By: Friedrich Seiltgen

We’ve covered several bolt action rifles lately here at Gunpowder Magazine. Here’s one more to add, but this one’s a little different…

The Ruger Custom Shop Rifle is just that: a custom rifle, but at a price lower than most other custom rifles. Ruger took its standard precision rifle and souped it up for a serious competition-grade precision rifle.

First, they installed a Trigger Tech Trigger with Frictionless Release Technology. This gives the shooter a crisp break and tactile reset. They also included trigger pull weight adjustment screws and an ambidextrous manual safety for the lefties out there.

Second, they installed a cold hammer forged, stainless steel, custom, heavy barrel with a .850” diameter at the muzzle with an APA muzzle brake.

Ruger added a Magpul MOE K2+ grip, too, which provides a more vertical grip and a bolt on barrier stop in front of the magazine well. The magazine well has been flared for magazine changes and is also equipped with M-LOK slots for accessories. The aluminum-free float handguard was re-engineered with M-LOK slots on all four sides and a flatter bottom style to improve stability.

The buttstock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, and it also folds to the side for transport. The three-lug bolt features dual-locking cams, is nitrided for smooth operation, and its oversize bolt knob aids in positive manipulation.


Action Type: Bolt Action

Caliber: 6 mm Creedmoor

Magazine capacity: 10 Rounds

Sights: None; Picatinny Rail

Barrel Length: 26 inches with 5 grooves and a 1:7 RH twist.

Overall Length: 42.25 – 48.75 inches

Weight: 12 lbs. 13 ounces

MSRP: $2,399

The Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle is a serious competition rifle at a great price. Ruger engineers designed this to be a 1,000-yard rifle, and it’s meeting that standard with flying colors. You could spend a lot more for a custom precision rifle, or you can pick up one of these. It looks like Ruger has another hit on their hands.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at