NFA Review does a very thorough review of both the 6.5 Creedmoor (6.5 CM) and .308 Winchester variants of the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR).

The RPR includes some very clever features dreamed up by Ruger’s engineers, some of which (like the impressive degree of magazine interchangeability, and the two-stage magazine release that facilitates it), should be adopted as industry standards, in my opinion.

I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen of the RPR so far in various reviews, and I think it will be very successful in its goal of drawing more shooters towards precision rifle shooting. This is an area within shooting sports that has traditionally required an initial investment in the mid-thousands of dollars ($4,000-$6,000) just to get into the game.

The street price on the RPRs are around $1,000, and with a decent quality scope and rings, an interested shooter can get into the precision rifle game for less than $2,000.

That’s going to make the sport approachable for a lot more people, increase the number of people participating, and generally be a huge “win” for the shooting fraternity all the way around.