Two of the most enjoyable activities when you are a firearms enthusiast are shopping for new equipment and target shooting. Of course, you can get a bit of the thrill of both when you are shopping for equipment for target shooting.
If that’s the case for you, then Ruger has a new model specifically designed for long range target shooting which may be worth taking a look at. Richard Mann gives us the details:
Long-range precision has become the fastest-growing competitive and recreational pastime for shooters. Because of that, many are looking to convert their current bolt-action into an extreme-distance tack-driver. This can be a fun and challenging endeavor. For those serious about sending bullets over a tremendous amount of real estate, starting with a rifle explicitly engineered for the task is the best answer—short- and long-term. The new Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Target is just such a rifle.
The Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Target exemplifies that name because it’s intended to deliver the most precision of any of the rifles in the Hawkeye line. It’s built on the common M77/Hawkeye action, but is fitted with a 26-inch heavy barrel that measures 1.23 inches in diameter at the junction of the action and .833 inches just behind the muzzle brake. The barrel is cold-hammer-forged, 4140 chrome-moly steel with 5R rifling, and tolerances on bore and groove dimensions are held to tighter standards. Headspace is also set to an industry minimum around a chamber that is central-cut for either 6.5 Creedmoor (1:8-inch RH twist), 6.5 PRC (1:8-inch RH twist) or .300 Win. Mag. (1:9-inch RH twist).
It’s also worth nothing that this model comes with a three position safety and ships with one AI-Style magazine.
As you can see in the picture above, this rifle looks sharp, too (for those who want their rifle to be both functional and to look good).
So, again, if target shooting gets you excited and you’re looking for a new rifle, then this rifle may be worth considering.