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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlfreek, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I just discovered this last night. I rarely get this excited about a firearm.

    stare at the awesomeness of it all - Ruger Precision 308

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  2. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty sweet. I can't believe I didn't hear about this coming out.
    The mag catch is interesting.
     
  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have at least one member here that has one - @bolus - though I don't know if he's had it out to the range yet. They are pretty awesome looking rifles. I've got one on my ever-growing 'want' list.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yea pretty awesome. Didn't realize that the barrel lengths varied.. makes sense though. An unscoped .243 @ 11lbs? wowza
    Gotta be at least 13 scoped and loaded. sling?
     
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  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  6. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    thank you very much. gun broker is nuts on these right now. It's like the SR1911 and SR762 when they first came out. I'll wait a bit until demand cools. I searched for this and some guy on NWFA was selling one scoped for 1750 - I would have been all over that had I known.

    Thanks again for the offer - the reviews and feedback is enough for me. I'm sold.
     
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  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    if you can, still try and make it to the clean up. Probably a long drive for you but I will still be bringing a few guns to shoot after
     
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  8. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Seems redundant and missing wood for a bolt gun.:eek: I personally would vote for cool instead if awesome.:)
     
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  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I have one of the first ones Ruger shipped out a year plus ago in .308. I am very impressed by the overall quality of these! It's a real tack driver, I have let it stretch its legs out a little with some Sierra 168gr hollow point boat tails at 800 yards. If I do my part I was able to hold some nice 4"-5" groups.
     
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  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I really like that these firearm companies are putting out some nice rifles that are tac ready out of the box.

    Tired of buying guns then putting the amount I oaid back into the gun to make it decent. Minus the scope.
     
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  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    The real money on a precision rifle needs to be in the glass, anyway.

    Didn't this rifle come out at the end of 2015? This isn't really new. I've heard the 6.5 Creedmoor is unobtanium...
     
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  12. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    If it came in .30-06, then it would be truly awesome.:rolleyes:

    Brutus Out
     
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  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    ;)I'm surprised it doesn't come in a 300
     
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  14. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    and no one told me about it. my stern letter to ruger is being crafted tonight.
     
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  15. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    they are trickling out there. I got mine for $950 not that long ago. But you have to have websight checkers up on the sites that dont gouge. There was only one for sale

    CDNN just had the 6.5 creedmore for $400 over retail

    Here is a 308 for over retail as well
    http://www.birminghampistol.com/?product=ruger-precision-rifle-308-win-18001
     
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  16. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Its nice that they made it so many standard ar15 parts are interchangeable. You could put an ar15 wood grip and buttstock on it (I cant find a wood free floating handguard though) like this one

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    I also made some wood panels for my AR grip that would work on the Ruger
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  17. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    YES, BUT IT I STILL A PISTOL GRIP AND ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA.... Otherwise, pretty cool. I'd like a Thompson style foregrip form my AR pistol.

    Very nice work BTW.:)

    Brutus Out
     
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  18. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    6.5 Creedmoor shoots flatter. In fact although I am a .308 fan, I don't see the point in this rifle. Might as well concentrate on long range with this gun, and .243 and 6.5 will be better for that.
     
  19. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I got mine just about a year ago, Fell in love as soon as I laid my eyes on it. Shoots real sweet! Runs Hornady 150 gr A match to nice tight little 4 in groups out to 600 meters or so. Got some 168gr match kings to try out in a few weeks to see how she runs with them! Need to get Ruger to make it in a .300 win mag!!!!!
     
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  20. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Why do people keep saying this? The 300 WM shooting a 200gr bullet at 2850 fps with .626 BC shoots 3 feet flatter at 1000 than a 6.5 creedmore with a 142gr bullet of the same BC (which it can almost push to 2700 fps). 3 feet.
     
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