Ruger originally introduced its successful Precision Rifle (RPR) back in 2015. In 2021 came Ruger's Custom Shop version in 6mm Creedmoor. The newest addition to the Ruger Custom Shop line of firearms is now the Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The latest iteration of the affordable bolt-action precision chassis rifle for PRS long range shooting has been designed in collaboration with Team Ruger Captain Doug Koenig: “This new model builds upon the already competitive Ruger Precision Rifle to deliver a factory-built firearm specifically designed for long-range competition,” says the manufacturer.
Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle, competition ready out-of-the-box
A factory-installed TriggerTech trigger with frictionless release technology, providing an exceptionally crisp break, minimized overtravel and an extremely short and tactile reset, is one of the main features of the Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle. (Trigger pull weight adjustment screws are included.) Add to that a bright-red unique barrier stop installed on the front of the magazine well to enhance the shooter's positional support during competition by providing a stable and repeatable shooting position. The magwell itself is flared for improved magazine reloading capabilities., while M-LOK attachment slots are machined into the sides of the magazine well for match saver and other M-LOK-compatible accessories.
The improved firing pin tip geometry enhances functionality with a wide variety of primers while allowing for decreased force necessary to manipulate the bolt.
The 26” barrel is a custom, heavy-contour (.850" at the muzzle), free-floated type, cold hammer-forged from chrome-moly stainless steel and featuring 5R rifling for minimum bullet upset. Ruger ensures that “minimum bore and groove dimensions (air-gauged for process control) and a centralized chamber deliver outstanding accuracy, longevity and ease of cleaning”. Twist rate is 1:7.5", while an APA muzzle brake (.264 bore) fitted on the 5/8"-24 threaded muzzle effectively reduces recoil, also aiding shot observation for quick follow-up.
The three-lug bolt features dual cocking cams and a smooth-running, full diameter bolt body, nitrided for corrosion resistance and smooth operation. Bolt throw is 70°, with an oversized bolt handle for positive manipulation. Bolt handle has a 5/16"-24 thread pattern for easy replacement.
The hard-coat anodized aluminum handguard is free-float, with M-LOK slots on all four sides for improved clearance for long-range scopes and easy mounting of accessories. The handguard's flat-bottom provides stability and incorporates an integral 1.50" dovetail compatible with RRS S.O.A.R. tripods and similar QD systems.
The Magpul MOE K2+ grip with rubber overmolding provides a more vertical grip angle in a full-sized design. It can be substituted with AR-style options, just like the buttstock: the left-folding stock hinge is attached to an AR-style buffer tube. Length of pull and comb height are fully adjustable.
Select parts of the rifle are Cerakote finished for improved wear resistance. For a suggested retail price in the U.S. of $2,499, the Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor comes with two 10-round Magpul PMAG magazines and a Sorbothane cheek pad that provides a comfortable and stable cheek-to-stock weld for quick target acquisition.