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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #16
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Great Rifles! Mine is in 308 (cheaper brass and more of it). I am changing the bipod to an Atlas and putting the Caldwell on a Sig 556. Congratulations on a fine rifle, and speedy recovery on your hip replacement.
Question. Was your rifle sub 1 MOA out of the box? I am still pondering what level of fire lapping to do on this rifle.

I also appreciate the Atlas comment. I have a Harris bi-pod but I have heard some really good things about the Atlas bi-pod.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #17
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Not to butt in but the rifle I have played with in the 6.5 creed, same as the one you bought was shooting 3/4 inch groups with the hornady factory ammo I mentioned earlier. I think once you adjust the trigger, stock, and comb you will be more than impressed. The one I played with was won one a raffle. It had a lower end leupold scope on it vari x 2 line. I agree with your choice to use glass you already have until you save for what you want. The ruger presion rifle Is defiantly a candidate for high end optics as the one I shot was a tack driver. Also the weight of the rifle and the muzzle brake makes it very pleasant to shoot. Can't wait too hear and see pics of how yours shoots.

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Enjoy the rifle! Our customers have been very happy with their performance.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 04:21 PM   #19
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Question. Was your rifle sub 1 MOA out of the box? I am still pondering what level of fire lapping to do on this rifle.

I also appreciate the Atlas comment. I have a Harris bi-pod but I have heard some really good things about the Atlas bi-pod.
Yes it is a sub 1 MOA out of the box. I shoot 308 168gr BTHP over 42.00 grains of RL15. I have been using Winchester Virgin Brass also believe it or not Sellier and Bellot primers. It is one sweet shooting rifle. I have not messed with the trigger on mine as it is really sweet. The Atlas bipod from every thing that I have read is really stable, which is why I bought it. I also put a Athlon 6X24X50 scope on it, with Burris Extreme Rings.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #20
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wishing you a speedy recovery .
My future son-in-law bought a rpr in 6.5 and brought it out to the house to sight in . I dont recall the exact magnification on the scope it is a vortex h-st , I do recall dialing it up to at least 16x after helping him sight in .
I have to agree with the other poster , definatly keep your finger out of the trigger guard until your ready to send one down range . Damn that trigger is nice , I scared myself the first shot .
He had hornady match ammo and that thing was drilling them in there . the rpr is capable of moa or less right out of the box .
good luck and be safe .

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Yes it is a sub 1 MOA out of the box. I shoot 308 168gr BTHP over 42.00 grains of RL15. I have been using Winchester Virgin Brass also believe it or not Sellier and Bellot primers. It is one sweet shooting rifle. I have not messed with the trigger on mine as it is really sweet. The Atlas bipod from every thing that I have read is really stable, which is why I bought it. I also put a Athlon 6X24X50 scope on it, with Burris Extreme Rings.
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wishing you a speedy recovery .
My future son-in-law bought a rpr in 6.5 and brought it out to the house to sight in . I dont recall the exact magnification on the scope it is a vortex h-st , I do recall dialing it up to at least 16x after helping him sight in .
I have to agree with the other poster , definatly keep your finger out of the trigger guard until your ready to send one down range . Damn that trigger is nice , I scared myself the first shot .
He had hornady match ammo and that thing was drilling them in there . the rpr is capable of moa or less right out of the box .
good luck and be safe .
Great comments on accuracy. Thank you. That gives me the perfect level of fire lapping for this rifle. I use the Tubbs Shooting System of bullets in rifles for fire lapping and this one will only get the final polish finish bullets not the rough lapping bullets. I have arranged a pickup today so life is good.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #22
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You better send me some pics of it as soon as you get it!

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Old January 9th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #23
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And so it begins....


















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Old January 9th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #24
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I had my knee replaced 11 months ago. I'm 37 years old and fairly active. I've never set off a metal detector. Don't worry about it. You'll be good to go.
Odd, the four posts and eight rods in my back ALWAYS set the airport metal detectors off. I wonder what the difference is?

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Old January 9th, 2017, 02:34 PM   #25
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Odd, the four posts and eight rods in my back ALWAYS set the airport metal detectors off. I wonder what the difference is?
Not sure but I do know that the speed of you going through the arch does matter. A TSA guy taught me about this. Walk through steady and slow. Too fast and you blur the sensor and it picks up on smaller amounts of metal. My ten screws, five plates in my neck and two rods and six screws in my back have not set it off yet in seven years of heavy travel. Try slow and smooth.

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I cleaned and checked the rifle last night. Trigger pull was set a 1lb 13.2oz on an average of five pulls. That is a bit light for me so I adjusted it up to just over 2lbs to start. There was quite a bit of fouling in the barrel but no copper fouling. Weird for sure. The rest of the rifle looks great. i loaded up my Tubbs fire lapping bullets 3-5. I will leave out 1-2 as this rifle should be sub 1 MOA so I will just use the Final Finish and polish bullets. I also loaded up nice group of Hornady ELD-X 143gr bullets over 37.6gr of H380 with CCI primers and Norma brass. I am all set to break in this rifle. Now, I just need to get some better weather to get to the range or cave-in and go to the indoor range.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 08:38 AM   #27
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Recovery rifle. That's a good excuse! Ouch! I got a scrape on my knee... Got to get a "recovery rifle". Think my wife will approve? I got my eye on a track of the wolf hawken kit...

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Old January 11th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #28
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Reloaded some rounds tonight.



This rifle is interesting. They store a hex key in the bolt, tucked inside an insert.





You use the hex key to adjust the trigger pull through a slot in the trigger housing.


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Old January 12th, 2017, 08:33 AM   #30
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Physically this recovery has not been that tough. Mentally it has been a challenge. I am a very active person and just laying around drives me nuts so this type of diversion really helps. We have a great ski year going on here in Utah and it is driving me nuts that I cannot get on the snow. I even have grand kids skiing now and I have to sit here. So, my next goal is the local pin shoot with pistols followed by a range visit and shooting this Ruger Precision Rifle.

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