Ruger this week debuted a new variant of its Precision Rifle with a competition-ready model developed in conjunction with Doug Koenig. 

Complete with a factory-installed adjustable TriggerTech trigger, a 26-inch heavy-contour (.850-inch at the muzzle) stainless steel barrel with 5R rifling, and a folding adjustable stock, the new Ruger Custom Shop variant of the company's Precision Rifle platform checks a lot of boxes. Designed with input from Team Ruger's captain, Doug Koenig, the barrel features a 1:7.5 twist rate, ends with a 5/8"-24TPI threaded muzzle and comes with an APA muzzle brake installed. Meanwhile, the free-float aluminum handguard runs M-LOK slots on all four sides and is flat-bottomed for stability, with an integral 1.5-inch dovetail making it RRS S.O.A.R QD system compatible. 

 

Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor
The new Ruger Custom Shop 6.5 Creedmoor Precision Rifle uses the company's Precision MSR stock that is length of pull and comb height adjustable with QD sling attachment points and features a bottom M-LOK slot and soft rubber buttpad. The stock hinge uses an AR-style buffer tube which means you can swap it out for any AR-style stock. (Photo: Ruger)
Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor
The three-lug bolt with a 70-degree throw features dual cocking cams and a full-diameter bolt body. The bolt body is nitrided while the oversized bolt handle has a 5/16"-24 thread pattern underneath, allowing it to be swapped. (Photo: Ruger)
Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor
When it comes to specs, the rifle runs 48.75-inches overall with the stock extended to its maximum 15.5-inch length of pull while out-of-the-box weight is 12.8 pounds. For optics, the rifle is topped with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail secured with # 8-40 screws. (Photo: Ruger)
Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor
Surface controls include an ambidextrous manual safety while the grip is a Magpul MOE K2+ with rubber overmolding and a storage core. (Photo: Ruger)

 

"The value proposition of the Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor is without peer," says the company. "With top-tier accuracy, adjustable ergonomics and the rugged reliability and affordability for which Ruger is famous, this new offering provides a long-range, competition-ready rifle directly from the Ruger factory."

The new Ruger Custom Shop 6.5CM PR ships with a pair of 10-round Magpul PMAG magazines, and a Sorbothane cheek pad for a suggested retail of $2,499. To put that in perspective compared to its more basic brethren, the more vanilla version of the Precision Rifle in 6.5, sporting a 24-inch barrel, has an MSRP of $1,879.

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