Firearms manufacturer Ruger has released a new enhanced range of precision rifles. The enhanced version, which is available in .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor, sees three key improvements on the previous model.
Firstly, the RPR has a new handguard. Ruger have removed a top-mounted Picatinny rail. The benefit is that you increase any scope clearance. As many long range optics use large lenses, you can now mount the optic closer to the line of sight. Secondly, the enhanced model has a muzzle brake, which Ruger claim will reduce recoil by up to 58%. There will be a side blast, which might annoy anyone shooting next to you. But it will be a much more relaxed shot. Thirdly, Ruger have replaced the plastic bolt shield with a billet aluminum, hard anodized one.
The consumer will have to pay for these improvements; the price has gone up $200 to $1599. But if they are as effective as Ruger claim, then I’d say it’s worth every penny.
Check out Jeff Quinn from www.GunBlast.com testing out the enhance RPR in 6.5 Creedmore.