Ripley AR5S

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  1. TOOL

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    Hi Amigos,
    Looking to move upto a Ripley AR5S shortly,just after some feed back :-

    Do i go new or second hand if one comes avalible?

    What finish is the best finish polished or anodized ?

    What do i look for in general that would indicate a good second hand action?

    Is there any reg issues?

    What should i be aware of ?

    Good & bad points ?

    I currently use AA EV2 Mk2.
    Any finally has anyone got one they want too sell :D


    Thanks Amigos
    Safe shooting

    Scott :shot:
     
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  2. AndyIoW

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    Do i go new or second hand if one comes avalible?
    Do not think it really matters as they do tend to hold their prices it seems
    What finish is the best finish polished or anodized ?
    Up to you, mine is a matte version
    What do i look for in general that would indicate a good second hand action?
    Do not know would suggest you try some at a club
    Is there any reg issues?
    There has been, mine had a few velocity problems but was sorted by them but it now has a Nick Murphy reg
    What should i be aware of ?
    Its not for everyone but they have been used to great effect by some top shooters
    Good & bad points ?
    Weighter than en EV2 but I like that and the bolt is a masterpiece

    I might be slightly biased as I own an AR5 (14yrs old) and an AR5s (6yrs old)
     
  3. TOOL

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    Cheers for that Andy :D
     
  4. simona

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    I had an 1989 vintage AR3 which was faultless (and still going strong), a nickel AR5s which I sold due to not getting on with the stock and I now have a 11 year old gloss black AR5s in a CS1000 universal stock.

    Due to having lots of guns and little time I seldom shoot this gun but whenever I do I enjoy it. the trigger on mine is superb and the gun is very dead to shoot. It's incredibly accurate and just about impossible to fault, I would be happy to use it in competition, the only advantage offered by my Walther is the stock which I think is perfect for me.

    This goes for most guns but I think Ripleys have to be judged as individuals, I know AR4s and 5s had at least 2 types of barrels (tight BSA and Walther), I'm not sure about the 5s. There is variation in the 5s, prior to about 2002 they were hand made, after that they were CNC'd. The later 5s also has a higher breech block which allows a Nikko to go on sportsmatch mounts without riser blocks.

    They also come in various lengths and with a number of stocks. If you are happy with the true target style (as per your EV2) you might be better off with a CS1000 rather than a swoopy Wilson or Cane-type stock.

    The service that I've known about from Ripley has been good. I have heard that some of the later guns are not quite so well made as the earlier stuff but I don't know how true that is.

    They are as accurate as anything else if working correctly.
     
  5. Ripleysniper

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    I agree with Simon, Ripleys have to be judged as individuals, I tried one loved it! order one 4 months later it
    was ready.
    After one small issue with the reg which was quickly sorted I think the AR5s is a great gun well balanced
    in its Cs1000 stock, but you might want to try a few in differents stocks first.
     
  6. btamas

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    Hello,
    I bought a Ripley AR5 beginning of this year. It was very good and I love it, but since last Saturday the gun is crazy. Last Saturday I filled the gun, and after it my first shoot went very low. I checked it with chrony, and the speed was 104 m/s instead of 165..After appr. 10 shoot the speed was 160 m/s and a 20 shoot series was 160m/s-170m/s-160m/s-169m/s-161m/s-170m/s-etc....I checked it again today and the situation is the same...
    I am afraid it needs a service but I live in Hungary, and nobody is familiar with Ripleys here...
    Can you please give me an e-mail address to Mr. Wilkins or to somebody else who can maybe help me to sort out this issue? Basically I would not like to send the rifle across to Europe, but I will do if there is no other choice...
    Thank you in advance!
    Regards, Tamas
     
  7. ascoughc

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    It depends if you get a second hand one that has been sorted out like mine with a nick murphy reg and accurate, youl be better off buying second hand rather than new. plus i think they are £1200 action only
     
  8. Ste Hughes

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    Looking to move upto a Ripley AR5S shortly,just after some feed back :-

    Do i go new or second hand if one comes avalible?
    i'd go second hand and try to borrow it for at least a week if you can, there are a few not so good ones out there
    What finish is the best finish polished or anodized ?
    upto you :D
    What do i look for in general that would indicate a good second hand action?
    just try it out
    Is there any reg issues?
    mine went down - i tried ringing ripley every day for about a week and a half and couldnt get through to them (holiday maybe, i don't know) then i sent it to dave welham and its now awesome!
    What should i be aware of ?
    there a little harder to shoot than the ev2 :D and a fair few that i have shot have crap triggers lol

    heres mine :D

    [​IMG]
     
  9. big_phil555

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    I have used a well sorted one - hey are cracking

    If I had not got the FWB, I woudl have one of these

    ATB

    Phil
     
  10. btamas

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    Nobody can help me? :confused:
     
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    I can't even find a website let alone an email address...:(
     
  12. TOOL

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    Project Ripley is under way :)

    I will post pictures on completion :)

    Living the Dream
    Scott,
     
  13. Steve

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    Here you go Scott,a couple of pics of mine:D[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. TOOL

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    Very nice Steve,is that a Gary Cane ?
     
  15. Ste Hughes

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    they used to have a website but even then they had no email

    you will need to phone them - but i had problems contacting them as above

    they wouldn't pick up and wouldn't return a call (i can't be that disliked surely :D :eek:)

    i'd send it for a different reg personally

    if it ever goes again it will save sending it back to england ;) is there anyone in Hungary that builds regs?
     
  16. JAGXKRS

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    Would'nt bet on it, your about as popular as a UKAHFT Chief Marshall/Course Vetter at Basingstoke :p:p:p:D:D:D:D
     
  17. Ste Hughes

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    fantastic :D
     
  18. Steve

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    It is indeed;)
     
  19. ascoughc

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    heres mine with a gary c stock, the pic is from when dave owned the gun

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Ripleysniper

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    Here,s my old ripper
     

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