Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor

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Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

The Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle is a bold move from Remington in a few ways. The first being the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge caliber. Many felt that Remington would never offer 6.5CM because it is too similar to .260 Remington. Fortunately that theory was incorrect. Remington wisely sees the writing on the wall and recognizes that 6.5 Creedmoor is not a passing fad and is poised to be a game changer in long range accuracy and power. Remington also recognizes there’s money to be made in a modern Remington Model 700 Rifle.

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Remington Model 700 Magpul Hunter Stock

The next bold move is the offering of a factory rifle that features the Magpul Hunter modular chassis. First off traditional hunters may not recognize or be familiar with Magpul but AR-15, AR-10 and 308 AR shooters are. Magpul is a staple brand offering some of the best magazines and stocks in the business.  Magpul is a breath of fresh air to the bolt action rifle. The Magpul hunter stock is like a bolt action rifle version of the Magpul PRS AR stock. This is a good thing and it’s a big step away from standard Bell & Carlson synthetic rifle stocks offered by Remington for decades.

The adoption of the Magpul stock brings with it the ability for a Remington 700 factory rifle to use Accuracy International “AICS” type magazines. These are the standard among most sniper rifles and rifle chassis. Magpul AICS magazines are very inexpensive.

Why is the Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle Special

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a Hornady designed modern cartridge that was designed from the ground up as a competition cartridge. The caliber has a history of winning competitions. The long and slender design of the bullet provides greater accuracy down range and is flatter shooting than the .308 Winchester. In fact the US Military is studying the 6.5 Creedmoor as a replacement for the .308 Winchester in some applications. The 6.5 Creedmoor is ballistically superior to the .308 Winchester. This translates to a better hit probability at ranges exceeding 700 yards. The .308 is more powerful down range but the more accurate 6.5mm bullet increases the odds of actually hitting the target. Obviously as closer ranges both calibers are very accurate.

Remington 700 5R barrel is the same barrel that is used on the Remington Police and Military sniper rifles and similar. This is not an entry level economy barrel.

Note: Inevitably these types of posts turn into pissing contests and emotionally biased arguments. Here’s a few facts. .308 Winchester ammunition can be found cheaper. At this time given the intended use 6.5 Creedmoor ammo is only available in the premium lines from ammunition manufacturers. The same ammo in .308 is about the same price. 6.5CM does not have the advantage of being a NATO/Military round so there’s no bulk ammo pricing. Despite folks saying ammo availability for 6.5CM is limited that is simply not true. It’s available at the chain stores and most real gun shops. It lacks the shelf space in mom and pop gas stations. Hardly a deal breaker for most. The Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle may not appeal to all hunters and shooters but those who understand it’s purpose and abilities will be pleased.

Essentially the Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor rifle is a low recoil long range superbly accurate sniper rifle for hunters at slightly higher cost than a standard Remington Model 700.


Remington Proudly Introduces Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor

Remington rifles built on the Model 700 action have made their mark from the front lines of combat to the firing lines of local shooting ranges. Adding to that reputation of tactical superiority in 2017, Remington proudly introduces the Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor.

 

Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Features:

  • Carbon steel barreled action with tactical bolt handle Metal finished in black Cerakote
  • 22″ Heavy Free-floated barrel with 5-R rifling
  • Threaded muzzle with thread protector
  • X-Mark Pro Externally Adjustable Trigger Breaks like glass, has virtually zero creep and offers a level shot control unmatched by any factory trigger today.
  • Magpul Hunter stock with aluminum bedding block Designed to fit any shooter thanks to an adjustable length-of-pull kit and three comb-height inserts.

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Remington 700 Magpul Hunter Stock Specifications

Remington 700 Magpul Hunter Stock: Made in the USA from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block, the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock offers users a cost effective replacement featuring fully adjustable length of pull, comb height, and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Remington 700 Short Actions, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user*. This stock is also M-LOK® compatible to accept a broad range of accessories.

Also available is a Bolt Action Magazine Well, which allows the rifle to be used with detachable box magazines without the need for custom inletting.

Remington 700 Magpul Hunter Stock Features

  • Compatible with standard Remington 700 pattern short actions with stock Remington hinged floorplates*
  • Easily upgradeable to removable AICS-spec magazines (5.56×45 or 7.62×51 pattern) with the affordable Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well
  • Reinforced polymer shell with Type III hard anodized, machine finished, A380 cast aluminum V-bedding block
  • Accepts ALL factory Remington barrels including VTR triangular barrel contours
  • Compatible with aftermarket barrel profiles up to a Medium Palma (0.920″ dia. 5.50″ forward of the breech)
  • Tapered Beam design provides good rigidity through forend and will free-float compatible barrels
  • 60 degree grip angle from bore axis
  • Adjustable LOP from 13.0”-15.0” with included 0.50” Spacers
  • Rubber recoil butt-pad included and optional OEM Butt-Pad Adapter available for use with aftermarket pads
  • Optional High Cheek Riser Kit with 0.50″ and 0.75″ Risers to adjust cheek weld (Stock comes pre-fitted with 0.25″ Riser)
  • Accepts most factory and aftermarket triggers
  • M-LOK slots on forend sides and bottom for a wide variety of accessory and sling mounting options
  • Three dimpled drill points to install optional standard swivel studs (#10-32 x 3/8” long dome stud)
  • Push-button QD swivel compatibility in rear with optional Sling Mount Kits
  • Left and Right rear 1-1/4” Footman’s Loops

*NOTE: Fits right-hand receivers only.

All blind floor plate ADL models will require current factory Remington hinged bottom metal or the optional Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well. Not compatible with Remington 700 DM models with their proprietary detachable box magazines.

Since factory action mounting screws can come in a variety of lengths, grinding to length or utilizing longer replacements may be necessary to optimize fit with the Hunter 700.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Build

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Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor

Since I began being interested in the 6.5 Creedmoor Caliber I have read over and over that because Remington offers .260 they will never offer a 6.5 Creedmoor chambered rifle. Fortunately for us not only is Remington offering 6.5 Creedmoor they have released two Model 700 rifles at the opposite ends of the price spectrum. The subject of this post is the high end offering from the Remington Custom Shop referred to as the Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle.
Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Build Description

Through an unprecedented collaboration of some of the hunting industry’s foremost brands, we’re proud to offer the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. Combining the finest components available, this is the embodiment of KUIU founder Jason Hairston’s vision of the perfect lightweight backcountry rifle, brought to life by the expert gunsmiths at the Remington Custom Shop. Weighing a mere 5.6 pounds, the Ultimate Sheep Rifle is built to withstand the unforgiving conditions and terrain typical of mountain hunting, with a titanium action and carbon-fiber wrapped barrel and premium carbon-fiber stock to ensure unfailing performance and accuracy in any situation. The original build is in 6.5 Creedmoor, however, our Custom Shop can chamber the rifle in any short action caliber in the Titanium action or any short-action magnum caliber at all if stainless is used instead adding mere ounces. Keep up-to-date on The Build at the Ultimate Sheep Rifle blog.

To get started on your own Ultimate Sheep Rifle, contact your local Custom Shop Dealer or the Remington Custom Shop today.

  • Action – Remington 700 Titanium Short Action
  • Barrel – Proof Research Premium Cut Rifled Carbon Fiber Wrapped
    • 20” Light Sendero Contour
    • Threaded 5/8 x 24 RH with Custom Muzzle Break
    • Thread Protector Included
    • Custom Kuiu Engraving
    • Barreled Action –  Custom Cerakoted in Titanium color
  • Stock –  Manners Custom Carbon Fiber EH-8 Stock
    • Custom Cerakoted in Kuiu Vias pattern by Scalpel Arms
    • Aluminum Bedding Pillars
    • Custom Bedded with MarineTex
    • Custom Aluminum Bi-Pod Rail by Long Rifles Inc.
  • Bolt – Spiral Fluted
    • Mini Bolt Knob (Badger) with Kuiu Engraving
    • Triple Pinned and Timed
    • Extractor M-16 Style (Badger Ordnance)
    • Custom Duel Ejectors
  • Trigger –Timney 510
  • Aluminum Parts for weight reduction
    • Floorplate with Custom Kuiu Engraving
    • Firing Pin
    • Bolt Shroud
  • Rifle only weight 5.6 Lbs.
  • Rifle OA Length 41”

The Genesis of a Brainstorm

June 03, 2017 – How the plan for the project was hatched – It started with a simple question: “What would the ultimate sheep rifle look like?” Now, through an unprecedented collaboration of the foremost high-country authorities, that question will be answered. The Remington Custom Shop. KUIU. Barnes Bullets. Leupold Optics. We’re joining forces to build the superlative mountain rifle—a gun unlike anything ever built.

As a veteran high-country hunter, KUIU founder Jason Hairston is on a never-ending search for gear that will do three things: shave weight from his load, increase his effectiveness on the hunt, and stand up to some of the harshest terrain and most unpredictable conditions on Earth.

With Hairston’s input, gleaned from years of experience, along with the peerless technical expertise of the Remington Custom Shop’s gun makers, Barnes’ ballisticians, and Leupold’s optics engineers, we will design and craft the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. And you’ll have a front-row seat to the action.

Through postings on this blog, a series of behind-the-scenes videos, and regular updates on Remington’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, we’re pulling back the curtain on the build and granting total access to the process every step of the way.


Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle

If there’s a universal mantra of any back country adventure—be it hunting, camping, mountaineering, or skiing—it’s “ounces become pounds.” That is to say, when you start making concessions for a few extra ounces here and there in the gear you carry, soon you’re hauling extra pounds. In the backcountry, extra pounds lead to fatigue and exhaustion, which ultimately can compromise a hunt.

Step 1: Choosing the Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Components

Building the lightest and strongest rifle possible

In March, KUIU founder Jason Hairston visited the Remington Custom Shop in Sturgis, South Dakota, where we presented him with a number of options for each component that will comprise the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. We discussed the pros and cons of each with regards to Hairston’s wants and needs for the gun. After hours of deliberation, here’s where we landed.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Action –  Remington 700 Titanium; 8 oz.

Hairston opted for a titanium Model 700 action in 6.5 Creedmoor (more on the caliber choice in a future post). Remington’s custom titanium actions are so precisely machined, to such tight tolerances, that secondary blueprinting—a step required of nearly any factory action—is not necessary. The bolt will feature an M-16 extractor and dual ejectors, as well as a Badger Ordnance Mini Knob.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Stock – Manners EH8; 1 lb. 6.4 oz.

We showed Hairston a number of stock choices, including a few with comb and length-of-pull adjustability. In the end, this sleek, simple Manners won out. Like all Elite Hunter stocks, the EH8 has a carbon-fiber shell and a super-light fill. It’s compact and features a traditional straight grip with minimal palm swell. Designed specifically for Model 7 and 700 short actions, it’ll get a hand-laid epoxy bedding job for a rock-solid foundation. Scalpel Arms in Dallas, Texas, will apply a custom KUIU Vias paint job.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Barrel – Proof Research Premium Match Grade Stainless (Sendero Light contour); 2 lb. 10.4 oz. (unchambered)

Unmatched strength and durability for minimal weight. That’s the hallmark of Proof Research’s carbon-wrapped steel barrels. Oh, and the accuracy isn’t too shabby, either. We considered a super-lightweight barrel with a sporter contour, but opted for the added rigidity and strength of the Sendero Light. At 20 inches in length with a 1-in-8 twist, we went as short (and therefore lightweight) as possible without giving up any accuracy. The muzzle will be threaded for a brake.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Trigger – Timney Remington 700 (model no. 510); 1.6 ounces

Made from a solid block of heat-treated steel, Timney’s Remington 700 trigger features a pull weight is factory-set at a crisp 3 pounds with absolutely zero take-up.

Rounding out the rest of the components are an aluminum floor plate and trigger guard, a titanium recoil lug, an aluminum firing pin, and an aluminum Atlas bipod rail. All the metal work will be Cerakoted for supreme protection against the elements. Before the scope and bipod are added, the rifle will weigh right around 5 ½ pounds and will represent the pinnacle of the strength-to-weight ideal.

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USSOCOM Seeks Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR)

USSOCOM Seeks Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR)

Solicitation Number: H92222-17-RFI-ASR
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: U.S. Special Operations Command
Location: Headquarters Procurement Division
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H92222-17-RFI-ASR
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Sources Sought
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Added: Apr 06, 2017 3:17 pm

The USSOCOM contracting office on behalf of PM A&W is seeking sources within the national technology and industrial base for the following commercial system.

  • complete system to include all 3 caliber conversion kits
  • any tools needed to complete the conversion
  • a light/sound suppressor that can be attached to the system when needed

ASR System specifics: The system must be adaptable to fire the 7.62mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum cartridges. The system must have total system weight, less suppressor and with unloaded magazine, not to exceed 17lbs (T), 13lbs (O). Length with stock extended, less suppressor, not to exceed 50″(T), 40″(O), length for transport, by means of folding or collapsing shall be 40″ (T), 36″ (O). Accuracy shall be:

Configuration Precision

  •  7.62 mm 1.0 MOA (ES) at 328 yards (300 meters) (T) 0.5 MOA at 328 yards (300 meters) (O)
  • .300 NM 1.0 MOA (ES) at 328 yards (300 meters) (T) 0.5 MOA at 328 yards (300 meters) (O)
  • .338 NM 2.5 MOA (ES) at 328 yards (300 meters) (T) 1.5 MOA at 328 yards (300 meters) (O)

This announcement constitutes a Sources Sought. It is not a solicitation or request for proposal, but an effort to obtain information for planning purposes only. The U.S. Government is performing Market Research to identify responsible sources within the national technology and industrial base who have the skills, experience, and knowledge required to successfully produce ASR System. Information received from Market Research will determine the best acquisition strategy and if responsible sources exist for competition, and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. This is only for Market Research, but may result in an invitation to an open discussion with the U.S. Government.

This notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the U.S. Government. Any information submitted by respondents to this notice is strictly voluntary. Propriety information or trade secrets should be clearly marked. Information received will not be returned. The U.S. Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this Sources Sought notice/market survey. The U.S. Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this notice.
Any subsequent information relating to this notification will be electronically posted to www.fbo.gov. All responses to this Sources Sought must be submitted to the point of contact listed herein. This does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that procurement will be accomplished and is not a request for proposal or invitation for bid. Responding to this notice in no manner guarantees a contract will be awarded.
Respondents to this Sources Sought announcement capable of manufacturing these items should at a minimum provide the following information for U.S. Government review.
Company name, corporate point of contact, phone number, email address, website, business size (and any socio-economic considerations such as 8a, Service Disabled Veterans-Owned, HubZones, and Women-Owned small business), NAICS code, Cage Code, brief synopsis of company’s technical capability and capacity to manufacture the item(s), past production experience (if any), description of facilities and personnel, expected delivery schedule for each item (in days after award), maximum monthly production quantities, minimum order quantity required, lead times that may impact delivery, rough price estimate for the kit, information on how the company will meet safety / hazardous material handling requirements. State whether the company will be the actual manufacturer of the items or if it will subcontract all or a portion of the requirement; if the company is not the actual manufacturer, indicate what percentage in dollars (not including Materials) and/or what production operations it will subcontract, describing any anticipated teaming arrangements. Indicate what percentage would be assembled or produced in the U.S. for each item. Describe existing or planned licensing agreements with current producers, including the name of the licensing agency.  Please state the extent of federal government experience including specific contract numbers dates of award, agencies and points of contact.
Interested sources should submit the requested information no later than close of business 24 April 2017 via email to Ms. Indira R. Phillips, indira.phillips@socom.mil. Submissions are restricted to a maximum file size of 5MB and required to be in the English language and be prepared in Microsoft® Word or Adobe® PDF format. Telephone responses will not be accepted. Any questions must be submitted via email to the point of contact above.

 

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MacDill AFB, Florida 33621-5323
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Ruger Precision Rifle Review-AR

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Ruger Precision Rifle

Ruger Precision Rifle Review

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As Townsend Whelen, former U.S. Army colonel and American Rifleman contributor, was once famously quoted as saying, “Only accurate rifles are interesting.” Employing that rubric alone, the Ruger Precision Rifle is a supremely interesting firearm. And, to the company’s credit, the introduction of additional evaluation criteria such as versatility, reliability and value only make its newest bolt-action repeater all the more intriguing. Featuring sub-minute-of-angle accuracy, the dependability of a bolt gun built on the gunmaker’s proven American action, all the modularity of the über-customizable AR-15 platform, the ability to accept a multitude of magazine types and a price tag that is a literal fraction of many of the guns it will compete against on the market, Ruger’s latest foray into the long-range precision shooting field should pique the interest of a broad range of gun aficionados.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. believes that within the gun world there exists a sizeable segment of shooters who are interested in long-range precision shooting—they just have never been able to justify taking the plunge due to the typically astronomical cost of purchasing a gun designed expressly for that purpose. With an MSRP of $1,399—and a likely eventual selling price closer to $1,100—the Precision Rifle represents Ruger’s invitation for these cost-conscious gun buyers to finally enter the world of long-range shooting.

Ruger Precision Rifle Profile- https://modularrifle.com

Ruger Precision Rifle Profile – The Precision Rifle’s factory buttstock, pistol grip, fore-end and safety selector switch can all be reconfigured using compatible AR-15-style components—opening the gun up to virtually unlimited customization options.

“Competitive pricing is a part of the Ruger brand. We could have built a semi-custom gun for $4,000, but it would have been a novelty—rarely found in the real world,” said Mark Gurney, Ruger’s director of product management. “We wanted to keep the price of the Precision Rifle reasonable so that it would be available to just about anyone.”

The Precision Rifle’s upper receiver and one-piece bolt body are CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome/molybdenum alloy steel. The lower receiver is machined in two pieces, right and left halves, from 7075-T6 hard-coat anodized aluminum. That method simplifies manufacture, allows more precise control of machining in the magazine well and makes assembly of small components easier as they can be placed in position in one half before the other half is attached.

Offered at this time in three short-action chamberings, the rifle is available in .308. Win. with a 20″ barrel, 6.5 mm Creedmoor with a 24″ barrel and .243 Win. with a 26″ barrel. The weights vary by chambering, but with the lightest model starting at 9.7 lbs. sans optic, the Precision Rifle is not a light firearm. The evaluation gun provided by Ruger was chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor and—after being furnished with a scope, bipod and stock-mounted monopod—tipped the scales at just over 15 lbs.

Development of the Precision Rifle started with the stated goal of sub-m.o.a. accuracy using American Rifleman’s protocol of averaging five consecutive, five-shot groups. The end product managed to exceed that goal by a fair margin, as internal testing conducted by Ruger has yielded an average of 0.83″ at 100 yds using multiple guns. The sample sent to American Rifleman for testing performed even better than that, achieving an average result of 0.76″ at the same distance using three ammunition loads.

Forgoing a traditional rifle bedding system, which transfers recoil asymmetrically, the Precision Rifle instead utilizes a linear recoil path to provide the greatest accuracy potential. By directing unwanted movement and vibration straight back into the buttstock, the Ruger’s in-line recoil path minimizes their potential impact on the barrel of the gun as it fires.

“A good bedding system ensures the gun responds the same way during recoil every time, but this gun really isn’t bedded per se. Our gun has a much simpler system, with no friction interfaces between the receiver and stock which can move,” Gurney said. “There is only a buttstock, which is threaded on the back of the receiver, and is such a solid, in-line connection that it is essentially an integral part of the receiver.”

Ruger Precision Rifle Details- https://modularrifle.com

Ruger Precision Rifle Details – The rifle’s buttstock (above left) can be locked in the folded position, allowing the bolt to be removed from the receiver. The patented Multi-Magazine Interface (above middle) allows the gun to feed from both rear- and side-latching box magazines, and the barrels are given a recessed crown and are threaded at the muzzle (above right) to facilitate the use of compensators or suppressors.

The rifle’s barrel is cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome/moly steel with 5R Rifling. According to Gurney, 5R places a land opposite each of the barrel’s grooves, resulting in less aggressive upset and distortion of the bullet as it engages the rifling, thereby aiding in accuracy. The 5R design also features less sharp-edged lands than those present in conventional-style rifling, reducing powder fouling and jacket failures in quick-twist barrels. The company further optimized the Precision Rifle’s accuracy by utilizing the tightest possible chamber and groove tolerances—also taking extra care to ensure a centralized chamber and minimal headspace. Rigidly affixed to the rifle’s receiver via a barrel nut, the gun’s barrel can be easily replaced by a competent gunsmith using a barrel wrench and headspace gauges.

All Precision Rifle barrels are medium-contour (0.75″ at the muzzle) and are free-floated within their fore-ends. Twist rates were selected by Ruger to ensure the rifles could stabilize the longer bullets within each chambering that are most popular with long-range shooters. The barrels are threaded at the muzzle (5/8x24 thread pattern) to facilitate the use of compensators or suppressors, and come with a thread protector. A 20-m.o.a. canted Picatinny rail is secured to the top of the receiver by four screws, allowing for increased long-range elevation adjustments with the gun.

Despite all that can go into accurizing a rifle design, it is often the trigger that either makes or breaks a precision firearm—after all, can the rest of a gun truly be considered accurate if a poor trigger makes taking good shots extremely difficult? Fortunately Ruger avoided this potential pitfall altogether by outfitting the Precision Rifle with its fine Marksman trigger. A lever-in-blade design with a user-adjustable pull between 2 lbs., 4 ozs. and 5 lbs., the Marksman trigger installed on our sample gun was superb—breaking crisply at 2 lbs., 7 ozs. Adjustments can be made externally with a wrench that comes integrated into the bolt’s shroud.

According to Ruger, among the main reasons it selected the American action as the heart of its new Precision Rifle is the 70-degree bolt throw and three-lug bolt design. The American design provided Ruger’s engineers with a platform that was easier to manipulate from the shoulder than most 60-degree bolt-action rifles, yet allowed better scope clearance than a 90-degree action. Ruger also incorporated dual cocking cams to help make operating the bolt easier, and those familiar with the American’s smooth-cycling action will recognize the same in the Precision Rifle. An oversize handle was selected for positive bolt manipulation; however, Ruger threaded the knob (5/16x24 thread) to allow for customization.

Ruger Precision Rifle Exploded View- https://modularrifle.com

Ruger Precision Rifle Exploded View

When exploring its potential use in the Precision Rifle, the Ruger engineers likewise discovered that the bottom bolt lug of the American action, conveniently located at the 6 o’clock position, was able to traverse between the feed lips of many detachable-magazine designs—making it an ideal feeding aid, as the lug helps strip the top cartridge from the magazine and load it into the chamber. Clearances in the bolt body allow it to clear an inserted magazine’s feed lips when it is rotated, and an angled section facilitates its withdrawl to the rear by allowing it to gently depress and override the top cartridge.

While the project was originally intended to utilize only SR25 and Magpul PMAGs, along the way Ruger’s design team, led by Jonathan Mather, devised a method that allowed them to greatly increase the rifle’s magazine compatibility, the final result being what the company is calling its Multi-Magazine Interface. The MMI, for which Ruger has been awarded one of the gun’s seven patents, allows the Precision Rifle to operate using a plethora of both rear- and side-latching box magazines chambered for .308 Win. (.243 Win. and 6.5 mm Creedmoor cartridges will also feed through unmodified .308 Win. magazines). Examples of compatible magazines include: DPMS, M110, SR25, PMAG and AICS.

Externally the MMI appears to function much like a standard, rear-latching, M14-style magazine release, but inside the magazine well a little something extra is occurring. It essentially works in two stages—once the magazine release, which is located just forward of the trigger guard, has been pressed forward far enough, a side bar is set into motion that also actuates the side latch. Simple yet effective. The gun comes supplied with two 10-round Magpul PMAGs. It is possible that some AR-10 and M14 magazines may also function through the Precision Rifle, but Ruger warns that—due to those magazines’ wider tolerance ranges and varied production histories—most will not.

The rifle’s buttstock, a proprietary Ruger design that the company calls the Precision MSR, allows for up to 3½” of adjustment to the length of pull and 3/4″ of comb height customization. Both can be accomplished quickly in the field by flipping two cam levers on the side of the stock to the unlocked position, adjusting the stock to the desired settings and then tightening the levers down again. Although the process is a little more complicated, the cant of the buttpad can also be adjusted up to 9 degrees in either direction.

Ruger Precision Rifle Shooting Specifications- https://modularrifle.com

Ruger Precision Rifle Shooting Specifications

Ruger’s factory buttstock has a left-folding hinge that allows it to be locked in the folded position; in fact, the stock must be moved out of the way in order to remove the bolt from the receiver. A bolt-release button is located on the upper left side of the receiver, and it is easily activated. The Ruger Precision MSR also comes with a soft rubber buttpad and a section of integral, bottom-mounted Picatinny rail for the installation of a stabilizing monopod.

The buttstock is attached via a standard mil-spec, carbine-length AR-style receiver extension, but without the internal buffer system, allowing the bolt to travel inside the extension during manipulation. As such, the rifle can accept any mil-spec AR-compatible stocks—similarly, the Precision Rifle’s pistol grip, fore-end and safety selector switch can all be reconfigured using AR-style components—which opens the gun up to the big world of AR customization. While end users are free to remove Ruger’s buttstock and swap it out with the replacement of their choice, most shooters who are primarily concerned with getting a gun they can use right out of the box will be more than happy with the Precision MSR.

The gun’s standard configuration also includes an extended-reach AR-style pistol grip, 15″ free-floating Samson Keymod Evolution fore-end and a reversible, 45-degree safety selector. If any of the rifle’s default furniture is ripe for replacement, in my opinion it’s the fore-end which—when affixed to a substantially heavy rifle like the Ruger Precision—takes on an overly aggressive texture.

The gun media’s first opportunity to lay hands on the Precision Rifle came in mid-April at FTW Ranch in Barksdale, Texas, where about a dozen gun writers got the chance to put Ruger’s latest rifle through FTW’s Precision training course. When a colleague of mine learned that I would be among those invited to attend the event, he expressed how jealous he was, calling the ranch a “long-range shooter’s paradise”—which, of course, to my mind made it the ideal venue to wring out Ruger’s new long-range rifle. And after a week spent turning the ranch’s 12,000 acres and 14 ranges into my personal playground, I have no quibbles whatsoever with my coworker’s assessment of the place.

After a brief introduction to the gun by Ruger and a short classroom session by our FTW instructors to brush up on minutes and mils and hold-overs, it was off into the Hill Country of Central Texas to see what the rifles were really capable of. Our evaluation guns were chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor, and topped with Burris XTR II 4-20x 50 mm riflescopes outfitted with the G2B Mil-Dot reticle. I found this to be a solid union of gun, glass and reticle. And after putting several hundred rounds downfield, I also came to the opinion that the 6.5 mm Creedmoor might well be the perfect chambering for this particular rifle.

Like the Precision Rifle itself, the 6.5 mm Creedmoor cartridge and chamber were developed from the start with accuracy in mind. With a freebore diameter specified at 0.2645″ and bullets measuring 0.2640″, the projectiles are forced to enter the rifling with minimal in-bore yaw. The Creedmoor also produces plenty of energy (most loads hover right around 2,400 ft.-lbs. at the muzzle)—and thanks to a relatively high ballistic coefficient, will retain that energy at extended distances—yet recoils minimally enough through a gun with the Precision Rifle’s heft as to allow for all-day shooting sessions with absolutely no discomfort. During the course of the event, we exclusively used Hornady’s 140-gr. A-MAX offering, and the guns seemed to agree with that load quite well.

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Ruger Precision Rifle Shooting Results

The end result? There’s an oft-used phrase in gun circles that you have undoubtedly heard on an untold number of occasions, “This gun shoots better than I do.” Well, triteness be danged, this is nonetheless an apt expression in the context of the Ruger Precision Rifle in my hands. I’m not too proud to admit that any steel left unrung during my time at the ranch was far more often the consequence of operator error than it was of an unpredictable rifle. Prior to my sojourn to FTW, my experience with long-range precision shooting was regrettably quite limited. And yet the Ruger Precision Rifle made me look good.

On the final day of our visit, the instructors took my fellow gun writers and me on what the ranch terms a “Drive Around,” which is essentially a Jeep tour of the premises, stopping at 10 locations along the way to take two shots at a steel target off in the distance. Target distances varied from 300 to 875 yds., with most resting in the 400 to 600 yd. range. Some were placed well above us on a ridge, others were positioned far below in a gorge and more still were so distant that several hills and valleys stood between us and our target. And due to the Hill Country’s rugged and sharply varied terrain, no two shots featured even remotely similar wind conditions.

Despite my inexperience, I managed to connect on 16 of 20 possible targets, including the 875 yd. shot situated two valleys over from my shooting position. Now, I can undoubtedly attribute much of that result to the tutoring and expert wind calls provided by FTW’s phenomenal instructors, Doug Prichard and Larry Summerfield, but a decent share of the credit must also be placed on the rifle. In addition to tack-driving accuracy, it cycled through approximately 500 rounds of ammunition without a single feeding, extraction or ejection issue.

Unfortunately, in many areas of the country it can be difficult to find adequate space to truly indulge in the sport of long-range precision shooting. The open spaces needed to really stretch a cartridge’s legs simply aren’t available to many shooters, so a lot of these folks resign themselves to the next-best alternative open to them—benchrest shooting at 100 yds. And while the Precision Rifle was made for long-distance use, it can still punch paper at closer ranges with the best of them. The first zeroed-in, five-shot, 100-yd. group I fired through the gun at FTW measured a tidy 0.51″, and as you can see from the tabulated results, the rifle is capable of keeping groups under an inch all day long—though, as might be expected given the twist rate, it does seem to favor heavier bullets.

Reaching out and hitting a small target from a distance beyond what is clearly visible with the naked eye is an amazingly gratifying achievement. I had no idea how much I would enjoy it when I set out for the ranch. And having the confidence that you’re behind the trigger of a gun that will, if you also do your part, allow you to accomplish that feat consistently brings a level of satisfaction that defies description. The Ruger Precision Rifle is just such a gun.

I’ll never forget the sense of pride and accomplishment I felt the first time I fired off a group, walked downrange and realized that I’d placed all of my shots into the same jagged hole. The Ruger Precision Rifle—offering consistent accuracy and endless customization options at a price point that most riflemen should find palatable—stands poised to introduce a whole new wave of long-distance shooters to that same rush.

This article first appeared on American Rifleman

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Ruger Precision Rifle Guide

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Ruger Precision Rifle Reviews, Instruction Manual, Specification Sheet

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) Modularrifle.com is excited to announce the introduction of the Ruger Precision Rifle™. An all-new, in-line recoil path, bolt-action rifle, the Ruger Precision Rifle is highly configurable and offers outstanding accuracy and long-range capability. In production now, the Ruger Precision Rifle is available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win.

“Whether shooting tight groups at 100 yards, or reaching out to steel plates at 1,000 yards or beyond, shooting the Ruger Precision Rifle is a highly satisfying experience,” said Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO. “The engineering applied to the action of the Ruger American Rifle® brings world-class performance to Ruger long-range marksmanship.”

Ruger Precision Rifle

The Ruger Precision Rifle incorporates an in-line recoil path directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, eliminating the need for traditional bedding or a “chassis” system, and provides maximum accuracy potential by simplifying the rifle’s response to recoil. The Ruger® Precision MSR stock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, offering a proper fit over a wide range of shooter sizes, outerwear, and shooting positions. While easily adjusted, the length of pull and comb height changes lock solidly in place and will not move while firing. The stock also features multiple QD sling attachment points, a bottom Picatinny rail for monopod attachment, and a soft rubber buttpad. The left-folding stock hinge (which provides access to the bolt) is attached to an AR-style buffer tube and accepts AR-style stocks.

The Ruger Precision Rifle features a Multi-Magazine Interface, a patent-pending system that functions interchangeably with side-latching M110/SR25/DPMS/Magpul® magazines and front-latching AI-style magazines. Two, 10-round Magpul PMAG® magazines are shipped with each rifle.

The highly accurate, free-floated barrel is cold hammer-forged from 4140 chrome-moly steel, and features 5R rifling for minimum bullet upset. The rifle is specified with minimum bore and groove dimensions, minimum headspace, and a centralized chamber. The medium contour (.75″ at the muzzle) barrel features a thread protector over the 5/8″-24 threads, which allow for the fitment of muzzle accessories such as sound suppressors. Barrels can be replaced easily by a competent gunsmith using AR-style wrenches and headspace gauges.

The Ruger Precision Rifle’s “upper” receiver and one-piece bolt are precision CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome-moly steel to minimize distortion. The three-lug bolt with 70-degree throw is easily manipulated and features dual cocking cams, and a smooth-running, full-diameter bolt body. An oversized bolt handle is fitted for positive bolt manipulation and features 5/16″- 24 threads for easy customization. The “lower” receiver is precision CNC-machined from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging and is Type III hard-coat anodized for maximum durability. The magazine well front is contoured for a positive grip for bracing against shooting supports. The rifle also sports a 20-MOA Picatinny rail secured with four, #8-40 screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities.

The Ruger Precision Rifle can easily be configured with AR-style grips, safety selectors, and handguards. The rifle is equipped with a Ruger extended trigger-reach AR-style grip, a left-side, 45-degree safety selector, and a Samson Evolution Keymod handguard. A short section of Picatinny rail is provided with the rifle for the fitment of accessories such as a bipod, and a QD sling cup also is included.

The Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger provides a crisp let-off and is externally adjustable with a pull weight range of 2.25 to 5.0 pounds. The hex wrench for the pull weight adjustment provided with the rifle is stored in the bolt shroud, as is a bolt disassembly tool for accessing the striker and striker channel.

The Ruger Precision Rifle is available in three models: .308 Win. with 1:10 twist, 20″ barrel weighing, 9.7 lbs.; 6.5 Creedmoor with a 1:8 twist, 24″ barrel, weighing 10.6 pounds; and .243 Win. with a 1:7.7 twist, 26″ barrel, weighing 11.0 pounds.

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RUGER PRECISION RIFLE CARBON FIBER BARREL | PROOF RESEARCH

The Ruger Precision Rifle is one of the most innovative and exciting precision-rifle platforms on the market, and the addition of a PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel can enhance the platform and bring its performance to the next level. The carbon fiber barrel from PROOF Research features an internal barrel constructed with 416R stainless-steel that features match-grade qualities. The company then surrounds the barrel with its patented carbon-fiber-based matrix, which provides a number of incredible features. The barrels are 64 percent lighter than standard options. Accuracy is guaranteed with match-grade components. Barrel life is improved through enhanced heat dissipation. Barrel harmonics are improved, as well as reduced POI shift during fire. The PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel for the Ruger Precision Rifle also features a threaded muzzle with 5/8×24 TPI thread pitch, making it easy to add a number of aftermarket accessories to the gun’s muzzle.

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RUGER PRECISION RIFLE 2 STAGE TRIGGER

The TIMNEY RUGER PRECISION RIFLE 2 STAGE TRIGGER is a self-contained, 100% DROP-IN TRIGGER ready to install in your Ruger Precision Rifle for an exceptionally smooth, crisp, two-stage trigger pull. No gunsmithing, fitting, or adjusting required.
The TIMNEY RUGER PRECISION RIFLE 2 STAGE TRIGGER is also CNC machined, heat treated and coated. The sear is wire EDM cut, heat treated to 58-60 Rockwell and Teflon-nickel coated for lubricity and dependable, long-lasting service life.

Timney offers this 2 stage trigger for the Ruger Precision Rifle. The pull weight is factory calibrated for an eight-ounce first stage and one -pound second stage (the second stage is adjustable from 8-ounces to 2.5 pounds of pull weight)

The 2-Stage trigger features machined and hardened steel work surfaces and the sears are Teflon-nickel coated for added lubricity. The trigger housing and shoe are CNC machined using state-of-the-art robotics and the sears are EDM cut from high-grade solid steel. The trigger housing utilizes an anodized aluminum body and the trigger shoe and safety are carbonitrided which dramatically increases the surface hardness and wear-resistance properties of the metal.

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Ruger Precision Rifle Review-AR

Ruger Precision Rifle Review – The Precision Rifle’s upper receiver and one-piece bolt body are CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome/molybdenum alloy steel. The lower receiver is machined in two pieces, right and left halves, from 7075-T6 hard-coat anodized aluminum. That method simplifies manufacture, allows more precise control of machining in the magazine well and makes assembly of small components easier as they can be placed in position in one half before the other half is attached.

Offered at this time in three short-action chamberings, the rifle is available in .308. Win. with a 20″ barrel, 6.5 mm Creedmoor with a 24″ barrel and .243 Win. with a 26″ barrel. The weights vary by chambering, but with the lightest model starting at 9.7 lbs. sans optic, the Precision Rifle is not a light firearm. The evaluation gun provided by Ruger was chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor and—after being furnished with a scope, bipod and stock-mounted monopod—tipped the scales at just over 15 lbs.

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Ruger Precision Rifle Guide

The Ruger Precision Rifle,™. An all-new, in-line recoil path, bolt-action rifle, the Ruger Precision Rifle is highly configurable and offers outstanding accuracy and long-range capability. In production now, the Ruger Precision Rifle is available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win. The Ruger Precision Rifle features a modular rifle chassis system

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