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Old October 8th, 2016, 01:05 PM   #1
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FedEx delivered happiness today.......Ruger Precision 7.62

Pre- Ruger precision I was smitten by the Tubbs 2000 rifle but not the hefty price tag. When Ruger came out with the RPR I knew it was not if but when I would get one and in what caliber.
I am really tooled up for .308 so it was a natural choice.
Over all I am really impressed and ruger did their homework and a VERY good job in execution manufacturing the RPR,

A few initial observations on my sample ( GEN 1 / #1800-311** ) rifle. Fit and finish is very good. The stock locks up tight and the adjustments are easy and quick to make without tools. My trigger breaks clean @ 2.0 lbs. The bolt rides smoothly in the receiver and the only negative I can say is the bolts machining is a tad on the rough side. Time costs money and its a cost save in finishing. The plastic bolt shroud is pretty lame IMHO and that will be addressed later. I can see my bolt getting polished or coated with something in the future. Barrel looks perfect but shooting it the real test. The barrel is centered in the hand guard tube and no issues.

I put a Vortex 6~20 scope on it and will see how it performs............






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Old October 8th, 2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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Been considering one myself and I understand that the plastic bolt shroud can be replaced with an aluminum one. Ruger mentions that "some" M14 magazines work in their rifle?? That would be a bonus for those owning an M1A/M14 also.

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Old October 8th, 2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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I got the 308 and it's a great rifle. Very accurate. I did replace the plastic bolt shroud with a titanium one.
M14 mags all work fine to me but they wiggle a little. But they cycle and load fine.

rifle but not the hefty price tag. When Ruger came out with the RPR I knew it was not if but when I would get one and in what caliber.
I am really tooled up for .308 so it was a natural choice.
Over all I am really impressed and ruger did their homework and a VERY good job in execution manufacturing the RPR,

A few initial observations on my sample ( GEN 1 / #1800-311** ) rifle. Fit and finish is very good. The stock locks up tight and the adjustments are easy and quick to make without tools. My trigger breaks clean @ 2.0 lbs. The bolt rides smoothly in the receiver and the only negative I can say is the bolts machining is a tad on the rough side. Time costs money and its a cost save in finishing. The plastic bolt shroud is pretty lame IMHO and that will be addressed later. I can see my bolt getting polished or coated with something in the future. Barrel looks perfect but shooting it the real test. The barrel is centered in the hand guard tube and no issues.

I put a Vortex 6~20 scope on it and will see how it performs............





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Old October 8th, 2016, 01:50 PM   #4
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Likewise I have been considering one of these - in .308 as I have long years of experience loading for it and have stuff.

Keep us posted. Also - tell us how it would work for shooting rapid fire with a reload???? 2 mags loaded 5 and 5 -
If I get one I will have to figure how to mount a match front sight so I could use it in HP

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Old October 8th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #5
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I just bought a Gen II 308 off of GB. I am waiting for it to arrive. I ordered a Athlon 6-24X50 scope for it. I also plan on using Burris Extreme scope mounts. Another project in the making. I just wonder if I should get High or Extra High for the scope mounts. I did not realize how hard these rifles are to get.

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Old October 8th, 2016, 05:23 PM   #6
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Capona where did you get the Titanium Bolt Shroud?

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Old October 8th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #7
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Very nice buy jkh, but you'll be wasting ammo as they will all be going thru the same hole.

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Old October 8th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #8
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Capona where did you get the Titanium Bolt Shroud?
I got the one that includes the tool as well. It's a bit more money than the ones that don't hold the tool.

http://www.anarchyoutdoors.com/ruger...olt-shroud-hd/

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I picked up a RPR in .308 a while back (last February) and installed a NF 4-14x50 SHV, Seekins 1.45" rings and also replaced the plastic bolt shroud/tool with the Anarchy titanium. Next step is to cerakote it and I have a Silencerco Omega that *should* be making it to my hands hopefully around December or before, it shoots pretty good, not lights out like my Remington 700 5R but it surely holds its own (3/4 MOA) and I am still devolping loads for it so maybe the groups can be tightened up a bit.

Overall, I really like this rifle...






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Old October 9th, 2016, 06:05 AM   #10
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I've had several students show up with those in all 3 calibers, every one shot very well.

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Old October 9th, 2016, 06:43 AM   #11
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I was seriously considering buying one, until Ruger decided to "improve" them. The gen II just doesn't appeal to me. Lack of availability is also an issue. Since I already have a Tubb and an Eliseo, I'll just rebarrel.

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I got the one that includes the tool as well. It's a bit more money than the ones that don't hold the tool.

http://www.anarchyoutdoors.com/ruger...olt-shroud-hd/

Thanks, I just ordered one with the tool. I guess I will get it cerakoted when it gets here.

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The Gen II's have a metal bolt shroud, different rail and a muzzle device. From what I am told other than that they are the same. I have a Gen 1 and it is fine for me. I was really thing of suppressing it.


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An obvious difference between GEN 1 & GEN 2 guns is the change in the front rail.

The GEN 1 rail is a picatinny rail the same height all the way down.
The GEN 2 rail is stepped / lower in front for added scope clearance and shorter rings.

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