New Ruger RPR's - Magnum options

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I got an answer back from Timney about their triggers for the magnum RPR's:
Our trigger for the short action is being redesigned to fit in the RPR. Our RPR for the magnum has not been released as of yet.
 
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I got an answer back from Timney about their triggers for the magnum RPR's:
Our trigger for the short action is being redesigned to fit in the RPR. Our RPR for the magnum has not been released as of yet.
I modified a short action Timney to fit in my 338. The upper rear corner needed about 1/4" x 1/4" removed from the housing.
 

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@SIDS01 I figured it was possible to make them fit, i just didn't know if they were "drop-in" is why i emailed timney. I'm curious as to why they are modifying them for their short actions RPR's.
 

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I thought about taking pictures at the time, but I was really fired up about the gun and just wanted to get my new toy running.

IIRC, the trigger slot in the action is shorter with the big guns. The short action Timney catches on the back corner and won't drop down into the slot into the action.
 

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On the magnum RPR's, has anyone replaced the factory barrel with a Proof CF barrel and can comment on the weight saved?
 

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What do we think about the 300 PRC offering for the RPR? Looks like a decent way to get into a 300 PRC.
The 300wm and 338lm seem to be getting tons of praise so I think the 300prc will be well received when people start warming up to it. As far as I can tell the only thing that would hold it back is Hornady trying to keep up with demand.
 

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On the magnum RPR's, has anyone replaced the factory barrel with a Proof CF barrel and can comment on the weight saved?
That option doesn't exist yet as near as I can tell. The stripped 338 barrel weighs 4# 13 oz. A 24" 6.5cm Proof RPR barrel weighs 2# 11 oz. The 338 barrel is longer and has a larger shank, so it'll be heavier than the 6.5 barrel. Best guess? 1.5-2#

Many of the barrel nut wrenches for the short action RPRs won't fit over the handguard threads on the big guns. I modified an AR15 wrench to remove mine.
 

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That option doesn't exist yet as near as I can tell. The stripped 338 barrel weighs 4# 13 oz. A 24" 6.5cm Proof RPR barrel weighs 2# 11 oz. The 338 barrel is longer and has a larger shank, so it'll be heavier than the 6.5 barrel. Best guess? 1.5-2#

Many of the barrel nut wrenches for the short action RPRs won't fit over the handguard threads on the big guns. I modified an AR15 wrench to remove mine.
On my Expertvoice account, Proof is showing a few offerings for the magnum RPR's already and has for a few weeks. I believe Stocky's was showing a few options available as well which peaked my curiosity.

Re: on the wrenches. I wasn't aware of the fitment issues but by the time I go to replace the barrel, I'm sure wrenches will be available.
 

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That option doesn't exist yet as near as I can tell. The stripped 338 barrel weighs 4# 13 oz. A 24" 6.5cm Proof RPR barrel weighs 2# 11 oz. The 338 barrel is longer and has a larger shank, so it'll be heavier than the 6.5 barrel. Best guess? 1.5-2#

Many of the barrel nut wrenches for the short action RPRs won't fit over the handguard threads on the big guns. I modified an AR15 wrench to remove mine.
LRI’s Facebook page recently showed them making magnum barrel nut wrenches.
 

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No doubt those barrels and wrenches are on the way.

The regular Proof website doesn't show them yet. Do they give a weight on the Expertvoice link? Stocky's didn't. Stocky's also shows the long action calibers as back ordered.

I went the other way with a longer heavier 300 Norma barrel made from a Bartlein 1.25" blank.
 

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No doubt those barrels and wrenches are on the way.

The regular Proof website doesn't show them yet. Do they give a weight on the Expertvoice link? Stocky's didn't. Stocky's also shows the long action calibers as back ordered.

I went the other way with a longer heavier 300 Norma barrel made from a Bartlein 1.25" blank.
No weights listed on Expertvoice but I reached out to Proof last night to get more info.
 

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Anyone else having a feeding issue with there’s. If I run the bolt hard it will double feed and jam to the point I can’t get them out by hand nor drop the mag. I have to use a knife or flat head screwdriver banging on the butt of it. I was running the bolt fast but not nearly as fast or hard as I could. Anyone else?
Edit: 300 win mag with 215 Berger
 

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Since this is my first RPR I am still learning some things about what works on it and what doesn't, so forgive me if I end up asking a stupid question (or two).
Does the same triggers for the short action RPR's work for the long action RPR's?
Also would a Magpul PRS gen 3 work on the long action RPR?
Is there really any parts/accessories that won't work on the long action version that do work on the short actions (other than the more obvious things like the handguards)?
Magpul PRS 3 can be installed but the length of pull will be 16.5" to start. You may have better results with the LMT DMR 556 stock, the LOP is 14.5" fully collapsed.
 

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Magpul PRS 3 can be installed but the length of pull will be 16.5" to start. You may have better results with the LMT DMR 556 stock, the LOP is 14.5" fully collapsed.
Will either of those options still allow me to fold the butt stock up?
 

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The Magpul PRS3 will allow folding and locking in the folded position (the stock can be locked folded by rotating the push button). The LMT DMR 556 will allow limited folding but not locked in the folded position due to the wider SOPMOD cheeck rest will not allow the stock to fold parallel with the receiver. Both models will slip right on to a mil spec carbine length buffer tube which is what the RPR Magnum (at least mine) has. Another caveat I discovered about the LMT is the cheek rest is cutoff at the front (to allow charging handle to clear in AR platform) this required me to reposition the optic farthest to the rear for proper eye relief and still get a decent cheek weld.
 

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Hey dudes, I have the 300 PRC version ordered and I want to put her on a diet. The barrel is probably the easiest change but its also very hard to obtain right now. I was thinking drop the pound of metal hanging off the barrel and change the handguard. Has anyone changed the handguard? I'm guessing a handguard that fits the 308/DPMS is the size I will need but without the rifle I cant confirm. Any owners have a suggestion? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey dudes, I have the 300 PRC version ordered and I want to put her on a diet. The barrel is probably the easiest change but its also very hard to obtain right now. I was thinking drop the pound of metal hanging off the barrel and change the handguard. Has anyone changed the handguard? I'm guessing a handguard that fits the 308/DPMS is the size I will need but without the rifle I cant confirm. Any owners have a suggestion? Thanks in advance!
The RPR 300 PRC is completely proprietary, you cannot swap out handguards like you can on the standard large caliber setup. You can shorten the barrel trim down the handguard or install a Carbon Fiber Drop-In Barrel those are the only options.
 
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