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I'm about to buy one , I personally would like to stick with 308 considering I have other 308 but I'm buying the RPR to reach out 1000 yards and every thing I read says 6.5 all the way. 308 seems easy to find and worst case I always have military surplus ammo may not be as accurate but it's going to be close I'm assuming ImageUploadedByOutdoor Forums1439685360.807817.jpg
 

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I'm in the same boat but I'm going with 6.5 even though I already have a GSR in 308 and have ammo and supplies for 308. My reasoning was this is more of a reloader's platform anyway and I'm not going to stockpile hundreds of rounds of 6.5. I was also persuaded by the fact that when Ruger invited a dozen gun writers out to Texas to try out the new RPR back in April they were all supplied with rifles in 6.5. Presumably they could have used any of the three initial calibers they are making or even mixed it up and let them shoot 6.5, 308 and 243. But they didn't - all of the supplied rifles were in 6.5. And the stories that have appeared in American Rifleman and Guns & Ammo written by guys who were invited by Ruger back in April gush over the RPR and the 6.5 Creedmoor.

Maybe my reasoning is totally flawed but that's what I'm hanging my hat on anyway. (Plus the 6.5 guns seem to be the ones that are most easily available....)
 

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I was in the same situation, all my stuff is 308. I went ahead and ordered one in 6.5cm after reading all the posts on other forums about range and accuracy. I won't have the rifle for a couple months but I've already started collecting components, dies and a decent scope. They're sold out in CA and I imagine there's going to be a run on ammo and supplies
 

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6.5 Creedmore.
Flatter, faster, higher B.C. than any .308, and one of the only cartridges designed specifically from the ground up for long distance shooting.
I'm signing up for one in 6.5.
.308 will never be consistent at 1600 yds. Better chance with the Creedmore.
Means more dies, etc, and I do like my .308 Gunsite, however........6.5 Creedmore for me.
 
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The Creedmoor outperforms the 308 in every way. If you don't reload, a 308 would probably be a better choice. You would have a lot more options for ammunition. If you reload, there's only one answer...... the Creedmoor. 300 Win mag like trajectory with better wind drift and less recoil than a 308.
 

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I'm the oddball and want one in .243......
I was thinking about replacing my RAR in 243 with this or an American Predator. But then I got to thinking, if I'm going to replace it, why not just switch to the 6.5. I am not heavily invested in 243 yet.
 

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No offense to anyone but I just like the idea of having a super cool long range "tactical" rifle chambered for an "Old Redneck Deer Rifle" caliber:)

I'm freinds with lots of Old Rednecks who have 40 year old .243 rifles so I can say that lol
 

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RPR in .308

I ordered one in .308 2 weeks ago from discount shooters supply, in Roseville,CA
for $899.00, You put $300 down up front. But that's ok.
A lot of guys tell me the .243 is a barrel burner, so I suppose if you buy a .243, maybe buy a spare barrel at the same time? The 6.5 is basically a .308 cartridge with its own projectile.
Which seems really cool, I know Hornady makes it, Does Winchester? If you don't reload,
they might become hard to find?
Anyway I decided to get the .308 and I'll be happy with that.
I really wish they came in .338 Lapua, if they do down the road, I'll be getting one of the for the safe as well.
They said I'm a few weeks out to get it. I don't know if a few weeks out is 3 weeks or a few months, we'll see.
 

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RPR in .308

I ordered one in .308 2 weeks ago from discount shooters supply, in Roseville,CA
for $899.00, You put $300 down up front. But that's ok. I guess it is what it is.
A lot of guys tell me the .243 is a barrel burner, so I suppose if you buy a .243, maybe buy a spare barrel at the same time? The 6.5 is basically a .308 cartridge with its own projectile.
Which seems really cool, I know Hornady makes it, Does Winchester? If you don't reload,
they might become hard to find?
Anyway I decided to get the .308 and I'll be happy with that.
I really wish they came in .338 Lapua, if they do down the road, I'll be getting one of the for the safe as well.
They said I'm a few weeks out to get it. I don't know if a few weeks out is 3 weeks or a few months, we'll see.
 

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I'm about to buy one , I personally would like to stick with 308 considering I have other 308 but I'm buying the RPR to reach out 1000 yards and every thing I read says 6.5 all the way. 308 seems easy to find and worst case I always have military surplus ammo may not be as accurate but it's going to be close I'm assuming View attachment 19886
1) If you can't reach out to 1,000yrds with a 308winchester, you won't be able to get there with a 6.5 Creedmoor either. The 6.5 is a bit flatter flying, but not enough so to make or break you at 1,000yrds. The 308win gets shot to 1,000yrds every weekend by lots of folks.

2 ) You should be punished if you feed military surplus ammo to an RPR. Just because it has an AR pistol grip, that doesn't mean you should abuse it like some slack-jaw $500 AR carbine.

I'd personally get a 6.5 Creedmoor, but only because I have plenty of real precision rifles in 308win for what I need, and I don't need another.
 

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A lot of guys tell me the .243 is a barrel burner, so I suppose if you buy a .243, maybe buy a spare barrel at the same time?
You've been mislead. Even running on colony varmints, the 243win will sustain a barrel a LONG LONG LONG time. If you shot one out, you wouldn't be asking other people for advice about barrel life.
 

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The 6.5 Creedmoor is an excellent round and the factory loaded Hornady A-max ammo is easily found, affordable and VERY accurate
 

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6.5cm seems to cost more then match 308 at my local gun stores including cablas and bass pro I think the gig is up and they raising prices knowing the hype on 6.5
 

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RPR Optics

In the videos I've seen with the RPR I've seen mostly the Burris XTR 2 on that 20 MOA rail. I really want to get a fair priced, dependable scope for my RPR when it gets here. Mine will be in a .308, I don't see myself taking 1600 yard shots anytime soon. Here in the People's Socialist Republik of Kalifornia, shooting at longer ranges, well I don't really think they exist. Here in the Bay area, I think the longest ranges are like maybe 300 yards. You have to travel.
So I would appreciate any feedback on a decent scope that will reach out from 30 to say 800 yards. I think that's pretty doeable with the .308. In my safe I have a Gunsite Scout and an M1A. Everything else is .556
The Scout is my all around plinker and truck gun, its a great rifle. I'm gonna be kinda new to longer range shooting. Everyone needs a hobby right? Like I said before, 300 yards. If anyone knows about a range in Nor Cal where you can take longer shots, please share the location.
So I'm looking for some decent optics and a place to practice.
Hey thanks in advance.
 

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In the videos I've seen with the RPR I've seen mostly the Burris XTR 2 on that 20 MOA rail. I really want to get a fair priced, dependable scope for my RPR when it gets here. Mine will be in a .308, I don't see myself taking 1600 yard shots anytime soon. Here in the People's Socialist Republik of Kalifornia, shooting at longer ranges, well I don't really think they exist. Here in the Bay area, I think the longest ranges are like maybe 300 yards. You have to travel.
So I would appreciate any feedback on a decent scope that will reach out from 30 to say 800 yards. I think that's pretty doeable with the .308. In my safe I have a Gunsite Scout and an M1A. Everything else is .556
The Scout is my all around plinker and truck gun, its a great rifle. I'm gonna be kinda new to longer range shooting. Everyone needs a hobby right? Like I said before, 300 yards. If anyone knows about a range in Nor Cal where you can take longer shots, please share the location.
So I'm looking for some decent optics and a place to practice.
Hey thanks in advance.
So... I can't help but ask - what does "truck gun" mean to a guy in Oakland, CA? I have a feeling it's very different than what it means to someone out here in the midwest where we can really use trucks and "truck guns".

As it pertains to your question - what do you want to be able to see and shoot with your RPR? In general, I do all of my hunting - out here where I don't need a 'sanctioned' range to shoot as far as the eye can see - out to as far as I can ethically take the shot, sometimes that means 1,200yrds. Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x50mm's treat me well for under $1,000. Bushnell Elite 6500 4-30x50mm is another fantastic scope that would let you shoot as far as the eye can see, but still have a sufficient low end for close shooting.
 

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If they ever offer it in left-hand, my preference would be .308, as I already have a lot of .308" projectiles.

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I've been thinking about a 6.5 rifle for some time. I first was introduced to them with my buddies 6.5X55 Swedish mauser. The 260 Remington caught my interest for awhile, but Remington seemed to lose interest and so did I. First heard about the 6.5 Creedmore from one of my sons friends in Los Vegas. Evidently there's a whole nest of long range guys there and they seemed to favor this caliber.
Just recently ran into an American Predator in 6.5 Creedmore at a local shop in Paradise, CA. This was the first reasonably priced rifle in this caliber. If I'm going to try something new, I like to limit my investment at first. If you decide you really don't like it, you don't want to have a $5000 investment in it. Dies and bullets are one thing, but $2500 rifles are another.
I just might give the 6.5 a try this time. How do they compare to a 270 Win.?
 

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my gunsite truck gun

hi varminterror,
The gunsite is my very favorite truck gun. Yes I live in Oakland, but I'm not always here. I'm from a "free" state, AZ. I spend a lot of time on the NV side of Lake Tahoe. I'm only in the Bay Area for the money, business is good.
You live here, make your money here, then you cash out and go home.
 
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