

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.