Gun owners – a popular line of rifles has just been issued a warning, due to a safety issue. Please check your guns immediately and share this information!
Ruger, one of America’s most popular gun manufacturers, has just discovered that some of their Precision Rifles may experience interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece. In some instances, this may disrupt the firing mechanism and cause a malfunction.
Please check your gun immediately! If your serial number ranges from 1800-26274 to 1800-78345, or from 1801-00506 to 1801-30461, you may be in serious danger of having a firearm safety malfunction.
If the trigger is pulled, some Ruger Precision Rifles may not fire properly. This can lead to light primer strikes, or in some cases, the rifle not firing entirely—something you definitely don’t want happening when you need your gun to fire the most.
Although there have been no reported injuries, Ruger is firmly committed to safety. They’re offering to replace the aluminum bolt shrouds, with an updated version that will not lead to malfunctions…all at no charge to you.
Ruger lays out instructions, specifying how you can determine whether or not your rifle may be effected:
If your rifle falls within the serial number range above and has an aluminum bolt shroud, it is potentially affected. Look up your serial number below and verify if that is the case.
Although all rifles with aluminum bolt shrouds within the above serial number range are potentially affected, most rifles will never experience this issue.
However, if you have ever experienced light primer indents or failure to fire while shooting or dry firing your rifle, you should obtain a replacement bolt shroud, which Ruger will provide FREE of charge.
Alternatively, if you have fired more than 100 rounds through your rifle with no issues or concerns (light primer indents or failures to fire), your rifle is unlikely to be affected and no additional action is necessary.
If you are not sure whether your rifle has exhibited any light primer indents or failures to fire, or are in any way concerned about the safety of your rifle, please sign up for this offer and we will send you a FREE replacement bolt shroud.
In short, if your serial number ranges from 1800-26274 to 1800-78345, or from 1801-00506 to 1801-30461, it is recommended that you follow the instructions on returning your rifle, so that you may get a safe replacement upgrade.
Ruger spokesman Mark Gerny has specified that not all Ruger Precision Rifles will be subject to this safety malfunction. If your gun’s serial number does not fall between the numbers listed above, it’s unlikely that it will be in danger of malfunctioning due to a faulty aluminum bolt shroud.
We are issuing a product safety bulletin, for certain Ruger Precision Rifles, due to the possibility of interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece.
Although only a small percentage of rifles appear to be effected, and we are not aware of any injuries, Ruger is firmly committed to safety. We are offering replacement aluminum bolt shrouds for effected rifles, in order to eliminate the possibility of such interference.
If you have experienced light primer indents or failures to fire while shooting, or abnormalities while dry firing, you should obtain a replacement bolt shroud which Ruger will provide, free of charge.
If you are not sure if you’ve experienced light primer indents or failures to fire, or you’re concerned about the safety of your rifle, you should sign up for this offer and obtain a free replacement bolt shroud.
According to Ruger’s FAQ section, if you need to get a replacement for your Precision Rifle, you do not need to send the entire thing back—in fact, you don’t have to send anything back.
Simply provide us with some basic information on the sign up page on Ruger.com/RPRSafety, and we will send you a replacement bolt shroud.
We will request your name, address, phone number, email address, and the serial number of your rifle. When we send you your replacement bolt shroud, we will include installation instructions, and request that you dispose of the old bolt shroud.
If you have any difficulty installing the new bolt shroud, please call Customer Service at 336-949-5200. We will walk you through the process, or if you would like, we will arrange to have your bolt shipped to our Newport, NH factory where we will install the bolt shroud for you.
Ruger will be shipping replacements on a first-come, first-served basis. Actual delivery will depend upon demand, but they’re working hard to ensure that customers receive their aluminum bolt shroud replacements as soon as possible.
They urge you to check your guns immediately. You can enter your Precision Rifle serial number in the link here to see if it is defective or not, and to discover if you’re eligible for a free retrofitting.