You read that correctly. Ruger is now chambering their extremely popular Precision rifle in not only 6.5mm Creedmoor, but also 6mm Creedmoor. They discontinued the .243 Winchester offering and opted for a different 6mm caliber. Depending on what grain weight and powder charge you run, both calibers perform well. The biggest determining factor could be whether you want to punch paper or varmints. Even in that scenario, it is still a close toss-up. Introducing the 6mm Creedmoor begins to cement the Ruger Precision as a true long range rifle. Less people will see this as a tactical rifle for only the Tacti-COOL crowd.
The Ruger American, although not as popular as their new Precision, still has a strong following in the economy, hunting-rifle market. The American Predator variant with its threaded barrel and full length rail is a nicer package keeping in mind the growing popularity of silencers.
Ruger expanded on this new caliber addition to the American Predator line of rifles:
The Ruger American Rifle Predator is now also chambered in 6mm Creedmoor. The 100% American-made Ruger American Rifle is a proven performer and has set new standards of performance among full-featured, bolt-action rifles. The Ruger American Rifle Predator features a moss green synthetic stock, a heavier tapered, free-floated, threaded barrel and a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail. Originally designed as a longer-range hunting rifle, the Predator has proven itself in long-range target shooting as well. In this new chambering, with a 1:7.7″ twist and 22″ barrel, the Ruger American Rifle Predator in 6mm Creedmoor offers a cost-effective option for those interested in seeing how far they can stretch out what has become one of America’s favorite hunting rifles.
The Ruger Precision and American rifles continue to see new calibers added into their line-up. This trend should continue throughout 2017 as well.