Product Spotlight: Ruger Precision Rifle in 300 PRC
A purpose-built rifle with a purpose-built cartridge...
Our Product Spotlight for this week is a perfect marriage of a purpose‐built rifle with a purpose‐built cartridge.
The Ruger Precision Rifle is no secret to the market, having enjoyed immense success since its introduction in July, 2015. Bringing long‐range shooting capability to the masses ‐ at a more affordable price ‐ the Ruger Precision put this "lofty" shooting discipline in the reach of the general shooting community. No longer did you need to spend several thousand dollars to shoot proficiently at 1,000 yards and beyond.
Enter the 300 PRC cartridge designed by Hornady.
The 300 PRC is based on the 375 Ruger case but necked down to 30 caliber. Hornady designed the cartridge AND the chamber simultaneously ensuring accuracy and repeatability.
One of the main advantages of the 300 PRC is the ability to stuff that case full of the proper powder, burn it efficiently, and use long, heavy‐for‐caliber bullets with very consistent velocities and a high B.C. (Ballistic Coefficient).
"Tested and selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for its extended long‐range sniping program, the 300 PRC launches heavy‐for‐caliber, high‐performance bullets accurately and efficiently. Based on the 375 Ruger cartridge case, the 300 PRC uses common, temperature‐stable, magnum‐speed rifle powders for consistent velocity and increased barrel life."
The 300 PRC was named the 2020 American Hunter Ammunition of the Year as part of the National Rifle Association Publications Golden Bullseye Awards.
"Let the bullet do the work..."
Ruger's Precision Rifle chambered in 300 PRC takes full advantage of all the benefits of this amazing cartridge.
Built on the magnum caliber platform, the Ruger Precision Rifle in .300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) will harness the advantages of a cartridge developed to take advantage of long, heavy‐for‐caliber bullets capable of delivering the highest levels of accuracy and down‐range performance. This rifle features a 26" heavy‐contour barrel (0.875" at the muzzle) and a Ruger Precision Rifle Magnum Muzzle Brake with tunable compensator to effectively reduce recoil and muzzle jump.
In‐line recoil path manages recoil directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, not through a traditional bedding system, providing maximum accuracy potential.
Cold hammer‐forged, chrome‐moly steel barrel with 5R Rifling at minimum bore and groove dimensions, minimum headspace and centralized chamber.
Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger is externally adjustable, with a trigger pull range of 2.25 to 5 pounds; wrench is stored in the bolt shroud.
Ruger Precision® MSR stock features a bottom Picatinny rail and soft rubber buttpad. The left‐folding stock hinge accepts any AR‐style stock.
Length of pull and comb height are adjustable.
Heavy‐contour (.875" at the muzzle) barrel features a Ruger Precision® Rifle Magnum Muzzle Brake with tunable compensator to effectively reduce recoil and muzzle jump.
18" aluminum free‐float handguard is black hard‐coat anodized aluminum and features Magpul® M‐LOK® slots on all four sides for improved scope clearance for long‐range scopes and easy mounting of M‐LOK‐compatible rails and accessories.
Ambidextrous manual safety for left‐ or right‐handed lever manipulation.
30 MOA Picatinny rail secured with #8‐40 screws for increased long‐range elevation capabilities.
"Upper" receiver and one‐piece bolt are precision CNC‐machined from pre‐hardened 4140 chrome&hyphepn;moly steel to minimize distortion.
Three‐lug bolt with 70 degree throw features dual cocking cams and a smooth‐running, full diameter bolt body. Bolt body is nitrided for corrosion resistance, smooth operation and durability.
Barrel can be replaced easily by a competent gunsmith using headspace gauges.
Magazine well front is contoured for a positive grip when bracing against shooting supports.
Oversized bolt handle for positive bolt manipulation, with a 5/16"‐24 thread pattern for easy replacement. Bolt disassembly tool is stored in the Ruger Precision® Rifle Billet Aluminum Bolt Shroud for easy striker channel cleaning.
"Lower" magazine well halves are precision machined from aerospace‐grade 7075‐T6 aluminum and are Type III hard‐coat anodized for maximum durability.
Extended trigger‐reach AR‐style grip and 45° ambidextrous safety selector. May be configured with any AR‐style grip and selector.
Handguard includes integral QD sling attachment points to eliminate the need for additional adaptors, a target‐style flat bottom that improves stability and an integral bottom 1.50" dovetail that is compatible with RRS S.O.A.R. and similar QD systems.
Also includes: two, 5‐round AI‐Style magazines.