Expensive Bolt Action vs. Cheap AR-15

    In this episode of TFBTV, James pits the new Ruger Precision Rifle – a high-end off-the-rack bolt action rifle with a $1,600 MSRP – against a $700 budget-build AR15 that James built himself. Which rifle will prevail? This test is done at 100 yards with three different brands of .223/5.56mm ammunition: MKE ZQI 55gr; Winchester White Box 55gr; and Prvi Partizan 69 grain hollow point match boattail ammunition.

    James’ build uses an 18″ Del-Ton 1:8 twist barrel with an RRA free-floating handguard/half-rail and RRA two-stage trigger and a Magpul furniture set on the lower. The optic used is a Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-12x.

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    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
    • TFBTV Executive Producer
    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
    • Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
    • GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
    • Lawyer
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