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I will measure it this afternoon, I do believe that its about 3 inches from the mating surface of the Picatinny rail, but I will post the exact dim the evening.
 

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I have a Gen 1 RPR in 6.5CM i absolutely love it.Has about 400 through it.I put the LRI Bolt shroud on ,the Magpul PRS stock,and an oversize bolt handle.Thinking about a Muzzle brake but really the 6.5CM doesnt recoil much.Would be interested in the Trigger Tech however I havent heard much about it till now.
You can wait for the TT, but I'm really happy with the Timney 2 Stage.
 
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    Question for any suppressed 338 owners. Will a can be as effective as the factory muzzle break. I’m planning on putting an Omega 36 on this beast.

    As far as triggers go I must have got lucky with the factory trigger on my Gun 1 .308, It is great.
     
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    I find the factory break to be more effective than an omega 36 suppressor, but not by a long shot. The tiny bit of increased recoil isn’t a big deal since I no longer have a massive explosion going off in front of me.
     
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    "Massive explosion" is the perfect term to use with the tank brake! It works great for taming recoil, but tremendously loud. I noticed a "bit" more recoil with my Elite Iron Sierra 338 suppressor in comparison to the brake. However, I don't even notice it now that I've shot it a bit. Especially considering how great it is to shoot with no hearing protection needed if I choose. Just wearing earplugs now when I shoot rather than plugs and muffs before. I've had others with me that were behind talking without ear protection that say it's about 22mag loud. That kind of suppression makes a big difference in recoil just from the anticipated blast you're expecting.
     
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    My DIY bag rider. I used a scope ring I had in the parts drawer, cut and painted an aluminum broom handle, and put it together.
     

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    Very cool bagrider.

    So I’m going to get an Atlas BT 65 bipod. Since the rifle has a RRS compatible dovetail rail integrated into the handguard is it worth it to get the RRS mount or just attach the bipod with the picatinny rail. I don’t know if I will take advantage of the additional movement of the bipod.
     

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    Hi guys.

    I bought a 6.5 Creedmoor Ruger Precision. Awesome shooter, I shot a lot of handgun and shot gun competitions, but after years finally wanted a long range rifle.
    I am shooting off bags, I am finding out bipods are not generic or cheap.
    I am shooting 140 gr BTHP.
    When I can get ammunition.
    Zeiss scope and rings with bubble

    I am reading through the last 4 years of post, but any recommendations for the bag in the back nad bipods. Any advice you have.
    Once I got it zeroed I was shooting 3/4 groups

    If you reload I am looking at Hornady bullets and powder. Primers are unheard of, but I am looking for large rifle primers.
     

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    Hi guys.

    I bought a 6.5 Creedmoor Ruger Precision. Awesome shooter, I shot a lot of handgun and shot gun competitions, but after years finally wanted a long range rifle.
    I am shooting off bags, I am finding out bipods are not generic or cheap.
    I am shooting 140 gr BTHP.
    When I can get ammunition.
    Zeiss scope and rings with bubble

    I am reading through the last 4 years of post, but any recommendations for the bag in the back nad bipods. Any advice you have.
    Once I got it zeroed I was shooting 3/4 groups

    If you reload I am looking at Hornady bullets and powder. Primers are unheard of, but I am looking for large rifle primers.
    I use a Harris bipod with pod talons (which I don’t think are made anymore). I use a couple scum bags in the back. They’re very adjustable yet steady when you want them to keep still. I have one filled more than the other so I can switch out based on how I have my bipod adjusted up front.
     

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    Well I ordered an Atlas bipod today and took the trigger spring out. Pretty much all I could do right now. It’s tough getting a new rifle and having to scour the ends of the earth to find stuff for it.
     

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    I am starting to get my .308 dialed in. This is 43.3 gr of Varget, 2.800 overall length, 168 gr Sierra HPBT. If I can quit shaking the rifle will shoot. Yesterday my blood sugar dropped which causes the shakes for me. Sometimes my hands shake so bad you would think that I have Parkinson's. Its like I run out of gas.

    I just bought 100 of the new 169 gr bullets to try.

    Oh, this was at 200 yards. Off a bipod. Eventually I would like to get a 24" barrel for this gun.

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    I am starting to get my .308 dialed in. This is 43.3 gr of Varget, 2.800 overall length, 168 gr Sierra HPBT. If I can quit shaking the rifle will shoot. Yesterday my blood sugar dropped which causes the shakes for me. Sometimes my hands shake so bad you would think that I have Parkinson's. Its like I run out of gas.

    I just bought 100 of the new 169 gr bullets to try.

    Oh, this was at 200 yards. Off a bipod. Eventually I would like to get a 24" barrel for this gun.

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    I did a ladder work up for my .308 RPR Gen2 just the other day to find a load for the new 169 SMK's (see pics below) using both my IMR 4064 and H4895. Though I struggle a lot with my prescription glasses in keeping a consistent sight picture, most of the time I can get good results. I loaded them where the COAL is 2.929, which was ~ .011 off the lands of my 24" Krieger barrel that now has over 5,000 rounds fired through it. Sunday I went out to confirm the loads that the ladder suggested were good and fired them at 200 yds. Sure enough, they worked really well and my best 5 round groups using 43.2 grs of IMR4064 were in the 1's. 43.9 grs of H4895 gave me the best group I've ever shot, what was .017 in @100 yds in this initial test. That was so good I felt like that was probably an abortion so of course I had to test that one more time and at 200 yds a 5 shot group of .340 with average MV of 2792 fps according to the LabRadar. And with the data put into my phone app Strelock Pro, it looks like this load for the 169 SMKs will do well long distance as it will stay supersonic out past 1200 yds. The 43.2 gr of 4064 worked very well again with an MV @ 2715 fps. So, I'm good to go with the 169 SMK's . . . if we can ever get more of them. 🤷‍♂️ ;)

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    Same here I ordered 1500 from Sierra, took my money kept 2 months then gave it back and canceled my order. F**k them, pissed me off!
     

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    I did a ladder work up for my .308 RPR Gen2 just the other day to find a load for the new 169 SMK's (see pics below) using both my IMR 4064 and H4895. Though I struggle a lot with my prescription glasses in keeping a consistent sight picture, most of the time I can get good results. I loaded them where the COAL is 2.929, which was ~ .011 off the lands of my 24" Krieger barrel that now has over 5,000 rounds fired through it. Sunday I went out to confirm the loads that the ladder suggested were good and fired them at 200 yds. Sure enough, they worked really well and my best 5 round groups using 43.2 grs of IMR4064 were in the 1's. 43.9 grs of H4895 gave me the best group I've ever shot, what was .017 in @100 yds in this initial test. That was so good I felt like that was probably an abortion so of course I had to test that one more time and at 200 yds a 5 shot group of .340 with average MV of 2792 fps according to the LabRadar. And with the data put into my phone app Strelock Pro, it looks like this load for the 169 SMKs will do well long distance as it will stay supersonic out past 1200 yds. The 43.2 gr of 4064 worked very well again with an MV @ 2715 fps. So, I'm good to go with the 169 SMK's . . . if we can ever get more of them. 🤷‍♂️ ;)

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    Great info! I’ve had great luck in the 43gr range with the 168’s so that’s good that the 169’s will like them too!
     

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    Now, I haven't loaded 308 in a number of years but one thing I do remember really sticks out.
    I had been using 168 SMK for a couple of summers and having good results. Problem was my cold, clean bore shot zero was off a bit from the remainder of the group. Without fail the first round was zero, the rest of the group was off a little, always opening my groups to around 1 moa. If I left the bore dirty the rig would shoot 1/2 moa all day long. If I cleaned it the second round and up would move.
    In an effort to combat this I tried a few different bullets and the one I settled on was Nosler 168 J4 jacket. That bullet would shoot cold, clean bore zero with all rounds following exactly. No more open groups on a clean bore, they all grouped just like the rifle had never been cleaned.
     

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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    Thanks everyone!
     

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    There Is a product called the bob sled that will allow you to load one round at a time.
    I’ve been told to load .020 off but here is an interesting post on jamming the lands.

     

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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    Thanks everyone!

    I can't answer #2.
    For #1 I have a couple of different AICS mags and the ARC 10rd mags have been functioning 100% for me. I load the Nosler 130gr RDF .030" off and have plenty of room to jam the rifling if I wanted to.
     

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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    Thanks everyone!
    As far as #1 goes I am having a single shot mag block tested right now. I am not sure about the RPR's, but my long range rifle's all require single round feeding when loading out to the lands, unless you have a chamber put in that has a short throat.
     

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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    Thanks everyone!
    I generally start at mag length, and then work my way in from there testing my seating depth. Depending on the bullets I have gotten plenty of precision anywhere from .080" to .140" off the lands.
     

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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    When you refer to "seating depth" I take it your actually referring to shorter jump. Seating depth is how far you seat a bullet into the case. :)

    Anyway, there ARE mags out there for the RPR that will allow you to seat bullets longer. They are typically made of metal and I'm sorry I don't remember which ones. But keep searching and asking and I'm sure someone will be able help. I have a mag for my .308 RPR that allows me to seat the bullet quite long (like out to 2.945"), but that company is out of business now.

    Maybe this YouTube video might be of some help:




    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    You can be all the way touching the lands and be safe, but it all depends on the powder load you're using. Very often .010 off the lands works very well for a lot of guns and it works very well for me with various loads. But I've found I don't try to keep it there as it's been more important keeping an accurate load by keeping the same cartridge measurement even as the jump increases with the throat erosion. For example, with my 168 SMK's I started at .010 off the lands and I'm still getting really good results even though the throat has eroded to where I'm now .063 off the lands. So, I'd recommend you simply find a seating depth that works well for your gun and keep it there for a long as the accuracy remains.

    You may find the 4 articles here about bullet jump of interest:

     
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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    Thanks everyone!
    What generation and what caliber are you shooting? My RPR is a gen 3 300WM, and mine uses aics mags that allow me to jam everything if desired. Tha max oal for my mags is 3.850". If I loaded that long, the bullet would fall out of the case. 😁
     
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    What generation and what caliber are you shooting? My RPR is a gen 3 300WM, and mine uses aics mags that allow me to jam everything if desired. Tha max oal for my mags is 3.850". If I loaded that long, the bullet would fall out of the case. 😁
    Gen 2 6.5 creedmoor. Factory amo is a hair off from touching the inside of the mag. I think I may try an AICS mag.
     

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    When you refer to "seating depth" I take it your actually referring to shorter jump. Seating depth is how far you seat a bullet into the case. :)

    Anyway, there ARE mags out there for the RPR that will allow you to seat bullets longer. They are typically made of metal and I'm sorry I don't remember which ones. But keep searching and asking and I'm sure someone will be able help. I have a mag for my .308 RPR that allows me to seat the bullet quite long (like out to 2.945"), but that company is out of business now.

    Maybe this YouTube video might be of some help:






    You can be all the way touching the lands and be safe, but it all depends on the powder load you're using. Very often .010 off the lands works very well for a lot of guns and it works very well for me with various loads. But I've found I don't try to keep it there as it's been more important keeping an accurate load by keeping the same cartridge measurement even as the jump increases with the throat erosion. For example, with my 168 SMK's I started at .010 off the lands and I'm still getting really good results even though the throat has eroded to where I'm now .063 off the lands. So, I'd recommend you simply find a seating depth that works well for your gun and keep it there for a long as the accuracy remains.

    You may find the 4 articles here about bullet jump of interest:

     

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    Correct, I was saying that I had to seat my bullets deeper than desired due to my magazine. I’m going to try one of those American Rifle Company mags, thanks a lot straightshooter!
     
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    Hey guys, very new to snipers hide and I’m enjoying all the resources. I recently got into long distance shooting as well as reloading. One of the first things I realized was that my factory magazine isn’t deep enough where I can seat my bullets a few thousandths off the lands. So a few questions here:

    1) Has anyone found magazines for the RPR that will accommodate longer bullets or a shorter seating depth.

    2) How far off the lands is a safe but proven measurement?

    Thanks everyone!
    I’m loading my rounds to mag length but I use a Bob Sled as some ranges require me to single feed. They’re very nice. Very smooth.
     

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    Just purchased a RPR in 300 Win Mag ,Atlas Bipod, Vortex 5X25X50 w 34mm tube Mildot scope, waiting for my surefire muzzle breaks and blast director. Plan to change the trigger to a 2 stage Timmney trigger break in the barrel then pray enough Republicans have the balls to stand up to the Demonrats and I will be able to freely purchase enough ammo to hit a few schools and hopefully make a decent attempt to hit a target at a mile. Common availability of ammo led me to .300WM rather than the more potent .300PRC or .300 Norma Mag.
     

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    Gen 2 6.5 creedmoor. Factory amo is a hair off from touching the inside of the mag. I think I may try an AICS mag.
    Not to create a rabbit trail, but I have a Savage 300 WinMag with the AICS mag also, but that 3.850" dimension stamped into it is the outside measurement of the magazine, not the length of the cartridge that will fit it. My COAL is 3.750" and it wont clear the inside of the magazine.
     

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    Hi Everyone,

    New member and precision rifle owner here. Recently bought a rpr 6.5cr and a vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5 x27 x56 and I'm really struggling on mounts and bipod.

    Bipod: Everything I read, points to an atlas bipod but which one are most of you using. I've seen some mention the 5H

    Mounts: I'm going just about crazy here. One day I lean towards rings, the next day a single piece mount, then the next day towards QD single mount. I don't know if I want to spend the money for a spuhr and have looked at Larue LT111. Then I say if I am going QD, I may as well go rings and save some weight and cost.

    Overall, I would like to do a mix of precision shooting and maybe a bit of hunting. I tend not to be someone who will be reckless carrying the rifle but also don't mind a bit of weight. I also like the idea of being able to use the scope / mount and bipod on a future purchase.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Especially with model numbers as my wife will kill me and my head will explode if I read much more before firing this rifle for its first time.

    Thx

    Mcbain
     

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    Hi Everyone,

    New member and precision rifle owner here. Recently bought a rpr 6.5cr and a vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5 x27 x56 and I'm really struggling on mounts and bipod.

    Bipod: Everything I read, points to an atlas bipod but which one are most of you using. I've seen some mention the 5H

    Mounts: I'm going just about crazy here. One day I lean towards rings, the next day a single piece mount, then the next day towards QD single mount. I don't know if I want to spend the money for a spuhr and have looked at Larue LT111. Then I say if I am going QD, I may as well go rings and save some weight and cost.

    Overall, I would like to do a mix of precision shooting and maybe a bit of hunting. I tend not to be someone who will be reckless carrying the rifle but also don't mind a bit of weight. I also like the idea of being able to use the scope / mount and bipod on a future purchase.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Especially with model numbers as my wife will kill me and my head will explode if I read much more before firing this rifle for its first time.

    Thx

    Mcbain

    For mounting your scope, I'd highly recommend the Burris XTR Signature Rings. It's really nice in having the inserts that you can use to have just the amount of elevation adjustment you want in additions to the RPR's 20 MOA rail. I've had this set of rings on my RPR since I bought and and currently have over 8,500 .308 rounds fired and the rings have stayed firm with no issue of them working loose. That adjustability helps over time when trying on different scopes that may not have enough elevation adjustment to suit your needs.



    I haven't used an Atlas bipod, so I can't make a suggestion there. Though, if I were going to get one, I'd probably buy this one:

     
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    Hi Everyone,

    New member and precision rifle owner here. Recently bought a rpr 6.5cr and a vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5 x27 x56 and I'm really struggling on mounts and bipod.

    Bipod: Everything I read, points to an atlas bipod but which one are most of you using. I've seen some mention the 5H

    Mounts: I'm going just about crazy here. One day I lean towards rings, the next day a single piece mount, then the next day towards QD single mount. I don't know if I want to spend the money for a spuhr and have looked at Larue LT111. Then I say if I am going QD, I may as well go rings and save some weight and cost.

    Overall, I would like to do a mix of precision shooting and maybe a bit of hunting. I tend not to be someone who will be reckless carrying the rifle but also don't mind a bit of weight. I also like the idea of being able to use the scope / mount and bipod on a future purchase.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Especially with model numbers as my wife will kill me and my head will explode if I read much more before firing this rifle for its first time.

    Thx

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    I'd recommend a one piece mount. With a quality mount your rings are aligned perfectly and you don't need to worry about lapping, etc.
    I'd also avoid Larue (tends to chew up your rail) and QD (are you really going to be swapping it between guns repeatedly during a range session?) since most brands struggle with return to zero. I highly recommend Spuhr. They're bombproof, and if you do need to remove it, it's only 4 bolts and they have excellent RTZ. Personally, I'd recommend a 4302 (10 moa incline) which would give you 30 moa total and help you maximize your elevation for as far as 6.5 can go. It's also 1.5" high to clear a handguard with full rail. You could also do a 4002 (0moa) to just use the 20moa in your rail if you not looking at taking it out as far, or even a 4602 (20moa) if you want to squeeze every last drop of elevation out of that scope (it will handle it, though you might loose a little optical clarity that far from center).
    As far as a bipod, you can't go wrong with Atlas.
    I'd probably avoid to 5H at least initially, it's a great bipod, but a lot bigger and more expensive than you probably need. I'd stick with a CAL Gen2 like straightshooter posted if you don't need/want the ability to pan (move side to side) or a PRS (bt46) model like I run if you like that feature.
    I hope this helps!
     

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    Hi Everyone,

    New member and precision rifle owner here. Recently bought a rpr 6.5cr and a vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5 x27 x56 and I'm really struggling on mounts and bipod.

    Bipod: Everything I read, points to an atlas bipod but which one are most of you using. I've seen some mention the 5H

    Mounts: I'm going just about crazy here. One day I lean towards rings, the next day a single piece mount, then the next day towards QD single mount. I don't know if I want to spend the money for a spuhr and have looked at Larue LT111.
    I’ve got a Burris AR-Signature QD P.E.P.R mount on mine. Item number 410352 (that’s for a 30mm tube though) and I love it. I like the fact that it gives you inserts to go inside of the scope mount which allows you to add a + 5 through + 40 MOA of can’t. Relatively inexpensive and I enjoy it. Scope hasn’t moved since I’ve had it image.jpg
     

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    I like the Geissele AR10/SR25 mounts, but I shoot my RPR slung up prone and regular rings don’t get quite far enough forward.
     

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    Gen 2 6.5 creedmoor. Factory amo is a hair off from touching the inside of the mag. I think I may try an AICS mag.
    I have the same rig as you do and am I'm planning to use it in F-Class shooting this year. F-Class requires single shot loading, (and no muzzle devises), so I did the PVC modification to the mags converting them to single shot.

    I'm assuming the PVC modification has been posted somewhere on this forum, but I'll post what I did.
    Cut a piece of 3/4" PVC plastic pipe to the length of the mag, then cut that piece in half lengthwise, sand the edges a tad and insert it into the mag ( the follower holds the PVC pipe up against the lips of the mag), and now your mag is a single shot devise and you can load your rounds as long as you want and the PVC pipe doesn't interfere with the bolt operation. On one of the PVC inserts, I made two cuts about an inch long on one of the ends so as to divide the cuts equal distance along the radiance of the end of the PVC, so the 2 cuts makes 3 tabs on the end that faces the chamber. Slightly bend the middle tab up a bit so as the bolt pushes the round forward, the middle tab lifts the round slightly so it feeds straight into the chamber. It works flawlessly in the AICS mags for 6.5 Creedmoor and I'm going to assume it will work for the .308's as well.

    The only problem that I have is that I've been breaking my check weld to watch as I load a round. The chamber opening is big enough to load a round from the prone position without breaking my hold so I'm going to work on that by feel alone. I know there are mags available that allow for longer OAL rounds than what you load in AICS mags, (sorry, I don't remember their name), but they are very pricey. Again, I'm going to shoot F-class so a mag that allow for longer OAL rounds doesn't really work for me.
     

    LongRangeLefty

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    Hi Everyone,

    New member and precision rifle owner here. Recently bought a rpr 6.5cr and a vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5 x27 x56 and I'm really struggling on mounts and bipod.

    Bipod: Everything I read, points to an atlas bipod but which one are most of you using. I've seen some mention the 5H

    Mounts: I'm going just about crazy here. One day I lean towards rings, the next day a single piece mount, then the next day towards QD single mount. I don't know if I want to spend the money for a spuhr and have looked at Larue LT111. Then I say if I am going QD, I may as well go rings and save some weight and cost.

    Overall, I would like to do a mix of precision shooting and maybe a bit of hunting. I tend not to be someone who will be reckless carrying the rifle but also don't mind a bit of weight. I also like the idea of being able to use the scope / mount and bipod on a future purchase.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Especially with model numbers as my wife will kill me and my head will explode if I read much more before firing this rifle for its first time.

    Thx

    Mcbain
    I use a Warne one piece mount on both my long range rifle and AR. They are available in QD. I find them to be high quality and extremely solid.
     

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    I've got 6.5/.338 RPR's and I've used the Burris Signature XTR rings on both. Although I didn't need to add anymore moa adjustment with them the availability was there. But I also like the fact that there's never a ring mark on the scope. And the inserts grip great, never had a slippage (I've also used them on other guns for years.
     
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    pfl338

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    For those of you interested I now have Single shot mag blocks for the RPR, its based on the pmag 10 lr/ sr. great for load testing and development and for long range matches. If anyone is interested let me know.
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    For those of you interested I now have Single shot mag blocks for the RPR, its based on the pmag 10 lr/ sr. great for load testing and development and for long range matches. If anyone is interested let me know.
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    These work great, folks. I have one for a 6mmCM, feeds nice and smoothly. Excellent product for a great price. Great seller, buy with confidence.