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.
Last edited by funfred; 03-30-2017 at 09:52 PM.