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I've read all the reviews, held them, and found myself in lust for one. Has anyone got a reason for me to not get one or two?

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Have not shot one, but I love all my Rugers. Going .308?

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I have seen and shot the 6.5 version and they are outstanding straight out the box. I have heard that the 308 version does not perform so well. Everyone I know that had one in 308 had to rebarell and then they shot well.



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Yep, 308. I try to keep most my guns the same caliber to make stocking ammo easy. And they are mostly NATO rounds. Not scared, prepared. But I am looking at running only match grade in the precision. I've read all the hype on the precision and wanted some feed back from someone that has some experience, so I appreciate it! If I have to rebarrel I'd just build one at that point. I've heard the 6.5 shots flatter. Looking at leupold for optics, or night force.

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Leupold has become a hit or miss company ever since they dropped their QC standards. Nightforce is a much safer bet.
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I have had one in .308 for a few months now. Zero issues and really good accuracy with Federal Gold 168g match - zeroed at 200yds. Vortex viper PST 4-16-50 scope have stretched it out to 640yds with good results (rifle is better than the shooter). have changed the shroud and bolt handle with Aluminum LRI gear. about 300 rounds through it to date

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Also have run cheap ZQI and Federal white box through it. For best accuracy it likes 168g and 175g

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Purtty gun, I'd shoot it. Always heard that a 308 needs 175 grain or heavier to be accurate at longer distances.


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Purtty gun, I'd shoot it. Always heard that a 308 needs 175 grain or heavier to be accurate at longer distances.


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175 is all I shoot out of my M1A to get to 1000. Even though it's transonic, it's still good to 1200. After that it opens up and becomes too inconsistent to be accurate.
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Just did a competition this weekend with an M24 in 308. I also have been shooting some 6.5 Creedmore. The 6.5 uses the same dope as the 300 win mag. Hands down a better round than the 308. Not too much different in ammo cost either. I am looking at buying a RPR in 6.5 soon.
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one of the biggest selling points to me was the AR style modules (stock/handgaurd/magazine/barrel/etc). if I want to go with 6.5 - a simple barrel change out (about $500 for a good unit)

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I ran the 6.5 creed for a bit, outstanding platform. Good ergonomics great accuracy for out of the box. .308 is done for in long range precision.

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My cousin has one on order.
Can't wait to shoot it!
I asked him if he went with 6.5 or the .308.
He said the shooter in him wanted a 6.5 but the prepper in him went with .308.

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My cousin has one on order.

Can't wait to shoot it!

I asked him if he went with 6.5 or the .308.

He said the shooter in him wanted a 6.5 but the prepper in him went with .308.

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I've read all the reviews, held them, and found myself in lust for one. Has anyone got a reason for me to not get one or two?
Did you end up picking one up? If so, thoughts?

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Two friends have RPRs. One is 6.5 and shoots straight right out of the box. The other is a Douglas barreled .308, shoots well enough to 1000yds for ethical kills. Not saying the original barrel can't do that...wouldn't know as the RPR was ordered with the Douglas.

I don't think it matters which one until you consider ammo availability. Either way, I think a serious shooter would have reloading in their future if not already.

Gen 1 RPRs had too much rail on the barrel shroud for some scopes - rail interfered with larger objectives like 50mm. A higher mount could cure that but then you have issues with scope height. The platform is well suited for low rise scope mounts and one might as well take advantage of that.
Gen 2 addresses the rail issue.

The rail has 20moa built in. If you want to zero crosshairs at 200yds or less, do not put a 20moa mount on it.

Personally, not a fan of folding stocks on a precision rifle. I can't otherwise knock the platform and understand the convenience for transport when barrels start goin' up to 26".

Prolly gonna raise a lot of stink by saying this, but barrel length really has little to do with accuracy, it's all to do with trajectory and maneuverability.

Here's my 20" .308..."certified" to 1000yds, with rapid fire drills, too. FGMM168
No, not an RPR, just sayin' you don't need a 26" barrel.

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Why not a bolt gun for a precision rifle? They are much simpler if the prepper in you is strong.

I'm weary on Ruger due to my last purchase. It was a Mini-14 a few years ago. Out of the box it would jam every other round. FTF, the bullet would jam against the breech face. Ended up sending it back to Ruger and they sent me a BRAND NEW RIFLE. Never said what was wrong with the other one, but it took them less than a day to figure out the original Mini was bogus.

With that said, quality is definitely lacking in some regards. Though their customer service and warranty make up for a lot. With that being said if you are a strong prepper, whats the use of a warranty and customer service then?

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Why not a bolt gun for a precision rifle? They are much simpler if the prepper in you is strong.
The Ruger Precision is a bolt gun. Maybe you are referring to something else?

Also, I agree it seems like Ruger's quality can be a bit hit or miss with certain guns. But I've generally had good luck with Ruger.
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The Ruger Precision is a bolt gun. Maybe you are referring to something else?
Completely missed the bolt.

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I'm partial to the Savage Stealth myself...

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now they have been out for a while the Gen 2 seems to be doing well . comes with a better bolt shroud, muzzle brake and different fore guard ( changed my Gen 1 shroud to an LRI aluminum and added an ASR brake for my specwar can). Check out the Ruger precision rifle groups on FB they have good advice and tips - also let you know when they have been found in your LGS

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Prolly gonna raise a lot of stink by saying this, but barrel length really has little to do with accuracy, it's all to do with trajectory and maneuverability.

Here's my 20" .308..."certified" to 1000yds, with rapid fire drills, too. FGMM168
No, not an RPR, just sayin' you don't need a 26" barrel.
the RPR
Model No. Caliber Barrel Length
18004 308 Win 20"

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Yup. Forgot about that. Don't know why my buddy had to have his in 26"...maybe cuz the 6.5 comes that way.

There is an ideal length for accuracy, 21.75", but no one sells it. It's all about the barrel harmonics.

I've considered having my 24" Rem700 .308 cut to 21.75" but there's some mild throat erosion which I would like to clean up. That, however, opens a whole lotta worm cans making a re-barrel a better choice. It's just that my Rem is one of the first production Heavy Barrels (mid-90s) and I kinda like that provenance. Still shoots like a bastard, tho'.

The AR10 (thanks, 2k2. ) almost gave me fits the first time I went to the "steel" range after breakin' it in. Zeroing at 100yds, I couldn't tell what the hell was happening through my spottin' scope. Spotter was a bit hesitant to make calls, too. Turns out the bullets were going in the same hole.
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