Blaming Your Rifle Barrel

If you buy a Ruger RPR rifle and decide to put a new barrel in it without shooting out the original, you need to be punched in the mouth.

Ruger RPR Rifle

Seriously. WTF is wrong with you people? The whole point of the RPR is to have an affordable, quality, precision rifle that is ready to go out of the box. The preverbal, “Buy it on Friday, race it on Saturday”.
What the RPR has proven without a doubt is, we have an entire generation of people who make excuses for why they are too chicken-shit to shoot for score.

Ruger RPR Rifle

Next it will be you don’t like your scope. Or you don’t like the factory match ammo. Or you need a suppressor. Or a new stock or pistol grip. Or a new bipod.

And when you finally run out of excuses on that rifle, you’ll move the goal post and decide you’ll need to sell your “precious” and buy a full custom rifle to be “competitive”.

Ruger RPR Rifle

More money spent. More time wasted.

It’s really a sad pattern to watch someone put their ego into a firearms purchase and then realize they don’t have the guts to actually shoot it for real.

I see it every year.

 

 

Marky
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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • 7 private emails complaining about this post. No public comments. There’s a message in that metric for sure.

    Shoot your damn gun!

    Marky

    • Mikial

      Agreed. If you won’t own what you are saying, then just keep your mouth shut.

      • People need to look in the mirror and start living their truth. Not some perfect image in your mind’s eye.

        Marky

  • Don Reagan

    YES!!! Shoot the damn thing until it’s a smooth bore! Then, maybe, just maybe, you might have earned that new barrel…

    • People are looking for excuses. The RPR and the Savage rifles negate that logic.

      Marky

  • Mikial

    I agree with what you’re saying here, Marky. I’m not a competitive, long range rifle shooter, but I am a gun guy and have seen the same kind of logic on USPSA shoots where I only shoot in the “Production” Division. I started shooting USPSA with a G21 in 2004 just before deploying to a DoD contract in Iraq, and I shot it in order to build up my speed to hit ratio and it was time well spent. The only work I had done on my G21 was a 4 pound trigger. But there were always guys moaning about how they could have shot better with a more customized gun. And no argument that most of the Grand Masters shot in the Open Division with highly modified custom guns, but to me, it was the reality of being able to shoot well with what you carried daily that mattered the most. In the case of the Ruger RPR, you are buying an excellent gun that that is competition ready.

    So . . . compete.

    • How about instead of spinning on a new barrel finding a load that works? Factory even.

      Or just run the gun you brung.

      Marky

      • Mikial

        I vote for the latter.

        “Or just run the gun you brung.”