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    RPA Woodland Stalker

    Hi all,

    I have been toying with getting the rifle above and was after the views of individuals that have/had one. Do you suffer accuracy due to the short barrel and do you lose velocity with factory ammo as the powder has less time to burn? I would imagine that with home loads, a fast burning powder would be necessary. Probably go for one in .243w.

    I have a .243 and a .308 at the moment and only use them for stalking, mainly less than 150m distance although on occasion I have taken longer shots. Use mainly factory but have started home loading, not very successfully so far!

    Regards

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    Some uncertainty over the legal velocity from that length barrel. That was the main reason I decided against one(and the price).

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    Quote Originally Posted by howa243 View Post
    Some uncertainty over the legal velocity from that length barrel. That was the main reason I decided against one(and the price).

    Colin, a grey area but I think with home loads it can be overcome!

    ​not sure what RPA are doing these days!

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    Hi mate,

    No one seems to say many good things about them lately! I'd rather not have to rely on my home loads if I change rifles. If I can find a thumbhole stock for my CZ (.243), I'll keep it.

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    Why not look at thier longer barrel alternative?

    "RPA Thumb Hole Rifle"

    K

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    Fancied a short barrel thumbhole really. Although liked the stock more than the barrel length to be fair. Still pondering.

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    i'v got a rpa .243 hunter thumb long barrel, its tack driver it comes in at around 8 pound plus glass etc and even with geco 105's it shot a . 5 group yesterday on test at bisley i normly use 85hp's at .5 moa or better so thay are a shooter ,also i just put a hardy G4 mod on mine and also have a newish t8 for it aswell . as you are in essex ,if you wish and have a place to shoot it you are welcome to have a hands on and see it bark.
    Last edited by paul o'; 19-08-2013 at 14:02.

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    Thanks for the offer and I probably would take you up on it.... Slight issue- out of country for another couple of months, back mid-end Oct. Kind of you to offer though.

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    no worrys hope your not in a hot place ! but offer still stands if you wish on your return pm me if you still wish i'll give you my email

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    No experience of RPA but have an 18" barrel on my .308 custom which is a tack driver. Accuracy should not be an issue if well made but velocity may well be and .243 is one of the calibres that suffers significant loss of velocity in a shorter barrel.

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