ALIGNMENT - Angles of the tire and suspension axis relative to each other and the ground: camber, caster, toe. Also, the adjustment of components to bring them into a predetermined position for the most efficient operation of wheel and vehicle for proper even tire wear.
BACKSPACING - The measurement from the back of the bolt pad to the back edge of the rim; used to calculate offset and determine where the back of the bolt pad is located in relation to the rim width, sometimes referred to as rear spacing.
BEAD FILLER - A rubber extrusion in the bead area of a tire; used to permit a smooth contour of casing plies around the bead and to the lower sidewall. Also used in enlarged form to stiffen the lower sidewall of a tire.
FOLLOWER JOINT - A non-load-carrying ball joint that maintains the position of the steering knuckle and provides the correct steering axis inclination angle; sometimes called pilot joint or friction joint.
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) - The maximum permissible loaded weight of the vehicle and takes into account the capabilities of the engine, transmission, frame, spring, brakes, axles, and tires. The GVW must not exceed the GV
INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION - A suspension system in which the front or rear pair of wheels of a car are independently connected to the frame or underbody. In this system, deflection of the wheel on one side has a minimal affect on the wheel on the other side.
LEAF SPRINGS - A series of steel leaves used on suspension systems that are bolted together in the middle. Under compression, they flatten and expand in length, then rebound to their original arched shape.
LOAD INDEX - A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at the speed indicated by its Speed Symbol under specified service conditions up to 130 mph. For speeds in excess of 130 mph, actual load on the tire shall be reduced in accordance with Tire and Rim Association guidelines.
MATCH MOUNTING - A mounting procedure that matches the high point of a tire with the low point of its wheel. A dot or mark on the tire is matched with a dot, a sticker, or the valve hole on the wheel.
NEGATIVE OFFSET - When the back of the bolt pad is closer to the inside of the wheel; when the mounting face is inboard of the rim centerline; extends assembly away from vehicle resulting in wider tracking.
PLUS 1/PLUS 2 CONCEPT - A concept to improve handling and performance through the mounting of tires with wider section widths and lower section heights to rims of 1, 2 and sometimes even 3 inches greater diameter. Correct Plus 1 or Plus 2 fitments maintain the same tire diameter as the original tires.
POSITIVE CASTER - A setting where the steering axis is inclined rearward at the top, as viewed from the side; makes possible the self-centering force that tends to return the wheel to the direction the vehicle is traveling.
POSITIVE OFFSET - When the back of the bolt pad is closer to the outside of the wheel; when the mounting face is outboard of the rim centerline, draws assembly towards the vehicle resulting in narrower tracking.
SEMI-TRAILING ARM - A rear suspension system that uses a large A-arm for each wheel; its pivot axis is set between the 0 angle of a swing axle and the 90 angle of a trailing arm to a line running straight across the car.
SERIES - This is the part of the size designation in tires, which gives the ratio of the height of a tire (from the rim to the top of the tread) to the width of the tire (from sidewall to sidewall). It is also referred to as the aspect ratio of a tire.
TOE-OUT-TURNS (ACKERMAN ANGLE) - The difference between the turning angle of the inside wheel and the outside wheel during a turn to the left or right; toe-out turns is not adjustable and is designed into the steering linkage system by the manufacturer.
UNDERSTEER - A cornering situation where the front tires generate more slip angle than the rear tires; the tendency of a car to turn less sharply than the driver intends and compensated for by the addition of more steering input.
It became blindingly obvious early on that the Predator is a shooter. Above is the best group I was able to lay down, but five-shot sub MOA groups are well within the realm of possibility for this gun. It likes the 120 gr. and 140 gr. A-Max Hornady loads the best, though. I also tried out Winchester 140 gr. ammo and found it to be only meh-worthy in terms of accuracy.
Seems like it would be a good seller if Ruger offered just the barreled action. Add your own rail, your own stock, etc, and end up with a pretty legit, precision rifle for a lot less than the norm (without wasting $$$ on the factory stock).
As for the stock it seems that it is so cheap and flimsy that you have no qualms to throwing it in the trash. You rationalize by saying that the price would have still been good if it was just a barreled action. But yeah a stockless option would be great.
I think these budget rifles have to use a detachable box magazine because the cheaply built receiver has to be inclosed at the top to be rigid enough, which would make loading from the top exceedingly difficult. However it does raise the question of why they can put detachable magazines on $400 rifles but not $700 rifles.
Run a router through the inside of the fore-end, and bed in some steel pipe. Would add about $15 and a few ounces for a stock that lets you get the most out of it. Fifteen dollars that would double the total stock value, but it would be a lot more shootable.
I just got the RAR Predator in .243. Have not shot it yet, but I too am impressed by the features available for the price. This rifle is just waiting for someone to make a good chassis for it. Thats my hope.
I bought this rifle in 308 just before the Michigan firearm deer season for 2016. One very important fact for me that none of these dippy twit gun rag writers seam to be pushing and aught to push: is the fact ofrugger contribution to the fight with their million gun and follow up donation drives for the NRA.
What upsets me is the suggestion NOT to upgrade the stock. If your only complain for the rifle is that the stock is god awful, fix it. 130 dollars later, you have a pleasant and easy to shoot rifle fit perfectly for your body that cost a grand total of 530 dollars. 530 dollars for a semi-custom fit, sub moa 6.5 creedmoor rifle is still a complete steal.
The Black 140gr and ELD 143gr should put you back in half MOA groups, but every rifle IS slightly different. Dont forget to load the bipod forward until it stays in your shoulder without using your hands.
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In the last issue, we wrote about how to stuff larger tires inside your ride. While that article focused on filling up existing wheel wells with larger rubber, it also brought this question to the table:
Given the above, it stands to reason that narrow tires should have exactly the same traction as wide tires. That may be true, but much of it depends upon some important characteristics of the rubber compound found in the slick.
The coefficient of friction for rubber varies with the compound. Soft rubber has a low durometer reading and has a high coefficient of friction. Hard rubber has a high durometer reading and most often has a lower coefficient of friction. Because of this, it would seem logical that a very soft tire compound would provide your car with the most grip, but the reality is you may actually lose traction if the tire is too soft. This is because of the inability of softer compounds to resist high shearing forces.
Tires that are wider or have a larger diameter create a bigger footprint, but many people tend to forget the second part. Taller tires will in fact place more tire area (front to back) on the racing surface.
According to Bickel, a drag slick works best when the circumference remains relatively round and the tread is flat (not arched or dished) across the tread. Violent chassis setup can cause the tire sidewalls to compress too far and fold up the center of the tread. This results in poor traction and slower ETs.
Well, I would say that 99.999999999768% of all of the people at the drag strip or the street drags by LAX, people run what they can afford. If you can tub your ride, then get the real meat, if not, run the widest tires you can fit with really low pressure, like 7-10lbs. 59ce067264