Ruger Hawkeye FTW Predator Rifle

    Ruger FTW

    Just days ahead of the SHOT Show, Ruger released another new rifle: the Hawkeye FTW Predator. These new rifles expand the current Hawkeye line with a combination of features from the existing Hawkeye Predator and Gunsite Scout rifles.

    Ruger FTW

    The FTW rifles will be available in both .308 Win (22″ barrel, 1:10″ twist; 8.0 lbs) and 6.5 Creedmoor (24″ barrel; 1:8″ twist, 8.12 lbs). A soft rubber buttpad is standard, as is the three 1/2″ spacers that can be used to adjust length of pull from 12.75″ to 14.25″.

    Ruger FTW

    Scope mounts are machined into the receiver and scope rings are included.

    The MSRP is $1,099 for either rifle.

    From Ruger:

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the addition of the Hawkeye® FTW Predator rifle to its Hawkeye line of bolt-action rifles. This new model combines popular features of the Gunsite Scout Rifle and the Hawkeye Predator to deliver a long-range, accurate rifle for both range and field.

    The Hawkeye FTW Predator rifle design began with extensive on-range consultation with SAAM (Sportsman’s All-weather, All-terrain Marksmanship) shooting instructors at the world-renowned FTW Shooting School in Barksdale, Texas. The SAAM instructors were impressed with the proven accuracy of the Hawkeye Predator and the quick handling of the Gunsite Scout rifle. With their input, Ruger engineers designed a rifle that combines the trigger and action of the Hawkeye Predator with the adjustable buttstock design found on the Gunsite Scout rifle. The result is a perfect combination of ergonomics and long-range accuracy needed in a fast handling predator rifle.

    The Hawkeye FTW Predator features a two-stage target trigger, Green Mountain laminate stock, stainless steel receiver and medium contour barrel. Models are available with either a 22″ barrel with a 1:10″ twist chambered in .308 Win., or a 24″ barrel with a 1:8″ twist chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The soft rubber buttpad is adjustable with the use of three, ½” buttpad spacers (included) which allows the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear. The non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor is the most positive case extraction system ever invented. The design of the hinged, solid-steel floorplate allows for easy unloading without having to chamber each cartridge and has a patented latch that is flush with the trigger guard to avoid accidental dumping of cartridges. Patented integral scope mounts, machined directly on the solid-steel receiver, provide a stable mounting surface for the included scope rings.

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