Ruger Precision Rifle Discussion

Smoov82

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How are you guys attaching qd mount on the rail for sling? What came with gun or using aftermarket qd mount?

Which side? I’m right handed. Have seen where guys are using opposite sides. Back attached on left and front on right side.

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How are you guys attaching qd mount on the rail for sling? What came with gun or using aftermarket qd mount?

Which side? I’m right handed. Have seen where guys are using opposite sides. Back attached on left and front on right side.

Thanks
Personal pref. I run right side on the buttstock and left side on the Handguard. But I’ve also done it the opposite. For me they need to be opposite because when in patrol Cary it allows for better control so the rifle isn’t flopping around, but it’s not like I’m doing this everyday. I don’t hunt with my RPR so really it’s just about looking cool and in the end that’s all that matters.
 

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I finally got a chance to shoot my new Gen 3 6.5CM now that my scope arrived (vortex Viper PST 5-25-50 FFP Gen2) . I chronographed Hornady factory 140 gr ELD-M and several handloads. The factory box states 2710fps but i got an average of 2650. is this normal or does my chronograph lie? My best handload (so far) is 41.8gr H4350, Fed 210, with the 140 ELD-M @ 2675 <0.5 MOA
 

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I finally got a chance to shoot my new Gen 3 6.5CM now that my scope arrived (vortex Viper PST 5-25-50 FFP Gen2) . I chronographed Hornady factory 140 gr ELD-M and several handloads. The factory box states 2710fps but i got an average of 2650. is this normal or does my chronograph lie? My best handload (so far) is 41.8gr H4350, Fed 210, with the 140 ELD-M @ 2675 <0.5 MOA
My Gen 2 was 2640 avg with 140 ELD Match ammo.
 
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Went out and shot this earlier. Just shot 3 velocity ladders into the berm. Was in a hurry and didn’t really care about targets anyway. Basically doing my own blend of Scott Saterlee 10 round load devopment and OCW w/o targets lol. Just the numbers. Looks like my load should fall within 43-43.3 of H4350. I’m .020 off the lands with 140 ELDm’s.
 

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Also the above ^ was done with Lapua Brass and CCI 450 primers with no pressure signs or primer cratering. One of the 43.3 loads might have shown the slightest sign of cratering but it doesn’t really concern me with the SR primer and a non bushed firing pin.
 

Smoov82

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Personal pref. I run right side on the buttstock and left side on the Handguard. But I’ve also done it the opposite. For me they need to be opposite because when in patrol Cary it allows for better control so the rifle isn’t flopping around, but it’s not like I’m doing this everyday. I don’t hunt with my RPR so really it’s just about looking cool and in the end that’s all that matters.
Nice! Thanks for info. What about the attachment to the handguard? Using picatinny rail or directly on handguard?
 
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Went out and shot this earlier. Just shot 3 velocity ladders into the berm. Was in a hurry and didn’t really care about targets anyway. Basically doing my own blend of Scott Saterlee 10 round load devopment and OCW w/o targets lol. Just the numbers. Looks like my load should fall within 43-43.3 of H4350. I’m .020 off the lands with 140 ELDm’s.

How many rounds do you have down the tube? With 43.2 grains I’m running 2840 FPS on an aftermarket barrel. With factory my nose was 43.0 at 2835fps. Seems as though yours is running a little slower?
 

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How many rounds do you have down the tube? With 43.2 grains I’m running 2840 FPS on an aftermarket barrel. With factory my nose was 43.0 at 2835fps. Seems as though yours is running a little slower?
Only 130 on this barrel. It is slower than I hoped. It shot factory 140 eld match lights out so it’s a shooter. I can live with it for now
 
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Hey guys. Just so you know, I have this up on eBay for $49.99. Of course I will sell it to someone here first. I don’t know if there’s a market for this or even what it goes for, but if someone’s looking for a gen 1 RPR .308 handguard including FDE pic rail and handguard nut/bushings, I’ve got one. 83D65DCC-B165-4B5C-934F-E74AB1623D4A.jpeg
 
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Just received 2 of 3 ordered RPRs in 6.5 Creedmoor!! Only 6 shots down the tube on each for break-in...no accuracy report as of yet. Still waiting on glass from a fellow member. As far as the Gen 3 goes....both rifles did not ship with the rail accessories. Quick phone call to Roger and they are on the way. Love the new rail, bolt, brake...a little disappointed in the machining marks slightly visible on the receiver but I’m not too picky. Looking at setting NF optics on each of these rifles, as well as the 3rd when it gets here!!
 
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So I tore mine down to the bones to finally clean out the Colorado dirt from shooting with @Lowlight and after I put it back together.....the safety doesn’t work. It won’t go back to safe. I use a seekins ambi safety and I also put the factory one back in and the same thing. Anyone see this before? Trigger still functions and I can move the safety with the lower off but when it’s assembled it doesn’t work.
 
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^Thats really weird. Can you flip the rifle upside down and shine a light in there as you’re putting the lower on? Seems like there’s gotta be some sort of obstruction. Maybe where it’s meeting with the trigger assembly

Or maybe with the lower off, hold the safety and engage it to the trigger assembly (as it would be if it were assembled) and see if you can see anything that way?
 
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^Thats really weird. Can you flip the rifle upside down and shine a light in there as you’re putting the lower on? Seems like there’s gotta be some sort of obstruction. Maybe where it’s meeting with the trigger assembly

Or maybe with the lower off, hold the safety and engage it to the trigger assembly (as it would be if it were assembled) and see if you can see anything that way?
Now I can’t even take the lower off. The safety won’t release from trigger group
 
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^ That’s freakin weird. I’ve looked over my rifle and a parts diagram trying to figure something out, but I’ve never encountered that before, and don’t know enough about the trigger group on this rifle. You could try manipulating the trigger and safety while tugging on the lower to see if it releases, but I wouldn’t want anything to get worse either...

The two “faces” of the lower do come off. So if one was removed maybe you could see what’s going on in there, but I don’t know if you can get them off the way it is currently stuck on

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I just purchased a Gen 3 RPR :)

I attached a scope from another rifle on it - Sightron SII 6X24 42mm objective. I cannot find a way to adjust the stock so I can comfortably look through the scope. Scope seems too low as I cannot lower the cheek any more. However, it’s this low on my other rifle which is on a Hunter Magpul stock and it’s perfect.

Suggestions please? Thank you.
 

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Yeah. So I spent a few minutes looking things over and I figured it out. It’s the small details.

I had reassembled the bolt incorrectly, specifically the firing pin. So I stripped it down and actually reset the pin by taking the little tool out and then resetting it and reassembling. Safety works now but I haven’t tried taking the lower off. I’ll do that in the morning. But I’m confident it will slip right off.

One thing I do note however is that not all RPR’s have a safety spring. It’s not even shown in the parts diagram you posted. I define do not want to separate the lower halves though because I really don’t want to rebuild the magazine release system. It’s just one of those things. I wasn’t paying close enough attention to what I was doing.
 
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I just purchased a Gen 3 RPR :)

I attached a scope from another rifle on it - Sightron SII 6X24 42mm objective. I cannot find a way to adjust the stock so I can comfortably look through the scope. Scope seems too low as I cannot lower the cheek any more. However, it’s this low on my other rifle which is on a Hunter Magpul stock and it’s perfect.

Suggestions please? Thank you.
Get taller rings
 
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Yeah. So I spent a few minutes looking things over and I figured it out. It’s the small details.

I had reassembled the bolt incorrectly, specifically the firing pin. So I stripped it down and actually reset the pin by taking the little tool out and then resetting it and reassembling. Safety works now but I haven’t tried taking the lower off. I’ll do that in the morning. But I’m confident it will slip right off.

One thing I do note however is that not all RPR’s have a safety spring. It’s not even shown in the parts diagram you posted. I define do not want to separate the lower halves though because I really don’t want to rebuild the magazine release system. It’s just one of those things. I wasn’t paying close enough attention to what I was doing.
When I changed my grip I thought it was weird too there’s no detent spring for the safety. Glad you figured it out!
 

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I just purchased a Gen 3 RPR :)

I attached a scope from another rifle on it - Sightron SII 6X24 42mm objective. I cannot find a way to adjust the stock so I can comfortably look through the scope. Scope seems too low as I cannot lower the cheek any more. However, it’s this low on my other rifle which is on a Hunter Magpul stock and it’s perfect.

Suggestions please? Thank you.
Like tacticaldillhole said, get taller rings. Yes the newer handguard will allow you to use lower rings and clear the handguard. The stock being inline with the bolt/barrel, like an AR platform, to get comfortable you need ARish hight rings.
 
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I just purchased a Gen 3 RPR :)

I attached a scope from another rifle on it - Sightron SII 6X24 42mm objective. I cannot find a way to adjust the stock so I can comfortably look through the scope. Scope seems too low as I cannot lower the cheek any more. However, it’s this low on my other rifle which is on a Hunter Magpul stock and it’s perfect.

Suggestions please? Thank you.
Nice! I’d put a one piece mount on there. Many of us are using one
 

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Howdy all, newbie here, been lurking and learning for a while. Picked up a new gen2 308 from Cabela's, couldn't get the keymod pic rail to fit the hand guard. The QD sling mount fits fine. The pic rail isn't machined right on the bottom where the nuts fit. The instruction book shows how to install it, but it shows to put the nuts in backwards from how the keymod drawings I found online show. I called Ruger, they sent me a replacement rail, but it's the same as the first one. The person I talked to at Ruger said that they were not aware of any problems. I couldn't find any mention of this looking at all 35 pages of this thread. I can't be the only one that has run into this issue. Anyone out there ever see this? I milled the slots in the bottom side of the rail so the nuts would slide far enough, now it fits fine. Is this why the gen3 went to m lock?
 
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^ Nice! I have my gen 1 in .308 as well. Soooooo many people have issues with their rail. I remember it was a bitch for me as well. I eventually got it, but I didn’t have the same handguard as you. The Paper City one is mlok and I have to say I like mlok a lot more. It’s quicker, easier and seems tighter. JMO
 

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Howdy all, newbie here, been lurking and learning for a while. Picked up a new gen2 308 from Cabela's, couldn't get the keymod pic rail to fit the hand guard. The QD sling mount fits fine. The pic rail isn't machined right on the bottom where the nuts fit. The instruction book shows how to install it, but it shows to put the nuts in backwards from how the keymod drawings I found online show. I called Ruger, they sent me a replacement rail, but it's the same as the first one. The person I talked to at Ruger said that they were not aware of any problems. I couldn't find any mention of this looking at all 35 pages of this thread. I can't be the only one that has run into this issue. Anyone out there ever see this? I milled the slots in the bottom side of the rail so the nuts would slide far enough, now it fits fine. Is this why the gen3 went to m lock?
Weird. I never used the factory rail and used a alum BCM keymod rail chunk I had rolling around and slid right in. I’ll check the factory one and see if it fits tighter.

***factory rail did fit tighter on factory handguard and Seekins keymod, but still went on fine eventually***
 
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chukeeee

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Maybe it's just this batch of rails, I asked the person at Ruger customer service if they made them in house or got them from a vendor, but she didn't know.
 
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I finally got a chance to shoot my new Gen 3 6.5CM now that my scope arrived (vortex Viper PST 5-25-50 FFP Gen2) . I chronographed Hornady factory 140 gr ELD-M and several handloads. The factory box states 2710fps but i got an average of 2650. is this normal or does my chronograph lie? My best handload (so far) is 41.8gr H4350, Fed 210, with the 140 ELD-M @ 2675 <0.5 MOA
In my experience, the factory loads almost always state a higher velocity. Probably shot out of a longer barrel to get optimal numbers for the label.
 
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I just purchased a Gen 3 RPR :)

I attached a scope from another rifle on it - Sightron SII 6X24 42mm objective. I cannot find a way to adjust the stock so I can comfortably look through the scope. Scope seems too low as I cannot lower the cheek any more. However, it’s this low on my other rifle which is on a Hunter Magpul stock and it’s perfect.

Suggestions please? Thank you.
Nice! Love mine so far...these are definitely nice setups for entry level, factory rifles.
 
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