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#3254687 - 05/25/13 10:47 AM First Blood w Ruger American 22-250
Plateau Hunter
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Figured this with be a good morning as it was 45* with calm winds and a bright blue sky. Been wanting to bloody the new Ruger 22-250 and this was about the 3rd time it's been hunting I reckon. Anyway 2nd stand later in the morning I climbed up on a round hay bale, got situated and started running fawn distress on the Foxpro. At about 3-4 minutes this one appeared over a crest in the pasture about 80 yds away staring in my direction standing in tall grass pretty much facing me near head on. I was able to slowly move the rifle around without spooking him and he dropped at the shot with feet sticking skyward a bit till they sort of melted down into the grass-yes!! The load was a Sierra 52g match bullet over IMR 3031- a bam flop no yips spins nor bullet exit. He is about a 3 year old 35# male I would guess. Yehaw! That's Katie in the background- I think with training she could make a good coyote hunting dog.



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#3254751 - 05/25/13 02:04 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: Plateau Hunter]
redblood
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nice shooting. u more dedicated than me, i dont mess with them this time of year. how heavy is that gun? looks nice and light.
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#3254842 - 05/25/13 05:42 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: redblood]
easy45
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congrats
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#3254907 - 05/25/13 07:23 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: redblood]
Plateau Hunter
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Ruger lists it at 6.4# and it does feel light. I know you don't like plastic but it is a great entry level utility rifle which fills a niche. I will add some rattle can red neck camo in the future-which is a lot of fun and tightens the groups of course! Lol
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#3254942 - 05/25/13 08:39 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: Plateau Hunter]
redblood
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i like the way it is patterned. looks like a nice thin grip and foreend. is it a push feed action?
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#3254978 - 05/25/13 10:00 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: redblood]
Plateau Hunter
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Yeah it is a pushfeed 3 lugged front locking action, full diameter bolt. Has a rotary plastic detachable mag.
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#3255153 - 05/26/13 11:26 AM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: Plateau Hunter]
redblood
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is the action machined or investment cast
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#3255368 - 05/26/13 09:05 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: redblood]
Plateau Hunter
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The action is finished machined from a precision investment casting as are all Ruger receivers. The barrel is hammer forged and the trigger is customer adjustable to about 3# per Ruger. All in all it has a lot of positive features for an entry level utility rifle.
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#3257613 - 05/29/13 10:47 PM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: Plateau Hunter]
plinker22
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Great shooting. Amazed you got away with Standing on top of a round bale of hay.
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#3257901 - 05/30/13 10:26 AM Re: First Blood w Ruger American 22-250 [Re: plinker22]
Plateau Hunter
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The bale was sitting under a big white oak in the shade and I was sitting on my hunting seat so I wasn't as obvious as it sounds. And I have 'hidden in plain sight' and had coyotes come very close on several occasions-this doesn't work with turkeys! Lol Full dull camo, face mask, wind awareness, and MINIMAL movement are the keys.
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