Ruger Precision Rimfire

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had about 600 rounds through my Green Mountain barrel. followed break in procedures. Shot everything from bulk to tenex.....wasnt any better than the factory barrel, no granted the factory barrel shot pretty well. It'll be interesting to see how the ER shaw does with velocity and accuracy. I got the 20" in hopes of keeping things slow velocity wise. id be happy with low sd's and factory barrel accuracy honestly. ive dont a lot of work to this rifle. I enjoy polishing turds although I may just jump on the voodoo wagon sooner than later.
 
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Dev L

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Anyone know of higher quality screws to use to bolt the action to the chassis? After several times removing and reinstalling, my front action screw is partially stripped. What is the correct size bit for the factory action screws?
 

kgc54

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Anyone know of higher quality screws to use to bolt the action to the chassis? After several times removing and reinstalling, my front action screw is partially stripped. What is the correct size bit for the factory action screws?
According to Ruger's video:

Adjustments Tech Tip

The screws are 1/8" allen keys. I'm not home right now so I can't check for sure; but that sounds correct.
 
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Went out for some quick accuracy testing. Bipod with a rear bag. 50 yards. Moderate wind. 20" stainless shaw barrel. Federal ultramatch proved to be the best. Barrel was clean from the beginning and I didn't clean between ammo. Just shot a quick 10 round group and then 5 round groups unless noted. I'd say the potential is there.
 

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Went out for some quick accuracy testing. Bipod with a rear bag. 50 yards. Moderate wind. 20" stainless shaw barrel. Federal ultramatch proved to be the best. Barrel was clean from the beginning and I didn't clean between ammo. Just shot a quick 10 round group and then 5 round groups unless noted. I'd say the potential is there.
Looks like you need to get ahold of a few bricks of that lot of Ultra Match. :sneaky:

It'd be interesting to know what kind of velocity you're getting out of that 20" barrel. Though I suspect there's really very little difference from what we get with the 18" barrels. I think once the barrel's get out to 24"+ is where we'd see a significant difference (slower).
 

elfster1234

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I think there is an inherent issue with the magazine and how the round is stripped from the mag and loaded into the chamber. I noticed a measurable accuracy difference going from the magazine that came with my rifle and a flush 10round mag that very little front and rear wobble. Going to try and epoxy and file down a magazine to get a better fit that has zero wobble & should have a video of it all with bullets on paper if I can ever find the time
 
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This is indeed an interesting rifle. One of them shoots near 1/2moa (consistently?) and others are using epoxy, aluminum tape aftermarket barrels, waiting for triggers or just accepting 1.5 to 2 Moa as "Precision" because the rifle "only cost $400". I understand though having been a former RPRr owner. Good kids rifle though as a starting point. I was shooting my real Ruger Precision Rifle yesterday, you know the one chambered in 6.5 Crredmoor. Now that rifle is and has been a drill for close to 4K rounds. The correct use of the term Precision.
 
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I agree out of the box accuracy could be better for the term precision. My gun didn't shoot too bad in stock form. I have done work to the gun in every aspect addressing all of the known issues. Right now I've got about $700 into the rifle. If I want better accuracy I think I'd have to buy a much more expensive rifle. I'm just throwing it out there, either some patience and a little work, you can get these rifles to shoot well. Personally I enjoy tinkering with my own rifles and getting them to shoot well.
 
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It's been 10 months since the release of the RPRr and while I have seen a good group or two posted here and there I've never seen anybody post a 6x5 target yet of any kind. I'd really like to see a few 6x5 targets posted up by those who have rifles shooting 1moa or better. I may revisit the RPRr someday if Ruger can ever get it shooting like the name implies. 10 months out there must be a bunch or rifles that are ready.

Come on guys show us those 6x5's at 50 and 100y.
 

Kisssofdeath

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I have a RPR 22. I will pull out some of my targets from the past. It's nothing special but will show multiple groups on a single piece of paper, not cherry picked. My minimum number of 5 shot groups is 3 and that will only be because I don't have enough ammo to do 5. 5 is normally the minimum if I am trying to test the ammo in two rifles. My preferred way and the way 95% of my targets are is 10, 5-shot groups. IMO, this is the only true way to test gun and ammo accuracy; shoot 50 rounds on the same day. But you know what they say, opinions are like assholes and this is my asshole opinion. :ROFLMAO::p
 
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There is a reason for the 6x5 format. That reason is to show consistency. Accuracy isn't accuracy if it only happens occasionally. For a rifle to claim any degree of accuracy it needs to be the norm, not the occasional or even the average for that matter. We share information on forums get the benefit of others experience. Sharing good/accurate information and experience is a benefit to all of us. Sharing bad/inaccurate information is a disservice to all of us.
 

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There is a reason for the 6x5 format. That reason is to show consistency. Accuracy isn't accuracy if it only happens occasionally. For a rifle to claim any degree of accuracy it needs to be the norm, not the occasional or even the average for that matter. We share information on forums get the benefit of others experience. Sharing good/accurate information and experience is a benefit to all of us. Sharing bad/inaccurate information is a disservice to all of us.
I agree 100%.
 

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It's been 10 months since the release of the RPRr and while I have seen a good group or two posted here and there I've never seen anybody post a 6x5 target yet of any kind. I'd really like to see a few 6x5 targets posted up by those who have rifles shooting 1moa or better. I may revisit the RPRr someday if Ruger can ever get it shooting like the name implies. 10 months out there must be a bunch or rifles that are ready.

Come on guys show us those 6x5's at 50 and 100y.
I'll get you a 6x5 next Saturday
 

elfster1234

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Watch this video for your 6x5 with cci sv, and another 3x5 right after that with ultra match with a suppressor..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6uV4AvaZMA&index=4&list=PLCyPEnjRX7eYaVkNuN2wRMEQUpIsyHVP1&t

There is a reason for the 6x5 format. That reason is to show consistency. Accuracy isn't accuracy if it only happens occasionally. For a rifle to claim any degree of accuracy it needs to be the norm, not the occasional or even the average for that matter. We share information on forums get the benefit of others experience. Sharing good/accurate information and experience is a benefit to all of us. Sharing bad/inaccurate information is a disservice to all of us.
 

elfster1234

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At least with my rpr 22lr, the 10round flush mags fit and function by far better than the 15round that came with the rifle. Very little wobble and much more consistent stripping of the round from the magazine. I hooked up with some clear 10round flush mags for $20
 

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As promised here are a few targets from my Ruger PR. Like I said, nothing special. Which is why I included the knife. :) I also included a photo of all my targets I have kept, not all I have shot. 75% of those have 50 rounds on a plate.

 

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It's been 10 months since the release of the RPRr and while I have seen a good group or two posted here and there I've never seen anybody post a 6x5 target yet of any kind. I'd really like to see a few 6x5 targets posted up by those who have rifles shooting 1moa or better. I may revisit the RPRr someday if Ruger can ever get it shooting like the name implies. 10 months out there must be a bunch or rifles that are ready.

Come on guys show us those 6x5's at 50 and 100y.

Hey guys

I posted up a target in the 6x5 thread earlier in the month. I think it's a great standard format for targets and think that there are probably a few targets out there that are much better than my posting. Link below

http://forum.snipershide.com/threads/6x5-thread-v3-0.6253073/page-4#post-7266290
 

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I figured I would add my data point to this thread. I shot my RPRR today for the first time. I spent 7 hours behind it on a concrete bench. I used the UTG Leapers Recon bipod and a rear bean bag. Scope was an SWFA SS 12x42 MIL/MIL. I chronographed every shot with a Magnetospeed V3 mounted to the handgaurd not the barrel.
I fired 64 groups with various ammunition, all at 50 yards. Most were 5-shot groups, some were 10-shot. I fired 10 fouling shots between ammos, and cleaned the barrel a few times during the day. I gathered a lot of data.
First, my rifle functioned flawlessly. Perfect clambering - no bullet damage, extraction, and powerful, ejection. Trigger was fine, I did not adjust it. I fired groups with each ammo, with the thread protector, a titanium muzzle break, and exposed threads. The gun shoots best with the muzzle threads exposed.
Accuracy: This is a 1.8MOA rifle with mid-grade ammo. That is fine for what I paid,$400. Factory barrel, sporting chamber, nuff said. The platform is brilliant. It just is. Ergonomic, balanced with a scope on it, trigger is fine for PRS and can be improved, the rail is good quality, as is the handguard. I did the aluminum tape bedding before shooting the rifle because my block was literally falling out of the chassis. But the bedding worked and the gun was not throwing wild flyers. Very low shots showed up on the chronograph readings as slow rounds as expected.
I like it. I ordered the ER SHAW match barrel.
 
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I figured I would add my data point to this thread. I shot my RPRR today for the first time. I spent 7 hours behind it on a concrete bench. I used the UTG Leapers Recon bipod and a rear bean bag. Scope was an SWFA SS 12x42 MIL/MIL. I chronographed every shot with a Magnetospeed V3 mounted to the handgaurd not the barrel.
I fired 64 groups with various ammunition, all at 50 yards. Most were 5-shot groups, some were 10-shot. I fired 10 fouling shots between ammos, and cleaned the barrel a few times during the day. I gathered a lot of data.
First, my rifle functioned flawlessly. Perfect clambering - no bullet damage, extraction, and powerful, ejection. Trigger was fine, I did not adjust it. I fired groups with each ammo, with the thread protector, a titanium muzzle break, and exposed threads. The gun shoots best with the muzzle threads exposed.
Accuracy: This is a 1.8MOA rifle with mid-grade ammo. That is fine for what I paid,$400. Factory barrel, sporting chamber, nuff said. The platform is brilliant. It just is. Ergonomic, balanced with a scope on it, trigger is fine for PRS and can be improved, the rail is good quality, as is the handguard. I did the aluminum tape bedding before shooting the rifle because my block was literally falling out of the chassis. But the bedding worked and the gun was not throwing wild flyers. Very low shots showed up on the chronograph readings as slow rounds as expected.
I like it. I ordered the ER SHAW match barrel.
You had any failures to extract?
 
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Hmmm??? I wonder is one can say it's legitimate that the RPRF without a barrel is still worth the $360-$400???

Having put a ER Shaw barrel on mine making it $610 out of pocket rifle. Still a pretty good value, I feel.

Oh, and I've now got a spar barrel that's not all that bad of a barrel. :sneaky:
 
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John_vinblad

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Hmmm??? I wonder is one can say it's legitimate that the RPRF without a barrel is still worth the $360-$400???

Having put a ER Shaw barrel on mine making it $610 out of pocket rifle. Still a pretty good value, I feel.

Oh, and I've now got a spar barrel that's not all that bad of a barrel. :sneaky:
I got the GM barrel for the same reason the rifke has potential
 
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Kisssofdeath

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I have never had an extraction issue with either of my Rugers. I have the Precision Rimfire and the American Rimfire. If you guys think it would help I can pull the bolts on both, take some photos of what I have for comparison?
 

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I have never had an extraction issue with either of my Rugers. I have the Precision Rimfire and the American Rimfire. If you guys think it would help I can pull the bolts on both, take some photos of what I have for comparison?
I would appreciate pictures. Put a round in it so I can see how much your spring engages. Also how rough your surfaces is.
 

Kisssofdeath

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Guys, my photos didn't turn out as well as I thought they would. Looked good when I was taking them. I'll post what I have and if you see something specific you need to be more clear then let me know and I'll target that area.

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Don't take this the wrong way but you couldn't have like it to much since you bought a Shaw aftermarket barrel?
I like it fine. I was never expecting a factory barrel with sport chamber on a $400 rifle to shoot MOA or better. I bought the gun for the platform and ergonomics. This rifle is designed to be, and I believe it will be, the 10/22 of bolt-action rimfires. The barrel comes off more easily than a 10/22. Triggers will be easy to develop and Timney has one almost ready. GM, ERSHAW, WHISTLEPIG already make barrels. The function was flawless and that is what I was looking for primarily. Barrel performed as expected, I did not get lucky. No big deal. Barrels, chassises, triggers, scope rails, etc will be supplied as nauseum by the aftermarket. I will be like a pig in shinola kitting out a couple of these in the years to come. I enjoy such foolishness.
 

Dev L

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I like it fine. I was never expecting a factory barrel with sport chamber on a $400 rifle to shoot MOA or better. I bought the gun for the platform and ergonomics. This rifle is designed to be, and I believe it will be, the 10/22 of bolt-action rimfires. The barrel comes off more easily than a 10/22. Triggers will be easy to develop and Timney has one almost ready. GM, ERSHAW, WHISTLEPIG already make barrels. The function was flawless and that is what I was looking for primarily. Barrel performed as expected, I did not get lucky. No big deal. Barrels, chassises, triggers, scope rails, etc will be supplied as nauseum by the aftermarket. I will be like a pig in shinola kitting out a couple of these in the years to come. I enjoy such foolishness.
Where are these WHISTLEPIG barrels that are already made?
 
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You can order from whistlepig. I have even seen one barrel in 17hm2 from them.

I have a 16” barrel on order. Going to go from about 38-40oz to 16-18oz for the barrel for my boys gun. AFAIK barrels are still being made and not out in the wild.

A Mach 2 barrel for the RPR would be nice. If my boys gun shoots at least MOA at 50 yards I might talk to whistlepig (Louis) and are about a Mach 2 barrel. I have one on my 455 and it’s as accurate as my 17hmr varmint OEM barrel, which for me means plenty accurate for hunting
 

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I have a 16” barrel on order. Going to go from about 38-40oz to 16-18oz for the barrel for my boys gun. AFAIK barrels are still being made and not out in the wild.

A Mach 2 barrel for the RPR would be nice. If my boys gun shoots at least MOA at 50 yards I might talk to whistlepig (Louis) and are about a Mach 2 barrel. I have one on my 455 and it’s as accurate as my 17hmr varmint OEM barrel, which for me means plenty accurate for hunting
I have two whistlepig lightweight 10/22 barrels. They are not match chambered. They are great but they are not MOA barrels.
 
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After making adjustments to the extractor spring I still would have occasional stove piping and week ejection. After looking at this I starting taking a closer look with a magnifying glass to try and understand why so many of us are having this kind of issue. So, with I put a case into the bolt face I noticed that it was being held there rather loose by the spring. So, I bent the spring in a little more and sure enough, it held the case much firmer. But then the case wasn't getting ejected from the bolt at all. So I focused my magnifying glass (need a magnifying glass to help these old eyes) on the ejector in the magazine assembly. And sure enough, the ejector was rather loose and hardly engaging the base of the case. So, I pulled the magazine assembly out and bent the ejector in and reassembled it all. Ejection work much better, BUT . . . I had bent the ejector a little too much and it was rubbing on the bolt making the bolt not slide smoothly. On making further adjustment to the ejector so that it's really close to the bolt but not rubbing, it's now ejecting quite well. But, I haven't tested it at the range yet to see it this is truly a fix during live fire conditions. Will be going out soon for a good test and see if I've eliminated the problem.

Note too, I'v taking all the play out of the magazine assembly putting polyethylene tape (the kind used for drawer slides) in the sides so that it seats firmly in the stock. I think this may also be a factor in the ejection issue since the ejector is part of that assembly.