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Old July 20th, 2015, 09:24 AM   #76
 
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Looks nice for the price, but I'm going to wait a bit and see what the reviews start coming up with first. I'd also like a hands on too.



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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
What do you feel will be the limiting factor in matches against $5k custom rifles? From all published reports to date the accuracy, stability, and repeatability seem to be there... So are you thinking how quickly and smoothly the bolt operates, how the rifle deals with crap in the action or magazine, ability to get in and out of positions quickly, the stock not losing its settings when slammed against stuff, or...?
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What do you feel will be the limiting factor in matches against $5k custom rifles? From all published reports to date the accuracy, stability, and repeatability seem to be there... So are you thinking how quickly and smoothly the bolt operates, how the rifle deals with crap in the action or magazine, ability to get in and out of positions quickly, the stock not losing its settings when slammed against stuff, or...?
The barrel, the action, the trigger and the assy. If factory actions were as good as a Stiller, Bat, Surgeon, etc, all the custom match rifles out there would not have $1500 actions. Same with a barrel. If a factory barrel is good enough, what is the need for Shillen, Lilja, Hart, Kreiger, etc. Trigger is pretty good from what I hear. Is it a $400 match Jewel........no.

Precision shooting is all about precision, both in parts and rifle assy. I have yet to see a factory action of any kind, that was properly aligned with the barrel. That is the reason we "blueprint and true" actions. You get it all square, the faces aligned, the threads straight, the raceway aligned perfectly, the bolt fits perfect and so on. That just does NOT happen on factory rifles. Same with barrels. Aftermarket ones just tend to be better. This is an $1100 rifle.......meaning they are not precision machined and all hand assembled to the most exacting clearances and nobody expects it to be.

In the hands of a TRUE "match" shooter, the custom WILL be better, simply because it is a better rifle. That is NOT a knock on the Ruger, just the facts of the situation. A production rifle just won't be as good as a custom.

I have lots of factory rifles...........I have lots of GOOD factory rifles, such as 40Xs, Win 70 target models, Senderos, Savages, etc. I have custom rifles, with blueprinted factory actions with good barrels and I also have FULL customs with aftermarket actions. There IS a difference.

All depends on what you want to DO with the rifle and what your expectations are. I intend to try one and see how good it is. I have a custom in a 6.5 Creedmore and I have a custom in a 6mm Ackley.........so the Ruger in the 6.5 or 243 will not interest me. I don't own a 308 currently, but have owned several really good rifles in that chambering...........so I will have some good references to SEE how good this one is.
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I think i just found my dream Scout Rifle
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Looks nice for the price, but I'm going to wait a bit and see what the reviews start coming up with first. I'd also like a hands on too.
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When considering optics, don't forget the spotting scope. Might need more magnification for this!
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The only place I have found one is Turners and they are not available online right now, which might just mean they are sold out. They have them for less than a grand. There is one on GB and those guys already have it bid up to nearly $1500..........no way. That's crazy

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I just got a quick question does ruger make a good 223 rifle?
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The barrel, the action, the trigger and the assy. If factory actions were as good as a Stiller, Bat, Surgeon, etc, all the custom match rifles out there would not have $1500 actions. Same with a barrel. If a factory barrel is good enough, what is the need for Shillen, Lilja, Hart, Kreiger, etc. Trigger is pretty good from what I hear. Is it a $400 match Jewel........no.

Precision shooting is all about precision, both in parts and rifle assy. I have yet to see a factory action of any kind, that was properly aligned with the barrel. That is the reason we "blueprint and true" actions. You get it all square, the faces aligned, the threads straight, the raceway aligned perfectly, the bolt fits perfect and so on. That just does NOT happen on factory rifles. Same with barrels. Aftermarket ones just tend to be better. This is an $1100 rifle.......meaning they are not precision machined and all hand assembled to the most exacting clearances and nobody expects it to be.

In the hands of a TRUE "match" shooter, the custom WILL be better, simply because it is a better rifle. That is NOT a knock on the Ruger, just the facts of the situation. A production rifle just won't be as good as a custom.

I have lots of factory rifles...........I have lots of GOOD factory rifles, such as 40Xs, Win 70 target models, Senderos, Savages, etc. I have custom rifles, with blueprinted factory actions with good barrels and I also have FULL customs with aftermarket actions. There IS a difference.

All depends on what you want to DO with the rifle and what your expectations are. I intend to try one and see how good it is. I have a custom in a 6.5 Creedmore and I have a custom in a 6mm Ackley.........so the Ruger in the 6.5 or 243 will not interest me. I don't own a 308 currently, but have owned several really good rifles in that chambering...........so I will have some good references to SEE how good this one is.
Unless you're smarter than Frank Galli, I doubt you're right about this. He served as a Marine Sniper and runs snipershide.com, what are your credentials? He's taking the Ruger into competitions so we'll know soon enough.

In the meantime, you don't really know what you're talking about, it's just your unqualified guess and it's the same post over and over. We get it, you doubt it's as good as your $5,000 rig, or maybe you're hoping it isn't....

Here's another thought, for under $2k rifle and glass, this opens up a chance for a weekend shooter to clang steel out to 1000 yards. That's very interesting to me.
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I just got a quick question does ruger make a good 223 rifle?
Yes, but the Ruger Precision Rifle is only available in .308, .243, and 6.5 Creedmoor. You want the Scout Rifle, American Rifle, and Hawkeye bolt actions, the No. 1 Single Shot, or the AR-556, SR-556, and Mini-14 autoloading rifles.

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I was planning on getting a RPR in .308 but the 6.5 Creedmoor has struck my interest. Anyone own or shot a 6.5 and if so how does it compare to the ubiquitous nato round?
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I think i just found my dream Scout Rifle
At 9.5 lbs without a scope and greater than 39" in length with stock extended, a scout it is not.
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I was planning on getting a RPR in .308 but the 6.5 Creedmoor has struck my interest. Anyone own or shot a 6.5 and if so how does it compare to the ubiquitous nato round?
6.5 Creedmoor has less recoil, less drop at distance (which means fewer turns of the elevation knob), less wind deflection, and is an inherently accurate round with great factory ammo available at reasonable prices.

.308 carries more energy close in, has a bazillion bullet choices, and is marginally easier on barrels.

I only shoot 6.5 Creedmoor at long distance now because it's sort of like cheating compared to .308...
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It's clear that Jeff Cooper didn't agree with you, but go for it if it suits you. Won't find me scouting for much with this rifle other than the nearest shooting bench
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