Ruger has announced what it’s terming a “safety bulletin”—not a recall—for certain Ruger Precision Rifles.
According to the press release, the issue here is that some Ruger Precision Rifles might experience interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece, also known as the firing pin back. In the rare instance where this occurs, the interference disrupts the firing mechanism and causes it not to function properly. This could potentially lead to light primer strikes, or in extreme cases, the rifle might not fire when the trigger is pulled. If this happens, the rifle may fire when the bolt handle is lifted.
The good news is that in rifles where this condition exists, the issue resolves itself as the parts wear, thereby reducing interference. Rifles with more than 100 rounds sent through them with no issues are unlikely to be affected by this announcement.
Ruger says the bulletin applies to only a small percentage of rifles, and while no injuries have been reported, it’s offering to replace the aluminum bolt shrouds in those rifles for free. Ruger Precision Rifles of all calibers that have an aluminum bolt shroud and fall within the serial number ranges of 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 or 1801-00506 to 1801-30461 are potentially affected.
The company notes that this safety bulletin doesn’t apply to Ruger Precision Rifles with a polymer bolt shroud.
If you own a Ruger Precision Rifle with an aluminum bolt shroud that falls within the above serial number ranges, visit Ruger.com/RPRSafety and use the lookup tool to see if your rifle is affected by the announcement.