Meet the new Ruger Precision Rimfire: Big rifle features in a .22LR package (VIDEO)

The feature-heavy Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle can either serve as a trainer before moving up to a larger caliber or as a standalone small bore match rifle. (Photos: Ruger)

The feature-heavy Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle can either serve as a trainer before moving up to a larger caliber or as a standalone small bore match rifle. (Photos: Ruger)

Fundamentally a scaled-down version of the long-range Ruger Precision Rifle, the new rimfire bolt gun is loaded with features to make it feel more like a 6.5 Creedmoor than .22LR.

The Ruger Precision Rimfire‘s Quick-Fit stock is adjustable for both length of pull and comb height while a bolt throw adjustment on the oversized replaceable bolt handle enables the user to select either a 1.5-inch throw for rimfire or a 3-inch throw to mimic a short-action centerfire for those using the smaller caliber gun for economical practise or training. The threaded 18-inch cold hammer-forged 4140 barrel is shrouded by a free-floated handguard with multiple M-LOK slots for accessories and a bipod while a Picatinny scope base on the receiver allows for optics.  A bag rider on the butt is ready to mount a monopod.

The rifle uses a replaceable AR-pattern pistol grip and incorporates Ruger’s Marksman trigger, which is adjustable from 2.25 to five pounds. Overall weight is 6.8-pounds while the length is just over 35-inches using the shortest length of pull on the stock. The barrel is ready to swap out through the use of AR wrenches.

The rifle accepts 10/22 magazines and ships with a single 15-round BX-15 short banana or two 10-rounders if needed. MSRP is $529 but we found dealers offering them for presale for as low as $400.