View Full Version : Anyone have a Ruger Precision Rifle?

January 04, 2017, 18:19
These look pretty interesting. I'd be interested in hearing any shooter's impressions. I don't have any available local for fondling at the LGS.


January 04, 2017, 20:00
Just got one right before Christmas. It is a Gen 2 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Very sweet rifle and shows exceptional accuracy. Going to a private range later this month and hope to wring it out. At 100 yds it groups 120 gr stuff at less than inch. The 140 gr stuff is touch except for the shooter caused flyers. So many adjustments that it is taking a while to get it set up for me. First precision rifle and stock instead of a generic rifle.

I really like mine and can't wait to take it to 600 yds to test it and me.

If you aren't set on an RPR, see if you can find a Savage Stealth Tactical rifle. Looks similar to the RPR and has about the same price. From what I heard, the Savage came about because of the Ruger.

January 04, 2017, 20:09
I'm interested in the .308; just have more ammo on hand and several rifles around here to share common caliber. I hadn't heard of the Savage but think I am primarily lusting over the Ruger. There seems to be a wealth of positive feedback on the interwebz. Wish I could locate one nearby to handle.


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January 04, 2017, 20:26
I have a buddy who bought one in .308. He hasn't shot it yet, and I haven't seen it in person. But when we do get it to the range I'll let you know what I think.

January 05, 2017, 01:30
While I don't own one yet, I've been looking at getting one... most likely in 308. However, my buddy has one in 308 with a Vortex PST and it will shoot very very good. His likes M118LR, it was sub MOA at 100 yards,I just can't remember what he said his groups were but that they weren't too much different than what I was getting with my M24. He wants me to come out with him and see what I can get it to do.

The reason I'm looking at the 308 over the 6.5 CM is that the bolt for the 308 will work with the 260 Remington and the barrel change out like an AR15 which will allow me to switch between the two calibers. Where as the 6.5 CM is based on the 300 Savage case and has a large case head. That leaves you stuck with the 6.5 CM. Also I'm not a big fan of the 26 inch barrel the 6.5 comes with.

Another gun to keep an eye out for is the Savage BA110 in 308. It is no longer made in 308 but there are some out there. Another friend has one and he is getting 6 to 8 inch groups at 600 yards and he with tell anyone that he sucks at long range shooting.

January 05, 2017, 01:52
The reason I'm looking at the 308 over the 6.5 CM is that the bolt for the 308 will work with the 260 Remington and the barrel change out like an AR15 which will allow me to switch between the two calibers. Where as the 6.5 CM is based on the 300 Savage case and has a large case head. That leaves you stuck with the 6.5 CM. Also I'm not a big fan of the 26 inch barrel the 6.5 comes with.

Not true. 6.5 Creedmoor has the same rim/base diameter of the .308/7.62 and can be formed from .308 cases.

The Creedmoor is shorter by .115", but has less taper and a sharper shoulder angle. Because of this, the case capacity (water) is only 2 grains less. Velocities are all but identical.

But, it's your story. You can tell it any way you want to.

6.5 Creedmoor

260 Remington

January 05, 2017, 16:58
Shortround, you would be correct. Every thing I've seen and read about the creedmoor round is that it's parent case is the 300 Savage and the 260 Remington parent case is the 308 Winchester. Well, what I missed is that the 308 winchester parent case is also the 300 savage. A lot of the gun rags articles on the 6.5 CM make it seem like the 260 an 6.5 CM come from different cases and can't be interchanged. I've even seen those same type of statements made by othef file members.

I still think I'd go with the RPR in 308 because in these parts the CM is about $250 more than the 308. Also the stores around these parts will have a 308 in stock but the CM is back ordered about 6 months. $250 is pretty close to what a new barrel will start at.

January 05, 2017, 21:36
Local place just got a .308 in stock. I'll try and get by before they close up tomorrow and take a look see.

January 08, 2017, 14:59
yanno, i was at the fun store & two locals couldn't figure out the adjustable stock for 30 minutes. when i finally left it was in pieces on the counter & they decided to refer to the written directions. that stock was quite the contraption.

January 08, 2017, 15:29
For those guys, classic case of letting the looks of something overwhelm you. Went by my LGS, ogled a bit and went home with it. I did get the .308 version. Really, the stock isn't overly complex; there is an adjustment for length of pull and comb height. Unlock the levers, adjust, lock the levers. Done and done.

Haven't shot it yet. Probably be another week or so before I can get to the range. I swapped out the pistol grip for a rubberized Magpul that I had on hand. Attached a Harris bipod I had in the shop and pulled a American Defense Mfg. 30mm mount and a Vortex scope I robbed from another rifle. The trigger breaks cleanly at slightly less than 2lbs of pull on my trigger pull scale.

Im pretty impressed so far.


January 08, 2017, 15:40
See these at the range regularly; most in 6.5 gen 2. Grouping sub moa at up to 600 yards for the right shooter. The RPR in 6.5 is definitely on my wish list.

I've watched these on GB for a while. Even in the run up before the election you could find the .308 at just over a grand with the 6.5 running a few hundred higher.

Post us a range report once you're able to get her out. Good luck.

January 13, 2017, 11:55
Is there such a thing as a Precise Ruger Rifle? What ever happened to the model 77 Tactical? It was in all the mags and all of the sudden, it disappeared.

January 14, 2017, 07:50
Precision means been through reputible custom shop. Picked up a 7mm-300 WSM rifle built buy top notch rifle smith couple weeks ago when original buyers wife realized how much money he spent. He had spent boatload of money and never put glass on it. Other than test shots by builder never fired. Called the Smith who told me what powder and bullets it liked and to load bullets to length just kisssed the riflimg. Built it for no freebore. No I am shopping scopes. Purchased a Savage Tactical 338 Lapua Mag and ended up having to send to smith to get it to shoot at level I preferred. Hard for me to trust off the shelf factory "tack drivers" anymore. Had a new Ruger in hands recently. Would like to shoot one and see y'alls results. If makes manufacturers claim would buy one.

January 14, 2017, 09:20
I don't have one, but I shot one someone else bought, after helping him get scope mounted. I was impressed. Not something I say often about Ruger products.

If you have any purpose for a precision bolt action, but don't need too much precision (1 MOA is acceptable), you've got a lot of features in this rifle for the price.

January 20, 2017, 09:01
Went out and bought the 6.5 cm version one. Am drawn to adjustable stocks, since preferred lop is 12.5 inches. Rifle is very accurate, easily moa, .5 moa when concentrating. Local range goes to 600 yards, and those heavier 6.5 bullets carry noticeably better than the normal 168 308's am used to. Invested in decent vortex scope for it, and added silencerCo brake.

Was happy enough with it to try the 308 version one. Not as accurate as the 6.5, and kinda light for personal idea of a precision rifle. The factory attachment for a bipod sucked, and changed out to more secure old style threaded/bolt through the handguard. Put a silencerco brake on it, may take it to recut muzzle crown. Am considering shortening the barrel, or buying shorter heavier barrel for it. (Have other longer barreled 308's.) Like the idea of folding stock short 308.

February 17, 2017, 23:10
Joined a new range today and it has a 600 yd rifle range. Used this opportunity to really zero and then wring out my RPR. first off, 100 yd zero. 10 shots in one hole just under 1 inch across. Using Winchester 140 gr HPBT Match ammo. Switch over to Hornady 129 gr Vmax and had the same POA-POI as the 140's. Next, started in the steel at 100 yd increments with no scope adjustments. Just used the Mil-Dot reticle of my Vortex PST Viper. Had one miss at 400 when I got the hold over wrong. Dinged it on the second round.

Punched the data for the Winny ammo into my cell phone ballistics calculator (Strelok) and generated a hold over chart for that specific load and rifle. Still using the dot, held 13 MOA over the 600 yd plate with a 1 MOA right for the wind and went 5 for 5 on the 18"wx24"t plate.

After letting the rifle cool completely, loaded up 5 more 140's, and dialed the elevation and windage in to the scope for a 600 zero. Grouped 5-6" (closed hand width) inches slightly left of center and about an inch high. Really proud to have been able to do that. And scary that I CAN do that.

February 21, 2017, 03:23
Sounds like you have a keeper.