Ruger Precision Rifle Discussion

bigjake83

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Yes mine is WAY tighter fitting than the factory one
Did you go from the Ruger aluminum or plastic shroud? Cuz I watch some YouTube videos last night and looks like they're just cosmetic they really don't do shit for you.

The titanium bolt shroud that's out with the metal bolt disassembly tool seems to be the best out there right now
 

trob_205

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Did you go from the Ruger aluminum or plastic shroud? Cuz I watch some YouTube videos last night and looks like they're just cosmetic they really don't do shit for you.

The titanium bolt shroud that's out with the metal bolt disassembly tool seems to be the best out there right now
I replaced the gen 2 factory alum shroud. Factory shroud was a slop fest.

I looked at the TI ones from anarchy outdoors but decided to stick with the LRI. If you feel the onboard tool is necessary then that’s ptetty much your only option other than an alum one with tool from same company.
 

pell1203

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I believe the only hand guard change between the Gen 2 and Gen 3 is the change from key-mod to m-lok. Otherwise aren't they the same?

The big hand guard change, where they changed the way it attached and dropped the top pic rail, occurred between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 RPR models.
 

trob_205

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I believe the only hand guard change between the Gen 2 and Gen 3 is the change from key-mod to m-lok. Otherwise aren't they the same?

The big hand guard change, where they changed the way it attached and dropped the top pic rail, occurred between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 RPR models.
I believe it has a black nitrite finish on the bolt too.
 

bigjake83

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I believe the only hand guard change between the Gen 2 and Gen 3 is the change from key-mod to m-lok. Otherwise aren't they the same?

The big hand guard change, where they changed the way it attached and dropped the top pic rail, occurred between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 RPR models.

No, the new Gen 3 is a completely different handguard in all aspects.

I'll post some pics to enlighten tomorrow.

BTW, shot six different types of ammo and 3 out of the 6 shot .5-.25 MOA, I'll post pics of them as well. It really liked the Hornady 120gr Amax, and Winchester 140 Match
 
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So I got my RPR rebarreled finally. It only took a torch; pb blaster; a vice a 3/4" wrench and 6' breaker bar; and the bench started to lift before the barrel broke free. After hradspacing it and getting it back together, I tried to chamber one of my old handloads. I think it’s safe to say my old barrel was.... well broken in, as this is as far as it would go.
 

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trob_205

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No, the new Gen 3 is a completely different handguard in all aspects.

I'll post some pics to enlighten tomorrow.

BTW, shot six different types of ammo and 3 out of the 6 shot .5-.25 MOA, I'll post pics of them as well. It really liked the Hornady 120gr Amax, and Winchester 140 Match
Did you try the 140 ELDs? Mine shot them 1/4 or better all day if I did my part. I shot 100 that day and it was the only box ammo I planned on shooting but I might need to at least have some stashed away in case I get lazy in the reloading room. Only downfall was that it was a little slow out of my gun. 2640 avg according to the magneto.
 

bigjake83

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Did you try the 140 ELDs? Mine shot them 1/4 or better all day if I did my part. I shot 100 that day and it was the only box ammo I planned on shooting but I might need to at least have some stashed away in case I get lazy in the reloading room. Only downfall was that it was a little slow out of my gun. 2640 avg according to the magneto.
No I couldn't find any in stock at my local stores, but will definitely get some when I see them in stock and I will be conducting another Range Report when I do, and take her to distance, especially since I know what to feed her now.

As you can see, it did not like the Atomic 142 SMK or the HSM with the 140 hunting Berger's. But damn it really likes the Winchester 140 Match Ammo. All of the are 3rd groups.

That's .25 MOA from the OEM Barrel!! That's pretty fucking awesome. And I'm sure once I get 100-200rds down range the barrel should settle in and tighten up some. If you notice in the pics I haven't even bothered to install the Timney Trigger yet, so thats a completely bone stock rifle, shooting Factory Ammo. The only parts I'm waiting on now is the MINOX ZP5 MR4 From CS Tactical.

BTW: I would like to give Mike at CS Tactical a HUGE Thank You, he has been absolutely wonderful to work with and definitely a stand up guy...

Thanks Mike....
 
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trob_205

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No I couldn't find any in stock at my local stores, but will definitely get some when I see them in stock and I will be conducting another Range Report when I do, and take her to distance, especially since I know what to feed her now.

As you can see, it did not like the Atomic 142 SMK or the HSM with the 140 hunting Berger's. But damn it really likes the Winchester 140 Match Ammo. All of the are 3rd groups.

That's .25 MOA from the OEM Barrel!! That's pretty fucking awesome. And I'm sure once I get 100-200rds down range the barrel should settle in and tighten up some. If you notice in the pics I haven't even bothered to install the Timney Trigger yet, so thats a completely bone stock rifle, shooting Factory Ammo. The only parts I'm waiting on now is the MINOX ZP5 MR4 From CS Tactical.

BTW: I would like to give Mike at CS Tactical a HUGE Thank You, he has been absolutely wonderful to work with and definitely a stand up guy...

Thanks Mike....
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Going to go ahead and say that the other two shots are me not the rifle/ammo. When I set the scope up I was kind of in a hurry and needs to be back a little and after some shooting I need to play with butt pad a bit. I def wasn’t 100% comfortable behind the gun and it still shot pretty damn good.
 

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I’ll add my review of my new RPR a Barrett Brown 6.5. I added the new Nikon FX1000 and a Harris bipod.
If I do my part it can shoot. I used Hornady brass and 140 grain ELD with 40.9 grains of IMR4350.
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So I got my RPR rebarreled finally. It only took a torch; pb blaster; a vice a 3/4" wrench and 6' breaker bar; and the bench started to lift before the barrel broke free. After hradspacing it and getting it back together, I tried to chamber one of my old handloads. I think it’s safe to say my old barrel was.... well broken in, as this is as far as it would go.
LOL at "only took a torch; pb blaster; a vice a 3/4" wrench and 6' breaker bar".

Swapping my RPR barrel from 308 Win to 260 Rem this week -- I think I'm going to have my local gunsmith take care of this project, my workbench isn't heavy/sturdy at all...
 
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pell1203

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According the smith it’s the hardest barrel he’s ever changed; but we think the threads got rusted due to some of the conditions i shoot in.
Hell no! They just torque the shit out of them!

It took a 4 foot pipe and heat to remove the muzzle brake on mine. I called Ruger and they say they are torqued to 15 foot-lbs. I guarantee you mine needed better than 10x that to remove the brake.
 

LongRangeLefty

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Received the Paper City handguard and installed it. Super easy. Their handguard nut just threads on to the barrel nut and doesn’t need to be timed at all. I’m very happy with the way it looks, and it seems like a high quality piece. Time to do a duracoat job on the barrel now...

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CV_Ag

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Received the Paper City handguard and installed it. Super easy. Their handguard nut just threads on to the barrel nut and doesn’t need to be timed at all. I’m very happy with the way it looks, and it seems like a high quality piece. Time to do a duracoat job on the barrel now...

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That’s looks pretty sharp. I really like the way that looks. I have my factory rail on still. But that has my interest
 

LongRangeLefty

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^ Thanks. I first saw it when that guy from Major Pandemic did an RPR build and used it. I think I took my factory guard off and installed this one in less than 5 minutes. If you go to papercityfirearms.net you can get it for $195 free shipping.

If you use an mlok rail and don’t already have one, you can get one from them or elsewhere. It doesn’t include the rail.
 
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I want to know how many curse words have been uttered while trying to remove an RPR barrel or RPR muzzle break.

I ned to install a TBAC CB break, but the RPR break gotta come off first...
 

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Anyone know how the hybrid muzzle brake compares to the better after market brakes available? I've watched tests of brakes being measured by ruler on a bench of recoil reduction. Haven't seen the stock hybrid brake tested yet. Would hate to replace if the hybrid was as good as the others.
 
I just ordered a scope from the SWFA Tax Day sale 2018 for my 308 Ruger; it is the 3-15X42 FFP scope (Mil-Quad reticle). With the order I went ahead and picked up the Butler Creek caps, SWFA sunshade, SWFA med rings, and a Mildot Master card.

Link to sale: https://swfa.com/taxday2018?dm_i=3YFN,24KC,11R9IJ,858P,1

Yesterday I picked up an Ergo Grip from Cabellas. Their selection was a slim, but since I received $20 credit for getting a credit card, the grip only cost $7. Worth a try.
 
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The_Count

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I didn’t think that the barrel was that bad. The good news is once you take the old barrel off and put liberal amounts of anti-seize on the threads it is not as much trouble removing the second time. I used a bench vice with two blocks of wood, tape around the barrel, and Resin. I also had a nice long cheater bar.
 
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I didn’t think that the barrel was that bad. The good news is once you take the old barrel off and put liberal amounts of anti-seize on the threads it is not as much trouble removing the second time. I used a bench vice with two blocks of wood, tape around the barrel, and Resin. I also had a nice long cheater bar.
Well My rifle now looks like the tin-man after using the anti seize
 
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LongRangeLefty

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^ I think if you put the action in a vise instead of the barrel and turn the barrel nut, the nut will turn off with the barrel. Order a new nut from Ruger and just put the new barrel on with the new nut. Fuck it....

I didn’t have to do anything. My barrel nut came loose during a shoot one day when I got the rifle really hot. Put it back to 70 ft/lbs
 
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Anybody using Tenebraex scope caps? Looking for some quality caps and these are one of my picks but wanted to hear some thoughts from personal use...
They are very nice caps. I use a set on my hunting rifle. Leupold alumina are the best but not universal. AAdmount makes some good ones too.
 

CV_Ag

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They are very nice caps. I use a set on my hunting rifle. Leupold alumina are the best but not universal. AAdmount makes some good ones too.
Thanks. I agree on the Leupold, I have a set on my leupold scope. But I have an Athlon on my RPR so I’m looking for other quality options. I’ll check out the AAdmount ones, I’ve read some things on them from forum searches.
 

ilaybrk

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I have a RPR in 308 if I buy a barrel in 6.5 do I need a new bolt or is it the same and my P mags only say 308 on them also do I need different ones also thanks
 
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