For everyone out there that has wanted to try long range precision shooting but did not want the $4000 plus price tag, Ruger has introduced a new entry level rifle that will allow you get started in long range precision shooting for approximately $2000 (rifle and scope). Overall price will depend on how expensive of a scope you choose.
MSRP is $1399. Street price should be a couple hundred dollars less. Add your favorite scope and you are ready to go. Ruger has put a lot of features into this rifle. There isn't much else you should need.
The one feature that strikes me is the full adjustability of the stock. This allows you to fit the rifle to you. You are not stuck with whatever the factory makes. Proper fit goes a long way to helping you shoot better.
I just learned about this rifle and have not had a chance to even handle one at the stores. I did find a review from the guys at Snipers Hide. (www.snipershide.com) Snipers Hide gives a good overview of the rifle and it's capabilities. If they say it is good to go, I would believe them.
Here is a link to the Snipers Hide review of the new Ruger Precision Rifle.
If you want to try your hand at long range precision shooting this may be the rifle to start with.