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#3240752 - 05/06/13 07:26 PM anyone tried a ruger american
pseshooter300
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Anyone tried a ruger american. You can get one for right at $350 but haven't seen a lot of reviews on them.
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#3240807 - 05/06/13 08:33 PM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: pseshooter300]
ImThere
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I have it in .308 and absolutely love it.
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#3240826 - 05/06/13 08:53 PM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: ImThere]
pressfit
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
I have it in .308 and absolutely love it.

i loves mine too!!
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#3240838 - 05/06/13 09:06 PM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: pressfit]
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Fixing to- been waiting on this one for awhile-got it today.



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#3240931 - 05/07/13 05:08 AM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: Plateau Hunter]
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The latest edition of American Rifleman(NRA) has it listed as top product for this year I believe, or something along that line.
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#3240941 - 05/07/13 05:40 AM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: MUP]
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Bought my son one last year in 30-06. Shoots really well. Had it zeroed in about 10 shots. He claimed 3 deer last season.
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#3241019 - 05/07/13 07:34 AM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: Tn_River_Ratt]
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I would have a hard time overlooking it if I were looking for a new rifle right now. It has a lot of good engineering put into it to make a solid, accurate mass-produced rifle. They just need to start making it in .338 Win Mag
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#3244483 - 05/11/13 07:22 PM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Ok-got a scope mounted the other day and sighted the Ruger American 22-250 first at 25 and then on to 104 yds. Took it out coyote hunting the next day with no takers. After mowing some this evening I got it out of the safe and shot a 3 round group at 104 yds. It is a good shooter-after the 3 shot group I adjusted the scope 1/4" right and 1/4" down, powdered a couple of 2" chert cobbles and called it good. The rifle is a very good value-the mag appears a bit flimsy but it functioned fine. Pic is a bit dark of rifle but the target shows up well.
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#3262113 - 06/05/13 03:02 PM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: Plateau Hunter]
pseshooter300
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I'm trying to decide if I want one of these in 243
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#3262157 - 06/05/13 03:55 PM Re: anyone tried a ruger american [Re: pseshooter300]
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I haven't heard a bad word about the rifle at all. I am interested because you can pick them up at Gunbroker for a nice price and they seem to be on sale a lot also at the Big Box stores.


I recently found out the barrel is 20 inches or less, 18 maybe? Someone correct me please. Short barreled rifles run a lot of buyers off but properly constructed they do just fine.

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