Ruger Issues Recall On Precision Rifle

Ruger rifle recall

Ruger has issued a safety recall on one of their popular bolt-action rifles, the Ruger Precision Rifle. Not every Precision Rifle is affected by this recall, just those rifles falling within certain serial number ranges that have an aluminum bolt shroud. The issue in these rifles is that the round may not fire when you squeeze the trigger resulting in a light strike. When the bolt is opened, however, on some rifles that cartridge will then fire when not expected.

Again, not all rifles are affected and they have said in their safety bulletin that if you've got more than 100 rounds down range and have not experienced any issues with rounds not firing or light strikes, there's a good chance you may not ever experience this issue, at all. Still, Ruger has issued a recall and is willing to replace the defective part for free if your Precision Rifle of any caliber falls within the below serial numbers:

  • 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 
  • 1801-00506 to 1801-30461

If your rifle falls outside of those serial number ranges or does not have an aluminum shroud, this recall does not apply to you. If you are not sure, please visit Ruger's recall page for more information.

As seen in the video, newer rifles starting with 1802 or 1803 serial numbers are not affected. If you have experienced any issues, make sure you reach out to Ruger to acquire the needed part upgrade, and instructions on how to install. Finding out if your rifle was equipped with a defective part is simple, simply plug its serial number into the form toward the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.

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