New toy- Ruger Precision Rifle

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  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    Powder Valley has it in stock for $25 a box of 20.

    www.powdervalleyinc.com
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    I came across this article about the 6mm Creedmoor. I thought you might like to read it.

    http://www.outdoorlife.com/6mm-creedmoor-next-thing-in-long-range-shooting
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    It's a shame the discontinued the 105 Amax. My 243 loves them. The 105 HPBT Hornady makes worked about as good. Which is what I'll end up trying again since the canned the Amax. Bastards.


    You should look at the Hornady 108gr ELD-M as a replacement for the 105 A-Max.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,825 Senior Member
    Pegasus wrote: »
    Powder Valley has it in stock for $25 a box of 20.

    www.powdervalleyinc.com

    Thanks, I was looking for the bullets but they had those in stock as well. Just ordered 100 to try in the new rifle.

    I always forget to check Powder Valley because they don't show up in the Google search. I wonder how much business they would gain if they did some search engine optimization on their site???
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I don't want to. They took a bullet that worked well for me, perfect actually, and made it "better". Better meaning more expensive. The new Magic tip (and just the tip) claims better performance down range, blah blah blah. I don't have access to a range long enough that I can take advantage of the improvement. I HAD a load worked up. Now I have to change it. I don't like change. GET OFF MY LAWN!
    But, I'll have to do something if I want to shoot that rifle.

    Side note, with the advent of the 6.5 CM and 6 CM, it's REALLY putting a cramp in my style. Everyone one uses H4350 for powder. It's hard to find. Luckily I hoarded some when I found it last summer. Now with the 6 CM, bullets will be harder to find.

    Wow, you really are a curmudgeon. :yikes:

    If you want to pay a little more and try a different bullet, Swampy has some nice 6mm bullets in 105, 110 and 115gr. I've been using his bullets for 10+ years.

    http://www.swampworks.com/jlk/

    Tell him I sent you.
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    See, Hornady is approaching boutique bullet prices now. So...why not just get the fancy bullet snob bullets? I need to start looking around and making a decision on a new bullet I suppose.

    There you go. Time to get with the program. At 34 cents a bullet, it's still pretty cheap and you deserve the best, don't you?

    You can also look at Berger's offerings in 6mm. They have excellent bullets.
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    JKP wrote: »
    Thanks, I was looking for the bullets but they had those in stock as well. Just ordered 100 to try in the new rifle.

    I always forget to check Powder Valley because they don't show up in the Google search. I wonder how much business they would gain if they did some search engine optimization on their site???

    Sorry, I misunderstood. Glad you found the bullets you wanted. Another good place to check is my friend Shiraz's site, bullets.com.
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Tell him I need a new lathe and milling machine.
    I'll probably see him at the World's. I'll tell him for you.

    I may even post his response here.

    :popcorn:
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,321 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I don't want to. They took a bullet that worked well for me, perfect actually, and made it "better". Better meaning more expensive. The new Magic tip (and just the tip) claims better performance down range, blah blah blah. I don't have access to a range long enough that I can take advantage of the improvement. I HAD a load worked up. Now I have to change it. I don't like change. GET OFF MY LAWN!
    But, I'll have to do something if I want to shoot that rifle.

    :agree:

    Replacing the 105 A-max with the 108 ELD was fixing something that wasn't broke, and charging people more money for it. They couldn't produce the 105 and the 108, because nobody would have bought the "new and improved" ELD bullet. Luckily, I stocked up several hundred of the 105s before they dried up, so I won't need to worry about finding a replacement for a while, considering I don't shoot 100 of those a year. I'll use other, cheap bullets for playing and save the 105s for as long as I can.
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    Jay wrote: »
    :agree:

    Replacing the 105 A-max with the 108 ELD was fixing something that wasn't broke, and charging people more money for it. They couldn't produce the 105 and the 108, because nobody would have bought the "new and improved" ELD bullet. Luckily, I stocked up several hundred of the 105s before they dried up, so I won't need to worry about finding a replacement for a while, considering I don't shoot 100 of those a year. I'll use other, cheap bullets for playing and save the 105s for as long as I can.

    This one baffles me. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, all I'm saying is I don't get it. You are going to save your cherished and discontinued 105s and instead use cheap bullets to shoot in your rifle. Why?

    If it were me, I would be using up the 105s and then moving on to another one to replace the 105, whether from Hornady or any other bullet manufacturer. I would not let the fact some manufacturer stopped making a bullet prevent me from getting the best performance from my rifle. I may well eschew Hornady products, but there are others.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,321 Senior Member
    Like Chris said, I have a load for my rifle using the 105. It groups .2 at 100 if I flinch just right every time. I have no desire to find anything better or come up with another load, until I have to. I don't have to right now. I use 80-90 grain cheaper bullets when I don't need a 105 or that kind of accuracy. Varmints, plinking, letting my son shoot it etc. No need to use up my "good loads" when I have plenty of cheaper plinking bullets to use.

    More what it boils down to for me is, the 105 was a stellar performer for the cost. It was pretty well impossible to beat them for the price. So, I'll throw a temper tantrum and hold on to what I have for as long as I can, just 'cause I can... :jester:
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    Jay wrote: »
    Like Chris said, I have a load for my rifle using the 105. It groups .2 at 100 if I flinch just right every time. I have no desire to find anything better or come up with another load, until I have to. I don't have to right now. I use 80-90 grain cheaper bullets when I don't need a 105 or that kind of accuracy. Varmints, plinking, letting my son shoot it etc. No need to use up my "good loads" when I have plenty of cheaper plinking bullets to use.

    More what it boils down to for me is, the 105 was a stellar performer for the cost. It was pretty well impossible to beat them for the price. So, I'll throw a temper tantrum and hold on to what I have for as long as I can, just 'cause I can... :jester:

    :usa:
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Just out of curiosity, why?

    I've held both and shot the Ruger, not the Savage.

    So that I don't derail the thread too much, here are the bullet points:

    MagPul CTR butt stock, not supplied with a cheek riser. Seriously? A rifle that retails for $1700 and I immediately must go buy an accessory? This should have been included. Point to Ruger for including a fully adjustable butt stock, and if you were to add a PRS or similar a normal sized human could use it.

    0 MOA scope base. Seriously? This rifle is marketed to the long range shooting/PRS crowd. How the hell is a 20 MOA base not standard equipment? Point Ruger.

    Chassis dimensions don't allow realistic use of other AR butt stocks such as the MagPul PRS. LOP with a PRS is suitable to someone 6'5" is

    Giant front hand guard, that is not very solid. Mind wobbles, and it's huge. Ruger knocked it out of the park making the RPR use regular AR hand guards.

    The chassis is intriguing, but Savage went cheap and IMO screwed the pooch a bit. It's meant to be a RPR competitor and in that arena it falls short.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    SS3, that is an excellent comparison. You definitely won't find one like that in any gun rag.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,784 Senior Member
    Gun store in a nearby town had their annual Ruger sale this weekend. They had RPRs for $999.99 & RPRIIs for $1099.99.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,825 Senior Member
    RugerFan wrote: »
    Gun store in a nearby town had their annual Ruger sale this weekend. They had RPRs for $999.99 & RPRIIs for $1099.99.


    Grabagun.com was the best deal I could find.

    About $1070 shipped for a gen II.
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