Ruger has launched its new Precision Rimfire rifle for 2018.

Chambered in .22 LR, the Ruger Precision Rimfire features an 18-inch cold hammer-forged 4140 alloy steel barrel with a 1:16 twist and 1/2″-28 thread pattern for pairing with muzzle devices. The 15-inch hard black anodized aluminum, free-float handguard features Magpul M-LOK slots on all four sides for enhanced scope clearance and mounting of M-LOK-compatible rails and accessories.

The rifle has a molded, one-piece chassis and adjustable buttstock made from glass-filled nylon. The adjustable stock lets the user adjustable the gun’s length of pull and comb height quickly. Indicating marks molded into the chassis enable a fast return to a previous position. The adjustable buttstock also includes a flat Picatinny bag rider making it easy to affix a rear monopod.

In the presser, Ruger says that in order to “make the .22 LR chambering feel more like 6.5 Creedmoor,” its engineers designed the “Big-Gun” adjustable bolt throw technology. “By simply removing a spring clip, shooters can change from a rimfire 1-1/2″ bolt throw to a short-action centerfire 3″ bolt throw, reducing the chance of short-stroking the bolt in competition. Identical to the Ruger Precision Rifle, the oversized bolt handle makes for positive bolt manipulation,” the press release states.

Also included in this rifle is the Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger, which has a pull weight range of 2.25 to five pounds; adjusting wrench stored in the buttstock compartment; Ruger’s own AR-pattern pistol grip and safety selector for maximum control and access to the 45 degree, reversible safety selector; and an anodized Picatinny scope base that includes 30 MOA elevation for increased long-range capabilities out of the box.

Weighing 6.8 pounds, measuring between 35.13 inches and 38.63 inches in overall length and with a length of pull between 12 to 15.50 inches, the Ruger Precision Rimfire accepts all 10/22 magazines and ships with one, 15-round BX-15 magazine.

MSRP is $529.

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