Introducing the new Ruger AR-556® Multi-Purpose Rifle ("MPR") chambered in .450 Bushmaster. This new offering is ideal for hunting Midwestern whitetail deer and big pigs and target shooting at heavy steel.
The MPR platform offers superior accuracy, versatility and shootability by incorporating a Ruger® muzzle brake, Elite 452™ two-stage trigger, free-float handguard with Magpul® M-LOK® accessory attachment slots and Magpul furniture. This new rifle combines innovative engineering, modern materials and precision CNC-machining to make a superior rugged, reliable, semi-auto rifle chambered for the .450 Bushmaster cartridge.
Accuracy and velocity are maximized with a nitrided, 18-5/8" cold hammer-forged barrel and the 11/16"-24 radial port muzzle brake to soften recoil. A carbine-length gas system with 0.875" gas block ensures reliable function and fits under the 15" free-float handguard. The Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots around the handguard make attaching a sling and bipod easy. The handguard's smooth profile situates easily on shooting sticks or a backpack for a steady shot.
Engineered with a high-strength superalloy bolt and tapered lug geometry, the .450 Bushmaster MPR is built to withstand the strength of a cartridge that delivers twice the energy of 5.56 NATO. The upper receiver features a large window for easy ejection and is covered by a standard dust cover. Mil-Spec forgings are CNC-machined, anodized and finished with Ruger's Elite 452 two-stage trigger, Magpul MOE grip and MOE SL® stock.
This gun is amazing. Bought this so I could blast a deer south of The line. Accurate AF and has a little kick. LOL
This is the greatest gun since the muzzleloader. It has absolutely scary results on Deer and Pigs.
I have shot a 200 lb pig and several deer with mine and the results are devastating. The pig was shot in the ear, quarrying toward me at 50 yards. The bullet entered the right ear and lodged the left shoulder. Completely destroying the ham.
The deer was running away and I hit her in the rear 1/2 inch to the left of the rectum. It traveled into the spinal column and dropped it where it was at the time, 94 yards away. The second one was hit in the neck at 159 yards. they were both running at a medium speed and were killed immediately, the most humanly death that I have seen they never even fidgeted after being hit.
My son borrowed my Gun and killed a deer at 178 yard with a hold on sight pitcher. He reported the same description of what happened after the bullet hit. We did not have to do a blood line search. I will be using my gun exclusivity for deer and pig hunting. I am apposed to long range killing of any animals, I want only as close to instant death as I can find. I will pass up any shot that I don't feel is going to be instant death.