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Old September 25th, 2015, 03:49 PM   #16
 
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I examined one at a LGS.............absolute junk IMO!

"Junk" is kind of on the extreme side i own the 308 RPR and it's extremely accurate and very nice to shoot, 1/2 moa for $1000 not sure what else is out there for that price it doesn't have the best finish and most certainly not a combat weapon but it's a very good entry level LR rifle ImageUploadedByOutdoor Forums1443226794.249013.jpg fun to shoot
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IMO..............in my opinion! Its like all the other plastic stocked wonders IMO.....JUNK!!!
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IMO..............in my opinion! Its like all the other plastic stocked wonders IMO.....JUNK!!!

I'm pretty sure you have NOT examined the RPR because the RPR is not plastic . and next to the RPR is a SCAR 17 which does contain some plastic but I'm 100% it will compete with any all metal 308 you can come up with .............I'm thinking you don't have much gun experience at all or completely ignorant to technology IMO!

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IMO..........I don't care. Plastic or metal stocks both suck!
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IMO..........I don't care. Plastic or metal stocks both suck!

IMO ......... Wood Sucks Heavy and Ugly lol
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IMO..........I don't care. Plastic or metal stocks both suck!
I use to think the same thing until I realized wood and plastic/metal has its place. Shoot both types now(wood/metal)...depends on the shooter preference and what type of competition you do. We all have different opinions.
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IMO..............in my opinion! Its like all the other plastic stocked wonders IMO.....JUNK!!!
Give me some burled walnut and bluing any day of the week and I'll love it. However, that would not fit the function and versatility this rifle has. They would not have achieved their goal with walnut and blued. As it is now anyone can adjust it to fit their shooting style. It's not meant to be a work of art like my No.1's are. It does however fit perfectly into the niche it was created for.
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This is like almost all production rifles, they will need some "fine tuning".

A production hammer forged rifle barrel will never equal a premium barrel like from Lilja, McGowen, Hart, or others for fine accuracy, but adequate for its intended purpose. I have been able to hit all sorts of targets well over 600 yards with rifles that grouped about 1 inch at 100.

Luck of the draw. Did you get a real good shooter or a so so shooter?

There is no reason why the hand guard should not be lined up. Possibly during the increasing tempo of production the folks at Ruger did not fit it well enough. Not having one of these possibly it can be removed and reinstalled. The hand guard is independent of the barrel and its function is to provide something to hold onto and hang stuff onto like lights and such. No bayonet lug?!

For me, every Ruger rifle needs fine tuning to take it above the factory production level but when done a durable functional rifle can be expected. Making this rifle suitable for add on barrels using a barrel nut and head space gauge takes all of this into a different level.

If it is a small screw don't use red Loctite.

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This is like almost all production rifles, they will need some "fine tuning".



A production hammer forged rifle barrel will never equal a premium barrel like from Lilja, McGowen, Hart, or others for fine accuracy, but adequate for its intended purpose. I have been able to hit all sorts of targets well over 600 yards with rifles that grouped about 1 inch at 100.



Luck of the draw. Did you get a real good shooter or a so so shooter?



There is no reason why the hand guard should not be lined up. Possibly during the increasing tempo of production the folks at Ruger did not fit it well enough. Not having one of these possibly it can be removed and reinstalled. The hand guard is independent of the barrel and its function is to provide something to hold onto and hang stuff onto like lights and such. No bayonet lug?!



For me, every Ruger rifle needs fine tuning to take it above the factory production level but when done a durable functional rifle can be expected. Making this rifle suitable for add on barrels using a barrel nut and head space gauge takes all of this into a different level.



If it is a small screw don't use red Loctite.

I was not very happy with the off center hand guard or the floppy loose safety a matter of fact I was thinking I should sell this baby but fixing hand guard was a matter of two bolts and safety was fixed by swapping it out for another AR safety cmmg now it's one of my favorite shooters 1/2 moa very nice rifle for $1000 I love my RPR 308
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I have probably one of the first .308 RPR's out. SN 1800 01789 and am very impressed with it. No real issues at all. Everything seems tight, even the safety is pretty tight. It shoots well under sub-MOA when I'm on my game[IMG][/IMG]. Using a Sightron SIII 6-24x50FFP MOA. Shooting Blk Hills 168gr seems to be the best. Although 175gr is almost as good, 175gr was better out to 800yds. Also likes the Fed sierra Gold match.
The picture shooting out to 800yds shows the Vortex I had before switching to Sightron.
Very nice rifle for $999.
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Here is a sweet build on an RPR
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Stop it!!
That is one great looking gun. Love my RPR 308 just the way it is actually.
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RPR IS AWESOME nice to see a rifle with NO WOOD! or plastic ! ImageUploadedByOutdoor Forums1447881835.340343.jpg
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