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Old January 1st, 2020, 06:59 AM   #1
 
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Ruger predator 6mm creedmoor mods?

I have one on order, any recommendations?

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Old January 1st, 2020, 12:48 PM   #2
 
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Why do you think you need to do “mods” out of the gate?? Shoot the gun first and get used to it. Most gun are inherently accurate without modifications......it’s the person on the trigger that’s lacking. I sighted in my buddy’s entry level Savage chambered in .308, I shot [email protected] best is [email protected], go figure.

Expect the same accuracy out of the 6 Creed as the 6.5 Creed....just more velocity. Save your money for more trigger time.

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Mark204 for the win! Dead center bulls-eye! Well said sir!
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Were it my rifle, and knowing what I want and need from my rifles, and what I can do with them...

The Tupperware stock would have to go first. At LEAST be relieved, bedded, and stiffened. A McMillan A3 or Game Warden would be my preference - assuming McMillan will inlet either for the power-bedding. I could be swayed to an MDT LSS with an XLR buttstock for a lightweight hunting rifle, rather than the more traditional stocks.

Waiting for the stock/chassis to deliver, I’d lap the bolt lugs and replace the trigger spring with a McCarbo spring. I’d polish out the bolt and raceway and cocking cam. I’d bed the picatinny rail on top, and level in a Bushnell DMR II or LRHS or a Nightforce SHV F1. I’d stick a SiCo Omega out front, an APA Lil” [email protected] if prohibited, and trade the polymer Ruger AI style 3 round mag for a 5 round AICS and an ARC 10 round - assuming I’m only using it for a hunting and plinking rifle, which is all of the use I would expect for a Ruger American.

I believe in molding a rifle to fit the shooter, as I’ve never heard of a rifle paying money to buy a shooter.
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Now I’m laughing, put a 600 plus dollar stock on a $400 rifle. Who does that? It wouldn’t be me, I’d buy a better rifle out of the gate.........
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Now Im laughing, put a 600 plus dollar stock on a $400 rifle. Who does that? It wouldnt be me, Id buy a better rifle out of the gate.........
I have to agree with you Mark. I read that and was incredulous! No mention of shooting the rifle before throwing money at it. Lets get 100 rounds down the pipe to make sure we have a decent barrel screwed into the receiver first. An inexpensive Mcarbo spring...sure. But spending five or six times the purchase price for the full McMillan, Nightforce, Silencer Co treatment? I hope that was just for comedy. OP, buy a good scope and mount it well. Buy a couple of types of ammo. Shoot the rifle. Clean the bore. Repeat. Enjoy your new Ruger Predator rifle.
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What kind of modifications would you like on it ? What grade did you order ? Basic ? Premium ? I have no idea of what options are available for the rifle or what it has on it. Years ago you could get a rifle or shotgun without checkering and have a custom design added. You can still get rifles without any sights and add a scope. The question is, what do you want it to do ? How much do you want to spend on it ? All these questions make sense to me if I was buying a firearm.
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Were it my rifle, and knowing what I want and need from my rifles, and what I can do with them...

The Tupperware stock would have to go first. At LEAST be relieved, bedded, and stiffened. A McMillan A3 or Game Warden would be my preference - assuming McMillan will inlet either for the power-bedding. I could be swayed to an MDT LSS with an XLR buttstock for a lightweight hunting rifle, rather than the more traditional stocks.

Waiting for the stock/chassis to deliver, Id lap the bolt lugs and replace the trigger spring with a McCarbo spring. Id polish out the bolt and raceway and cocking cam. Id bed the picatinny rail on top, and level in a Bushnell DMR II or LRHS or a Nightforce SHV F1. Id stick a SiCo Omega out front, an APA Lil [email protected] if prohibited, and trade the polymer Ruger AI style 3 round mag for a 5 round AICS and an ARC 10 round - assuming Im only using it for a hunting and plinking rifle, which is all of the use I would expect for a Ruger American.

I believe in molding a rifle to fit the shooter, as Ive never heard of a rifle paying money to buy a shooter.
thanks for all the info! that is what I was looking for. is lapping the lugs safe?
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Ruger makes a couple of good shooters right out the gate, two come to mind, and you’d still have less money into it and a better platform. Or you could buy a Ruger American and dump a boat-load of money into it. The long Range Hunter and the Ruger Precision Rifle. I have the RPR in 6.5 Creed, ZERO mods and my worst group at 500yds is 3.5”......go figure.

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Now Im laughing, put a 600 plus dollar stock on a $400 rifle. Who does that? It wouldnt be me, Id buy a better rifle out of the gate.........
+1 By the time all of those "modifications" have been done and paid for, you could have a high grade custom rifle built from scratch.

I'm also puzzled by buyers who start modifying and "improving" their new gun before it's ever been fired. How do they know if they really made it better?
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I have a bone stock Ruger American 308. My first batch of hand loads gave me a 1" group at a measured 200 yards. With the on sale Nikon scope I have $560 in it. I've had it several years and want to get a different stock so I can run a AI magazine but cant see putting lot of money in it. It already does what I need. I may get the Magpul stock if I can find one on sale but i already love the rifle.
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Seems a new generation of shooters has forgotten how many surplus Mausers, inexpensive (at the time) Win 70’s, and Remington 700’s have been rebuilt for decades to create custom rifles, even record setting rifles used in competition. Apparently also forgetting how far improved modern factory actions have come ahead of those old actions, built before CNC and DROC machining. We’re getting more action for less money than ever before.

There’s a bit of hypocrisy hiding in the post above - the Ruger Precision Rifle is nothing but a Ruger American wrapped in a more expensive chassis. If “dropping a $400 rifle into a $600 stock doesn’t make sense” - then why in the next breath would you recommend the same “$400 rifle” action and barrel dropped into what then equates to a $400-500 chassis?

Don’t have the coin for a McMillan? Well a Boyd’s Pro-Varmint or Bell & Carlson, or Greyboe, or a handful of other stocks and chassis’ are out there on the market which make for a significant upgrade over the factory American stock, but slide comfortably beneath the price of the McMillan.
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is lapping the lugs safe?
Yes. Lapping bolt lugs is safe.

We’re not truing the lugs in the lapping process, as in facing and removing significant material and increasing headspace, we’re simply encouraging the faces of the lugs in the action and the bolt to “become friends,” increasing contact, reducing tilt from uneven contact. Even if the bolt did move rearward enough, a quick twist of the barrel nut wrench will bring it back into place.
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The only Mod I would do is get a decent scope.

For the price point of the Predators and Standard Rifles, IMO I don't think you can get a better bang for the buck. Last year I needed a Left hand rifle for my son in a pinch and couldn't get a Remington in time. At the time I settled for the Ruger American with a Nikon scope and I couldn't be happier with the performance. Since last year I bought 3 more Ruger Americans, and put the same Nikon scope on all 4 rifles. The Ruger Americans shoot just as good as my expensive Rifles at a 1/3 of the price.

One thing I would get is an extra firing pin back. For some reason I had to replace 2 of them on these rifles. Anarchy outdoors is actually making them now from a solid, pre-hardened 4140 alloy billet.

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I have a predator in 6.5 creedmoor and all I have done is put a boyds stock on it and probably won't do anything else to it. I run a can on it sometimes but don't consider that a modification, just an add on that I don't always use. I move it around on three different rifles. I think the Ruger American rifles are great values as is but I just don't like the stocks on them. You don't have to go wild on the cost of a replacement stock. I think I have about $200 in my boyd prairie hunter with adjustable cheek piece.
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