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Old April 17th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Ruger Precison : Range trip!

After a LONG string of work hours and other distractions I finally got to the range and tried out my GEN 1 RPR in .308.
It was a nice day with too much sunlight ( needed sunglasses ) but dead calm and cool temps.
I have about 1000 rounds loaded with Sierra 175's in Federal match cases on top of IMR-4064 powder @ 43.5 grains that was for another rifle so why not see if the Ruger likes it?
It did.

I had a nice one hole group going (fired off the Harris bipod ) and should have ignored looking thru the spotting scope and pulled the 5th shot but still respectable. My rifle is bone stock with the addition of a Leupold 8.5 x 25 MK4 scope , rings and a blackout flash hider. Ruger did good and zero complaints with mine. Recoil impulse is sharper than my FN SPR but accuracy is the same for me. The ammo I reloaded was for the SPR.

I know the .308 is not the trendy sexy caliber but they still shoot and for ranges I will actually see fits the bill perfectly.
I need to mod the magazine follower to remove the bolt hold open to allow the bolt to close on an empty magazine but that is about it.

Next up is trying my titanium .30 cal suppressor on it.






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Old April 17th, 2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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You couldn't ask a rifle to do any better than that.

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Nice group! Very Nice Gun! This is the first Ruger that I have really got excited about. Congratulations.

556 and 308. The 556 is on the Atlas Bipod. Both have Quigley Ford scopes.

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Old April 17th, 2017, 12:39 PM   #4
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Ruger really nailed a great design & build.
It's nice getting a gun out of the box that works better than most people behind it.

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Very Nice shooting......

I saw one in 6.5 Creedmore at a LGS and had to take a close look at it. I was surprised at the size/length, but the 6.5 has the 24" barrel - I believe the .308 comes with the 20" barrel. The 6.5 Creedmore with the 24" barrel has an overall length of 43.25."

Regardless - it sure looked like it would shoot excellent groups like the group you have shown and will likely be much better out of the box then most folks that get behind the trigger.

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Very Nice shooting......

I saw one in 6.5 Creedmore at a LGS and had to take a close look at it. I was surprised at the size/length, but the 6.5 has the 24" barrel - I believe the .308 comes with the 20" barrel. The 6.5 Creedmore with the 24" barrel has an overall length of 43.25."

Regardless - it sure looked like it would shoot excellent groups like the group you have shown and will likely be much better out of the box then most folks that get behind the trigger.

Congrats - M1Army
I got to shoot one of those long 6.5s about a year ago. It was a tack driver but heavy as hell for what it is.

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I have a Gen II in .308, love it. At the range Saturday I shot one in 6.5 Creedmor. HUGE MISTAKE!

Now I own 2 Gen II's. one in.308 and one in 6.5 Creedmor!

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Yeah, I kinda did a baddy too. I purchased a gen 1 in 6.5. It shot so well I had to have one in 308....then I bought one in 243 b/c I heard they were going to discontinue them in the 243.
I came home with the 308 and the 243 at the same time. My wife looks at me and says, "two huh, which ones mine"? Gave her the 243. That was a year ago.
Two weeks ago I got my second 6.5...this one is a gen 2.
I have a problem.

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At least your wife is cool enough to claim one instead of raising hell! You are lucky.

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Old April 17th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #11
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The one RPR I fired was a 6.5, it certainly worked well enough. We didn't have much of a scope on it... actually my old Bushnell red dot! My friend that bought it didn't realize it didn't have sights on it out of the box, and the red dot was a quick fix to get it on the range.

I thought it shot well at the limited range we fired it on. I didn't think the action was particularly smooth, actually quite clunky requiring a 'double-tap' a few times to feed the next round; the trigger was good.

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I was surprised at the size/length, but the 6.5 has the 24" barrel
After getting back from the range, I started digging into data for the 6.5 and found some interesting things. Pushing a 140grn bullet down a 24" tube... I'm thinking IMR4064, right? Wrong. The guys over at the 'hide are running IMR4350 or Rl17! So, I don't know what magical combination the 6.5 has over the .308 that they can run a lighter bullet with slower powder like that, but I gave up trying to figure it out.

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Bore ratio, the smaller caliber with similar capacity calls for slower powder. 4064 is perfect for the .308 and similar rounds.

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