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.