Ruger Precision Rifle ....

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  1. watcherchris

    watcherchris Legendary Survivalist
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    Have picked up a Ruger Precision Rifle in .308 Winchester. ...with a 20 inch barrel.

    Have not shot it as of yet...but looking for glass to mount on it.

    Good glass is expensive.


    I have, however, mounted a bipod onto it.


    Will take my time researching optics for it.

    Will be looking for 168 grain boat tailed Sierra bullets for it as well as 190 grain boat tailed Sierras.


    Bought three bags of new .308 brass 50 count each and will be getting more.

    Also two boxes 100 count .308 Hornady A Max bullets at 168 grain.

    Saw no gunpowder at Bass Pro the other day when I picked up these items and hence did not bother looking for primers.

    I verily like a good accurate bolt action rifle.

    Watcherchris
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    watcherchris Legendary Survivalist
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    bump thread...
     
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  3. Old Geezer

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    I wish there was more military surplus ammo around these days. Used to could buy cases.

    For range-blasting I like to burn surplus. Gotten it from Greece, India, Indonesia, Germany, ...

    You'll sacrifice very little velocity having a 20" barrel. Loss of barrel length on a 6.5 Creedmore would have lost you some needed velocity -- not the case with the .308. And short barrels can be every bit as accurate as longer barrels. Indeed, shorter barrels can be stiffer/thicker and not add much weight at all. Great rifle you've purchased! I love short rifles in .308. Wish I'd kept a carbine instead of trading it. Could kick my own butt.

    Get groups cold-barrel vs. hot-barrel, so that you'll better know your weapon. You probably know all about this thing already. Sometimes I'll use military ammo just to get the barrel hot. For target-shooting, I let the barrel cool. Many others and I prefer shooting a dirty barrel, 'cause in the real world, it sure as sh## ain't gonna be clean.

    To any new riflemen and women out there, a cold non-dirty barrel will shoot one group. That same barrel shooting exactly the same ammunition when hot and dirty will shoot another pattern. Those two patterns/groups could look as though they were shot with two separate rifles. A stiff/thick barrel will help ameliorate this phenomenon. A skinny barrel will get so hot that you can see the heat waves rising off of it as if it were a stove. I've had this phenom distort my sight-picture when using open sights.

    The M60 used to come with a spare barrel and asbestos glove to allow one to hold the hell-hot barrel to swap it, lest the barrel begin to distort so much it was useless or permanently damaged. The British Vickers had a water jacket to keep the barrel from being destroyed by heat.
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  4. TMT Tactical

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    My choices for glass (optic) Is the Vortex Diamondback Tactical. 6 x 24 x 50 First Focal Plane scope --- $400, OR the SWFA 20 x 42 fixed power scope --- $300. I own both and am very satisfied with them. I am also cheap and don't like to spend more than is needed. The Vortex scope is probably a better choice if you intend to use the RPR for hunting, along with range shooting. For just bench rest or stationary type shooting, the SWFA will work just fine. JM2C
     
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  5. Dalewick

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    For optics I prefer Vortex these days, though on the new AR-10 build, I put a new Bushnell AR scope for 308 Win. On it and Bushnell doesn't even have a owner's manual for it. They won't return my emails either. Have it to the range soon and see if the wind hold reticle actually works.

    That will teach me to save a buck.

    For 308 precision work, I prefer LR118 loads in 175gr BTHP. For hunting I like the 175gr. ELD rounds.

    Dale
     
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  6. Dalewick

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    Please let us know how the Ruger shoots.

    Dale
     
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