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Old 05-18-2018, 11:56 PM
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Default Anyone have experience with both the RPR and the Savage Stealth?

Though it doesnít seem like I can go wrong with either one, Iím torn between these two rifles. Anyone have input for both and which one they prefer?
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Old 05-19-2018, 6:40 AM
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Have the Stealth and very happy with it. I have no experience with the RPR.

Both fine rifles IMO. For me the main advantage is the action in the Stealth can be placed in a different chassis, or stock. In case you end up finding another stock, or chassis that you prefer, or if you wanted to put it into a lightweight stock for a hunting trip, etc....

It really comes down to your preference on features.

Why have you narrowed your search to just these two rifles? There are many more options out there now.
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Old 05-19-2018, 9:37 AM
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I like my RPR, It's stock is very adjustable for each individuals LOP, scope height, and more.
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Old 05-19-2018, 9:39 AM
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Also it has two choices or mag styles in which to use. And it folds and nicely fits in a 42" Plano Gun Guard AW Tactical Case with room to spare.

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Old 05-19-2018, 10:41 AM
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Though it doesnít seem like I can go wrong with either one, Iím torn between these two rifles. Anyone have input for both and which one they prefer?
The RPR is the better choice between those two.
The 3 lug bolt is a better design for use with detachable magazines.

In hard/fast use, Savages routinely have extraction problems.
Savage actions are also very clunky in how the bolt moves.
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Old 05-19-2018, 8:21 PM
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I have an RPR in .308 an a Stealth in 6.5 Creedmoor.
Both are fun to shoot but the RPR is my favorite. The Stealth, especially in 6.5 is easy to shoot and very accurate. I replaced the bolt handle with a bigger, heavier one which makes it easier for me to cycle the action. The Ruger, however, is just a little bit better in every department. Smoother action, better trigger, 20 MOA "lift" to the scope rail and it just feels better to me. Aesthetically, the RPR looks like a high tech rifle while the Savage looks like something I made out of pipes when I was a kid. (I did have a lot of fun with that toy pipe rifle...)
All of that said though, I'm very happy with both of them and you will be too with whichever one you choose.
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Old 05-20-2018, 5:21 AM
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I watched a RPR fail in a competition. Sure many rifles can fail. Feel the action as another mentioned and compare the two. Then go feel the tikka. It will make sense
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Old 05-20-2018, 8:15 AM
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Well, yeah. But a Tikka chassis gun isn't $900.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:43 PM
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I agree with GW, I own a RPR in 6.5 and use savages actions for my custom builds, both have the advantage of easy barrel change, but the RPR is a nicer unit. Plus there are a ton of used RPR's for sale.
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Well, yeah. But a Tikka chassis gun isn't $900.
And how much is an extra/replacement magazine?
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I think the deal is still in place with purchase of the Tikka T3X Tac A1 you get a voucher for a free mag. 2 in the box and 1 extra. But the rifle itself will be around 1800 to 1900 ish depending.
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I bought both of these last year, intending to shoot it this Spring. Both sit in my safe without a round through it. I need to go out and shoot them. One of these days.
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I know that feeling for sure.
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I was originally looking at a ba stealth as well. Savage makes a great rifle and action. I didn't like the butt stock on the ba stealth very much. That's an easy change though.

Ended up with an rpr in 6.5 cm and I love it. It has its limitations but it's far more accurate than I am. It has a decent amount of aftermarket support as well.
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I have used the RPR in 6.5CM and I have loved it for the few rounds I have put through it. Got 1 inch groupings and have managed to hit steel consistently at 600 yards.
I currently have it up for sale fully set up if you want to take a look at my threads.
Link: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1446761
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