NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Target Rifle

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posted on December 14, 2019
Built on a variant of the company’s rugged and proven M77 action, Ruger has upped the ante by adding a feature-rich precision target rifle, the Hawkeye Long-Range Target (HLRT). Chambered for 6.5 mm Creedmoor, the HLRT action is fitted with a heavy-contour, 26” cold-hammer-forged, 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel with right-hand 5R rifling. A non-rotating Mauser-style controlled-round feed extractor, along with a fixed, blade-type ejector, ensure reliable performance. Its two-tone stock includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments, and at the stock fore-end is a flush-fit section of Magpul M-Lok rail for accessories. Additionally, a 20-m.o.a. Picatinny rail is included to dial in optics for distant shot opportunities. Ruger also includes a two-stage adjustable trigger and ships the rifle with one AICS-style magazine. To learn more, watch this NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman’s Kelly Young.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Hawkeye Long-Range Target
Action Type: bolt-action center-fire rifle
Chambering: 6.5 mm Creedmoor
Barrel: 26”
Stock: laminate wood; brown with black textured finish
Sights: none; 20 m.o.a. Picatinny rail
Trigger: two-stage, 2-lb., 4-oz. pull
Magazine: 10-round detachable box
Weight: 11 lbs.
MSRP: $1,279

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