Ruger issues safety bulletin on Ruger Precision Rifles
By Jacki Billings
In the latest bout of potential safety concerns from gun makers, Ruger issued a safety bulletin on certain Ruger Precision Rifles due to possible interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and cocking piece.
Ruger says that though only a small percentage of rifles are affected, with no reported injuries thus far, the company is committed to safety and therefore offers replacement aluminum bolt shroud for affected rifles.
Ruger Precision Rifles, regardless of caliber, that feature an aluminum bolt shroud within the following serial number ranges fall under the safety bulletin: 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 or 1801-00506 to 1801-30461.Rifles equipped with a polymer bolt shroud or a serial number beginning with 1802, 1803 or higher are not affected.
The issue centers on the aluminum bolt shroud and cocking piece on Ruger’s Precision Rifle series. Some models may experience interference between the bolt shroud and firing pin back, or cocking piece. In some instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism causing improper functioning of the rifle.
Ruger says possible results of the interference vary, with some only experience light primer strikes. However, in extreme cases, the rifle may not fire when the trigger is initially pulled but may fire later when the bolt handle is subsequently