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This is a discussion on New Ruger Precision Rifle within the Ruger Bolt Action forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Originally Posted by fungun I'm curious if there are special mags for the other calibers. I'd assume so but IIRC there was something saying it's ...


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Old July 22nd, 2015, 06:31 PM   #106
 
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I'm curious if there are special mags for the other calibers. I'd assume so but IIRC there was something saying it's the same mag, but I'm not sure.



Florida is pretty flat, is the problem too much vegetation? Alas a benefit of living in a desert.
Too much population density. We can't just shoot wherever we feel like it.

Longest local range here I think is 300 yards.



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I'm curious if there are special mags for the other calibers. I'd assume so but IIRC there was something saying it's the same mag, but I'm not sure.



Florida is pretty flat, is the problem too much vegetation? Alas a benefit of living in a desert.
Just read the write-up in the latest American Rifleman and the article says it will accept a variety of mags from several manufacturers. The article coyly hints at more chamberings to follow (as we would expect) and said nothing to curb my interest in this rifle.

In my part of Florida we have unpopulated enough areas but the heavy vegetation is a problem or there is so much standing water it would be impractical to set up. Plus the fact that the large tracts of public access land are wildlife management areas where target shooting is prohibited. That brings you back to private land and access to it. There are probably places down here where long range shooting is done and I just don't know about it - Florida is a big state. But then you have to ask yourself how far are you willing to travel for a couple hours of range time. As it is now I would have to drive an hour to the closest range that offered 200 yards; 100 yards is about 35 min. away.

Still diggin' the RPR though.
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if i wasnt way to deep into my remington 700 id prolly get one of these.
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I wish I had bought an Arma-lite AR-30 when they first came out, I could have gotten one for $600.00, new.

The Ruger apparently has all sorts of whistles and bells.
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Just read the write-up in the latest American Rifleman and the article says it will accept a variety of mags from several manufacturers. The article coyly hints at more chamberings to follow (as we would expect) and said nothing to curb my interest in this rifle.

In my part of Florida we have unpopulated enough areas but the heavy vegetation is a problem or there is so much standing water it would be impractical to set up. Plus the fact that the large tracts of public access land are wildlife management areas where target shooting is prohibited. That brings you back to private land and access to it. There are probably places down here where long range shooting is done and I just don't know about it - Florida is a big state. But then you have to ask yourself how far are you willing to travel for a couple hours of range time. As it is now I would have to drive an hour to the closest range that offered 200 yards; 100 yards is about 35 min. away.

Still diggin' the RPR though.
Ironically with all our terrible laws here in Cali, inside an hours drive from me I've got at least 6 ranges, one going out to 1,000 yards.

I wonder if this gun will come out later in stainless as they did with the GSR.
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It missed the mark for me. I love the idea of Ruger offering a precision rifle, but I guess I don't believe a bolt gun should be wrapped in an AR-15. Way too heavy, 2" too long, and permeated with AR parts, for no apparent reason. I'm not sure how I feel about a barrel nut style precision rifle with a 1pc bolt - what makes the Savage system effective is the floating bolt head, a solid bolt might negate the advantage of the nutted barrel.

I'm sure it appeals to the "tactical" guys that want an AR that isn't an AR, but for a serious precision rifle, I just don't see it. Lots of $1200-1400 rifles will deliver 1/2MOA. It's a precision rifle for non-precision rifle shooters.
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It missed the mark for me. I love the idea of Ruger offering a precision rifle, but I guess I don't believe a bolt gun should be wrapped in an AR-15. Way too heavy, 2" too long, and permeated with AR parts, for no apparent reason. I'm not sure how I feel about a barrel nut style precision rifle with a 1pc bolt - what makes the Savage system effective is the floating bolt head, a solid bolt might negate the advantage of the nutted barrel.

I'm sure it appeals to the "tactical" guys that want an AR that isn't an AR, but for a serious precision rifle, I just don't see it. Lots of $1200-1400 rifles will deliver 1/2MOA. It's a precision rifle for non-precision rifle shooters.
The RPR is designed specifically for PRS-type competitions and lots of comp shooters had input into the design. The barricade "hook" at the front of the lower receiver, for example, is there because Frank Galli (owner of Sniper's Hide) asked for it to be there. The RPR can be adapted to lots of other shooting activities, but getting more shooters into comps at a reasonable price is kind of the reason the RPR exists...
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It missed the mark for me. I love the idea of Ruger offering a precision rifle, but I guess I don't believe a bolt gun should be wrapped in an AR-15. Way too heavy, 2" too long, and permeated with AR parts, for no apparent reason. I'm not sure how I feel about a barrel nut style precision rifle with a 1pc bolt - what makes the Savage system effective is the floating bolt head, a solid bolt might negate the advantage of the nutted barrel.

I'm sure it appeals to the "tactical" guys that want an AR that isn't an AR, but for a serious precision rifle, I just don't see it. Lots of $1200-1400 rifles will deliver 1/2MOA. It's a precision rifle for non-precision rifle shooters.
I honestly couldn't care less about tactical or ARs, don't own one and this isn't some surrogate. I like an adjustable stock and being able to change stocks if desired, like being able to use my existing supply of GSR mags (and others as well), like the fact it is by Ruger, and if it is accurate then it's accurate, not going to debate the engineering, the proof is in the performance for me. In general I prefer stainless so that's a minus for me. I'm a newcomer to this space and so far this is a viable entry option, waiting to read more reviews. This is probably a gateway drug for me on the way to a Barrett, I may just save the money for the dream.
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Most are likely not familiar with PRS type shooting.

This is NOT F-class, nor is it BR or anything really similar. With PRS shooting, you compete wearing your full gear, meaning carrying whatever you need, and engage targets at various ranges, from various shooting positions. So you may shoot prone at one position, off a fence post at the next and so on at varying ranges. The events are also generally timed.

Most of the "hitters" in this type shooting, have rigs from Georgia Precision, Surgeon and other custom builders..........BUT, this type shooting also has classifications, based on how well you shoot. So a novice WILL be shooting beside a PRO, but you won't be in the same classification.

Again, this is an "entry level" rifle for that type shooting and is a nice one
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I'll stand by it, for "PRS" matches, $1200 would go just as far into a more conventional entry level purpose built rifle - again, running 2" shorter and a couple pounds lighter. The first "precision tactical" competition rifle I bought was a 700PSS, bought for $800. Threw on a detachable bottom metal and a cheekpiece, and it ran incredibly well for me. They were factory blueprinted/trued back then, not sure if the 700P is these days, and mine was sunk into a full length block. Added a little glass, and I had under $1000 into the rifle before optics. You can still pick up the 700P for under $1,000.

If a guy likes it, then good on 'em. I never said it missed the mark entirely - I said it missed the mark for me.

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^^^^^^^^^^^I agree with you.......but "chassis" rifles are very popular in this type shooting. So even if you don't go custom, you could have $1200 tied up in a Sendero or similar and another $1200 in an Accuracy International chassis. If this Ruger gets you close to the same performance for half the money, it's a good deal...........IF a chassis rifle is what you WANT.

Me personally, if I was shooting PRS matches, I would opt for a really light Manners or McMillian stock and use a heavier taper barrel. Of course a titanium Remington MSR would be fine to.........LOL!!!
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I'm really looking forward to adding one of these to my collection. I'm a lefty and have a few LH rifles. Both semi-auto's and bolt action. I've never had a problem shooting the RH rifles left handed, or managing the bolt. Although it's a bit odd shooting a RH full auto rifle, and having the brass zip across my line of sight though.

So far, only Savage makes left handed rifles without charging any extra for that option. Until Ruger does the same, I'll shoot my bolt rifles as built.
I have a M1A National Match, and I want to see how this compares against it for out of the box accuracy.
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I'm really looking forward to adding one of these to my collection. I'm a lefty and have a few LH rifles. Both semi-auto's and bolt action. I've never had a problem shooting the RH rifles left handed, or managing the bolt. Although it's a bit odd shooting a RH full auto rifle, and having the brass zip across my line of sight though.

So far, only Savage makes left handed rifles without charging any extra for that option. Until Ruger does the same, I'll shoot my bolt rifles as built.
I have a M1A National Match, and I want to see how this compares against it for out of the box accuracy.
Ruger GSR LH and RH are priced the same for comparable models.

Also shooting a RH bolt via LH is OK when using a bipod IMO. That's how I'd set up a RPR.
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Ruger GSR LH and RH are priced the same for comparable models.
Out here most of the shops sell the LH GSR for $50 more than the RH models.
So, I didn't know they're supposed to be priced the same. Maybe it's just the idea of a store buying them and having them sit on the shelves is part of the reason for the higher prices.

Thanks for the info, I'll need to dig in and do a little more searching I guess.
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MSRP is $1,399.00 so I would guess street price around $1,200-ish?
Just put a deposit on one at my LGS (yet to be delivered) and he quoted me $962.
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