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Shooting the Ruger Precision Rifle

By: Ed Head, Down Range TV

Flying from Nashville to San Antonio after the NRA annual meeting, I rented a car and drove northwest for a couple of hours to arrive in the vicinity of Barksdale, Texas and FTW Ranch to join the folks from Ruger. They were introducing us to their new Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.

The rifles were set up with Atlas bipods and Burris XTRII 4x-20x-50mm first focal plane scopes with 34mm main tubes and G2B Mil-Dot illuminated reticles. They were zeroed at 100 yards with the Hornady 140gr. A-Max Match load we would shoot over the next three days.

We were provided with range cards matched to the rifle and load that included come-ups and wind holds out to 700 yards. Each day we shot and made adjustments to the cards based upon shooting results and received updated range cards at breakfast. At the end of the class we were given laminated cards with our final data.

A quick word about the instructors at FTW: Two of them were former sniper trained Navy SEALs with vast experience in long range shooting and hunting and they did a terrific job of coaching us, spotting and giving us…

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