Ruger announced the release of two new magnum models to the popular Precision Rimfire line of rifles. The new additions include .17 HMR and .22 WMR loadings. Additionally, Ruger adds a new BX-15 Magnum magazine to support the new high-performance chamberings. Moreover, the two loads bring greater performance to the much-heralded line, delivering faster, flatter performing bullets to the precision-based platform.
Ruger Precision Rimfire Features
Each Ruger Precision Rimfire utilizes a molded, one-piece chassis and adjustable buttstock assembly. Also, the Quick-Fit stock enables quick adjustments to the rifle’s length of pull and comb height. Moreover, those adjustments accommodate shooting positions, outer wear and individual shooter sizes.
The heart of the rifle is an 18-inch cold hammer-forged target model. Additionally, the barrel utilizes ultra-precise rifling according to Ruger. Also, a 1/2″x28 muzzle thread pattern accommodates a variety of muzzle devices.
A 15-inch free-float Magpul M-Lok handguard provides sufficient scope clearance and accessory mounting options. Meanwhile, the Big-Gun bolt throw adjustment enables shooters to convert to a long bolt throw when using as a trainer for large-caliber bolt guns.
The rifle also features the Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger, with an adjustment range of 2.25 to 5 pounds. Additionally, a 0 MOA Picatinny rail tops the receiver, while and AR-pattern pistol grip and safety selector provide familiar feel and controls.
The new magnum models of the Precision Rimfire ship with one 15-round BX-15 Magnum magazine. The new magazine also utilizes the same feed lip geometry from previous models. Moreover, it is compatible with Ruger 77/17, 77/22 and American Rimfire models in .17 HMR and .22 WMR. Finally, the magazine’s stainless steel feed lips, spring and anti-til follower combine to create a rugged, reliable mag, according to Ruger.
For more information on the entire line of Precision Rimfire rifles, visit ruger.com.