In my previous article on the Ruger Security-9 9mm handgun I spoke about Ruger being a sponsor for our annual Spur Outfitter’s shooting event in Encampment, Wyoming. Well Ruger came through for the kids who attended our event and provided us with the new Ruger Precision Rimfire bolt action rifle. These little .22 rifles not only shot great but look cool as heck. To see the kids’ amazement when they first saw the rifle that they were getting to shoot was priceless. They couldn’t wait to get their little paws on this gun. But before we could get them shooting we gave them a short lecture on firearms safety then we released them to their instructors. The instructors spent a few more minutes with the kids on how to properly operate and aim the rifle. For an optic we chose to go with another one of our sponsors, Sun Optics and Vixen Performance Optics. Sun Optics has been a great sponsor for us and has always provided us with quality optics and outstanding customer service. The Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle comes equipped with a Picatinny scope base for easy mounting of the optic of your choice. Also many thanks to Birchwood Casey for sending out some awesome targets for the kids to shoot to include dueling trees, ground targets (the prairie dog was a favorite), Olympus resetting targets, expert resetting targets, and numerous Shoot-N-C targets. Birchwood Casey also provided some of their fine cleaning products to help us keep the many firearms that were shot during this event in tip top shape.
I am not going to go into every little detail on the Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle because the data is already out there. What I will tell you is what I liked about the rifle. The first thing that will catch your eye is the adjustable stock which was great for our class. The Quick-Fit adjustable stock allows for length of pull and comb height adjustment. We had children of many sizes and ages participating in our class as well as some adults who wanted to better hone their rifle skills. In a matter of minutes we could adjust the rifle for each individual. Another great feature about this gun is that it will except the standard 10 round Ruger 10/22 magazines. If you are a fan of the 10/22 as I am you should have plenty of these mags lying around. Our guns also came with the new Ruger BX-15 15 round extended magazines which the kids really enjoyed. The trigger on the Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle is the Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger which features the safety blade in the middle that must be depressed to make the gun fire. The safety on the rifle is similar to an AR-15 selector and can even be swapped out for an after-market one if desired. The oversized bolt handle also made it very easy for the shooters to cycle the action.
One last thing on their Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle is that it comes with a threaded barrel. Having a suppressor installed on the rifle is great for teaching young shooters that may not be accustomed to the sound of gun fire or might be a little apprehensive of shooting a rifle due to the loud noise. I had one particular shooter that did tell me he did not like the noise that guns made. We were able to overcome this. Once he was able to conquer his fear, he relaxed and had a “blast” shooting the Birchwood Casey Prairie Dog target. This is one fun rifle for shooter’s of all ages and sizes.