It’s not easy to improve upon the quite popular Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR), but PROOF Research has done just that, offering new barrels in two different installation configurations (Pre-Fit and Gunsmith-Friendly) for the rifle.
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“Pre-Fit” barrels for the RPR are available in steel or carbon fiber, arrive ready for installation without further machining required, and are chambered in a choice of .308 Win, .243 Win, .260 Rem, 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor.
The unchambered “Gunsmith-Friendly” version (available in stainless steel only) comes threaded for the RPR action with a 27-inch finish length, scaled-down M24 contour, available in a number of popular calibers, and is ready for a gunsmith to chamber, cut to length, crown, and install.
The new barrels have already been proven in competition with Wyatt Gibson using his to take first place in the 2016 MGM Ironman, finishing 138 points ahead of the next-best shooter.
“The PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel on my Ruger Precision Rifle made a huge difference in weight while not compromising accuracy,” Wyatt said after the win. “I have nothing but good things to say about it.”
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