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Old January 27th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #1
 
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RAP 6.5 Creedmoor Range time

Here we go with another view, or review, of the RAP in 6.5. Now, I'm not a gun expert, I don't work for any companies and I definitely won't be getting any reimbursement for this. So, here goes. I'm always interested in different calibers and, being a tightwad and broke, I usually have to trade into, barter, or sell something to try out the newest, latest and greatest. Cash only and no credit cards keeps me this way. I traded an old Mauser that I had exactly $325 in for my RAP that also came with a Timney trigger that wasn't installed. I 1st shot the gun with the stock trigger and a Leupold 3x9x40 a few weeks ago. I shot 24 rounds and could tell it was a descent shooter, but it didn't knock my socks off. Of course I was learning the rifle and it's not fun shooting at the range with casings hitting you from the guy next to you. Anyway, this week I found a cheap Bushnell Banner scope, 6x18x50AO, on Craigslist and purchased it. I was very surprised at the clarity of this scope, very surprised. I stopped by the range today and shot 16 rounds of Hornady American Whitetail and 16 rounds of Hornady Precision Hunter. Most of the shots were "shoot 2 and adjust scope, then shoot again". I was also figuring out where I could aim the multiplex reticle and see where they hit. Trying to use the 3 points on the plex for different yardage. Anyway, I'm very happy with how it shoots and can't wait to stretch it out past 100 yards. Here's a few pics. It's a fun gun, and caliber, and I'll shoot it until I'm bored and want something different,,,,maybe. <br />



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Old January 27th, 2017, 06:48 PM   #2
 
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You got a great deal for a $325 investment!
You're going to enjoy shooting that predator. I really like mine.

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I think I did too, especially with the $100 Timney trigger. It's really a nice shooting gun. I can't wait to stretch it out to around 500 and beyond.
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I have to ask... Is the rifle just sitting on the bags like that for photos? Were you shooting the rifle with that bag placement? The front bag should be under the forearm, not touching the barrel. The barrel should be free to vibrate consistently without interference. That's the idea behind free-floating rifle barrels for accuracy. The rear bag fits right behind the pistol grip and sliding it forward or rearward adjusts vertical point of aim. Gently squeezing or releasing with your non-firing hand allows fine adjustment. If that is how you were shooting then great. If not, give it a try and watch what that nice rifle is capable of. Happy shooting!
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No, it was just like that for the photos.
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I think that if you play around a bit with bullet types you will find the sweet spot for that rifle. My best results are 0.6 moa with a 200 yd zero and 123 gr Amax over 40 gr of Varget. My personal view is that the barrel is too short to stabilize the 140s enough for target though the groups would be fine for hunting. The RAP is a fantastic shooter for the money...
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Sorry guys, it's been a crazy day. Most of these shots were zeroing the scope and not for groups. It definitely shoots better than I can and is just a joy to shoot. This will be mainly a hunting rifle so the light weight is a huge plus. I really can't wait to start reloading. I know I'll find what it likes to eat.
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Sorry guys, it's been a crazy day. Most of these shots were zeroing the scope and not for groups. It definitely shoots better than I can and is just a joy to shoot. This will be mainly a hunting rifle so the light weight is a huge plus. I really can't wait to start reloading. I know I'll find what it likes to eat.
Oh yeah, I'm sure it will respond nicely to hand-loading. That's half the fun of getting a new rifle! Have fun dialing her in.
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I love mine especially since I just upgraded to the Boyd's stock. It shoots well above its price range. The two best groups were .205 and .353. These were handloads. With factory match loads it's stays in the .5-.6 area.


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