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Ridgeline Training Center
Ridgeline Training Center
Ridgeline Training Center

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Rifle may take up to 4-6 week to ship after purchase.

Ridgeline Defense has been a leader in Precision Rifle Training since our inception in 2016. Our training staff has won or placed top 5 at every one of their eight appearances at the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition and the USASOC Sniper Competition. On average we train over 500 precision rifle shooters per year, spanning from Special Operators to novices. This level of experience coupled with the volume of students has allowed us to identify what we wanted in terms of performance from the rifle as well as spot the trends when it came to issues.

RD-15-LPR (LIGHT PRECISION RIFLE)

Rifle may take up to 3-4 week to ship after purchase.

Ridgeline Defense has been a leader in Precision Rifle Training since our inception in 2016. Our training staff has won or placed top 5 at every one of their eight appearances at the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition and the USASOC Sniper Competition. On average we train over 500 precision rifle shooters per year, spanning from Special Operators to novices. This level of experience coupled with the volume of students has allowed us to identify what we wanted in terms of performance from the rifle as well as spot the trends when it came to issues.

Model: RD-15-LPR (LIGHT PRECISION RIFLE)

UNCOMPROMISING LIGHT PRECISION RIFLE

OUR PEDIGREE:

Ridgeline Defense has been a leader in Precision Rifle Training since our inception in 2016. Our training staff has won or placed top 5 at every one of their eight appearances at the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition and the USASOC Sniper Competition. On average we train over 500 precision rifle shooters per year, spanning from Special Operators to novices. This level of experience coupled with the volume of students has allowed us to identify what we wanted in terms of performance from the rifle as well as spot the trends when it came to issues.

Our initial rifle offering looks to solve the problems typically encountered by gas gunners, specifically consistency and flex. What started off as a conversation over post range beers has now taken form as a true Light Precision Rifle, the RD-15 LPR. Welcome to the High Ground.

This is what sets the LPR apart

What Makes this Rifle Different?

  • Each Rifle is tested at the factory for flawless functioning and accuracy. Each rifle ships with its target showing it is a SUB-MOA gun before it ever leaves our doors.
  • Our rifle was born out of the necessity of end users, not in order to create sales. This means every single thing we did differently than others before us was on purpose. That purpose is greater reliability and accuracy ensuring more rounds find their target.
  • ZERO Barrel Flex – The plague of shooting gas guns is that the integration of the free float handguard mounts to the barrel nut. Although free float handguards reduce barrel flex causing your zero to shift, they are still mounted to the barrel nut and move the barrel out of alignment and for a precision shooter can mean the difference between and impact and a miss. We combated this in two different ways: We select each upper and barrel pairing to ensure the tightest contact between them. This increases accuracy but also reduces the room for the barrel extension to move within the upper. We also mount our handguards to the extended semi-monolithic upper receiver and bypass the barrel nut altogether. This ensures that whether shooting off a bipod, bag, tripod, or anything else you may use – you will see ZERO shift in your point of impact.

Our Warranty
This rifle was not built to be a safe queen. The RD-15 LPR was made to be a tool built for warfighters, by warfighters. We back our product with a Limited Lifetime Warranty against any and all defects in your rifle caused by us or our design because if we are given the chance to fix it, we are given a chance to improve it.

SPECS:

RECEIVER:

  • 7075 T6 Machined Billet
  • Semi-Monolithic Design for Reduced Barrel Deflection

BARREL:

  • PROOF Research Match Grade 416 Stainless Blank
  • Custom Ridgeline Barrel Profile
  • 16” 1:7 twist
  • Chambered in .223 Wylde

GAS SYSTEM:

  • Intermediate Length Gas System
  • Proprietary Heat Treated 17-4 Stainless Gas Block
  • Dual Taper with Jam Nut for consistent gas flow

BUFFER SYSTEM:

  • VLTOR A5 System 7-Position
  • A5H2 buffer and Sprinco Green Spring

BOLT:

  • Full Auto Rated and Staked BCG
  • Polished DLC (Diamond Like Coating) Carpenter 158
  • MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected)
  • HPT (High Pressure Tested)

TRIGGER:

  • Geissele SSA-E 2-Stage Trigger

FURNITURE:

  • Magpul CTR Buttstock
  • B5 Systems Grip
  • Oversized Bolt Catch
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release

THE ACCURACY DIFFERENCE:

Our unique “chassis” is what sets our rifle apart, providing a solid foundation for optimal performance. The semi-monolithic receiver utilizes precision engineered elements to provide the most stable semi-automatic platform available by removing the most common and impactful interferences that affect precision. This includes a barrel that is both thermal and press fit into the receiver, secured using a 3” steel jam nut, while supporting the chamber as well as providing a heat sink for improved barrel life.

The semi-monolithic design ensures that the rail does not impact the barrel nut, preventing any point of impact shift. Whether shooting off a bipod, bag, barricade, or tripod, our rifle maintains consistent and repeatable accuracy. Our 6061 T6 aluminum MLOK rail includes an integrated Really Right Stuff ARCA Swiss rail as well as MLOK at the 6 o’clock position for maximum adaptability. The press fit between our rail and receivers creates a remarkably stable visual experience, allowing the shooter to stay on target shot after shot.

Answer to Questions for the RD-15 LPR

At this time we do not, but we are just getting started. We went into this venture knowing full well we have customers and friends “behind enemy lines” in ban states and fully plan to support them.

A Minute of Angle is an angular unit of measure that is 1/60th of one degree. In linear terms, at 100 yards the angle would have a diameter of 1.047” (most shooters round it to 1”), at 200 yards it would be 2”, at 300 yards it would be 3”, etc. Sub-minute, or sub MOA accuracy, means all rounds fired fall inside of an area less than the specified MOA at that distance. Every RD15 LPR is accuracy tested before it leaves our facility using 77gr. Federal Gold Medal Match ammunition, and must produce a 5 round group under 1” at 100 yards. Each rifle ships with its test target and group size written on it.

The barrel break in procedure is included in the documentation that shipped with your RD-15 LPR manual. If you discarded your packaging, manual or break in recommendations card, it can be viewed here.

Barrel Break In Guide

RD15 LPR barrels are manufactured for us by PROOF Research. They are cut rifled from a double stress-relieved 416R pre-hardened chromium stainless steel barrel blank using our custom profile for balance and to facilitate our gas block index system.

During the machining process on billet receivers tooling marks can and do occur. From the start our focus has been on accuracy and functional reliability. You gun shipped after being tested for both accuracy and reliability and if you see marks they are most likely superficial in nature only. If you believe you have marks on your receiver, or have any quality concerns please reach out to sales@ridgelinedefense.com and we will work to ensure any and all concerns are addressed.

We understand that despite all our testing of barrel manufacturers, types of steel and contours as well as lengths; you may want to use a different caliber or barrel manufacturer. Removing and re-installing the hand guard should be done by a reputable gunsmith capable of dealing with exceptionally tight tolerances so as to not damage the receiver. Our barrel and Gas system are keyed to the barrel your RD-15 LPR shipped with and are held in with Jam nuts for concentric contact. If you require warranty service barrel replacement, please contact us at sales@ridgelinedefense.com to set up an RMA and we will take care of your shot out barrel.

After following our Barrel Break-In recommendations, we suggest cleaning your rifle when you see accuracy degradation outside of the normal tolerance of your capabilities. The RD-15 LPR passed over 20 rounds of SURG testing without loss of accuracy (over 5000 rounds) so you have plenty of wiggle room. It is always recommended to clean and oil per the field strip/cleaning instructions in your Manual if the rifle will be stored for a longer period of time.

The Ridgeline Defense RD-15 LPR is a rifle made for the fighting man, by the fighting man. Whether it is being stored in a pelican case, being shipped or going back to the armory, we recommend a basic field strip/cleaning per the instructions in your Manual. If being stored in damp or non-climate controlled environments for long periods of time, we advise putting a thin coating of your preferred CLP (Cleaner Lubricant Protectant) on all steel parts as well as the barrel to inhibit any surface rusting from occurring. Be sure to remove any CLP from the bore prior to shooting.

Be a man, rattle can. Just be sure to cover/mask pertinent moving parts appropriately to avoid overspray gumming up the works. Ridgeline will not be held responsible for you spraying your optics, lasers or accessories.

Proper Cerakote will require a competent gunsmith to properly break down the gun to paintable components.

Ridgeline recommends 1.5-2x magnification per hundred yards of desired engagement distance, while keeping an eye on size and weight. The extra magnification of scopes like the Leupold MK5 3.6-18x or the Nightforce 4-16x ATACR provide the shooter with a greater ability to spot splash and impacts without the use of a spotter, even if the target is limited in size, contrast to background, or varying light conditions.

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Our Reviews

RD-15-LPR (LIGHT PRECISION RIFLE) (44 in Stock)

Ridgeline

$3,199.99

MSRP:

Ridgeline Defense has been a leader in Precision Rifle Training since our inception in 2016. Our training staff has won or placed top 5 at every one of their eight appearances at the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition and the USASOC Sniper Competition. On average we train over 500 precision rifle shooters per year, spanning from Special Operators to novices. This level of experience coupled with the volume of students has allowed us to identify what we wanted in terms of performance from the rifle as well as spot the trends when it came to issues.

RECEIVER:

  • 7075 T6 Machined Billet
  • Semi-Monolithic Design for Reduced Barrel Deflection

BARREL:

  • PROOF Research Match Grade 416 Stainless Blank
  • Custom Ridgeline Barrel Profile
  • 16” 1:7 twist
  • Chambered in .223 Wylde

GAS SYSTEM:

  • Intermediate Length Gas System
  • Proprietary Heat Treated 17-4 Stainless Gas Block
  • Dual Taper with Jam Nut for consistent gas flow

BUFFER SYSTEM:

  • VLTOR A5 System 7-Position
  • A5H2 buffer and Sprinco Green Spring
 

BOLT:

  • Full Auto Rated and Staked BCG
  • Polished DLC (Diamond Like Coating) Carpenter 158
  • MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected)
  • HPT (High Pressure Tested)

TRIGGER:

  • Geissele SSA-E 2-Stage Trigger

FURNITURE:

  • Magpul CTR Buttstock
  • B5 Systems Grip
  • Oversized Bolt Catch
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
 
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The Ridgeline Training Center is a premier, purpose-built tactical training school. Located in Dalton, NH the school offers next generation courses and world class experiences for civilians, the corporate world, government agencies, law enforcement and military special operations groups. The Ridgeline team maintains a simple but important focus that THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT AND THEIR GOALS ARE ALWAYS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY.

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