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Old 10-11-2021, 10:17 PM
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Here's a picture of my group at 100yds, light wind in my face, Hornady 17gr Vmax.

This is the second group I've fired, first one was just as bad. I thought maybe the barrel was fouled, so I cleaned it good (with good stuff, no steel or brushes or any of that). De-carboned and De-coppered.

I'm going to swap the optic just to eliminate that, but it worked fine on my Marlin, so I don't suspect it.

Some of the horixontal stringing is due to the springy, boingy and terrible Magpul bipod, but not enough of it to place the blame there.

My theory, PO cleaned the barrel to death, he was too eager (20/20 hindsight) to sell it. Not a cheap barrel to upgrade, not seeing a factory replacement for it, haven't talked to Ruger yet. So much for saving a couple bucks on a used rifle. I gotta stop doing that. Anything else you all think I could check? Orange dot is 2".

Seems google has disallowed embedding photos, so here's a link
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kAn...ew?usp=sharing

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Old 10-11-2021, 10:23 PM
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...pfTtGG5_c3RggA No pics!

But heres your problem

Page 48, part 54, magazine latch. It moves! Glue it in!

And throw out the thread protector, it has a chamber , that becomes a vortex!
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:35 PM
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Ah, forgot to mention, no thread protector, had a silencer on it.

Magazine latch makes it shoot 4 MOA groups? Can it be temporarily removed, single fed, and tried out to see if that fixes it? I see the ejector is on there though.

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Stop with the bipod for now and properly shoot it off a decent bag to provide a baseline.
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:49 PM
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Crank, I'll try, but I don't have good bags and don't actually know how to shoot from bags, other than a rear squeeze bag.

This is how I get down with a straight shooting rifle and a good bipod though:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kzo...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 10-11-2021, 11:32 PM
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Ah, forgot to mention, no thread protector, had a silencer on it.

Magazine latch makes it shoot 4 MOA groups? Can it be temporarily removed, single fed, and tried out to see if that fixes it? I see the ejector is on there though.
Take the action out of the stock, turn the stock over it will probably fall out. You can wedge it in with some tape or cardboard. And yes it moves everytime you load or unload a round and the when you shoot ,it has a different reaction each time.
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I don't have a Ruger rimfire. I was looking at one last night at my local Scheels. $325 out the door.

After reading all this I am wondering is it worth all the bother?

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I was looking at the Ruger due to good luck with my 10-22 and 77-22. However, I decided on the Tikka T-1x and glad I did.
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Ruger dropped the ball on the RPR as the plastic stock has a tendency to break in the pistol grip screw hole and they are finicky about ammo. There are much better designed rifles out.
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Mine has been great, I use to do short range bullseye shooting, with iron sights, but mine has been solid, accurate and have no issues at all in over 2 yrs of solid use.
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I love mine. Shoot it with iron sights every weekend but it is in 22lr.

I am a poor bench rest shooter but mine will shoot a 0.48 inch 10 shot group at a50 yards.
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Ok, I took the action out of the stock and I see that the mag catch/release/ejector assembly is wiggly. What I don't see is how it could be the cause of accuracy issues. It does interface a little bit with the lower portion of the receiver, but I'm missing something. I'm not saying you all are wrong, but I need some help understanding how gluing that part in is going to reduce my groups from 2 or 3MOA down to the half that I'd expect. Can someone nerd out on me please?
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Just bought a used Precision in 17hmr 3 days ago. Scope on yesterday and sighted in today. I pulled the far right shot. I still need to see if I can get the trigger a little bit lighter.

Not having any of the problem you are having.
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Ok, I took the action out of the stock and I see that the mag catch/release/ejector assembly is wiggly. What I don't see is how it could be the cause of accuracy issues. It does interface a little bit with the lower portion of the receiver, but I'm missing something. I'm not saying you all are wrong, but I need some help understanding how gluing that part in is going to reduce my groups from 2 or 3MOA down to the half that I'd expect. Can someone nerd out on me please?
You shoot, it moves , the barrel moves, all motion is the enemy of accuracy, but even more so when it moves different on every shot. Plus it gives you a different feed angle on each round, so the bullet is marred / masged different on each shot. Doesnt take much of either to make a poi jump around like a bean at a taco stand
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How many rounds have you put through it?

I was initially kind of disappointed in ours when we first got it. It would put a few rounds into one hole and then a few would look more like a shotgun pattern.

The more we shot it the more the shotgun pattern rounds seemed to shrink and the number of them would diminish and the number of rounds through one hole would increase.

I asked about it on a Facebook page for RPR and the consensus was it would take a few hundred rounds for it to settle into itself.

We still don't have a ton of rounds through it but it is definately starting to become more consistent and predictable.
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