New toy- Ruger Precision Rifle

JKPJKP Senior MemberPosts: 1,837 Senior Member
Picked up the RPR Gen 2 in 6mm Creedmoor yesterday and got the scope mounted. Hope to load some 103 gr ELD-x and give it a go tomorrow afternoon.

This thing is pretty sweet! Hope it's accurate.

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Cool. I've considered one and getting a heavier barrel from Long Rifles Inc.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,662 Senior Member
    Hope it shoots as good as it looks for you
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Midwest Indistries makes aftermarket handguards for this gun, too.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    JKP wrote: »
    Picked up the RPR Gen 2 in 6mm Creedmoor yesterday and got the scope mounted. Hope to load some 103 gr ELD-x and give it a go tomorrow afternoon.

    This thing is pretty sweet! Hope it's accurate.

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    It will be.
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    very nice looking rifle.....kill some tacks
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,743 Senior Member
    Enjoy!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    I think I hate you...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,612 Senior Member
    Looks cool.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Interesting rifle, I have a semi-lust for one, your range report may push me over the edge.
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,687 Senior Member
    I've never heard or read anything bad about them, actually the one article I read where the writer was angry with it was because he just spent quit a bit on a custom rifle and the stock Ruger shot as well for a fraction of the cost.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    I've wanted one since I first laid eyes on one...a sexy beast for sure!!

    :yousuck:
  • hawk18hawk18 Senior Member Posts: 735 Senior Member
    You shouldn't be disappointed in how it shoots. I shoot the .308 version and wish I had the 6.5........too!

    Hawk
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    I think I hate you...

    Yep...........He bypassed the 'people whom I intensely dislike ' list straight into the upper portion of the list of 'people I hate cos they suck' and it only took one purchase.

    Colour me green damnit.

    Looking forward to the range report.............anytime in the next 24 hrs is good for me.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    Handled one recently at the store and it is a heavy beast for sure, and no doubt sub MOA accurate. I liked the stock and bolt mechanism a lot but I could not test the trigger. A stationary rifle for sure and no doubt a laser... yes you suck! :applause:

    D
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,417 Senior Member
    I run a Savage 10 APO and sorely regret not buying the RPR instead. Good luck with the gun.


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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,612 Senior Member
    I run a Savage 10 APO and sorely regret not buying the RPR instead. Good luck with the gun.

    Just out of curiosity, why?

    I've held both and shot the Ruger, not the Savage.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    SIGgal wrote: »
    Congratulations with the new rifle.. very nice! Now, if they made it in pink it would be better lol

    I'll get one all Duracoated pink for ya. Haha. Anything can be pink.
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  • Jack BurtonJack Burton Member Posts: 379 Member
    I've heard really good things about the RPR.

    Come to think of it, I haven't been hearing anything bad about anything Ruger has produced recently.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,851 Senior Member
    JKP wrote: »
    Picked up the RPR Gen 2 in 6mm Creedmoor yesterday and got the scope mounted. Hope to load some 103 gr ELD-x and give it a go tomorrow afternoon.

    This thing is pretty sweet! Hope it's accurate.

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    COOL! Ugly, but COOL!

    Is that built on the 77 Mk II action or the American Action?

    It should be able to shoot one hole Bug hole groups.
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,837 Senior Member
    Loaded about 30 rounds this morning and shot it today. I started too low on the powder being overly cautious. Didn't even get up to the max listed load (Hornady's numbers show 42.4 max).

    Best group was five shots in 0.84" shooting the 103 gr ELD-x over 42.0 grains of H4350; Hornady brass with CCI primers. Shooting conditions were HOT with variable 10-20 mph winds.

    I'm going to load some more H4350 increasing from 42.0 and see what happens. If the groups don't improve I'll try another powder. I did load COAL at 2.82" to allow for use of the magazine.

    Some observations: light recoil of course, trigger is pretty good out of box but I will adjust down as much as it will allow, the stock isn't really suited for bag use. I may try another stock which is easy enough on this rifle.

    Here's the load workup - some ugly groups were shot today!

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 7,038 Senior Member
    The rifle and price point intrigue me somewhat, but the short-action-only cartridge offerings make it a "meh".

    How does magazine length compare to throat length on the gun? My Ruger Scout requires the Barnes TTSX's I'm using to be be backed off the lands quite a bit in order to fit in the mag. Fortunately it still shoots great, but it did kinda douse some enthusiasm for the detachable box.
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,837 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    The rifle and price point intrigue me somewhat, but the short-action-only cartridge offerings make it a "meh".

    How does magazine length compare to throat length on the gun? My Ruger Scout requires the Barnes TTSX's I'm using to be be backed off the lands quite a bit in order to fit in the mag. Fortunately it still shoots great, but it did kinda douse some enthusiasm for the detachable box.

    I don't (yet) have a 6mm Creedmoor modified case but I quickly messed around with a .243 and believe I need to be more like 2.9" COAL. I'll probably load some a few .001" off the lands and see how they perform.
  • big elkbig elk Member Posts: 111 Member
    I'm too old, a good looking rifle to me means one with a beautiful walnut stock with perfect hand checkering !!! PLEASE DON"T THROW ROCKS AT ME !!
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    :punch:
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You know they now have a .223 version, right?

    Yeah...I was drooling over one up at The Armory in Traverse City....I'm afraid that, at this moment, it's a little more than my budget can stand....
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    Yeah.....the bastards have a 20" upper I've been wanting on sale today.....
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 1,248 Senior Member
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,845 Senior Member
    big elk wrote: »
    I'm too old, a good looking rifle to me means one with a beautiful walnut stock with perfect hand checkering !!! PLEASE DON"T THROW ROCKS AT ME !!
    No rocks from here...
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    What some people like in them and find attractive, others find repulsive, but they'll all get you further down the road.

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  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,601 Senior Member
    We've had a couple of folks come to get qualified shooting at a 1000yards with some RPRs in 6.5 Creedmoor and factory ammo. They did fine. That rifle is definitely intriguing and the 6.5CM is quite something. I know the 6CM is newer, but I'm not sure of its performance envelope yet. It should be just a ball to shoot, accurate and low recoil. The .223 version should be a lot of fun and it sports a 1:7 twisted barrel. You can shoot the 80grainers in there and go for the distance; 600 yards should be just plain fun.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,837 Senior Member
    I want to try the Hornady 108 gr ELD Match bullet but it's difficult to find in stock...
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