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Old February 22nd, 2017, 08:06 PM   #31
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My accuracy improved greatly with reloads and a Timney trigger.

The trigger is 2 stage. First stage is 8oz, second stage is 1lb.

Last range outing I put 22 out of 25 rounds in 1 square inch, with 3 fliers. RPR is .308, load is Hornady case, Federal 210 primer, 43.5 gr IMR 4064, 175 gr Sierra Match King HPBT.

RPR is Gen II.

Glass is Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 ffp ebr-1 moa.

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Old February 23rd, 2017, 08:39 PM   #32
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My accuracy improved greatly with reloads and a Timney trigger.

The trigger is 2 stage. First stage is 8oz, second stage is 1lb.

Last range outing I put 22 out of 25 rounds in 1 square inch, with 3 fliers. RPR is .308, load is Hornady case, Federal 210 primer, 43.5 gr IMR 4064, 175 gr Sierra Match King HPBT.

RPR is Gen II.

Glass is Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 ffp ebr-1 moa.
Do you have a link or number for your Timney trigger? My RPR is also a 2nd gen .308.

DISREGARD. Was a FNG question. Google, sometimes can be your friend.

I've GOT to try your load. The RPR is a great entry level precision rifle for us old pharts.


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Old February 25th, 2017, 10:08 PM   #33
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OAL on that load is 2.820 which is max mag length.

Check out Anarchy Outdoors for the trigger and other goodies. I bought the trigger, titanium solid bolt shroud, instead of the shroud with the tool inside like the stock one, and the firing pin/shroud retainer.

Have a Harris bipod, but it seems like it could be tighter if it was mounted to the picatinny rail instead of the picatinny rail QD post. I have purchased an Atlas bipod but have not tested it yet. Here in Michigan last week we broke five high temperature records, then we went back to the normal winter temps, with high winds.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 06:29 PM   #34
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RPR 6.5 Creedmoor 100 yards and I am still tightening up these groups.





EDIT - I also have the Timney trigger in my rifle. 8oz first stage and 2lb second stage.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 07:28 PM   #35
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I'm going out to test mine tomorrow with 44.2 grains of CFE223 behind a Nosler 168 BTHP competition. OAL 2.80. I was shooting 42.0 of RL15. Just seeing what different powders will do.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 08:08 PM   #36
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RPR 6.5 Creedmoor 100 yards and I am still tightening up these groups.


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Interesting powder choice. From the bit of research I've been doing (6.5CM) the darling of the dance is H or IMR4350, and IMR4451 a distant 3rd. I'm just curious why such a slow powder vs the .308? I don't go any slower than IMR4064 up to 168grn in the .308.

I've got 30 rounds loaded with IMR4064, and 30 loaded with IMR4451 and the 142grn SMK... so we will see.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 09:13 AM   #37
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I am loading 6.5 Creedmoor not 308.

My reason for choosing IMR 4166 is to reduce fouling. I am very familiar with the other popular powders and have them on my shelf but I plan on shooting the RPR in a precision shooting class in April and we will go through 400 rounds in 4 days.

See this website for the benefits of these new powders. So far I can get my RPR shooting 4166 very well.

http://www.enduronimr.com/

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Old March 1st, 2017, 02:00 PM   #38
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I am loading 6.5 Creedmoor not 308.

My reason for choosing IMR 4166 is to reduce fouling. I am very familiar with the other popular powders and have them on my shelf but I plan on shooting the RPR in a precision shooting class in April and we will go through 400 rounds in 4 days.

See this website for the benefits of these new powders. So far I can get my RPR shooting 4166 very well.

http://www.enduronimr.com/
No, I know you are loading 6.5, as am I.... that's where my confusion comes with what I've seen as far as powder selection for the 6.5 vs the .308. I agree with your choice of 4166 in the .308, but the 'precision' 6.5 shooters seem to be using very slow powders (IMR4350, et al)

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How are the groups with IMR4350 and what is the velocity? I will not be able to test velocity for a few weeks but I think my IMR 4166 is screaming hot.

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