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LongRangeLefty

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What is everyone using for a barrel vise to swap out the barrel? I was thinking about grabbing a Viper, but I heard they are not that good.
I just use the rubber inserts on my bench vise. But if anything my barrel nut was actually under torqued from the factory, so it’s served me just fine. I’ll get one eventually
 

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For those of you considering upgrading your RPR, I though I might provide a short review on a recent addition I made. I became really frustrated with Ruger’s Buttstock. Aesthetically is went with the rifle but practically speaking the stock is not very to work with. The adjustment are sloppy and I hated that you had to loosen the comb and length of pull at the same time to make adjustments. That said, I wanted to find a stock that both looked good with the Rifle and functioned. The Magpul PRS while functionally excellent, just looked too clunky and changed the otherwise smooth look of the rifle. After review of a few options, I went with the XLR Tactical Stock. It’s light weight, carried a similar look to the original and functionally is awesome. The cheek piece has a cushioned pad that feels good against the skin. Adjustment are smooth and lock in place with the tightening of 4 bolts. Not sure about rhe installation as I took it to a gumsmith who installed it for $25. 5949A147-2891-4E5E-8791-1A79F47904B6.jpeg
 

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^ That’s the TR-2. I think it’s a little lighter than the Tactical. All XLR stocks are awesome though. I had the Tactical on an AR15 and regret selling it.
 
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I like both the look and function of my gen 3 PRS. I agree the earlier version of it look clunky but the angled bottom of the gen 3 makes a huge difference. I’ve had a XLR and wasn’t impressed plus needing tools to make vague adjustments is a negative in my opinion. The magpul is tried, true and improved over time and can be found in multiple colors for $180 ish NIB.
 

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Just installed a new, pre-fit Krieger barrel on my .300 win mag RPR.

26", 1:9 rifling, with match chamber (0.165" long, 0.3085 diameter lead), slightly heavier contour than stock.

Anxious to try it out. Gonna start with the load that worked best with stock barrel but with CBTO tweaked for this chamber

225gr Hornady ELD M
76.8gr H1000
FED GMM215M primer
Win brass
.030" off lands

Hint get the LRI barrel nut wrench if you plan to swap barrels on a magnum. Expensive but works great. The standard AR15 wrench wont work on the magnum. I spent extra $ on the LRI barrel nut wrench , good barrel vise and gauges but they are essential. If you plan on doing more than one barrel swap then buy the tools vs sending it out for a swap.
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Just installed a new, pre-fit Krieger barrel on my .300 win mag RPR.

26", 1:9 rifling, with match chamber (0.165" long, 0.3085 diameter lead), slightly heavier contour than stock.

Anxious to try it out. Gonna start with the load that worked best with stock barrel but with CBTO tweaked for this chamber

225gr Hornady ELD M
76.8gr H1000
FED GMM215M primer
Win brass
.030" off lands

Hint get the LRI barrel nut wrench if you plan to swap barrels on a magnum. Expensive but works great. The standard AR15 wrench wont work on the magnum. I spent extra $ on the LRI barrel nut wrench , good barrel vise and gauges but they are essential. If you plan on doing more than one barrel swap then buy the tools vs sending it out for a swap.
After one first shot to get a rough zero, here are the next 4 shots out of the brand new krieger barrel (.43 MOA). These are rounds 2 through 5 of the 5-shot shoot-clean break-in process. A minor incremental scope adjustment and I'll complete the remaining breakin process tomorrow. Not bad for a brand new barrel,.without any specific load development, with each round essentially a cold/clean bore shot.

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After one first shot to get a rough zero, here are the next 4 shots out of the brand new krieger barrel (.43 MOA). These are rounds 2 through 5 of the 5-shot shoot-clean break-in process. A minor incremental scope adjustment and I'll complete the remaining breakin process tomorrow. Not bad for a brand new barrel,.without any specific load development, with each round essentially a cold/clean bore shot.

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If that Krieger barrel needs a break in process send it back. Barrel break in is a myth. A quality made barrel needs no break in process.

Nice group regardless.
 

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If that Krieger barrel needs a break in process send it back. Barrel break in is a myth. A quality made barrel needs no break in process.

Nice group regardless.
Just following the process that came from Krieger. I don't think it needs much more, probably 2-3, 5 shot then clean steps. It's already cleaning quite quickly. I guess everyone has their opinion but I'll trust Krieger. . It ain't going back for obvious reasons.
 
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Just following the process that came from Krieger. I don't think it needs much more, probably 2-3, 5 shot then clean steps. It's already cleaning quite quickly. I guess everyone has their opinion but I'll trust Krieger. . It ain't going back for obvious reasons.
Funny that the barrel maker says to pour a bunch of solvents in. It’s like they are in the business of selling barrels?

I’m just messing with you man. You do you. I have zero issues with Krieger barrels. They are awesome.
 
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hey ya'll. new here, and I have 2 questions:

1.Anyone replace their gen 2 aluminum bolt shroud? I know many people replaced the plastic bolt shroud, but I am wondering if the LRI is that much difference than the GEN2 Ruger shroud.

2. Anyone upgrade the muzzle break on the Gen2? if so what are all you running?
 

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hey ya'll. new here, and I have 2 questions:

1.Anyone replace their gen 2 aluminum bolt shroud? I know many people replaced the plastic bolt shroud, but I am wondering if the LRI is that much difference than the GEN2 Ruger shroud.

2. Anyone upgrade the muzzle break on the Gen2? if so what are all you running?
I have the anarchy outdoors bolt shroud. Not sure what material it is but its a heck of lot more stout than the flimsy aluminum shroud my gen 2 RPR came with. I swapped bolt handles at the same time.
As far as a brake, I use a Rugged 2 chamber muzzle brake that is also my supressor mount. I use the same brake/mount on several rifles so I can move my can from rifle to rifle. Also just as a brake its very effective. Loud as hell but thats to be expected. Keeps folks from using the bench next to me at the range.
 

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Finally got out to the range with my new RPR in 6.5CM with a Vortex Razor HD first gen. and Harris bi-pod. First time shooting a rifle in almost 30 years (since leaving the military, basically), and first time ever on a scope. Form was horrible, and need to figure out how to do this right to be able to compete! Did a combination of bench and prone. But my back was already hurting me before I went to the range, so when I went prone, my shooting went south a bit - no sub-MOA with the best only at 1.14" for the four groups I shot prone.

Tested out the Hornady 140 gr. eld-m and the Federal 130gr OTM (Berger bullet). Zeroed with the Hornady, and had my best groups with it. Still going to test out other ammo to see what is the most consistent.

But a .56 MOA 5 shot group at 100yds , and all groups for the day under 1.6 MOA??? The .56 group was only the 16 - 20th shots through the barrel after teasing out the zero at 50 with the first 10, and a 5-shot group at 100 to make more adjustments (which was also a .97 MOA group). Almost all the gun and not me, but I'll take it as a good start!
 

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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but as soon as I saw this I ordered it up been waiting on someone to make an angled bag rider. If there was one out there I missed it, but for sure this would be another option

 
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Finally got out to the range with my new RPR in 6.5CM with a Vortex Razor HD first gen. and Harris bi-pod. First time shooting a rifle in almost 30 years (since leaving the military, basically), and first time ever on a scope. Form was horrible, and need to figure out how to do this right to be able to compete! Did a combination of bench and prone. But my back was already hurting me before I went to the range, so when I went prone, my shooting went south a bit - no sub-MOA with the best only at 1.14" for the four groups I shot prone.
I know what you mean with regards to the back hurting issue. It's the same for me and had to decide that shooting prone is simply something I can no do as it's just too uncomfortable and that affects my shooting results. So, now I'm pretty much just a bench rest shooter at a range. (getting old sucks) :rolleyes:

Tested out the Hornady 140 gr. eld-m and the Federal 130gr OTM (Berger bullet). Zeroed with the Hornady, and had my best groups with it. Still going to test out other ammo to see what is the most consistent.
I've seen and talked to a few people out at the ranges I shoot at the virtually all of them applaud the Hornady 140 ELDs. So, for a 6.5CM I'd say to stick with them as they can shoot really well. And if you ever decide to go down the rabbit hole, reloading with them can produce some very, very good results.

But a .56 MOA 5 shot group at 100yds , and all groups for the day under 1.6 MOA??? The .56 group was only the 16 - 20th shots through the barrel after teasing out the zero at 50 with the first 10, and a 5-shot group at 100 to make more adjustments (which was also a .97 MOA group). Almost all the gun and not me, but I'll take it as a good start!
I shoot the .308 in my RPR, so based only on what I've observed and heard at the ranges from others, you should expect the ammo to produce under .75 MOA. Just two weeks ago a shooting acquaintance of mine had just bought a new 6.5CM RPR and was shooting the Hornady 140 ELS's and was getting 5 round groups at around .4 MOA at 100 yds. It was pretty impressive to me for a new factory rifle to do that. He's a pretty good shooter and practices A LOT as I almost always see him at the range when I'm out there. He says he's loven the gun and looking forward to seeing what he can do with hand loads.

Anyway . . . you might be surprised at how much of such deviations can be attributed to the shooter (unless, of course, you just happened to get one of the guns that the factory didn't produce well). And with lack of experience, one will find it does take some time to work it out . . . particularly if there's no formal training involved.

You may have already done it, but one of the things that helped me on my RPR was getting trigger pull down to as low as possible. I got mine down to 12 oz and it really helped along with changing the grip that helped me with a more consistent pull too.

You can find some excellent information with regards to precision shooting here (though has to do with the prone position, a lot can be applied to shooting off the bench):


Let us all know how it goes. (y) :)
 
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But a .56 MOA 5 shot group at 100yds , and all groups for the day under 1.6 MOA??? The .56 group was only the 16 - 20th shots through the barrel after teasing out the zero at 50 with the first 10, and a 5-shot group at 100 to make more adjustments (which was also a .97 MOA group). Almost all the gun and not me, but I'll take it as a good start!
PS: To measure your groups, take your caliper and zero it on one of the bullets diameter and then measure the groups edge to edge rather than trying to find and measure center to center. This makes it easier and quicker to get a more accurate measurement. ;) :giggle:
 

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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but as soon as I saw this I ordered it up been waiting on someone to make an angled bag rider. If there was one out there I missed it, but for sure this would be another option

Does this fit the Gen1 rail? Just today I was considering getting this one:


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I shoot PRS style matches and it helps to have an angled bag rider to make quick elevation adjustments on the clock. I have a flat version as well, but I have found the angled version to be most useful.
 

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Wow. First few posts in here huh. Welcome back everyone. Once you get here.
I'll catch up in this topic after I reply. I'm looking at these, debating between .300 Win Mag and .300 PRC. I already have everything needed to load for the Win Mag. On the other hand, in 2009, I made a .30 wildcard on the 375 Ruger case. So naturally I'm leaning to the PRC.

I'm wanting to know how the accuracy is if you have a .300, either one. Do they like heavy bullets? Thanks!
 

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Shoot wish I'd of known woulda sent you 50 bucks for it vs paying Catalyst Arms. Having said that mine is here love it. Did you DIY that cheek pad?
Dang, that’s pretty spendy. I wouldn’t charge that much. No, I actually bought that pad off of amazon, but I have made a couple of cheek pads for guns in the past.
 

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Dang, that’s pretty spendy. I wouldn’t charge that much. No, I actually bought that pad off of amazon, but I have made a couple of cheek pads for guns in the past.
Shoot wish I'd of known woulda sent you 50 bucks for it vs paying Catalyst Arms. Having said that mine is here love it. Did you DIY that cheek pad?
shopruger.com had cheek pads but I don't see them on the site now. They were direct fit for RPR $19.95 and it was made from Sorbothane
 
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Dang, that’s pretty spendy. I wouldn’t charge that much. No, I actually bought that pad off of amazon, but I have made a couple of cheek pads for guns in the past.
Oh I meant I'd of bought the bag rider from you! Yea 50 still is a little salty, but ti seemed to be in price with other offerings with shipping. I love it though worth the dough.

Will chck out the Ruger cheek pad.
 
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Oh I meant I'd of bought the bag rider from you! Yea 50 still is a little salty, but ti seemed to be in price with other offerings with shipping. I love it though worth the dough.

Will chck out the Ruger cheek pad.
Sorry, my response wasn’t very clear. I meant the bag rider was spendy, but the machines they use for that are extremely expensive and they print really high quality stuff, so I guess that makes sense.
 
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My latest group shooting.
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View media item 254I'll have to retry the DTACs. I don't have an answer for the low shot. I can normally call it when I pull a shot. It may have been something with the load. I was testing eight different heavy bullets about .020 off the lands with S&B primers to see if one bullet stood out as a potential over the rest. I'll retry with CCIs and different seating depths. The S&B primers are too tight to the pockets. I'll probably reserve them for when the pockets start to open up.
 
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This happened Saturday in the middle of a match. Sending the whole rifle to ruger for warranty repair. 1100 rounds and 7 matches in....
Unfortunately that is a common issue with the RPR. Mine broke too. Anarchy Outdoors sells an aftermarket one now that is much stronger. Also, when I talked to Ruger I convinced them to let me only send them the bolt which was much more convenient. If you have aftermarket items on your rifle I have heard they will replace them with factory parts, which is why I convinced them to let me only send the bolt. It would probably be best to just order one from Anarchy Outdoors.
 

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Unfortunately that is a common issue with the RPR. Mine broke too. Anarchy Outdoors sells an aftermarket one now that is much stronger. Also, when I talked to Ruger I convinced them to let me only send them the bolt which was much more convenient. If you have aftermarket items on your rifle I have heard they will replace them with factory parts, which is why I convinced them to let me only send the bolt. It would probably be best to just order one from Anarchy Outdoors.
This is a much better option! Thanks for heads up man! I didn't even think to check them.
 

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Maybe I'm not looking at the billet cocking piece correctly but it looks like it will only utilize 1 caming surface instead of 2.
 

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Installed one of my American Predator (same bolt) tonight. I does ride on 2 caming surfaces and is notably smoother and easier to cock than the stock piece.
 

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Installed one of my American Predator (same bolt) tonight. I does ride on 2 caming surfaces and is notably smoother and easier to cock than the stock piece.
Thanks for the info. Just got on AD arms sight and you could definately see it better. Also after a really bad CS issue with anarchy it's good to know I can buy it direct from AD Arms.