Furniture consists of a 6-position collapsible buttstock and a Hogue Monogrip overmolded pistol grip. Controls are Mil-Spec all the way, with nothing added,  deleted or moved. While the single-stage trigger is also Mil-Spec, its one of the better examples we’ve seen. After only a minimal amount of palpable take-up, the trigger breaks smartly at an average pull weight of 6 lbs. 3 oz., with no stacking or other bad habits. While not particularly light, its an above average trigger that permits a good degree of precision.

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For testing we mounted Bushnell’s new Elite Tactical ERS 3.5-21x50mm riflescope ($2,018.95) in LaRue Tactical 34mm rings on a LaRue Tactical SPR 1.5 quick-detach base. Built on a tough, hammer-forged, 34mm tube, the Elite Tactical ERS features a G2 long-range reticle mounted in the first focal plane, T-Lok locking turrets, side parallax adjustment dial and premium-quality Japanese optics.

Ruger-762-11Reliability testing was entirely uneventful. In over 100 rounds fired, we experienced no failures of any kind. Accuracy testing from the bench at 100 yards revealed a rifle with excellent accuracy potential and definite ammo preferences. The SR-762’s favorite load was Hornady’s 165-gr. GMX Superformance (2,750 f.p.s./2,770 ft. lbs.) which turned a best 3-shot group measuring 0.66″ center to center. Second place went to Black Hills’ 168-gr. Match HP (2,650 f.p.s./2,619 ft. lbs.), with a best 3-shot group of 0.72″. Federal’s 175-gr. Gold Medal Match BTHP (2,600 f.p.s./2,627 ft. lbs.) was also a sub-1-MOA performer, with a best 3-shot group measuring 0.92″. All other loads tested printed groups measuring between 1.25 and 1.95”.

See the SR-762 at your firearms retailer, or for more information contact Sturm, Ruger & Co., Dept. OT; Tel.: (603) 865-2442; Web: www.ruger.com