Ruger Precision Rifle Discussion

whatsupdoc

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I hated the Magpul mags that shipped with my rifle. It seemed like the angle they presented the round to the feed ramp was wrong. I started using the Magpul AICS pattern mags and the feeding issues went away. But I was limited to 10 rounds. A friend let me borrow a Knight’s Armament 20 round SR-25 magazine at a match. I bought 2 of them a week later and haven’t looked back. They’ve been great.
Did not know that the SR-25 fit the ruger precision rifle, is this a 6.5 or 308 you are using it on.
 
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Did not know that the SR-25 fit the ruger precision rifle, is this a 6.5 or 308 you are using it on.
I am using it for 6.5 Creedmoor. The person I borrowed the original from was using it in a .308 gas gun.

Initially they will lock the bolt back like the Magpul mags that come with the rifle. The Magpul AICS pattern will not lock back the bolt. If you put a mag in that locks the bolt back, and slam the bolt forward a few time (I know, cringe) they will no longer keep the bolt back. While that is great on a gas gun with a boltbrelease, it has no place on a bolt gun. My KAC mags no longer hold the bolt back, allowing a single round to be dropped in through the ejection port and loaded.
 

CV_Ag

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Jan 26, 2018
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Started reloading for my 6.5 RPR. All factory except the trigger. Groups coming together nicely but not quite done yet. Shooting 140 ELDMs. 4 shot groups. There’s always that one you group you get excited about and then pull a shot! F$&@! Still fun though! 412DC4B7-921A-443E-8C3C-12EF1983D419.jpeg
 
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Mar 10, 2017
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Anybody here tried a White Oak Armament RPR barrel. From what I read WOA uses Wilson blanks. For the price these look like great options.
I put one on last winter in 6.5CM, and have been happy with it...I usually get 1/2 to 3/4 MOA out of it with some better, some worse using 140/147 ELD-M and 143 ELD-X. Someone who knows what they are doing can probably get even better results...
 
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From what I have seen White Oak has two barrel lines for the RPR.

One is $370 and I did not see them list whose blank they use. The other line uses Krieger blanks and it $520.

When you guys are posting results which barrel are you talking about?
 

trob_205

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From what I have seen White Oak has two barrel lines for the RPR.

One is $370 and I did not see them list whose blank they use. The other line uses Krieger blanks and it $520.

When you guys are posting results which barrel are you talking about?
I was talking about the $370 ones. I don’t have a doubt the Krieger ones will shoot. The White Oak Armament AR barrels are Wilson Arms air gauge button rifled barrels and guys like them. Just wondered if the RPR barrels get the same love but sounds like their aren’t a ton of them in the wild.
 
Feb 13, 2017
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So I pulled the bolt on my RPR tonight and noticed A LOT of play in the bolt shroud that never used to be there. I pulled it off and looked at it and I’m thinking it is broken...can somebody pull their bolt shroud and tell me or show a picture of how it looks compared to mine?
I am by no means an expert, but it looks like as you cycle the bolt, the cocking piece is grinding against each side of the inside of the shroud left and right as if it’s having trouble turning it. I’m not sure what would cause such excessive wear, but I’d only expect it to get worse..
 
Feb 16, 2017
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I am by no means an expert, but it looks like as you cycle the bolt, the cocking piece is grinding against each side of the inside of the shroud left and right as if it’s having trouble turning it. I’m not sure what would cause such excessive wear, but I’d only expect it to get worse..
I have a total of 200 rounds through it. There’s no way it should be worn like that already. Looks like I’m calling Ruger today
 
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^ Nice! You won’t be disappointed

Finally got out to 1000 yards this year. I haven’t shot there since the fall of last year. Managed to nail the X ring on my third shot going off an old zero. Was a pretty good day
 
Feb 16, 2017
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Looks like I'll be making another call to Ruger...on the 9th stage of the club match yesterday, my bolt decided to come apart inside my rifle. It ran flawless through 80 rounds and 8 stages, but on the 9th stage, the bolt literally came apart. The bolt shroud came off and the firing pin somehow twisted inside the bolt enough to let itself come loose. And before anybody says I put it together wrong, I haven't taken the bolt apart from the factory other than to swap the bolt shroud after the first one broke. So if the bolt was put together wrong, I wasn't the one who did it...
 

GuNinja

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Just bought my first rpr, loving the information here. I have obviously seen a lot of talk about the bolt shroud. Are the billet shrouds from companies like LRI a good upgrade for reliability, or more cosmetic?
 
Feb 16, 2017
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Update on my RPR. I called Ruger today and told them about my bolt coming apart inside the rifle and informed them of a small piece being broken off of the firing pin. They said that since the rifle is only a few months old, that they would send me a box to ship my rifle back to them so they can fix the bolt and test fire it when it's done to make sure everything is functioning as it should.
 
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CV_Ag

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Just bought my first rpr, loving the information here. I have obviously seen a lot of talk about the bolt shroud. Are the billet shrouds from companies like LRI a good upgrade for reliability, or more cosmetic?
I don’t have one myself but from what I’ve read it’s mostly cosmetic but it also helps with the wobble on the factory shroud. Doesn’t do anything for shooting or accuracy.
 
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Running 75 BTHP, I have tried Varget, CFE and 8208. Varget was by far the most consistent, but velocity was lower than I was hoping for. I may revisit this. CFE seemed to be a bit sporadic, and 8208 seemed to be consistent around 23.7ish, but either I noticed i was dropping random shots at distance with it. I'd have 3-4 hits on a 10" square at 400, then it would throw a shot or two low left, then back on target.
 

Xandrosi

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Jun 28, 2018
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Hello from New Orleans. I'm new to precision/LR shooting and this forum. Chose the RPR 6.5 as my starting place. Now comes the fun of buying and setting up everything else, beginning with a good scope. Literally, I just picked up my RPR from the FFL. A couple of quick questions? Despite the fork that should align the barrel shroud, it appears slightly misaligned with the picatinny rail. I'm guessing that this is not anything to worry about, but thought I'd ask? Also, the muzzle brake is obviously not aligned correctly. My understanding is that all I have to do is back the brake's nut off, align the brake, and then lock the nut back. How precisely aligned does the muzzle brake need to be please and any related tips?
 
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Hello from New Orleans. I'm new to precision/LR shooting and this forum. Chose the RPR 6.5 as my starting place. Now comes the fun of buying and setting up everything else, beginning with a good scope. Literally, I just picked up my RPR from the FFL. A couple of quick questions? Despite the fork that should align the barrel shroud, it appears slightly misaligned with the picatinny rail. I'm guessing that this is not anything to worry about, but thought I'd ask? Also, the muzzle brake is obviously not aligned correctly. My understanding is that all I have to do is back the brake's nut off, align the brake, and then lock the nut back. How precisely aligned does the muzzle brake need to be please and any related tips?
Welcome!! If you loosen up the screws that hold the handguard on and try to tighten them down evenly you might straighten it out. At least mine did, but no big deal if it doesn’t make much a difference. Yea some people say the brakes were hard to take off but just a bit of pressure from an end wrench was enough to loosen the nut on my rifle and then the brake spun right off (or spun easy for alignment in your case). My 6.5CM RPR shot 140 ELD Hornady Match ammo very well from round one for me if you havnt picked up any ammo first.
 

Xandrosi

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Thanks Trob for those observations and the recommendation re Hornady ELD. My impression is that 6.5 is small enough that what I've seen described as "muzzle brake pull-off effect" is not an issue. Talking with Ruger a few minutes ago, they indicated that the brake does not need to be timed and any small misalignment will have no effect on accuracy, which was good to hear. If anyone here has a different experience, I'd appreciate reading that.
 

CV_Ag

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Hello from New Orleans. I'm new to precision/LR shooting and this forum. Chose the RPR 6.5 as my starting place. Now comes the fun of buying and setting up everything else, beginning with a good scope. Literally, I just picked up my RPR from the FFL. A couple of quick questions? Despite the fork that should align the barrel shroud, it appears slightly misaligned with the picatinny rail. I'm guessing that this is not anything to worry about, but thought I'd ask? Also, the muzzle brake is obviously not aligned correctly. My understanding is that all I have to do is back the brake's nut off, align the brake, and then lock the nut back. How precisely aligned does the muzzle brake need to be please and any related tips?
Welcome! If you haven’t read through some of the older post you probably haven’t realized that your prom
Thanks Trob for those observations and the recommendation re Hornady ELD. My impression is that 6.5 is small enough that what I've seen described as "muzzle brake pull-off effect" is not an issue. Talking with Ruger a few minutes ago, they indicated that the brake does not need to be timed and any small misalignment will have no effect on accuracy, which was good to hear. If anyone here has a different experience, I'd appreciate reading that.
I agree with trob, my brake was tough but not crazy. I used a wrench and a big screw drive through the brake. Turn opposite directions, the nut tightening to the barrel and the brake loosening off the end, and it broke pretty easy. However when I put my new brake on, for a suppressor mount, it is slightly canted, not a big deal at all. I hand load but I second the ELD-M. With handloads I can get consistently sub 1/2 MOA.
 
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Just bought my first rpr, loving the information here. I have obviously seen a lot of talk about the bolt shroud. Are the billet shrouds from companies like LRI a good upgrade for reliability, or more cosmetic?
I have the titanium shroud from anarchy outdoors. I love it. I feels totally different. It has more weight and is not solid. Bolt operates much smoother feeling
 
Jul 25, 2017
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From what I have seen White Oak has two barrel lines for the RPR.

One is $370 and I did not see them list whose blank they use. The other line uses Krieger blanks and it $520.

When you guys are posting results which barrel are you talking about?
I have a kreiger on mine. But it’s not a drop in. I had them direct thread it like a rem700. I will tell you, it’s extremely accurate. I will only buy kreiger barrels from this point on. Below is a 3 shot group at a 100 on a rest
 

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