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Old 09-02-2018, 03:41 PM
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Default Ruger Precision Rifle .243

Fellas, I have an opportunity for a great deal on a new RPR in 243. Sure 6.5 would be my caliber choice but I think the 6mm has potential too. Does anyone have any experience with this particular setup? Yes I know the rifle is great, I have done plenty of reading on the platform itself, but Ruger stopped producing the rifle in 243 and Iím just looking for a reason not to buy it I suppose. For $1200 I think this is a no brainer but would love your feedback
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:16 PM
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I like the 243 win but not to many factory rifles will give you a 1-8 twist in them to shoot the heavy bullets for long range.
Whats the twist rate on it and how far do you want to shoot it ?
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:55 PM
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My family range is only 750 yards but Iíd like to reach out a bit farther. The twist rate is 1 in 7.75 or 7.5 canít recall. Have some 108ís I would be trying out.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:57 PM
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If the 243 isn't what you want, you can spin off the barrel and spin a prefit 6.5CM on for like $300. I changed my stock 6.5CM barrel out with an aftermarket one. It was quite easy to check and verify with go and no go gauge. I think it took me about 2 hours to do so.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:53 PM
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If the 243 isn't what you want, you can spin off the barrel and spin a prefit 6.5CM on for like $300. I changed my stock 6.5CM barrel out with an aftermarket one. It was quite easy to check and verify with go and no go gauge. I think it took me about 2 hours to do so.
Like above

Buy it and try it
If you dare not love it get another bbl to spin on.
With that twist rate Iíd go heavier than 108 as well.

Do it man!
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:07 PM
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If you don’t I am sure there’s several people out there that would love to take that deal!
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:13 AM
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It should shoot the 115 's ,good luck with it.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for all the responses, but Iíve had some time to thing now... wife approved a rare $1500 for a new gun so Iím looking at all the options Iíve wanted for a long time.
Rem 700 5r milspec in 6.5 creed $1500
Rem 700 magpul in either 260 or 6.5 creed $1300
Old shelf space burner .243 Ruger precision $1200
Ruger precision in 6.5 creed $1500
Iím at that turning point in a mans life where he finally begs and cleans his way to buying another gun he doesnít need. I have a 243 so thereís the familiarity with the cartridge and components in my stock. But I would also really like to expand my caliber game to the 6.5ís of which I own none. Also donít have a Remington or a Ruger center fire, and would like both. I do about 1500 rounds worth of shooting per year and will get use out of any new gun but itíll be a couple years until I can earn another new purchase and I now canít decide. Someone please pressure me in one direction or another.
For the money Iím still sure the 243 is probably the best way to go. Can always make it 260 or 6.5 creed, but then thereís the Beauty Remingtonís. I suppose investment would be required to smooth out the function of the Remingtonís, should I just pull the trigger (I had to) on the 243
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:34 PM
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You seem to really want to try a 6.5, already have a .243, and will not be getting a new rifle in a couple years... so I would get what I wanted and not be that worried about $300 or have to have the conversion with my wife about upgrading the new rifle!

Matt
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:13 PM
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I'll pressure you. If you don't have the luxury of buying new guns just because you feel like it, then why on earth would you get something your really don't want (243). No way in hell I get the 243 if I have my heart set on a 6.5. Further, when you want to try something different, that 243 will be harder to sell.

As for your choices, I had a 5R. That thing was crazy accurate. One of the ones I shouldn't have sold. If you like the style of the Ruger in 6.5 then get that. These are just grownup toys, so get the one that will make you smile the most. This stuff is actually pretty simple. May I suggest you add the Tikka CTR to your choices. They are consistently accurate and likely have a better trigger than the choices you have listed.
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:42 AM
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Thumbs up for a 6.5,its a great round and better balistics for long range.I really like my 6.5 creedmoor browning X-bolt target(28" barrel).I wouldn't pass up a good deal on a 260 or 6.5 x 47 or 6.5 x 55. Tikka's are very nice also.
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:58 PM
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Headed to cabelas tomorrow. If they have the 700 5r in stock Iím pretty sure thatís what Iíll get. But Iíll be looking at a few 6.5cm and 260 rifles. Thanks for all the input. Too bad their sale ended on the ruger precision. Back to $1800 now. The 243 is still at the other store. If I make the purchase Iíll disclose the great deal for whomever might want it.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:12 PM
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Yuppers, buy once and cry later. Ha.

It's sometimes hard to stay on track with the game plan, but choosing something that was not really in the mix is not a good idea over the long hual.

You show up at the range, and there is another fellow shooting the rifle and cartrage you wanted all along.

That is not a good feeling my friend. LOL.

If the unit you want is to much in funds, hold off till the deal shows up,,, some folks change firearms every year,,, this is where the good deals come from.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:15 PM
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Iím at that turning point in a mans life where he finally begs and cleans his way to buying another gun he doesnít need.
^I'm in the exact same boat with any new gun purchase. I thought I was the only one. lol In my case, my wife stays right out of my affairs/purchases 99% of the time. She trusts me, and I don't betray that trust.

Not saying that I haven't forgotten the odd new rifle/shotgun in the truck until well after she's asleep at night, but that's just forgetfulness on my part.

To the question~the RPR in .243 was a gun I very seriously considered, and ended-up buying a new Savage in that caliber. (model 10, predator) That gun is gone, and likely to be replaced by a new Mauser M18 in .243 in 2019 sometime. Were I in your situation (with that list of options) I'd likely pick the 5r in 6.5, if only to try a new flavor. I SURE wouldn't let the $300 sway your decision. (or the other $200-$300 in dies/brass/bullets~see truck-in-driveway comment above for direction on that) Seriously though, don't think about the $1,200 deal...think about what you want to see when you open the safe. It matters more.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:35 PM
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I have a savage 10 predator in 223 and itís my current favourite rifle. Tested out the various Remingtonís last night and Iím 95% on the 5r. The magpul variant has 5r rifling also but the stock felt cheap. I didnít care for the hs precision stock on the 5r though. And of course the most comfortable stock (hogue) is the worst choice of the 3. Might stop after work for the 6.5 5r!!
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Old 09-05-2018, 03:05 PM
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I would not lean towards 5R rifling in guiding my decision as I don’t think that either 5 groove or “r” style rifling have proven to be accuracy enhancements.
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