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#12255146 - 09/06/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: BigDave39355]  
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Zanders Wholesale has 3 of them for $369, their stock number G16977.

www.gzanders.com

note that this is a WHOLESALE price.

CMG 300 BP

#12255271 - 09/06/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Ordered mine last Friday night. Then with it being a 3 day weekend TSS was closed until Monday. Today (Wednesday) they sent me a tracking number. Pretty decent service.


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#12258756 - 09/08/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Had my LGS order me one today. Figured even if it just sits in the safe, I've got it. Probably won't just sit there though... You guys are evil... LOL

#12265718 - 09/12/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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I ordered one yesterday, and it should be at my LGS tomorrow. crazy

George


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#12265793 - 09/12/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Nice.


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#12266363 - 09/12/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Well shot mine today, did my usual RAR tune up, rasp out forend till it was free floated, adjusted trigger and cleaned it.

3 3 shot groups at 100 yards, with 2 hand loads, from another 6.5 CM rifle, and one 143 gr factory load.

1. 43 Gr H 4350, 142 Sierra 3 @.475"

2. 143 Gr Hornady Fact load 3 @ .684"

3. 46 GR RL 26 147 GR Hornady 3 @ .923 ". Very impressive for a new rifle with no load work up.

Shot my Ruger LH 6.5 CM Hawkeye FTW while it is smoother, easier to shoot , it does not have the accuracy of the LH RAR Predator in 6.5 CM.

Have a Xtra Ruger American Rifle, Right Hand 6.5 CM Predator, For Sale now that I have one in LH.

Thanks Mark, always said I would buy one when they came out !


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#12266519 - 09/12/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Thanks!


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#12267004 - 09/12/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: kk alaska]  
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Originally Posted by kk alaska
Well shot mine today, did my usual RAR tune up, rasp out forend till it was free floated, adjusted trigger and cleaned it.

3 3 shot groups at 100 yards, with 2 hand loads, from another 6.5 CM rifle, and one 143 gr factory load.

1. 43 Gr H 4350, 142 Sierra .475"

2. 143 Gr Hornady Fact load 3 @ .684"R

3. 46 GR RL 26 147 GR Hornady 3 @ .923 ". Very impressive for a new rifle with no load work up.

Shot my Ruger LH 6.5 CM Hawkeye FTW while it is smoother, easier to shoot , it does not have the accuracy of the LH RAR Predator in 6.5
CM.

Have a Xtra Ruger American Rifle, Right Hand 6.5 CM Predator, For Sale now that I have one in LH.

Thanks Mark, always said I would buy one when they came out !


That dog'll hunt!

Checked a couple places round here, seems $450 out the door is best it gets.

Last edited by BigDave39355; 09/12/17.

Dave

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#12268663 - 09/13/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Kurt,
I havent picked mine up yet. Any hints for doing the trigger?
Randy


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#12268727 - 09/13/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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I picked mine up today.

Very weird trigger, to say the least. It will take some getting used to.

I need to locate some ammunition locally; the places I found online are experiencing shipping delays so it wouldn't arrive before I leave for my antelope hunt in WY.

I really think that the 120gr.or 140gr. Nosler BT will be a winner in this gun - flat trajectory and soft enough for coyotes and pronghorns.

George


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Bravo

#12269378 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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ive seen where Wally world carries creedmoor ammo now. The cheap Winchester Whitetail Hunter?? for $18 a box.


Dave

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#12269598 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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I was in PA last week, Grices Guns was selling Hornady Whitetail 129gr loads for $16.99 a box. Picked up 5 boxes. Others had good luck with the ammo and with the cost of brass being about .50 cents each this was a bargain.


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#12269624 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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I'll check my local Walmart.

Thanks,
George


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#12269683 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Snowwolfe]  
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Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Kurt,
I havent picked mine up yet. Any hints for doing the trigger?
Randy


I took one coil off the trigger spring and it dropped the weight to 2.75# on two without touching the adjustment screw. On the third I needed to tweak the adjustment screw a bit to get there.

#12269693 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: LeonHitchcox]  
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Originally Posted by LeonHitchcox
Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Kurt,
I havent picked mine up yet. Any hints for doing the trigger?
Randy


I took one coil off the trigger spring and it dropped the weight to 2.75# on two without touching the adjustment screw. On the third I needed to tweak the adjustment screw a bit to get there.



What was the trigger pull weight prior to cutting the coil off the trigger spring/?

George


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#12269914 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: GeorgeS]  
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The left hand .223 was 4.5#, my son's right hand Predator 6.5 CM was 4# and the heaviest was a left hand .22-250 at 5#. All three triggers were smooth with no noticeable creep.

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#12269918 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Thank you.I haven't had a chance to do anything with the rifle yet.


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#12269964 - 09/14/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: LeonHitchcox]  
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Originally Posted by LeonHitchcox
Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Kurt,
I havent picked mine up yet. Any hints for doing the trigger?
Randy


I took one coil off the trigger spring and it dropped the weight to 2.75# on two without touching the adjustment screw. On the third I needed to tweak the adjustment screw a bit to get there.



About what I did, on the 7 I have owned. All have shot well not a dud in the bunch!

Like the feel of the Hawkeye much more but it takes a lot to get them to shoot about half as well as the RAR!


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#12271847 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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I placed my order last night.....

Anyone know of a muzzle brake that is smaller and would match the claimed .665" barrel diameter at the threads?


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#12271860 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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A muzzle brake isn't needed on a small cartridge like the 6.5 Creeedmoor but if you really feel you need one, contact forum member rem40xb1. He may be able to make one to your specifications.

George


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#12272148 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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My own personal findings is that Recoil Management is paramount in long range shooting. And a rifle this light will be difficult to hang onto in a consistent manner. As well as the ability to spot my own shots. But concur....for "taming" the brutal recoil of the 6.5 Creedmoor.....not so much. I'll see if I can look him up and ping him


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