Thats what first caught my eye as well! Well not the first because I noticed they included a picatiny rail segment for the bottom with the stud in it but then I noticed the acra cuts right after15.2 pounds. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad.
Full length Arca rail as well.
Today was the official release of them, not even up for sale or in the publics hands as of yet. My guess is they're standard AI mags so about 3.650"-3.675" on the 300wm. Not sure on the LM.Anyone have info on mag size coal you can run.
Wasn't Ruger the first major company to mass market a "production" 6.5cm rifle (I think it was the Ruger American)? I figure they would be first in line for the latest Hornady venture if not partnered with Hornady for the new cartridge considering the parent case that led to the 300PRC.I'm not. Ruger is still building the RPR brand so they need to sell decent quantity. Why would they sell a new rifle that's hard to get ammo for?
The Ruger American was designed in 2011 and first produced in 2012.Wasn't Ruger the first major company to mass market a "production" 6.5cm rifle (I think it was the Ruger American)? I figure they would be first in line for the latest Hornady venture if not partnered with Hornady for the new cartridge considering the parent case that led to the 300PRC.
The quoted comment of yours was about offering 300 PRC for the RPR, not the Ruger American. If Ruger was going to offer a PRC cartridge for the American, I could see them offering the 6.5 PRC since ammo is readily available, even if limited in variety. And the kicker is that 6.5 PRC as a hunting cartridge will probably outsell it as an ELR option, so the American is a more likely offering. I would not be shocked to see the 300 PRC available on the American after ammo is readily available, but I've not seen it on the shelf yet and have not found it online either.
Can anybody confirm Ruger building up their receiver for the much bigger 338LM?I missed the 1.5" rail built in at first but that is a sweet addition. It's nice to see they also beefed it up and added two more 8-40 screws to hold on the 30moa rail.
It's hard to tell but it also looks like they beefed up the receiver and I'm hoping they did the same to the bolts too.
It also looks like the bolts are now coming nitrided and they're now including tunable muzzle brakes. Overall, I'm super impressed with it and the features Ruger put in.
RPR short action bolt will not work in long action RPR. Like putting a Remington 700 short action bolt in a long action. Apples and oranges.I was really hoping they would come out with a long action RPR. I want to do a 284 Winchester loaded long.
However, looks like I'll run into an issue with bolt size. Neither 300wm or 338 will work.
If I screw on a 284 barrel on the short action version with a bunch of freebore to allow me to load long, I'm guessing I would have to remove the bolt to eject a live round.
Hmmmm I wonder if you could use the bolt from a standard size rpr and put it in the 300wm version. Any thoughts?
I just watched a video where they interviewed someone from Ruger and he essentially said the only thing that was the same was the butt stock, everything else was scaled accordingly.Can anybody confirm Ruger building up their receiver for the much bigger 338LM?
RPR short action bolt will not work in long action RPR. Like putting a Remington 700 short action bolt in a long action. Apples and oranges.
Going through all that trouble, why not just buy a long action rifle then get a chassis for it? Or build one up completely? It'll be more expensive than RPR street price, but you'll have to modify the RPR to work and that costs money. Probably end up spending close to the same amount but can tailor it exactly like you want.
I don’t see why they would change it - I think that’s a pretty big draw to this platform in the first place.Did they keep the ability for the user to change barrels? Or better yet make it easier?
Very little unless you are trying to go to 1200+ yards and hand load using the heavy 30 cal bullets. If you're are target shooting, out to 11-1200, 6.5 creed all the way.I’m new to the long range game, other than energy down range does the 300 win mag offer anything over the 6.5 Creedmoor?
Go with the 300 Mag shooting with the 225 ELD,it will keep up with the 338 LM to a mile!I’ve lusted after a 338 Lapua for a very long time, but that would purely be a “Look I have a 338 Lapua” more than it would actually get shot, so now I second guess if I want it, or a different magnum round.