I don’t own one (I’m an RPR guy) but I have looked at one.Is the LRT magazine for the 6.5 single stack? Is it an AICS pattern mag, or Ruger proprietary?
Also, is the muzzle brake secured with a jam nut? I understand the threads are also 1/2x28.
I've seen reviews on this rifle in 300WM, but not much in terms of the 6.5. Was curious as to overall accuracy.
Thank you Mark for the info. That's very helpful. Glad to hear it'll take AI compatible mags as well.I don’t own one (I’m an RPR guy) but I have looked at one.
The 6.5 has a 10 round mag and the rifle is AI compatible.
It does have a jam nut..........5/8-24 thread pattern, not 1/2-28.
I wouldn’t worry about accuracy, it’s a Creedmoor. I would load/shoot bullets in the 140 range though. The 6.5 really shines with bullets at that weight.
I've seen a video of someone single loading the LRT. It is based on a slightly modified Mauser action, whereas (correct me if I'm wrong), but the RPR is a Ruger American action in a chassis. If the LRT does in fact take AICS mags, single loading should be fine as there's not bolt stop sticking up from the mag. I think that's the problem with the RPR as far as single loading goes.The trigger is adjustable, I didn’t look to hard but I’m assuming it’s adjusted the same way an RPR is (through the mag well). I believe it’s 2.5 to 5lbs, my Precision is at 1.5lb.
What I didn’t like about it was the grip, it’s not like a conventional rifle nor is it like an AR. I’m not sure if I could get used to it, kinda strange.
I think it weighs in at about the same weight as the Precision but with a 26” tube. Stick a can on that and it’s gonna be pretty “front” heavy. Definitely a bench or prone shooter IMO.
The stock is laminate, it looks like a composite but it not.
I single load my Precision, kind of a PITA but it can be done. I thought I saw on another site a mag that can be used to facilitate single loading in the Precision. Do you know for a fact you can single load the LRT? I can’t imagine it’s gonna be any different than the Precision. I believe it’s the same mag but I’ve been wrong before.
You’ll definitely be in for a treat when you get behind a 6.5. Ballistically it doesn’t compare to anything under .30 caliber, it will out run the .308 at an extended range with a comparable bullet weight.Yes, I'm new to the 6.5. been shooting. 308 for anything past 500 yards. Thanks in advance for any info you could provide.
Based on your screen name I’m gonna go out on a limb here and and assume your LRT is chambered in 6.5 Creed. That said I’d suggest you take a look at Hornady’s Precision Hunter line. Yes they cost a little more, (maybe $32/20) but they’re top notch, the 143’s carry a .625 BC. My buddy uses them in his Creed and 7 Mag, (he doesn’t load) I bought some for the brass and to sight in my RPR the first time out, before I finished the box I was pulling .5” groups at 200yds. Just my opinion, but I think the Precision Hunter line will bring out the best in any rifle regardless of caliber.Yes i do I’m working on finding the best factory load