Ruger Precision Rifle: High End, Almost AR

I was not expected Ruger to announce the new Ruger Precision Rifle. They have jumped from strengthening their bolt-action line up on the low-end, with the Ruger American, all the way to the high-end tactical / long range market with this new rifle.



The first word that sprung to mind when I saw this rifle was “SEXY”. I love the angular design of the upper receiver, the lower receiver and the magazine well. Beyond the good looks, it is packed full of genuinely innovative features.

It is built on the Ruger American action. I was never a fan of the old Ruger Hawkeye action, so I am pleased they did not build it on that action. The barrel is a medium contoured Cold Hammer Forged 4140 Chrome-Moly barrel with 5R rifling. The barrel comes threaded. The upper receiver is CNC machined from steel and the lower from aluminium. Like an AR-15, the upper transmits all the recoil force direct to the stock and does not put any strain on the lower.

The business end.

The business end.

The new Ruger stock is adjustable in length of pull and comb height. It is foldable for transport and disassembly. If you don’t like the stock, the upper receiver is compatible with any AR-15 stock. Continuing the AR-compatibility theme, the barrel can be changed using AR-15 wrenches and the rifle is supplied with a Samson Evolution Keymod Rail. The pistol grip is also AR-15 compatible.



Along the top of the receiver is a 20 MOA rail.


The trigger is adjustable externally and the adjustment tool is stored in the bolt shroud, which I think it pretty nifty. The trigger can be adjusted from  2.25 to 5.0 lbs. My only criticism of this rifle is that the lower end of the adjustment range could be a little lower.


Removing the trigger adjustment tool




One of the most innovative new features is the magazine well. It accepts both AI magazines (which latch on the side) and M110/DPMS/SR25/Magpul magazines which latch behind. I have criticized Ruger before for inventing magazines and making us pay far too much for them but in this rifle they give us more magazine choice than any bolt action rifle that has come before it. The rifle is supplied with two 10-round Magpul PMAG magazines.


The rifle is available in .308 Win. (20″ barrel), 6.5mm Creedmoor (24″ barrel) and .243 Winchester (26″ barrel). This means the tactical shooters, the practical rifle competitors and the varminters are all covered. The weight ranges from 9.6 lbs for the .308 Win. version to 11 lbs for the long barreled .243 Win.

The price for all three models is $1,399. The only question is … when can I get it in FDE?

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • HenryV

    Gosh. Let’s hope it is a good ‘un. 🙂

  • I’d like it in 7mm-08 please

  • Paul O.

    Oh my, that looks good. Love the Creedmoor option.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I have zero interest in buying match ammo, so 65CM has no advantage for me. But it’s a nice option for some people.

      • G0rdon_Fr33man

        Isn´t the 6,5 CM good for reloading?

        • Budogunner

          Most people serious about precision shooting load their own anyway, even with more standard calibers. Even I have .308 Win dies.

          • G0rdon_Fr33man

            Exactly my point. I though the poster I was answering to implied they were not good for reloading.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            He didn’t imply anything with a simple question. See my reply above.
            Basically there is nothing wrong with CM except it’s harder to get brass for compared to 260. If you don’t plan on ever buying factory ammo, CM makes little sense. It’s a nice option though.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Yes. But it’s identical to 260 and 6.5×47. The big pro to CM is you can buy excellent hornady ammo at the store that will rival the best hand loads for consistency.

          • Brad

            Broski, I can’t find .260 anywhere on the shelf in ammo that matters and the brass is almost as hard to find. 6.5CM I can find almost anywhere that has a decent selection.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            Yea, I’m fairly certain I just said CM’s advantage is the factory ammo. 260 components will always be more available as it’s just 308 brass.

          • Marshall MB

            The 6.5 Creedmoor is a hotter cartridge than the 6.5X47 Lapua, I own both. Think of it as a Rem 260AI if you’re looking for something to compare it to.

    • pity creedmore ammo isnt cheaper or more widely available.

      • dubsak20

        There is no way I would buy a 6.5 cm ! Ever ! SHTF you will never find ammo for it !

        • TampaBayBlaster

          Hornady has factory ammo in 6.5 creedmore. I wonder if the barrel at 24 inches is long enough for wind shooting.

          • Marshall MB

            24″ is a great length for the 6.5 Creedmoor. I have shot three high end 6.5’s in that length with success out to 1400 yards.

          • Rod Combs

            It’s 22″in 6.5 CM

          • Marshall MB

            Negative, check the website, it’s 24″ in 6.5 Creedmoor.

          • Rod Combs

            Currently the 6.5 CM orders are at 50% the 308 at 35% and the 243 at 15%.

  • Jack Burton

    Haven’t got much use for an eleven pound, 1,600 yard rifle myself. But looking over the various features along with the price tag…this is why Ruger continues to be one of my favorite gun manufacturers. Very cool.

  • Budogunner

    Good old .300 Win Mag would be nice.

    • Kelly Jackson

      I was thinking the same thing.

      But the Ruger American that it’s based on is a short action gun so it’s slim to none that well get a long action caliber.

      • Budogunner

        Blast and curses… I’ve been looking for a decent .300 Win Mag platform that comes from the factory with a threaded barrel (and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg).

        • Rusty S.

          Tikka T3 Tactical. Or just get a regular T3, and send it to Gemtech. They’ll thread it for you with a 1 week turnaround for a reasonable price. You can always upgrade to a chassis later if you don’t like the stock.

        • TampaBayBlaster

          Remington 700 in 300 Winn Mag with a custom stock. Not sure anyone has a long action chassis as yet.

      • Jeff

        The American comes in long action as we…30-06, 270 and a low production 25-06.

        • Roy

          True enough. After I measured my American actions, none leave much material behind if they were to try for a 300 win mag sized cartridge, the bolt is just too narrow. As it stands, this new rifle has some great features, but it doesn’t offer enough to convince me to own both it and the M&P10. Now if it were in 300 wm, 338 wm, or 375 Ruger… I’d trip over my own feet trying to get my hands on one.

          • MR

            Maybe if these sell well…
            We can hope.

  • MSgt_M

    Ruger, please, please, please make a left handed version!

    • Steve Clark

      They usually do.

  • HKGuns

    Congrats Ruger, that looks very nice.

  • Ajax

    Man, that thing looks awesome, especially with being able to take Magpul/DPMS type mags.

  • Dracon1201

    Wow, Ruger, you really suprised me. In a good way. I may have to get one of these!

  • terminalbrd

    Ok, this has me both pleasantly surprised and intrigued. I’ve wanted a precision bolt action rifle for a while and never thought I’d be seriously considering a Ruger. I’m looking forward to upcoming accuracy tests.

  • You have that backward. AI magazines latch to the rear, and DPMS/SR-25 magazines latch to the side.

    • dubsak20

      Ok Mr elcorrecto ! He prolay had the barrel to his forehead and looked at it backward!

  • Now if they would just give the Mini-14 a similar type of magwell.

  • Epicsalutations

    AI mags latch at the back and SR25 mags latch on the side

  • Esh325

    Seems like a great way rifle for people who want a tactical sniper rifle, but don’t want to cough up for 2-4k for it.

    • iksnilol

      The Sauer SSG 3000 is also a good option (albeit it costs about 1500 USD). I would bet it is more accurate.

      • Timothy Grant

        That is if you can find one. Gunbroker has one and its 2650. Sig is not importing them anymore…

        • iksnilol

          Ah, I forget how free the USA can be.

          They are good guns, economical way to get into the precision rifle game.

  • wtf808

    Which one to get???? I’m torn between all calibers… Which is most accurate, ha!

    • MR

      Wondering how easy it will be to change barrels. Gunsmith required, or something like a prefit Savage or Remage barrel w/ nut? AR style barrel nut/extension would just be too easy.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Looks nice. Now, if Ruger will please utilize the 20″ barrel from this or the 18″ barrel from the Ruger GSR on the SR-762 rifle I’d be grateful.

    • Jack Burton

      Seconded. Around 20″ is as short as I’m willing to go in a .308.

      • Budogunner

        Agreed. I don’t get 16″ Ar-10s. PSA even sells a 12″ Pistol/SBR upper. Seems like a waste of powder to me.

        Also, watching Big Trouble in Little China right now. Keep on truckin’ Jack.

        • Dracon1201

          It’s not as much of a waste as you think. Look at ballistics by the inch tests. Accuracy tends to go up in shorter rifles as well.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Hey, I’d never do a 308 AR10 is something so long as 20″!

        14-18″. Maybe 12.5″ suppressed. I find it unlikely the CSASS is just 4″ short of useful.

        • iksnilol

          50 cm isn’t long, 60+ is. Then again semi-autos do have a longer action.

          • toms

            Bad ballistically, as .308 is not that great to begin with as far as LR/precision rifles go, and their obnoxiously loud. Super short .308 advocates had never had to shoot one in a house or enclosed space without a can or other moderator. It can cancuss you. I’m a fan of SBR’s but not for this type of rifle. Here comes the s__t storm.

          • iksnilol

            Regarding long distance with 308: Would a 50 cm barrel be good enough to get me to 1000 meters (not yards) with the right ammo and a good mil-dot optic? Since I am intending on using a suppressor I sorta want to avoid the whole thing becoming unwieldy (the silencer I intend to use is 14.4 cm long AKA 5.7 inches).

          • Dracon1201

            50cm is more than enough. There are reports of barrels as short as 30cm making those shots. Good ammo and a good scope will cover most of it. For serious long range shooting, look at the Creedmoor. It has better ballistics at that range. Don’t worry too much about the rifle, just make sure that you can connect.

          • iksnilol

            Eh, Creedmoor would be “too easy”. As in I ideally want something that can hit a man size target at 1000 meters while using run of the mill 308 match ammo which can be gotten pretty much everywhere. In addition to that it should be short and handy enough for general purpose stuff (so ideally 1.2 meters or shorter while weighing less than 6 kg loaded). Sure, something like that is pretty hard but I could theoretically get a Izhmash Tigr (where I live they can be imported without problems, somewhat cheap too). That would be a decent baseline but would require a good deal of custom work. Then again I would get something useful, practical and very unique out of it.

            For something serious long range I always liked the idea of 6.5×55, maybe a CZ 550 chambered for that with a longer barrel. Or y’know, 338 Lapua (but that’s way out there).

          • Dracon1201

            TIGR would be good. It would be a struggle to get it that far, though. Your CZ idea is a good one.

          • iksnilol

            Eh, a dream is a dream, right? I could get something equivalent but it wouldn’t be it. Though I think I could get it work. At least to 800 meters + maintaining somewhat handiness and light weight.

            With match ammo it should shoot about 1 MOA, should be especially realistic if I get one in 308 (7.62x54mmR makes little sense in Norway considering how rare it is here). Would be nice if I could convert it to use M14 mags (cheaper and higher capacity). I believe I could free float the barrel, IIRC there are handguards in Russia that attach to the receiver.

            Would be way easier with a VEPR, due to the TIGR requiring more paperwork if I want to have it as a hunting gun. Still, the heart wants what the heart wants.

          • Dracon1201

            That’s how it goes!

            800m is an excellent goal for that rifle if you’re trying. Should be a really cool project.

            A VEPR would be better if you can get it.

          • iksnilol

            I just grabbed the 800 m figure from the US Army, that’s what they recommend as effective range of 308. I figure they might know a thing or two about shooting stuff that I don’t.

            I don’t really doubt the accuracy of the thing, especially if it is in 308 and I rebarrel it with a match barrel. To be accepted they have to have around 1 MOA with match ammo and around 2 MOA with standard ammo. + the civilian ones use a slower twist rate which gives better accuracy. All in all it has similar requirements as the M24 and the M110 (actually more strict with the older and slower barrels).

            I doubt the VEPR would be better since it is heavier, less accurate and more expensive.

            But like everything regarding guns, it will have to wait. So for now I can only plan what to get in the future so that I don’t waste time researching (which I probably will do anyways).

          • Dracon1201

            Good research is priceless before a purchase.

          • Goody

            30″ 308 is what you want if you want to shoot 1k. 24″ will get you there will the absolute hottest loads.

            Anything less and the bullet, shy of 1000, will go transonic – this means sonic pressure wave catches up to the bullet causing turbulence and inaccuracy.

            If you’re not shooting for heart shots or x rings, a 16″ barrel will get you onto a big gong. But smaller gongs are cheaper. 😉 And if anyone thinks they know better, I hoe they bring a 16″ barrel down to the F-TR line so we can award ‘points for trying’.

          • iksnilol

            That long? How’d people get to 1 km with 308 and equivalents with shorter barrels? Stuff like 60 cm and whatnot.

            Maybe I should settle for 800 meters? I want the rifle to be somewhat portable, 75 cm barrel + 15 cm suppressor isn’t really portable.

          • Goody

            You CAN get there, but when the bullet goes transonic at about 1350fps, your accuracy drops off real quick so instead of 1moa you may get 2. Still good, but an extra 200fps makes a hell of a difference.

            If you want to make hits at 1km in a portable rifle, think Sako Finnlight or other high quality, lightweight hunting rifle, chambered in 7mm rem mag or something similar. The barrel doesn’t have to be thick, just high quality steel that won’t warp under heat. If weight is not a concern, think bullpup chassis. Good luck. 🙂

          • iksnilol

            Eh, as long as I can hit a man size target I am happy. That is 30×45 cm target. Won’t be a match rifle.

          • MR

            The video mentions the buttstock folds for bolt removal, not sure if it approaches 180° for easier transport/storage, though.

          • toms

            a 12.5″ .308 is not what you want for 1000m shot, trust me on that. Some guys with 16-18″ can do it but longer is better in this scenario.

          • iksnilol

            I was thinking 20″ could work with a good optic.

            12.5″ is way too short for me.

          • Dracon1201

            You know, it is loud as hell, but you sure don’t buy these to breach doors with, so I don’t know what is the problem. People have shown that 12.5 in barrels on .308s are pretty decent, even at distances.

          • Not_a_Federal_Agent

            wow sorry you were forced to shoot your .308 SBR inside a house so many times

          • Kelly Jackson

            He has no idea, @jumpifnotzero:disqus is a mall ninja whose only “trigger time” is behind his Xbox game pad.

          • iksnilol

            I won’t comment on the matter. We agree on some things, disagree on others. Maybe we sling the occasional insult but other than that we are cool with each other.

            To be honest, if you are good with the Xbox I wouldn’t be surprised if you are a better shot than me (I am just bad at shooting in videogames, Xbox controller is the worst).

          • Nicks87

            He makes more sense than most of the clowns that post on TFB. Just because YOU don’t agree with him doesn’t make him wrong or a mall ninja.

          • Dan

            Agree, he is abrasive and comes off as arrogant but for the most part he knows what he’s talking about. Or at least does a better job of pretending than the rest of us.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            About as good a complement as I’ve seen here 😀

          • Be civil guy—-

          • JumpIf NotZero

            A 12.5″ suppressed 308 wouldn’t even be a consideration for how it worked ballistically. I’d set this up as a red dot.

            I doubt I’ll do a 308 semi for what I do. A 14.5 pinned bolt gun would be better for me. But if I did it would almost certainly be 16″.

            I tried a 14.5″ semi with a SF brake in a prescient carbine class. It wasn’t 1/10th as bad in ballistic range or noise as the Internet might have you believe.

          • iksnilol

            From what I understand a short barreled 308 would essentially be a improved 5.56. As in it would have similar range while being more powerful (especially against barriers).

            Hmm, “for what I do”? Lemme guess, either assassinations (those are pretty close so no worries about range) or some urban combat thingy.

            Eh, I have damaged my ears enough already. So I have a preference for suppressors and a bit longer barrels.

          • Nicks87

            I wouldn’t say that. Even short barreled .308s still have a lot more energy than 5.56 at any range.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    I’ll be very interested in how many people make a big deal about using M110/SR25 mags… Until they use them. Then immediately see why AI mags are the standard precision rifle mag.

    I’d like to get some time on both.

    • iksnilol

      Lemme guess, AI mags are pretty much indestructible and they don’t stick out much in comparison to the SR25 mags? I know I like to be close to the ground when shooting for accuracy so a long mag would hinder me. Though I think I can live with a 20 round 308 mag, heck, I manage to get comfy on the ground with a 30 round AK mag.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It has nothing to do with any of that.

        It’s that AI mags feed like butter. Semi mags are meant to have the top round violently stripped of quickly.

        • iksnilol

          Never thought about that, I guess I just cycle bolt actions violently enough. Besides, Pmags can’t be that bad.

      • Dracon1201

        Being single stack they are also quite smooth. They feed very well. A 10rd Magpul would be shorter, technically. Just wider.

    • Ethan

      Having the option is nice though. I never know when I’ll need to slap my 50rnd drum in for some super-sniping

      In all seriousness, if it could use the same mags as my AR-10 in a pinch, that’s a definite plus. Even if it made the action sticky.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    The Ameircan action is VERY Tikka-Like. So points for that. And if they spent time on the cold hammer forged barrel, and if it shoots like it should, that’s great!

    The dual mag system is cool, but probably useless considering how much better the AIs will feed.

    The AR part tho… On one hand it’s cool to use the safety, and rail. But on the other hand, it makes no sense that anyone would shape a precision rail with a lot of height over bore to make room for a gas tube. So it’s kind of function-follows-form here. You get to swap rail away from the Samson, but almost anything you put on will be “wrong” shaped.

    So, kind of cool, the price is right for intro shooters, if it’s accurate the great! The weight isn’t even terrible. Its not for me, but I’m fairly impressed.

    • Budogunner

      Also, 20 MOA built into the receiver rail, but the forearm is concentric to the bore? Whatever goes up front won’t be on the same plane add what gets mounted on the back.

      • Kelly Jackson

        The front rail would be used for either a set of backup sights, or the addition of a night vision system similar to the ATN / Leupold pairings you used to be able to buy.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Uh huh… Which you would still want on the same plane.

          • Not_a_Federal_Agent

            That is why he said “the front rail”

            as with most bolt action rifles produced in the last 100 years, iron sights well forward of the action itself are fairly standard. In this case, mounted ahead of the 20moa rail on the front hand guard would put them on the same plane.

    • MR

      The buttstock goes straight back behind the bolt, resulting in an AR-like high comb anyway, might as well build a little more height into the rail and increase the odds that existing AR rings/accessories will be useable. Adjustable BUIS should be able to compensate for the difference in angles of the rails, at iron sight distances, anyway.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Like I said function following form in this case.

        I get it. They made these compromises to give mass appeal – but they are compromises.

        The cheek is height adjustable which is great so the only thing that height over bore effects is having a non-traditional feel, and a physically increased offset, which will make cant errors more noticeable. It’s fine, it’s just not actually ideal.

  • Adam aka eddie d.

    Guys, please help out a non-US resident enthusiast here:

    with this $1400 MSRP, what’s a realistic street price for this gun?
    I know in the first few months prices are always higher, and later they settle down,
    is it possible that street price is going to be around $1100-1200?

    • gunsandrockets

      This might be one of those cases where the MSRP is close to actual street price. I can’t see this rifle produced in high enough volume to warrant sale pricing.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      $1200 after christmas seems about right.

      • Adam aka eddie d.

        Thanks Javier, also goes to Gunsandrockets!

  • Michel_T

    Looks good… but how does it shoot?

  • MPWS

    Sorry for my ignorance… 5R, does it refer to 5 grooves like Remington?

    • ClintTorres

      Yes, 5 grooves, right-hand twist.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        R is ratchet not right hand, which it may be.

        It’s 5 groove polygonal (ratchet, sharp on the trailing, soft on the leading)

  • ClintTorres

    Wow! For once a “Precision” rifle that is not ridiculously priced. How refreshing.

  • Beju

    Non-proprietary magazines? You’re not the Ruger I know.

  • Goody

    Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a million Australian shooters wondering if this will be allowed into the country.

    • J.H

      I just rang my local weapons licencing branch they said “no, sorry, looks too damned scary and black’

      • iksnilol

        But it’s more gray and scary than black and scary.

  • GSC

    Turner’s is blowing these out the door at under $1,000. I have a 6.5 Creedmoor model on the way and look forward to shooting it with both factory and handloaded ammo. I personally don’t think 6.5 Creedmoor brass is all that hard to find now that Hornady, Winchester, and Norma are all making it. As for mounting the scope, you need AR-height scope rings anyway because the stock is inline with the action.

  • MR

    Should have included an M-LOK fore end.

  • MR

    I don’t see it now, is the safety compatible with AR safeties? Looks similar, though the peg on the receiver appears to limit it to 60°. Would be nice to install an ambi in its place.

  • We are getting one of these to review:-)

  • Budogunner

    Pretty much all my guns are suppressed, so I wouldn’t want to sand blast my baffles with so short a barrel.

  • iksnilol

    Uh, fireball isn’t a positive thing.

    • MR

      “For what I do” it can be (range toy, varmint hunting, etc.).

      • iksnilol

        Range toy? It only serves to damage your ears and if it is loud enough even ear pro won’t prevent hearing damage. + nobody likes that guy with the short barreled gat with the brake on it. Or even worse, the guy with the Africa gun with a muzzle brake.

        Varmint hunting? I presume a big flash spooks animals more than a little flash.

    • Dan

      Hey! Neither is that attitude mister!

  • John Bear Ross

    That looks like a winner. Good job, Ruger.

  • Mark O’Connor

    Man I hope they come in a lefty

  • Leigh Rich

    I’d buy that for a dollar,

  • William Wallace

    I would have liked to read this article, but I could not get past the poor grammar used in the first sentence.

  • YankeeZulu

    Talk to me when this released in .300WM and .338 Lapua.

  • John Daniels

    Ruger needs to offer these as a receiver & bolt set without any of the other pieces. I want this rifle, but not with the furniture they send it out with, or with their barrel. I want one 6,5x47mmL, and they don’t plan to offer that.

    Sound concept. Now let me buy the good part, and then put it together the way I like.

  • Eric B.

    I presently own a Ruger American Predator rifle in 6.5 CM. I got it as an entry level long range competition rifle.
    BUT now I’m going to sell it and get the RPR, also in 6.5 CM.
    For the quality of design, features and (reported) accuracy I think it is my true “entry level” precision long range rifle. And I already have a nice Bushnell ERS 3.5 – 21 X 50 scope with an H59 reticle and Nightforce unimount. Both rifle and scope may be of 2nd tier quality but they are “very damned adequate” for competition.

    The features of a 3 lug bolt, good adjustable trigger, versatile magazine well/catch system, AR compatable stock and grip, and readily removable barrel for upgrades later I think this is not just an entry level rifle but a keeper. I have three Ruger rifles and a pistol and I like them all, especially my 96/22 WMR lever gun, a collector’s item. I’m pretty sure I’ll like the RPR as well.

    I’ll probably reload some 25 rounds to fire lap the barrel smoother with 3 increasingly finer grades of lapping compound imbedded in the bullets. Did this on my Browning A-Bolt and the “warm” shots were actually closer to the cold shot POI. Plus it cleaned up faster.

  • Eric B.

    I’ve ordered one in 6.5 CM and been told by my dealer that I have a 6 month wait!!

    In the meantime I’ll buy 2 more 10 round P-Mag magazines and one 20 round mag, a CTK folding and telescoping monopod, MagPul pistol grip in Dark Earth and loading dies in 6.5 CM. I already have a Bushnell ERS 3.5 – 21 scope W/H59 reticle and a Nightforce Unimount (one-piece) scope ring set.

  • Eric B.

    I LUST after this rifle.
    I’ve been getting ready to get into long range competition with the PRS guys. Got a Bushnell ERS 3.5 – 21 scope with H59 reticle, A Nightforce unimount scope base and 6.5 CM dies.
    Now that I’ve ordered the RPR in 6.5 CM I’m getting “accessories”. Yesterday I got 2 P-Mag 10 round magazines. Today I’ll order a Magpul adjustable pistol grip, a CTK telescoping & folding butt stock monopod and soon I’ll get the improved Atlas bipod.
    Hopefully I’ll be ready to begin competing in January.

  • Kareem Abdelqader

    When will this rifle be out? Also where can I order it from? Would like to purchase ASAP!!!

  • Rod Combs

    Put money down 2 weeks ago on the next 6.5 that gets to Norton’s.

  • Bill Dittenhofer

    Bought one in 243. Really nice for the price. I get sub moa with reloads, 3/4 to 1 moa with various hunting ammo. Bolt runs inside empty buffer tube. Trigger light but gritty at first, one breaking in nicely. This thing is like 10-22 of its class, you can replace barrels, stock and for end, takes 3 diff mags that I have for other rifles. I ave some very expensive rifles that are incrementally better, but this is one ill hump to fiel and precision matches.