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#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

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


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

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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?
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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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#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.


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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,
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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.

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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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#12272188 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Jesse Jaymes]  
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The RAR stock to me is not friendly hard to shoot well compared to the Hawkeye stock. More noticeable from the bench than in the field.


The xtra weight of the Predator barrel helps a bunch, compared to the slimmer profile on the standard RAR, All said still very impressed with the RAR in LH.

Don't like the stock here's an option, mine shoot so well not messing with them.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/SearchByKeyword?word=ruger%20american%20classic

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#12272598 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Picked mine up today. Not too bad for the price. Looking forward to taking it to the range. If I really don't like the stock, I'll pony up and get a Boyd's... Thanks for letting me know these were available!

#12272628 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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The magazine is pretty chintzy, but I like the very low profile muzzle thread protector.

I screwed on a Bowers Vers 458 Suppressor and it looks like read bad medicine for coyotes. grin

George


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#12272908 - 09/15/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: Unalakleet_Yooper]  
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Ordered one today from Davidsons. That is the easiet way to go when you are in podunk MS like me.


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#12275981 - 09/17/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: kk alaska]  
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Originally Posted by kk alaska
The RAR stock to me is not friendly hard to shoot well compared to the Hawkeye stock. More noticeable from the bench than in the field.


The xtra weight of the Predator barrel helps a bunch, compared to the slimmer profile on the standard RAR, All said still very impressed with the RAR in LH.

Don't like the stock here's an option, mine shoot so well not messing with them.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/SearchByKeyword?word=ruger%20american%20classic


I have installed 5 of the Boyds laminated Heritage style stocks on RAR-Predators and think that even though the stock adds a full 16 ounces to the weight of the rifle, the improvement in fit and balance more than offsets the additional weight as long as you're not climbing mountains with it. For the sort of spot and stalk or stand hunting that I mostly do, the RAR-P bedded in a laminated Boyds Heritage is a significant and noticeable upgrade to the low comb factory synthetic stock.

#12275999 - 09/17/17 Re: Lefthand 6.5CM Predator [Re: 260Remguy]  
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
I have installed 5 of the Boyds laminated Heritage style stocks on RAR-Predators and think that even though the stock adds a full 16 ounces to the weight of the rifle, the improvement in fit and balance more than offsets the additional weight as long as you're not climbing mountains with it. For the sort of spot and stalk or stand hunting that I mostly do, the RAR-P bedded in a laminated Boyds Heritage is a significant and noticeable upgrade to the low comb factory synthetic stock.



According to the web site, Boyd's doesn't offer the Heritage in left-hand for Rugers.

George

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