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#6267638 - 04/19/16 09:16 PM Ruger precision rifle
NOLA101 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
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Loc: Troup, TX
Has anyone had a chance to play with one of these yet?

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#6267774 - 04/19/16 11:22 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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Had a customer out for the class shooting one in 6.5 Creedmoor. It did a great job all day long. I would own one, without hesitation. He ended the day shooting 1 MOA steel 500-800 yards. So a 5" square at 500, 6" square at 600, and so on.
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#6267823 - 04/20/16 02:19 AM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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I'm interested in a 308 one. Wonder how far it'll take you
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#6267894 - 04/20/16 07:05 AM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: Aquaman]
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You'll learn to read wind and have a great barrel life. But the 6.5 Creedmoor can maintain supersonic farther than the .308. If what you're wanting is to go outside 1000 yards.
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#6267895 - 04/20/16 07:08 AM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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I didn't care for the over all feel but they is handling it at the store

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#6267929 - 04/20/16 07:49 AM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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The new Savage Stealth looks pretty nice . It's a smaller version of the 110 BA . I would still rather have a CTR .

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#6268145 - 04/20/16 10:04 AM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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They have pretty rave reviews. Had I not gone the custom route I may have considered one.

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#6268779 - 04/20/16 04:26 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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Don't really like the AR look, but they shoot dang good!!!
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#6268833 - 04/20/16 04:56 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: Cattleman]
NOLA101 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
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Loc: Troup, TX
Originally Posted By: Cattleman
The new Savage Stealth looks pretty nice . It's a smaller version of the 110 BA . I would still rather have a CTR .


Anyone know what the MSRP on the stealth is supposed to be.

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#6268881 - 04/20/16 05:32 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
MClark Offline
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Registered: 10/09/15
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We had one brought in to change the barrel, was 308, left as a Creedmoor. It was well made, everything fit well, descent trigger ( on a Ruger!).
However the barrel lock nut was extremely tight, it did not come off like the videos. Was tight enough we sprung one AR wrench. The replacement barrel manufacture said, "Yea, a lot of them are like that."
After getting it loose the swap was a 10 minute job, mostly putting the fore end parts together.

So be forewarned!

M

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#6268946 - 04/20/16 06:19 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
TexFlip Offline
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Originally Posted By: NOLA101
Originally Posted By: Cattleman
The new Savage Stealth looks pretty nice . It's a smaller version of the 110 BA . I would still rather have a CTR .


Anyone know what the MSRP on the stealth is supposed to be.

$1207.00
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#6268949 - 04/20/16 06:21 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: MClark]
TexFlip Offline
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Originally Posted By: MClark
We had one brought in to change the barrel, was 308, left as a Creedmoor. It was well made, everything fit well, descent trigger ( on a Ruger!).
However the barrel lock nut was extremely tight, it did not come off like the videos. Was tight enough we sprung one AR wrench. The replacement barrel manufacture said, "Yea, a lot of them are like that."
After getting it loose the swap was a 10 minute job, mostly putting the fore end parts together.

So be forewarned!

M


Will a large frame AR barrel drop in or does it use a special barrel.
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#6269020 - 04/20/16 07:15 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: TexFlip]
MClark Offline
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Registered: 10/09/15
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Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Originally Posted By: MClark
We had one brought in to change the barrel, was 308, left as a Creedmoor. It was well made, everything fit well, descent trigger ( on a Ruger!).
However the barrel lock nut was extremely tight, it did not come off like the videos. Was tight enough we sprung one AR wrench. The replacement barrel manufacture said, "Yea, a lot of them are like that."
After getting it loose the swap was a 10 minute job, mostly putting the fore end parts together.

So be forewarned!

M


Will a large frame AR barrel drop in or does it use a special barrel.


The threads are real long to accommodate the lock nut. So an AR 10 size barrel is no good.
I do not know the diameter and thread pitch off the top of my head.

M

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#6269113 - 04/20/16 08:06 PM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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My brother has been working with his newly acquired 6.5 'Creed'.

We have worked up several loads for it, but it really likes the Hornady 143 gr. ELD-X on top of RE-17.

8" gong at 1,000 yds. is very doable depending upon the wind.

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#6269414 - 04/21/16 04:06 AM Re: Ruger precision rifle [Re: NOLA101]
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I've been reading up on them and been wanting one. Seems most dealers are charging a lot when they get them in stock. I have seen several people change the stock, change the rails, change the barrel, and then hope someone comes out with a trigger for it. At that point, they've spent a lot of money on the rifle and there's not much original left. They could have just gone with a custom rifle for a little more money and gotten a more accurate gun.
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