Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the addition of the Hawkeye® FTW Predator rifle to its Hawkeye line of bolt-action rifles. This new model combines popular features of the Gunsite Scout Rifle and the Hawkeye Predator to deliver a long-range, accurate rifle for both range and field.
The Hawkeye FTW Predator rifle design began with extensive on-range consultation with SAAM (Sportsman's All-weather, All-terrain Marksmanship) shooting instructors at the world-renowned FTW Shooting School in Barksdale, Texas. The SAAM instructors were impressed with the proven accuracy of the Hawkeye Predator and the quick handling of the Gunsite Scout rifle. With their input, Ruger engineers designed a rifle that combines the trigger and action of the Hawkeye Predator with the adjustable buttstock design found on the Gunsite Scout rifle. The result is a perfect combination of ergonomics and long-range accuracy needed in a fast handling predator rifle.
The Hawkeye FTW Predator features a two-stage target trigger, Green Mountain laminate stock, stainless steel receiver and medium contour barrel. Models are available with either a 22" barrel with a 1:10" twist chambered in .308 Win., or a 24" barrel with a 1:8" twist chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The soft rubber buttpad is adjustable with the use of three, 1/2" buttpad spacers (included) which allows the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear. The non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor is the most positive case extraction system ever invented. The design of the hinged, solid-steel floorplate allows for easy unloading without having to chamber each cartridge and has a patented latch that is flush with the trigger guard to avoid accidental dumping of cartridges. Patented integral scope mounts, machined directly on the solid-steel receiver, provide a stable mounting surface for the included scope rings.
For more information on the Hawkeye FTW Predator, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Hawkeye FTW Predator or other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.
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