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Try some Eley Target. Mine seems to like it. Granted, my shooting doesn’t do the rifle or ammo credit.
I did the HVAC aluminum tape bedding bit and it did improve.
 

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Actually 60, I had a wet spot at 50 from the rain.
I'm gonna play with mine more on Thursday and hope it gets better.

I have a Masterpiece arms in 6.5CM and I think I'm just gonna get a Vudoo action and just swap out the chassis depending on the matches I shoot (nrl22/prs). After I save a little more coin I'll get a dedicated MPA chassis for the Vudoo.

After shooting Vudoo last weekend.......I'm convinced on the Vudo
 

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Did you do the “bedding bit” with the HVAC foil tape? (Post number 500 in this topic)

Ok I followed this

I did not ad tape to the sides. Mine fit good and didn't have any side to side play. I also made sure everything was tight and not loose. Heading to the range in the morning to test out some ammo. I'll report back.
 
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Ok here are the results from testing today. I had the best luck with SK Std Plus. I tried a 10 round mag, but. did not see any noticeable difference.

I did 10 shot groups @ 50 yards.
Best SK grouping was .66"

Not sure how this compares with what others are seeing. Thoughts?
 

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Ok here are the results from testing today. I had the best luck with SK Std Plus. I tried a 10 round mag, but. did not see any noticeable difference.

I did 10 shot groups @ 50 yards.
Best SK grouping was .66"

Not sure how this compares with what others are seeing. Thoughts?
Did your group sizes shrink from before the bedding?
 

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Did your group sizes shrink from before the bedding?

Meh. I still get the occasional flier.

I've decided I'm gonna order me a Vudoo. Nothing against the Ruger. For the price and just fun shooting, its perfect. However, I want to start shooting NRL22 regularly and try to be competitive. I shot the Vudoo and realized the Ruger is holding me back (hope that doesn't come across as arrogant).
 

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the hate is strong in this thread lately lol...

Had an RPRF, had some extraction issues here and there, had lightened the trigger and "bedded" the action with foil tape - it was a fun plinker but due to the occasional extraction issues I decided to move to a CZ. Long story short couldn't find the one I wanted in stock anywhere, and just got a replacement RPRF in. Cleaned it up and took to range for first time today. No changes, stock everything, no foil bedding, stock trigger etc. Did a condensed version barrel break in, got her sighed in, and then basically astounded myself with how well this one shot...

Also using a different scope, not sure that made any difference but used a SWFA 10x fixed today, previously I had been using an Athlon 6-24 FFP. Oh I also used an aluminum mlok rail for the bipod instead of the polymer one they include. Can't recall if I had the aluminum one on the previous rifle though.

Using CCI SV, 10rd stock mags...
10 rd groups at 50 yards:



This is quite a bit better than the previous one I had. Maybe I got lucky with one this time. Time will tell only put about 100 rounds through it today. Also no extraction issues today. Previous one I would get one every other mag or so.
 

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the hate is strong in this thread lately lol...

Had an RPRF, had some extraction issues here and there, had lightened the trigger and "bedded" the action with foil tape - it was a fun plinker but due to the occasional extraction issues I decided to move to a CZ. Long story short couldn't find the one I wanted in stock anywhere, and just got a replacement RPRF in. Cleaned it up and took to range for first time today. No changes, stock everything, no foil bedding, stock trigger etc. Did a condensed version barrel break in, got her sighed in, and then basically astounded myself with how well this one shot...

Also using a different scope, not sure that made any difference but used a SWFA 10x fixed today, previously I had been using an Athlon 6-24 FFP. Oh I also used an aluminum mlok rail for the bipod instead of the polymer one they include. Can't recall if I had the aluminum one on the previous rifle though.

Using CCI SV, 10rd stock mags...
10 rd groups at 50 yards:



This is quite a bit better than the previous one I had. Maybe I got lucky with one this time. Time will tell only put about 100 rounds through it today. Also no extraction issues today. Previous one I would get one every other mag or so.
That excellent shooting, grouped perfect. Isn't nice when you go to the range and shoot well, it just give you a warm fuzzy!
 

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I tried removing the trigger spring from my Precision Rimfire but I had a few "failure to reset" issues so I installed a Bic pen spring that was cut to the same length as the factory spring. I'm now getting a minimum of 1.5lb trigger pull and a reliable trigger.
 

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I tried removing the trigger spring from my Precision Rimfire but I had a few "failure to reset" issues so I installed a Bic pen spring that was cut to the same length as the factory spring. I'm now getting a minimum of 1.5lb trigger pull and a reliable trigger.
I did the same thing with the same results
 
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That excellent shooting, grouped perfect. Isn't nice when you go to the range and shoot well, it just give you a warm fuzzy!
Thanks, one of my better days :). Shot the RPRF again Friday, another 100 rounds with CCI SV, similar results. This one is definitely shooting better than my previous one. I still haven't messed with trigger or foil bedding or anything like that, basically out of the box condition still.

I'll put another couple hundred rounds through it, then break out some different ammo - I had picked a few 50rd boxed of Lapua, Eley, SK, etc to run through the CZ that never materialized...
 
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Im one of the idiots who purchased a RPRR recently. 🤷‍♂️

I shot my first NRL.22 match in June with my 10/22 and did terribly. Went out and bought a RPRR the next week. Thanks to the advice on this thread, I took the gun apart and cleaned it pretty well. I didn't put any tape or anything on the block and decided to see how it would do. I threw my Leupold Mk6 3-18 and TBAC can on it. I then grabbed several different types of ammo from my LGS and went to the range.

Norma Match shot the best in it with Eley Target and CCI SV being close seconds. I haven't tried SK or Wolf yet because those aren't available in stores around here. So, I went with what was available. Thankfully, my LGS has "a ton" of it in their warehouse and is setting it all aside for me.

I put about 400 rounds through the rifle before going out to July's NRL.22 match and ended up winning it. According to some people on here lately, that's an impossible feat. (I'll be attempting to walk on water later if anyone is interested in how that goes.)

I ended up picking up a Vortex Viper PST II FFP 5-25 but this scope is much longer than the Mk6. The options were to buy new rings or get a 0 MOA rail. That was an easy choice. Apparently I over-torqued the rail down when I put it back together and ended up breaking the tips off two bits. So, I guess I'm gonna go buy another 20 bits and hope I don't break them all.

I'm looking forward to shooting this month's NRL.22 match next weekend. We'll see if lightening does in fact strike twice.
 

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Im one of the idiots who purchased a RPRR recently. 🤷‍♂️

I shot my first NRL.22 match in June with my 10/22 and did terribly. Went out and bought a RPRR the next week. Thanks to the advice on this thread, I took the gun apart and cleaned it pretty well. I didn't put any tape or anything on the block and decided to see how it would do. I threw my Leupold Mk6 3-18 and TBAC can on it. I then grabbed several different types of ammo from my LGS and went to the range.

Norma Match shot the best in it with Eley Target and CCI SV being close seconds. I haven't tried SK or Wolf yet because those aren't available in stores around here. So, I went with what was available. Thankfully, my LGS has "a ton" of it in their warehouse and is setting it all aside for me.

I put about 400 rounds through the rifle before going out to July's NRL.22 match and ended up winning it. According to some people on here lately, that's an impossible feat. (I'll be attempting to walk on water later if anyone is interested in how that goes.)

I ended up picking up a Vortex Viper PST II FFP 5-25 but this scope is much longer than the Mk6. The options were to buy new rings or get a 0 MOA rail. That was an easy choice. Apparently I over-torqued the rail down when I put it back together and ended up breaking the tips off two bits. So, I guess I'm gonna go buy another 20 bits and hope I don't break them all.

I'm looking forward to shooting this month's NRL.22 match next weekend. We'll see if lightening does in fact strike twice.

Once my Vudoo arrives. My RPRR will be for sale. :cool:
 

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Once my Vudoo arrives. My RPRR will be for sale. :cool:
I'm gonna run mine for this season of NRL.22 and then probably upgrade to a Vudoo next year. I cant afford to do custom centerfire AND rimfire in the same year.

My oldest is getting to that age where he'll start shooting so I'll hang onto the RPRR for him to play with after I upgrade.
 

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Hey guys out of interest does anyone know what size the action screws are on the rpr? I just stripped my heads and before preforming surgery on my rifle id like to order some stronger ones. I am not in the US and sending it back is not an option :( metric would be lovely lol..
 

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Hey guys out of interest does anyone know what size the action screws are on the rpr? I just stripped my heads and before preforming surgery on my rifle id like to order some stronger ones. I am not in the US and sending it back is not an option :( metric would be lovely lol..

Out of town right now but if you still need it this weekend let me know and I can pull the screws and run down to the local hardware store and check them out
 
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Out of town right now but if you still need it this weekend let me know and I can pull the screws and run down to the local hardware store and check them out
You would rally do that? thats pretty awesome man.. im guessing someone else has stripped a bolt or 2 before and feels my pain lol.. the whole unc unf / metric.. grrr metric!!!!? confusing lol..
 
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You would rally do that? thats pretty awesome man.. im guessing someone else has stripped a bolt or 2 before and feels my pain lol.. the whole unc unf / metric.. grrr metric!!!!? confusing lol..

Yeah no problem. Remind me this weekend and I can do that.


Just the two screws that hold the action to the stock?
 

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Hey guys out of interest does anyone know what size the action screws are on the rpr? I just stripped my heads and before preforming surgery on my rifle id like to order some stronger ones. I am not in the US and sending it back is not an option :( metric would be lovely lol..
I called Ruger for the size of their bedding screws, (part #'s 68 & 69). No luck, customer service doesn't know, or maybe, doesn't want to give it out. The rep I spoke to put me on hold while she tied to find out but no one was around to give her the info.

Either way if you go on their website on the main page in the menu area on the top on the far right is a link to the to the international customer area, you can get the phone number for their distributers in your country.

-Assuming you're from Aus. the company is Nioa, phone # 7-3621-9999
if from Nz, the company is JPB Furley, phone # 9-574-6120


good luck
 

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Bit of cherry picking here, but here's my best group of the day on a recent range trip - same ammo as before (CCI SV), same lot no, same setup - SSWA 10x, no bedding, stock trigger, etc off a bipod and squeeze bag at 50y... 5 shot group

I'll likely put the 6-24 back on it soon and see how it does reaching out a bit further, but again this particular sample smokes the one I had previously.

 

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Hey guys out of interest does anyone know what size the action screws are on the rpr? I just stripped my heads and before preforming surgery on my rifle id like to order some stronger ones. I am not in the US and sending it back is not an option :( metric would be lovely lol..
I just received a replacement set of action screws from Ruger for the same problem.

They are 10-32 button head screws. The front screw is 3/4" long (threaded portion), and the rear screw is 1 1/4" long (threaded portion). The hex wrench that fits is 1/8", make sure you get a good wrench as I had some that were undersize a bit and caused the problem.

I had to drill the front screw hole deeper in order to jam a square drive bit in the hole to remove. I thought the head would just pop off, but it took the screw out neatly.

Good luck finding what you need!

Upadte 8/9/19

Checked the best hardware store in my area late yesterday. They had the 3/4" 10-32 button head, but not the 1 1/4", only up to 1" in length. In a pinch they did have a 1 1/4" in a Phillips head that could be used.

Again, good luck in your search, I'm sure they can be ordered online.
 
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I called Ruger for the size of their bedding screws, (part #'s 68 & 69). No luck, customer service doesn't know, or maybe, doesn't want to give it out. The rep I spoke to put me on hold while she tied to find out but no one was around to give her the info.

Either way if you go on their website on the main page in the menu area on the top on the far right is a link to the to the international customer area, you can get the phone number for their distributers in your country.

-Assuming you're from Aus. the company is Nioa, phone # 7-3621-9999
if from Nz, the company is JPB Furley, phone # 9-574-6120


good luck
Thanks man.. i did call the international number as ruger customer service refferred me there.. then i was deferred to the australian importer.. i have sent an inquiry.. you would think that this info would be easy lol..
 
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I just received a replacement set of action screws from Ruger for the same problem.

They are 10-32 button head screws. The front screw is 3/4" long (threaded portion), and the rear screw is 1 1/4" long (threaded portion). The hex wrench that fits is 1/8", make sure you get a good wrench as I had some that were undersize a bit and caused the problem.

I had to drill the front screw hole deeper in order to jam a square drive bit in the hole to remove. I thought the head would just pop off, but it took the screw out neatly.

Good luck finding what you need!

Upadte 8/9/19

Checked the best hardware store in my area late yesterday. They had the 3/4" 10-32 button head, but not the 1 1/4", only up to 1" in length. In a pinch they did have a 1 1/4" in a Phillips head that could be used.

Again, good luck in your search, I'm sure they can be ordered online.
Sweet.. thats the starting point i needed.. cheers man.. i appriciate the info and the effort.. 👍
 

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I just received a replacement set of action screws from Ruger for the same problem.

They are 10-32 button head screws. The front screw is 3/4" long (threaded portion), and the rear screw is 1 1/4" long (threaded portion). The hex wrench that fits is 1/8", make sure you get a good wrench as I had some that were undersize a bit and caused the problem.

I had to drill the front screw hole deeper in order to jam a square drive bit in the hole to remove. I thought the head would just pop off, but it took the screw out neatly.

Good luck finding what you need!

Upadte 8/9/19

Checked the best hardware store in my area late yesterday. They had the 3/4" 10-32 button head, but not the 1 1/4", only up to 1" in length. In a pinch they did have a 1 1/4" in a Phillips head that could be used.

Again, good luck in your search, I'm sure they can be ordered online.
Hey out of interest.. i wanna make sure my conversion is right.. from the dimensions you supplied the closest i can get is m5-0.8×20mm and 30mm for the rear.. anyone else know if these are the correct sizes.. just dont wanna order the wrong ones. I have also noted that the 1 1/4 to metric is 30mm.. however the conversion is 31.7.. anyone think this will be an issue? Same with the 3/4 is a mil off
 
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Hey out of interest.. i wanna make sure my conversion is right.. from the dimensions you supplied the closest i can get is m5-0.8×20mm and 30mm for the rear.. anyone else know if these are the correct sizes.. just dont wanna order the wrong ones. I have also noted that the 1 1/4 to metric is 30mm.. however the conversion is 31.7.. anyone think this will be an issue? Same with the 3/4 is a mil off
You cannot put a metric threaded fastener into a US Standard threaded hole. You must acquire the proper threaded fasteners as listed in my post above. If US Standard fasteners are not available locally to you, you will have to order them online. JMHO
 

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You cannot put a metric threaded fastener into a US Standard threaded hole. You must acquire the proper threaded fasteners as listed in my post above. If US Standard fasteners are not available locally to you, you will have to order them online. JMHO
Sweet.. thanks for that.. didnt wanna go out and get the wrong ones. So yeah looks like ill do some digging and wait till they turn up.. is there any chance australian imports chanhe these to metric..?.. doubt it but never know.
 

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I just received a replacement set of action screws from Ruger for the same problem.

They are 10-32 button head screws. The front screw is 3/4" long (threaded portion), and the rear screw is 1 1/4" long (threaded portion). The hex wrench that fits is 1/8", make sure you get a good wrench as I had some that were undersize a bit and caused the problem.

I had to drill the front screw hole deeper in order to jam a square drive bit in the hole to remove. I thought the head would just pop off, but it took the screw out neatly.

Good luck finding what you need!

Upadte 8/9/19

Checked the best hardware store in my area late yesterday. They had the 3/4" 10-32 button head, but not the 1 1/4", only up to 1" in length. In a pinch they did have a 1 1/4" in a Phillips head that could be used.

Again, good luck in your search, I'm sure they can be ordered online.
This is the size I got.

Btw I lost these screws a few months ago and ruger sent me a pair no charge.

Ordering online should be possible. How about



Don’t know if amazon has them for you country but the US one turned these up
 
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The tinfoil tape bedding solution is not a good fix in my opinion. The problem with these rifles is the tolerance stacking with the stock, mag catch block, trigger housing and receiver causing the rear of the action to not sit solidly in the stock. Putting foil tape on the mag catch block just reduces the amount that the rear of the action tips and wobbles because it's sitting on the mag catch block instead of the stock. The receiver has a pair of pockets machined in the sides that should rest on a pair of piers molded into the stock. This interface needs to be properly bedded to get the receiver in solid contact with the stock.

Mine was shooting 3-4" groups at best from the factory at 100 yards with the ammo it liked best. Groups shrunk to 2.5-3.5" with a match chambered barrel, but after bedding it shoots better than my Vudoo. I've shot 1/2" 5 shot group at 100 with it.
 

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The tinfoil tape bedding solution is not a good fix in my opinion. The problem with these rifles is the tolerance stacking with the stock, mag catch block, trigger housing and receiver causing the rear of the action to not sit solidly in the stock. Putting foil tape on the mag catch block just reduces the amount that the rear of the action tips and wobbles because it's sitting on the mag catch block instead of the stock. The receiver has a pair of pockets machined in the sides that should rest on a pair of piers molded into the stock. This interface needs to be properly bedded to get the receiver in solid contact with the stock.

Mine was shooting 3-4" groups at best from the factory at 100 yards with the ammo it liked best. Groups shrunk to 2.5-3.5" with a match chambered barrel, but after bedding it shoots better than my Vudoo. I've shot 1/2" 5 shot group at 100 with it.
 

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Thanks man.. i did call the international number as ruger customer service refferred me there.. then i was deferred to the australian importer.. i have sent an inquiry.. you would think that this info would be easy lol..
I agree, I would think that kind of info would be on a tech sheet or something. It makes me wonder if Ruger is making these rifles, or they're subbed out. Why else would a Ruger tech not have the info.....Hmmm

BTW, you are most welcome.
I had a feeling you were an Aussie. I spent three weeks there in 1990. You folks are the kindest, most hospitable folks around.
 

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The tinfoil tape bedding solution is not a good fix in my opinion. The problem with these rifles is the tolerance stacking with the stock, mag catch block, trigger housing and receiver causing the rear of the action to not sit solidly in the stock. Putting foil tape on the mag catch block just reduces the amount that the rear of the action tips and wobbles because it's sitting on the mag catch block instead of the stock. The receiver has a pair of pockets machined in the sides that should rest on a pair of piers molded into the stock. This interface needs to be properly bedded to get the receiver in solid contact with the stock.

Mine was shooting 3-4" groups at best from the factory at 100 yards with the ammo it liked best. Groups shrunk to 2.5-3.5" with a match chambered barrel, but after bedding it shoots better than my Vudoo. I've shot 1/2" 5 shot group at 100 with it.
Yes! A picture please about these "piers" and the bedding!!!!
I just might brake mine down to see if I can figure out what you're saying.
 

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This is the size I got.

Btw I lost these screws a few months ago and ruger sent me a pair no charge.

Ordering online should be possible. How about



Don’t know if amazon has them for you country but the US one turned these up
Yeah ill have a look and see if i can get them here.. should be able to thanks fellas..
 

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I solved my Ruger Rimfire accuracy issue........


Vudoo barreled action arrived today and I quickly put it in my MPA chassis. Problem solved. ;):cool:
IMG_6476.jpg
 

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Yup, problems can be solved if enough money is thrown at it. :eek: 🤫
I had someone tell me that b4. There is a lot of truth to it. However, at some point the law of diminishing returns kicks in. I'm just about at that point once I replace the current Diamondback on it with the Vortex Viper PST.