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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM   #16
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Mine are 300WSM and 204ruger. The 204 has zero recoil and is very fun to play with, I use it for coyotes and other varmints. I would love to shoot prairie dogs that would be great fun to me.
The .17WSM gives me a lot more shooting, and lethality with p. dogs. It is a lot quieter than a center fire, and more energy @200yds than a .22lr at the muzzle. I have gotten doubles at near 200 yards with a single shot. Also, it doesn't scare them at 200, and I can often get more than one off the same hill with multiple shots. I am PO'd though, as they are building a new highway through a major dog town I shoot on. The .204 tempted me, but I opted for a rim fire.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:37 PM   #17
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The 204 is I little more expensive to shoot but i shot one my buddy had and had to have one. It's not as loud as a 223 but louder than any rimfire. I agree about the tikka rifles they can be had around here for under $500 for a plastic stock blued rifle. Sako barreled action awesome trigger what's not to like! To anyone that hasn't shot a 204 I suggest at least trying one out.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 06:55 PM   #18
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I'm at the range, shooting my Garand, practicing on CMP 100 yd targets, scoring high 70's to mid 80's, mehhh.....

Another shooter has his RPR. We try each others rifle.....

Holy Smokes!!!!
There's hope!!!!

100yds.
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Remington Premier Match

The worst part is, I've been saving $$ to upgrade from my M1A Loaded, into a Super Match, and now this happens!!!
.308?

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.308?
Indeed.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #20
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I heard they can accept M14/M1A pattern mags... is this true?

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Old February 16th, 2017, 08:15 PM   #21
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I was curious about getting a bolt action rifle down the road and was looking at the RPR. I then came across some reviews of the Ruger American Predator Rifle. I have seen a few videos of what this rifle can do, 6.5 Creedmore going out to over 1000 yards. For a 400 dollar or so it could be a fun rifle and not break the bank.

Just thought I would throw it out as an option for people looking at the RPR.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 05:08 AM   #22
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I heard they can accept M14/M1A pattern mags... is this true?
There's a long thread on the RPR in the 'bolt action' forum where guys are saying, 'yes', but they are a bit loose.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 05:23 AM   #23
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Friend of mine bought a 6.5 RPR last week... I got to fire the ceremonial first rounds out of it (I supplied the sight so he could at least shoot it.) I was fairly impressed with it, it was easy to shoot well and I could see where you could tweak it into a competition rifle. Compared to my Savage 10T it felt pretty clunky, however; I understand that we only put 60 rounds through the Ruger and I told it's owner to set at home, put on American Sniper, and work that bolt for 2 hours.

We were only at 75' at an indoor range, using my ancient Bushnell red dot... so I can't relate to it's accuracy potential. No recoil with Hornady 143grn ammo, but loud as all get out, and I got a few dirty looks from the stalls on either side of me.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:40 AM   #24
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I don't know about you, but when a fellow shooter offers me ammo and trigger time on their gun, I am thankful, no matter the round count. I'll offer the results to other shooters who may be considering said rifle. I'll post the results in the forum related to the rifle, in this case, the bolt action forum.

It should also be noted, that this was a used Gen 1 RPR, recently purchased by the kind gentlemen that allowed me to shoot it, with factory ammo, with me having never touched the rifle previously.

I'm happy for the air gun guy. I'm sure he put a significant amount of time and money in to achieving his 10 shot group.

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What happened to the air gun guy post?!?!?!?!?


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Old February 17th, 2017, 05:50 PM   #25
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A couple of months ago I was debating between the new RPR and a M1a scout. I went back and forth for a couple months and then one morning saw a Savage Long Range Hunter for sale locally for $550 w/ a $150 decent hunting scope on it. Like new. I jumped on it and while it is not quite in the same category, I'm pretty happy with it. My local range is only 100 yards... effin CT.. :( but my buddy has a RPR in 6.5 with a $1k piece of glass... It is an amazing rifle but he has more than 4x the money in it.

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Old February 20th, 2017, 04:48 PM   #26
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Very nice group for the first time shooting that RPR!!
I have one in 6.5 Creedmoor with 150rds. thru it and its fast becoming one of my most accurate rifles.
Still needs some fine tuning if it wants to catch up to my FN-SPR.

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Old February 20th, 2017, 04:56 PM   #27
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What a banging group! Ya. ya again!

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Old February 20th, 2017, 08:15 PM   #28
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What happened to the air gun guy post?!?!?!?!?
I kind of thought he was thread-crapping, but that's me.

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Started reloading for the 6.5 tonight... that's what I get for not researching a new round first. I figured IMR4895 or IMR4064? Not. Almost everyone uses H or IMR4350 almost exclusively.

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Old February 20th, 2017, 09:56 PM   #29
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The RPR is a great rifle and super accurate out of the box but what is the fun in that? These semi autos need Love and sweat to make them sing. Thats what drew me to the M1A and then this forum. Also IMHO they are boring looks like another AR type thing. I like to see problems solved like crappy bull-pub triggers (IMHO DTA makes a sweet bullpub). But again a sweet deal for that price point accuracy out of the box.

That is a great group it seems that precision rifles in the last decade have make huge advancements.


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Old February 21st, 2017, 11:33 AM   #30
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What happened to the air gun guy post?!?!?!?!?
It got removed for being too far off topic.

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