Learning to really shoot a rifle requires getting off your belly. The Precision Rimfire rifle makes that possible.
Photos by Mark Fingar
Ruger made a splash a couple of years back with their highly adjustable Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) designed for long-range shooters. It not only works well from the bench and from the prone for competition, but it has so much adjustability and flexibility that the RPR has proven to be capable in the field.
From that same vein, Ruger’s new Precision Rimfire is mining every nugget of precision ingenuity and putting it into an ideal platform for anyone trying to learn how to shoot from positions other than the bench or the prone because it is lighter and less expensive to shoot. It is one of the best positional shooting training rifles to come along in a long time.
While it is natural to assume that a .22LR rifle is perfect for new shooters and youth to begin on (because it is), no rifle is enjoyable to shoot if it doesn’t fit the shooter well. While some rifles lack the adjustments necessary to be very good for anything more than the most basic shooting positions, the Precision Rimfire’s adjustability and plenty of forend real estate is where the Ruger earns its positional shooting stripes.
The Precision Rimfire has an easily adjustable length of pull and comb height. It also offers the ability to move the comb fore and aft to ensure good contact between the shooter’s cheek and comb, regardless of scope placement or length of pull. Most adjustable combs sit a fixed distance from the receiver. Shortening the length of pull pushes the shooter’s face off the front edge of the comb. This is especially a problem for very