Featured New From Ruger: The Precision Rimfire Rifle Tom Marshall December 29, 2017 Join the Conversation Ruger recently released a new handgun and a new carbine–and they continue by expanding their Precision Rifle line with the Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle. The Precision Rimfire is a chassis rifle that, from across the room, could be mistaken for its full-bore brother at casual glance. It uses a very similar adjustable stock, the same bolt throw, the same bolt-pull (more on this in a minute) and an MLOK forearm. But it is, indeed, chambered in the ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle. Ruger explains a dual purpose behind the Precision Rimfire. For one, it’s a cost-effective trainer for those of you who own a full-size Ruger Precision Rifle. Secondly, it is a ready-made entry option for rimfire precision competition – a small but growing sport that takes PRS style stages and shrinks them down to sub-200 yard distances. Varmint hunting is also not off the table for this scaled-back bolt gun. The Precision Rimfire feeds from 10/22 “BX” magazines, making refills cheap and plentiful. The trigger is Ruger’s Marksman trigger and has a unique adjustable pull feature. The bolt pull on a rimfire rifle is, naturally, going to be shorter than any centerfire counterpart and is a 70-degree throw. But the Precision Rimfire’s bolt can be adjusted to run the actual length of a .22LR bolt pull, or to run the full length of a centerfire bolt. This was a design feature on the part of Ruger engineers specifically intended to complement the Precision Rimfire’s role as a trainer for full sized Ruger Precision Rifles. The Precision Rimfire also includes a threaded muzzle. When we tested this gun at Ruger’s media day, they were equipped with Ruger’s own Silent SR rimfire suppressor. This combination made for a lightweight, hearing-safe package that made us capable of first round hits at 50-100 yards from a multitude of unconventional shooting positions, as well as rapid target transitions from the prone. The Precision Rimfire features an 18 inch cold hammer forged barrel made from 4140 steel, with a 1:16 twist and 1/2 x 28 muzzle threads. It weighs 6.85 pounds unloaded. Overall length is just under 36 inches with the stock at its shortest length of pull. The MSRP is set at $529. For more information, head on over to Ruger Explore RECOILweb:SilencerCo Maxim Vice: we did NOT hear this comingPutting a rifle into the SOP from GGGWomen Hunters, Trophies, Hypocrisy, and AssholesRECOIL Magazine Issue 47 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.