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Old December 30th, 2015, 04:50 PM   #106
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My LGS has my .308 RPR coming in tomorrow and I'll be picking it up Saturday morning, I've been kinda reconsidering even getting one but after speaking with a couple of folks at my range who have shot them and telling me how much they really liked the rifle I decided to go ahead and keep my name on the list ... which fortunately happened to be numero uno out of four.

I'll throw a couple of pics up whenever I get it if y'all want to take a gander
You could send it to me.....I still havent heard anything. I refuse to pay gunbroker price for one. I have my custom bolt rifle barrelled action back from the gunsmith and now my KRG chassis is waiting to get dipped in multicam.....having a hard time understanding what takes so long to throw some chassis parts in a tub with some camo film in it.

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Old December 30th, 2015, 05:23 PM   #107
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Probably those thousand other chassis that are in front of you that was not mentioned TNcoupe, seems like whenever I try to get anything done in a timely manner from a vendor for either work or personal stuff and am told 'Yea, you're next in line' I always throw on my 'Slow Train Coming' album.

Be sure to post up some pics of that bad boy whenever you get it finished though!

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Old December 30th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #108
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Probably those thousand other chassis that are in front of you that was not mentioned TNcoupe, seems like whenever I try to get anything done in a timely manner from a vendor for either work or personal stuff and am told 'Yea, you're next in line' I always throw on my 'Slow Train Coming' album.

Be sure to post up some pics of that bad boy whenever you get it finished though!
It was more of a "trying to get my tank drain piped in at my new shop." That was 5 weeks ago or so. How long does it take to run a few feet of pvc?

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Old December 30th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #109
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I got my 6.5 in the week before Christmas and am now waiting on Vortex to send me a Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP with the EBR-2C MRAD reticle and rings. Will start building an ammo stockpile and then do some shooting as weather allows.

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I got my 6.5 in the week before Christmas and am now waiting on Vortex to send me a Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP with the EBR-2C MRAD reticle and rings. Will start building an ammo stockpile and then do some shooting as weather allows.
You'll like that scope. I had it on my M1A in one of cmshoot's precision rifle classes. I took it off and put it on my new bolt rifle. Only complaint I have is when illuminated mine gets a little fuzzy at 24x.

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Old December 31st, 2015, 04:01 PM   #111
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They are interesting rifles I am curious to hear how your rifle performs

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Old January 2nd, 2016, 02:03 PM   #112
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Got my RPR .308 in today and I'm a lot more impressed than I was expecting to be, I've been wanting a 20" 308 and I believe this guy will fit the bill just fine. All I did was unbox and slap a bipod on it, I was expecting the handguard to be canted to one side as I have been reading about but this one is straight as an arrow so that was an added bonus ... I'll clean it up and throw a scope on it, hit the range next week with a report and pictures, I sure hope this thing shoots as good as it looks....























I added a scope last night, all of the rings I had were too low so I ended taking a scope off of one of one of my ARs and used the LaRue SPR 1.5 mount and a Zeiss scope I had on one of my hunting rifles. I'm thinking I'll end up with a NightForce scope and Seekins 1.45" rings eventually but this setup will do so I can at least shoot it for now....


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Old June 11th, 2016, 07:29 AM   #113
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I ordered one in .243 yesterday for $1050 with free shipping online at sportsmans outdoor supercenter. My local shop only charges $20 for the transfer so $1070 total, I'm a happy old jarhead. I was also considering the Savage 10 BA Stealth in 6.5 creedmore. After some careful considerations I decided on the Ruger for the following reasons.

1. I like the 243's ballistics and low recoil. My wife and daughter-in-law are alergic to recoil and i have a couple of grandsons that will appreciate it as well one day.

2. I am quickly becoming a decrepid arthretic old fart and it will be easier on my tender baby shoulder. (This is the main reason) lol

3. Because of the multi caliber platform its easy to rebarrel to either a match 308 or 6.5 barrel in minutes.

4. As well not being able to find one in 308 or 6.5 made it a good bargining chip to justify it with the wife with it being something she can handle. But then she never says no to my firearm needs and desires. I'm a lucky man.

Ill be mounting the Vortex HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 that I had planned on mounting on my M1a PAS. I think I'll get a Leupold Mk4 ERT for the M1a while us civilians can still buy them.

I plan to put a Seekins Precision Ruger SP3R V3 Rail System on it as well as a decent bipod.

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Old June 11th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #114
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Another review on the RPR from Precision Rifle Blog.: http://precisionrifleblog.com/2016/0...-rifle-review/


I was looking at a RPR purchase back in January, decided instead to go all out on a custom PRS rifle and bought a Surgeon 591SA receiver w/a small rifle firing pin for close to the MSRP of the RPR...One of the reasons is I wanted to shoot the 6.5x47Lapua cartridge and that's not a stock chambering in the RPR; secondly, I wanted to choose my freebore optimized for a particulate bullet and no factory rifle manufacture gives you that option. Third, the 6.5x47L uses small rifle primers necessitating a small rifle firing pin, not an option in the RPR. My smith, Matt Stewart at Stewart Rifles in Oklahoma, updated me last week, my Surgeon should by done by July 1st.

My honest opinion after researching the RPR for a couple months but in the end going a different route, the price the RPR is hard to beat for what you get, but it's an entry level, mass produced rifle with limited factory options, it will rarely exhibit the repeatabie accuracy of a custom built precision rifle, granted, at 4-5 times the cost...Just my .02-cents, your real world results may vary and I will enjoy reading about them.

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Old June 11th, 2016, 01:21 PM   #115
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Pickup a titanium bolt shroud with the steel tool in it and don't look bAck at the plastic shroud it comes with. Other than that it's good to go.


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I ordered one in .243 yesterday for $1050 with free shipping online at sportsmans outdoor supercenter. My local shop only charges $20 for the transfer so $1070 total, I'm a happy old jarhead. I was also considering the Savage 10 BA Stealth in 6.5 creedmore. After some careful considerations I decided on the Ruger for the following reasons.

1. I like the 243's ballistics and low recoil. My wife and daughter-in-law are alergic to recoil and i have a couple of grandsons that will appreciate it as well one day.

2. I am quickly becoming a decrepid arthretic old fart and it will be easier on my tender baby shoulder. (This is the main reason) lol

3. Because of the multi caliber platform its easy to rebarrel to either a match 308 or 6.5 barrel in minutes.

4. As well not being able to find one in 308 or 6.5 made it a good bargining chip to justify it with the wife with it being something she can handle. But then she never says no to my firearm needs and desires. I'm a lucky man.

Ill be mounting the Vortex HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 that I had planned on mounting on my M1a PAS. I think I'll get a Leupold Mk4 ERT for the M1a while us civilians can still buy them.

I plan to put a Seekins Precision Ruger SP3R V3 Rail System on it as well as a decent bipod.

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Old June 11th, 2016, 06:57 PM   #116
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Capona,

I had ordered a black anodized aluminum bolt shroud from LRI before I ran across the titanium versions. I also ordered the tool from the same guy and it's a keychain version.

If we like these guns I'll probably buy a 6.5 mm version As well for myself and not have to worry about changing a barrel. I will definitely be buying the titanium shroud and bolt key for that rifle.

We aren't into the competition shooting at all but if someday my grandsons decide they want to do it I figure these rifles could be their gateway drug into that arena.

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Old July 14th, 2016, 04:48 AM   #117
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Already have one worked into the budget for next year. I'm set on semi guns and supplies for them. Most likely a 308. I'm not a comp shooter but it checks all the blocks for me.

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Old December 3rd, 2016, 09:05 AM   #118
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Report on my new RPR 6.5 Creedmoor Gen 2...

I bought another RPR on Oct 26th but the extractor was completely missing from the bolt along with the ejector being totally flubbed up due to the roll pin installtion as well as the buffer tube being installed way out out alignment resulting in the buttstock having a ton of cant and ended up sending the rifle back to Ruger with me asking several times "How did you guys test fire this rifle with the bolt like that?!" and in not a very happy manner either. I got the rifle back with a photocopy of the three round test fire target along with the data had written on the target, looked like one hole so I thought that looked promising but still was apprehensive about how this thing was going to shoot.

I mounted the NF 4-14x50 scope off of my .308 RPR, took it to the range Thursday and I gotta give the folks at Ruger a hand, after a few shots zeroing the scope this is the result of a 100 yard five shot group using factory Hornady 120gr A-MAX Match ammo...







Gotta say, after the issues were settled, Ruger did me good and I believe this rifle is going to be one of my favorites.



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Old December 3rd, 2016, 09:46 AM   #119
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Report on my new RPR 6.5 Creedmoor Gen 2...

I bought another RPR on Oct 26th but the extractor was completely missing from the bolt along with the ejector being totally flubbed up due to the roll pin installtion as well as the buffer tube being installed way out out alignment resulting in the buttstock having a ton of cant and ended up sending the rifle back to Ruger with me asking several times "How did you guys test fire this rifle with the bolt like that?!" and in not a very happy manner either. I got the rifle back with a photocopy of the three round test fire target along with the data had written on the target, looked like one hole so I thought that looked promising but still was apprehensive about how this thing was going to shoot.

I mounted the NF 4-14x50 scope off of my .308 RPR, took it to the range Thursday and I gotta give the folks at Ruger a hand, after a few shots zeroing the scope this is the result of a 100 yard five shot group using factory Hornady 120gr A-MAX Match ammo...







Gotta say, after the issues were settled, Ruger did me good and I believe this rifle is going to be one of my favorites.




Good shooting. I have the same scope on my RPR with a larue mount hoping to have it as a multi platform use but the 20moarail on the Ruger needs to be factored in.

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Old April 26th, 2017, 02:21 PM   #120
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Here's an updated pic of my two RPRs, Gen I .308 with a Nightforce 4-14x50 SHV, Harris bipod and Silencerco Omega. Gen II 6.5CM with a Nightforce 5-20x56 SHV and Harris bipod...




Both are really nice shooters.

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