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#1 luckydawg13

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:50 AM

Anyone have a Ruger American Predator   do you like it I'm thinking about getting  one just for a Range Rifle  

just for paper and steel shooting  100 yards out to 400  so just looking for a little feedback  on 223 / 6.5 Creedmore 

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#2 Mr. Fife

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:08 AM

I toying with the idea of getting the 6.5 creedmoor with the vortex scope package. The only reason I haven't is because I don't know where I would shoot it, lol.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

If you're thinking about the 6.5 Creedmore make sure you get a 1:8 twist at minimum as slower twist rates will limit you to 120gn. bullets which are marginal and become unstable.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:04 AM

The Ruger is 1/8 twist

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:30 AM

That looks like a snazzy rifle. I'm really a fan of Savage for bolt actions. 


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:14 AM

I love the 6.5mm round. Not Creedmoor, but Grendel, still a 264 bullet. Considering converting my AR 308 to 6.5mm Creedmoor, although I don't know why since there's nothing to hunt here with that size of a round heh. The Grendel (and obviously Creedmoor) will drop a musk ox or brown bear with one well-placed shot. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:46 AM

I'll bet it would be a great deer round.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:49 AM

I love the 6.5mm round. Not Creedmoor, but Grendel, still a 264 bullet. Considering converting my AR 308 to 6.5mm Creedmoor, although I don't know why since there's nothing to hunt here with that size of a round heh. The Grendel (and obviously Creedmoor) will drop a musk ox or brown bear with one well-placed shot. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk

 

I like to consolidate my calibers so I went .308 on mine. I'd read a few people suggest 6.5 but they're also the same folks who bought the RPR in 6.5 as well. 


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

 

I love the 6.5mm round. Not Creedmoor, but Grendel, still a 264 bullet. Considering converting my AR 308 to 6.5mm Creedmoor, although I don't know why since there's nothing to hunt here with that size of a round heh. The Grendel (and obviously Creedmoor) will drop a musk ox or brown bear with one well-placed shot. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk

 

I like to consolidate my calibers so I went .308 on mine. I'd read a few people suggest 6.5 but they're also the same folks who bought the RPR in 6.5 as well. 

 

 

Far better ballistics in 6.5 Creedmore at range. .308 is a good jack of all trades round, but for a long-range set-up 6.5 has a lot of advantages over it.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

I love the 6.5mm round. Not Creedmoor, but Grendel, still a 264 bullet. Considering converting my AR 308 to 6.5mm Creedmoor, although I don't know why since there's nothing to hunt here with that size of a round heh. The Grendel (and obviously Creedmoor) will drop a musk ox or brown bear with one well-placed shot.

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Skinny if you love the 6.5, have I got a wildcat for the AR platform that you would go nuts over. Fits standard lower, uses readily available production parts, outruns the Grendel and has no bolt lug issues like the .264LBC or Grendel.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:44 AM

 

 

I love the 6.5mm round. Not Creedmoor, but Grendel, still a 264 bullet. Considering converting my AR 308 to 6.5mm Creedmoor, although I don't know why since there's nothing to hunt here with that size of a round heh. The Grendel (and obviously Creedmoor) will drop a musk ox or brown bear with one well-placed shot. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk

 

I like to consolidate my calibers so I went .308 on mine. I'd read a few people suggest 6.5 but they're also the same folks who bought the RPR in 6.5 as well. 

 

 

Far better ballistics in 6.5 Creedmore at range. .308 is a good jack of all trades round, but for a long-range set-up 6.5 has a lot of advantages over it.

 

 

That seems to be true, though I don't have enough time/money or space available to practice out past a few hundred yards anyway. 


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:00 AM

Skinny if you love the 6.5, have I got a wildcat for the AR platform that you would go nuts over. Fits standard lower, uses readily available production parts, outruns the Grendel and has no bolt lug issues like the .264LBC or Grendel.
Which wildcat did you have in mind? I like them, but I can't seem to find anything reliable. Looked into the 6.8 SPC round but found out that many barrels had problems with factory ammo, depending on barrel length, twist rate, gas system length. Also looked into the 22 Nosler round but the lack of barrel manufacturers makes me leery, would rather wait until it becomes more mainstream. You must remember all of the crap I was dealing with when I got my BHW 264 Type II barrel. Bolt issues with 264 LBC is just one of the major issues with that round. The second being the gas system. Intermediate or midlength gas systems are bad, bad news so I had to install an adjustable block on my 18" 264LBC middy. Took me hours and several hundred dollars to solve the problems they created with the middy system. I'm kinda done with wildcats heh. Next build I do will either be a straight carbine, preferably an M4A1 SOPMOD clone, Mk18 Mod 0 clone (SBR), assuming I feel like tracking down the discontinued parts necessary to get an accurate clone. That being said, I've been sitting on a 458 SOCOM upper since 2014 and itching to slap a barrel on it. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:21 PM

I don't want to hijack the thread further, but it is a 6.5x6.8. Take a standard 6.8 and neck down to 6.5. Runs all the high b.c. .264 projectiles but uses standard 6.8 bolt and mags. No lug issues, no over pressure issues and outruns the Grendel handily. I absolutely LOVE mine. PM for specifics or we can start a different thread. Apologies to the OP...just saw the 6.5 and got off on a tangent.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:22 PM

Cabela's ad I got in the mail today has this rifle on sale. $579.99 with a Vortex Crossfire ll 4-12x44 scope. Also $399.99 for the gun only. I wonder how much that would come out to after all the taxes?

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:54 PM

Well right off the bat add $25 crook county gun tax then is it 10% in crook county sales tax

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:04 AM

Cabela's ad I got in the mail today has this rifle on sale. $579.99 with a Vortex Crossfire ll 4-12x44 scope. Also $399.99 for the gun only. I wonder how much that would come out to after all the taxes?

 

 

Well right off the bat add $25 crook county gun tax then is it 10% in crook county sales tax

 

At that point it's cheaper to drive to Hammond and get it. 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:02 AM

Wouldn't you need to make two trips? There's probably still a 24 hour wait. I wonder if the 24 hr clock starts if you order online or by phone?

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:29 AM

Wouldn't you need to make two trips? There's probably still a 24 hour wait. I wonder if the 24 hr clock starts if you order online or by phone?

 

I've only bought in person and the clock started from the time my receipt was printed. If you're ordering online/by phone, are you paying at the same time or are you paying when you go to the store? 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

I just called the Hammond store. They said there is no getting around making two visits in person.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

Well darn. I guess it's easier for me because of my proximity to the state line than it is for you. 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 04:03 PM

Just when I thought that I had my mind made up I see this http://www.cabelas.c...earch=savage+fv


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

If you can wait until the 10th, they will have the Savage 11/111 on sale

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:22 PM

I don't think it's a free floating barrel though.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:36 PM

There's a website called Giftcard Zen. You can buy Cabela's gift cards at 12% off. That will make up for the $25 Cook county tax

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:00 AM

Thanks Mr Fife I may hold off

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

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I don't think it's a free floating barrel though.

 

That's the rifle I have...well different Bushnell 3-9 scope but but it's a solid rifle. It's had probably 300-400 rounds through it and not a problem with the gun itself. The Savage Accutriger is amazing.

 

I will say the scope rings are garbage. Spend some money on some better rings. 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

 

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I don't think it's a free floating barrel though.

 

That's the rifle I have...well different Bushnell 3-9 scope but but it's a solid rifle. It's had probably 300-400 rounds through it and not a problem with the gun itself. The Savage Accutriger is amazing.

 

I will say the scope rings are garbage. Spend some money on some better rings. 

 

What caliber do you have it in 


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:44 AM

I have mine in .308


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:04 AM

Would you buy it again

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