So what does it cost to shoot Precision Rifle?
The temptation here is to buy a stock, no-frills Ruger Precision Rifle and call it done, but there is a LOT more the sport of Precision Rifle than just buying a rifle, as I am finding out.
I’ll have the full writeup on all this stuff in an upcoming article for Shooting Sports USA, but here’s what I’d consider to be the minimum amount of gear to shoot a Precision Rifle match and do well.
Precision Rifle Gear
|Precision Rifle||$1030.00||Ruger Precision Rifle - 6.5mm Creedmoor|
|2 Mags||$80||Magpul Polymer AI|
|Optic||$700.00||SIG Sauer Tango 6-24x50|
|Rear Bag||$31.00||Wilderness Tactical|
|Wind gauge||$149.00||Kestrel 3000|
|Baliistics Calculator||$12.00||Strelok Pro|
|Spotting Scope||$479.00||Vortex Diamondback 20-60x80|
That Sig scope is a bit of a change-up… I’m seriously impressed with Sig’s optics, and a 6×24 scope first focal plane scope for under a grand (way under) is a pretty good deal. I left off a sling (whoops) and an arm pillow (a massively useful thing to have) so yeah, it might cost you a little more up-front to shoot Precision Rifle than it would 3 Gun, and it’s also going to cost you more to shoot, as 6.5 Creedmoor match ammo, even when bought in bulk, ain’t cheap.