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Old January 4th, 2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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Recovery Rifle

Yes, recovery rifle. At least that is what I am calling it.

I needed something to get me through another surgery. So, I bribed myself with a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. I got a new hip two weeks ago and I am finally back to my reloading bench today. The new rifle is at my FFL (neighbor) and I hope to pick it up soon. I might have to pay him to make a home delivery and bring the rifle.

I don't look forward to all the additional screening I will get at airports but I do look forward to better mobility and less pain. Here's to titanium parts and hopefully a distance shooting course this spring!

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Old January 4th, 2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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We want to see the scars!


Also I can tell you that often high grade titanium (gold & refined silver) parts go through the scanner without a blip. Scanners work on magnetic stuff.

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Old January 4th, 2017, 03:30 PM   #3
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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.

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Yes, recovery rifle. At least that is what I am calling it.

I needed something to get me through another surgery. So, I bribed myself with a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. I got a new hip two weeks ago and I am finally back to my reloading bench today. The new rifle is at my FFL (neighbor) and I hope to pick it up soon. I might have to pay him to make a home delivery and bring the rifle.

I don't look forward to all the additional screening I will get at airports but I do look forward to better mobility and less pain. Here's to titanium parts and hopefully a distance shooting course this spring!

Pictures of rifle and more to come.
That is an awesome rifle, I don't own one but have shot one a good bit. The trigger adjustments are ridiculous. At yhe lightest setting I would suggest you use caution and no gloves. I wish you the best with recovery, do want the therapist says even if it's a pain in the ass. I have had 3 back surgeries so I can understand what your looking at. If you need to vent I will listen.

Now enough of that of that BS I'm ready to see some pics!!!

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Old January 4th, 2017, 05:43 PM   #5
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A recovery rifle , you sir are a genius

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Old January 4th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #6
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I am excited to say the least and it has helped me push through physical therapy and moving a lot.

I am happy to post a pic of the scar but I must warn you it is nasty looking. Good news is that it appears to be healing well. Hey mods will I get banned for posting a pic of my scar?

I have heard a lot about the trigger on the RPR but I have never handled one yet. That will change soon. A good friend of mine owns an RPR also in 6.5 Creedmoor rifle and he has been shooting some great groups with factory ammo. I have my reloading dies and supplies all ready to go. I will do some factory shooting but plan on the majority of the loads to be my own hand loads.

For now, I will take a scope off another rifle until I figure out what I want on the RPR. Also, I need to save up some more $$$. This rifle is not terribly expensive but still ate up all my Christmas cash and some I had saved before.

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Old January 5th, 2017, 02:50 AM   #7
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Next week going in for knee surgery and doubt I will be very mobile for a couple months or so but hope to be able to hobble out to my garage to load rounds until Spring weather gets here. Friend and I going today to replace target frames at local range for won't be able to do that after next week. Wish you the best on recovery and your recovery rifle as well.

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Old January 5th, 2017, 04:14 AM   #8
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Good luck with your recovery and new rifle.
I had some shoulder work done awhile back that involved some titanium hardware and have gone through metal detectors without anyone mentioning anything out of the ordinary.

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Old January 5th, 2017, 05:33 AM   #9
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As far as factory try the hornady VLD, very accurate from this rifle and good brass to work up your own loads. 2 pound single stage trigger will get away from you until you shoot it a few times. Very easy to shoot well from a rest, this is a heavy rifle. You will love it.

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Old January 5th, 2017, 07:10 AM   #10
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Heck never thought of getting a Recovery Rifle for Therapy. Had both of my Hips replaced a couple of years ago. I think of it like replacing the Ball Joints in an Old Truck to get a few more miles out of it. Age is 70. Hope your Recovery goes well Recovery Rifle or not...Lew

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Old January 8th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #11
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Sorry for the delay in updating this thread with pictures of the RPR. My FFL got the flu and I have not been able to get with him and pickup the rifle yet. I promise more is coming. I have already started reloading for the Creedmoor so I might post some picks of the ammo tonight.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 11:27 AM   #12
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Just got the stitches out of my shoulder with a long road ahead
Wifey just rolled her eyes at the recovery rifle maneuver
I still think it's a stroke of pure genius

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Old January 8th, 2017, 12:58 PM   #13
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Hey I had a cold I think one of them recovery rifles is good idea . Seriously though good luck with the rifle and your hip recovery

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Old January 8th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #14
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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.

Got the Atlas today, so I put it on. I see why they are expensive now.


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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #15
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Good call man! I hope you recover quickly so you can shoot it.

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