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Old April 7th, 2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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I ended up buying a new Ruger Precision Rifle 5.56/223 today. It is still in the box or I would post pictures. It weighs the same as the 308 RPR and looks the same. The down side is that it only takes RUGER magazines. It does not take AR mags or Magpul. But, if it shoots as good as my 308 I will be happy! I am waiting for a 2-16 X 50 Quigley Ford scope to put on it. That should be here next week.

I also picked up a Remington 700 5R in 308 this week.

So I will be busy at the range next week, and sure hope it does not rain any more this week.




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Old April 7th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #2
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700 5R should be a tack driver! What type glass are you planning for it?

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700 5R should be a tack driver! What type glass are you planning for it?
Quigley Ford 4-16 X 50 . These scopes are made in Canada and are more clear than Nightforce. They use all German ground glass. Very sharp and have a life time unconditional warranty. You would have to see one to understand. I put them on par with Swarovski or Nightforce. They specialize in Long Range shooting.

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Are you getting 2? What is the price range? I'm a fan of 50mm scopes they suit my needs better.

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Are you getting 2? What is the price range? I'm a fan of 50mm scopes they suit my needs better.
I'm actually getting four of them. They were on clearance for about $500.00 each. So, I bought four. Suggested retail was $1299.00 Canadian. 1-(705)445-9195

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Dam, where at? I could use one!

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I don't no what Canadian money is worth?

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Old school here for my long range match rifles consisted of basic Rem. 700 action, usually a Krieger barrel, 308 and set up for precision micrometer sight system. However, if I were to start out today and searching for a rifle to use for that type of shooting I would go with the Ruger Precision Rifle for it offers all that you need in one package, no need for further gadgetry and when add in the cost of a fully adjustable stock for the 700 platform you have exceeded the cost of the Ruger by quite a margin. Look forward to hearing your thoughts after range time.

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He's got one of them already.

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I used to think I should stay home on rainy days too (and I usually do), until I finally shot in the rain, we laid down in wet ground, it was a little windy. We changed spots a couple times, one time the best place for visibility downrange was to lay in a puddle. It was the first time I hit at 700 yards with iron sights with my M1A. It was cold as hell and uncomfortable but I felt good when it was over having shot well in bad conditions.
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