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Old July 18th, 2015, 06:03 PM   #61
 
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I agree with the long action but starting with the short action is a logical move. I would bet we will see a 300WM within a year or so.
I hope so. If they made a 300WM, then surely a 30-06 would be in the works too, and that's the one I would snatch up!



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I hope so. If they made a 300WM, then surely a 30-06 would be in the works too, and that's the one I would snatch up!
Looking at the receiver it looks longer than it needs to be. Almost like they intentionally made it longer to release a long action model in the future.
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That RPR looks awesome but, for a tightwad like me, this new RAP in .308 Win. will have to do here in SE PA, and at <$600 all in, I'm good with it.
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This is very, very expensive for the RAR that is started out as (did you watch the vid? Ruger says it's an American), but it is exactly what MANY are looking for:

--75-80% savings vs the customs,
--Highly modular & configurable
--AR parts & accessories compatibility (excepting the trigger group/fire control mechanism, I believe)

Ruger makes good rifles, and if they haven't slipped in the past couple years or so, they make very good barrels, too.
If one of these won't shoot up to your standards, replace the barrel with an AR-pattern aftermarket and go to work.

I salute Ruger for
-Making this rifle
-Making it relatively affordable for the middle class
-Using the AR platform as the basis for the modularity and compatibility,
-Offering great chambering choices in the proper twist rates (Creed in 8, and a 24-cal in ~7.5).

I would expect Ruger to sell the living daylights out of these, and I hope to heck they do. Good job!
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This is very, very expensive for the RAR that is started out as (did you watch the vid? Ruger says it's an American), but it is exactly what MANY are looking for:

--75-80% savings vs the customs,
--Highly modular & configurable
--AR parts & accessories compatibility (excepting the trigger group/fire control mechanism, I believe)

Ruger makes good rifles, and if they haven't slipped in the past couple years or so, they make very good barrels, too.
If one of these won't shoot up to your standards, replace the barrel with an AR-pattern aftermarket and go to work.

I salute Ruger for
-Making this rifle
-Making it relatively affordable for the middle class
-Using the AR platform as the basis for the modularity and compatibility,
-Offering great chambering choices in the proper twist rates (Creed in 8, and a 24-cal in ~7.5).

I would expect Ruger to sell the living daylights out of these, and I hope to heck they do. Good job!
Well... This is sort of like saying the M24 is very, very expensive for the Model 700 that it started out as. While true in some sense, it sort of misses the value-added of a massive number of changes, all for the better.

In addition, this rifle does not take AR-pattern barrels. The barrel tenon is still threaded like any other bolt gun barrel; it's the barrel nut system that makes barrel swaps easy and allows the use of AR15-compatible handguards.

I completely agree with you, though, that Ruger did a great job with this rifle and deserves to sell every single one they make.

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Out of curiosity I have a question for those who are already into this long distance shooting game - if you were interested in getting into this and the new Ruger PR was priced to open the door for you how much would you budget for a proper scope? Obviously this rifle comes without a scope and you need one. If the PR has a street price in the $1000 - $1200 range what would you plan to spend on a good scope? I'm expecting to hear more than the rifle costs but I could be wrong. And I don't necessarily mean how cheap can you do it either. I will assume the PR is a good enough rifle for this game so what do you think is the appropriate scope gonna cost?

I have no place down here in the swamps and jungles to shoot long (200 yards is the longest range around here that I know of) but I'm still interested enough to wonder what your total investment might be to set this rifle up.
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DAMMIT, that's just something else I just cant live with out. I want one. AR mags, butt stock , grip , hand guard all inter changeable. And under 1k. They've got the bacon.
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Back when the GSR came out didn't we hear some nonsense about those mags wouldn't work hence the new GSR mags?
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Out of curiosity I have a question for those who are already into this long distance shooting game - if you were interested in getting into this and the new Ruger PR was priced to open the door for you how much would you budget for a proper scope? Obviously this rifle comes without a scope and you need one. If the PR has a street price in the $1000 - $1200 range what would you plan to spend on a good scope? I'm expecting to hear more than the rifle costs but I could be wrong. And I don't necessarily mean how cheap can you do it either. I will assume the PR is a good enough rifle for this game so what do you think is the appropriate scope gonna cost?

I have no place down here in the swamps and jungles to shoot long (200 yards is the longest range around here that I know of) but I'm still interested enough to wonder what your total investment might be to set this rifle up.
If a person was looking to get into long range competitive shooting and bought one of these rifles to start then I would say you would want to spend around $1500-$3000 on glass. This is for competing. Now if you were looking to just ring steel with friends and compete among one another then you could buy decent glass for under $1000 and up from there.


I don't compete but I do enjoy shooting long range. I can drive 15mins from the house and shoot as far as my rifle is capable of. I bought a Vortex Viper HD 5-20x50 for $1900 a few years back. It's been a great scope and deals with the heat mirage's we have here in the desert really well. My shooting buddy has a Leupold MK4 and I think the Vortex might have an edge on clarity. In the Leupolds defense though it is an older than my Vortex so it's not exactly a true side by side comparison.


I always say budget what you can for a scope and then blow that budget and add more money to it. Buy the best glass you can get your hands on. Even if that means saving money longer.
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Thanks Warboar - that's the info I'm looking for. Sounds like you could set this rifle up for around $3K and be pretty happy. Not cheap but I've seen what some have spent on their long distance competition rifles and that's pretty reasonable in comparison.
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IF they ever build it in real long range calibers ? the competition in that area is way ahead of Ruger....and the price will go way up.....
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IF they ever build it in real long range calibers ? the competition in that area is way ahead of Ruger....and the price will go way up.....
You mean like a 50 cal Ruger?
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IF they ever build it in real long range calibers ? the competition in that area is way ahead of Ruger....and the price will go way up.....
The Competition was way ahead of Ruger in the 6.5 Creed/308 type of cartridges until last week.

If Ruger wants it they have the Eng. & resources to get it, we shall see.
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Again guys, this is an "entry level" rifle. You will not buy this and immediately start winning matches against guys with $5k customs. It's a factory receiver, with a factory barrel and machining processes. It's only going to be so good. The only thing "out there" about the rifle is the "chassis" it is placed in.

Now I intend to buy one to try out.........but will it shoot better than a factory built Sendero or similar...........doubtful. If you WANT a chassis type rifle, I feel this is a good deal though.

Some keep referring to this as being on an AR "platform". Because it accepts some AR parts, does NOT put it on an AR platform. This is a bolt gun and as mentioned above does not take AR barrels. It simply has an AR similar barrel nut to allow use of those handguards.

On the scope question Wave.............I shoot several long range rifles. Have a couple US Optics scopes, a few Nightforces and several Sightrons. The SIII Sightron is a very good scope for the money but does not have the tactical "look" of a Nightforce NXS or similar. Just depends on what you want
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