Ruger introduces new Multi-Purpose Rifle to AR line-up (VIDEO)

The Ruger MPR has all of your standard AR features from a forward assist to a chromed bolt and gas key, while adding a lot of extras for a factory rifle. (Photo: Ruger)

The Ruger MPR has all of your standard AR features from a forward assist to a chromed bolt and gas key while adding a lot of extras for a factory rifle. (Photo: Ruger)

Based on their AR-556 series, the new Ruger MPR brings lots of M-Lok slots and Magpul furniture to a rifle they contend is up for “just about anything.”

The 5.56mm Multi-Purpose Rifle uses an 18-inch, 1-in-8 twist, nitrided alloy barrel with a rifle-length gas system clad in a 15-inch free-float handguard compatible with M-Lok slots along the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions. A STANAG 4649-spec Picatinny rail runs along the 12:00 position for optics. The lower is 7075-T6 aluminum and uses a 9310 peened and proofed bolt while Ruger’s Elite 452 two-stage trigger is standard.

“Our talented team of engineers worked carefully to develop the ideal custom package for the AR-556 platform that does it all, right out of the box,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger’s president, and CEO, in a statement. “From plinking to competition shooting, the MPR is the perfect rifle for just about anything.”

Besides the M-Lok system, the MPR uses a Magpul MOE grip, SL collapsible buttstock, and ships with a 30-round PMAG.

The barrel ends with a pretty aggressive radial port muzzle brake and is 1/2x28TPI threaded if you want to swap it out or mount a can.

MSRP is $899, but you can expect that to be less at retailers.

Action video and more info from Ruger? See below.