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Ruger American Predator 6mm

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by LinearZero, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. LinearZero

    LinearZero Marksman

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    I recently picked up a Ruger American Predator in 6mm Creedmoor, swapped the stock for a Magpul American Hunter, and had such a great first day at the range, here I am!

    All "reloads" from fresh Hornady brass, Sierra Match King 107gr BTHP, and loads of H4350. Took 3 to sight in, and 6 5 shot groups (100 yards) all at 1MOA (with thick gloves on) to as little as .55 MOA (no gloves). First time using H4350, first time with a centerfire bolt gun besides my Kar98 in over a decade. First time doing a real barrel break in procedure too.

    I paid just a hair over 400 for it, and as far as I am concerned I should have paid another 400 for these kind of results. Stock was well worth the money as well, my wrist despises the standard stock grip angles on just about everything. I actually giggled standing in front of the target after the first string of .71".
     

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    Nice looks like you got a keeper in the rifle and the load
     
  3. LinearZero

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    Absolutely! I feel kinda spoiled, usually I have to make a few range trips to dial in a good load on one. With temperatures warming up soon, I guess I'll see how well H4350 handles a 50-60 degree swing.
     
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    Nice results. I shoot the 6.5 and am really happy with how they shoot for the money
     
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    I really like my 6creed. Mines a custom rem 700 with a 20” proof barrel I have had great luck with 4350 in mine. I was running Berger 105 hybrids in mine. I picked up 500 70gn blitz king sierras to use for coyotes. I have yet to shoot any of my sample loads yet. Used H414 varget and h4350 as well as some Imr 4451 it’s a great round. I’m very happy with it for predators.


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  6. LinearZero

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    Curious if you have a run a chronograph with any of those loads? I'm too cheap to buy one so far, but I've got the itch to start seeing what my numbers are.
     
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    I have that itch, but I am a cheap bastard.

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    You can buy a new Chrony F-1 for under a hundred bucks. Your ballistics tables and your shooting will appreciate you getting one.
     
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