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Old December 4th, 2015, 10:29 PM   #31
 
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Great read, thanks for all the info. I've been eyeing the RPR 308 for hunting and longer target goodness as my next rifle. I'm a greenhorn, but I appreciate the caveats noted here, and what to expect. I look forward to future updates with recommendations for affordable upgrades. Cheers



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I followed the link Rus13 posted and ended up down Alice's rabbit hole..... I did then have to purchase a rear bolt to replace the plastic part just for piece of mind (I am not a fan of thin hollow plastic in a stressed area) and then because I am still waiting for my tax stamp, I grabbed a muzzle break. Other than that I can't see doing a full rebuild right now. Maybe once I get to shooting it on a regular basis I will catch the bug but for the time being I am happy to admit that my skills will most likely never exceed those of the rifle.
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I followed the link Rus13 posted and ended up down Alice's rabbit hole..... I did then have to purchase a rear bolt to replace the plastic part just for piece of mind (I am not a fan of thin hollow plastic in a stressed area) and then because I am still waiting for my tax stamp, I grabbed a muzzle break. Other than that I can't see doing a full rebuild right now. Maybe once I get to shooting it on a regular basis I will catch the bug but for the time being I am happy to admit that my skills will most likely never exceed those of the rifle.

I haven't got mine yet. But when it gets here I think the first thing I will replace will be the safety switch and maybe a new rail for the barrel. I don't like the way the safety switch giggles
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I posted this in the semi forum but just to make a point about ruger's quality control. Out of the box I fired 40 rounds and was having FTFeed problem, this is what i found cleaning it. One feed ramp centered the other off center. This is a new AR556. Sent it back three weeks ago and still waiting
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Old January 21st, 2016, 12:50 PM   #35
 
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Hunting?

I'm not sure I'd hunt with my RPR as it is very heavy and would be a pain to lug around.

I did take it to Elk camp last year but, just to show my buddies. We took it out and shot it at a target we setup at 100 yds and it was a tack-driver.

It's certainly great for longer target practice, though.

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Great read, thanks for all the info. I've been eyeing the RPR 308 for hunting and longer target goodness as my next rifle. I'm a greenhorn, but I appreciate the caveats noted here, and what to expect. I look forward to future updates with recommendations for affordable upgrades. Cheers
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There will always be those happy to voice their opinion, no matter how negative it may be.

I have ordered one of these also, 6.5CM, but have to wait till mid year, before I can get my hands on it. Not bothered by others opinion but will cast my own once I get my hands on it.

The hassle now is getting brass. Next to none available here in Australia and imports coming from the US are less than consistent.
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Hi. New member here. I wanted a RPR in 6.5CM as soon as I saw the American Rifleman article. I have a lot rifles and reload for 31 different ctgs. I was lucky enough to score a 6.5CM on the www.

Just wanted to share my observations about the rifle and the ctg.
- The rifle is excellent. I've added the LRI shroud, a muzzle brake, bipod and a homemade monopod. I have a Vortex Viper 6.5-24X50 scope.

- The ammo is another matter. Virtually all of my center fire rifles have never had a factory round fired in them. I hBN coat all my bores and bullets. I started coating years ago with Moly, then Moly w/wax, then WS2 and finally settled on hBN. Since I found brass long before I found a rifle, I have LOTS of brass/bullets. The Hornady brass has problems I have never experienced in 40 years of reloading.

1- the primer pockets are way too tight. I have used my Lee hand priming tool for many thousands of reloads. I've never primed a case on either my RockChucker or Dillon 650XL. Virgin cases.
2. the necks are over annealed. Way too soft. I had problems seating bullets when the case would just collapse. There are pictures all over the www of this problem.

OK, maybe that was just several lots of brass from the early days. I've purchased a bunch of factory ammo and it might be OK.... Looks different than empty brass.

I've not had time to work up a specific load, but every batch of different bullet weights/2 powder combos shot to the same POI. I was only at 75 yards, since that's were my bench was at the time.
I thought about getting a RPR in 243, but I already have several Savages in that caliber as well as 243AIs....

thanks for letting me share.

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Seekins Precision is making a handguard for RPR
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There must be some problems with them. I (along with 6 others), have had them on order since last August and NONE are to be found through our LGS's. That means some problems are at hand otherwise we would have had them (or AT LEAST) a couple by now.

Same thing happened with the SR762. Ended up sending some back for factory repairs. ...
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I just picked up one in 6.5 Creedmoor last Saturday (2/27/2016) and so far it's been a tack driver. I was zeroed in 2-rounds and confirmed it with a few more since. Shot # 2, 3 & 4 formed a measured 0.6895" at 100-yards.

I ordered a lot of Hornady 129-grain SSTs but in the meantime, I have shot and chronographed the following:

At 62-degrees F, 28% Humidity, 29.92 in Hg.

Winchester 140-grain Match:
Ave Vel: 2659 fps
Vel Range (5-shots): 2652 - 2666 fps
SD: 5 fps

Hornady 120-grain A-MAX:
Ave Vel: 2927 fps
Vel Range (5-shots): 2915 -2946 fps
SD: 12 fps

Now if I can get myself going on reloading this round.
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I picked mine up last Saturday after almost 7 months . The handguard is centered, the safety is tight and it looks like they've addressed most of the issues that came up on the early models. I put my Burris xtr II 5-25 on it and loosely screwed on a muzzle brake and weighed it with a full mag next to it... 14.4 pounds. I'm going to measure the chamber and make a few handloads for it. The magazines limit COL and I'll probably pick up a couple Al's or whatever they're using over at "The Hide"
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been nice to read the reports here my, RPR in 308 is on its way but will be June July before i see it.. Purchased on spec as none to see or hold in OZ i can only rely on what others having gone before me say.

I got leupold 6.5 x 20 and Atlas bi pod ready to fit up
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Just got second generation rpr in 6.5 and having serious problems pushing rounds into the chamber. It's binding n I to jiggle the bolt back n forth to get the round fully chambered. Has anyone else had this problem n is it a simple fix
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Just got second generation rpr in 6.5 and having serious problems pushing rounds into the chamber. It's binding n I to jiggle the bolt back n forth to get the round fully chambered. Has anyone else had this problem n is it a simple fix
I have the same problem. Mine is a 6.5 also. I returned my rifle a week ago. No word on it yet. I will keep you posted.
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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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