Ruger All American what's the word?


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JustinNC
June 23, 2012, 07:22 PM
Now that these things are starting to filter down through the ranks, what's the word on them? Every "professional" review I've seen is good so far. Seems to be a lot of rifle at an affordable price, but then again, when they send them to you for free, aren't they all? Everything seems to put it up in the top of the "affordable" rifles out there, the Stevens 200, the Axis, the XL7/XS7, and the like. Looking to put a new "work horse" in the line up, just wish it was offered in a stainless version.

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firesky101
June 23, 2012, 08:03 PM
My LGS has had several filter down to customers, just none in .308 yet:banghead:. The ones I have spoken to have been very positive about it. One of the regulars, who is a die hard savage fan, said he hopes Ruger keeps coming out with new calibers. Of course, some may just be rubbing it in since they know I ordered the .308.

JustinNC
June 23, 2012, 08:08 PM
If they're as good as the reviews, I hope they don't go the way of Savage and bump their prices up. I mean Savage (110, 111, 114) is certainly not expensive in the grand scheme of things, but they used to be considerably cheaper than the Remingtons and Winchesters. Of course they still are on some models, but they're pretty much neck and neck. I hope if the quality is what I'm hearing and reading, they keep it at that $340 price range.

Abel
June 23, 2012, 08:24 PM
I want them to invent one in 223.

meanmrmustard
June 23, 2012, 08:30 PM
They're slippery to hold.

Double Vision
August 19, 2012, 09:50 AM
The other day I was in my local shop and they had an American and Scout, both in .308.
Both rifles look and feel great.

What would convince me that I need a Scout over an American, being that the Scout is about twice the price of the American?

firesky101
August 19, 2012, 10:21 AM
What would convince me that I need a Scout over an American, being that the Scout is about twice the price of the American?

Do you need higher capacity box mags? A flash hider? An integrated optics rail? If not then the American is just fine. I know it is for me.

helotaxi
August 19, 2012, 10:27 AM
If they're as good as the reviews, I hope they don't go the way of Savage and bump their prices up. I mean Savage (110, 111, 114) is certainly not expensive in the grand scheme of things, but they used to be considerably cheaper than the Remingtons and Winchesters. Of course they still are on some models, but they're pretty much neck and neck.Which is why the Stevens rifles are being produced. They are the budget minded version of the Savage 110 that they've left alone while upgrading the Savage badged rifles.

As far as the American goes, if they don't come out with a left-handed version then it could be the slickest thing going in the price range, I won't have one.

The_Armed_Therapist
August 19, 2012, 02:04 PM
Waiting for perhaps a 7mm-08 from the American.

BBDartCA
August 20, 2012, 03:32 AM
Reviews in current issue of Rifle Magazine read make it sound extraordinarily accurate for a bargain price. What else out there in bolt actions fit this bill currently?

Sheepdog1968
August 20, 2012, 04:01 AM
Now that these things are starting to filter down through the ranks, what's the word on them? Every "professional" review I've seen is good so far. Seems to be a lot of rifle at an affordable price, but then again, when they send them to you for free, aren't they all? Everything seems to put it up in the top of the "affordable" rifles out there, the Stevens 200, the Axis, the XL7/XS7, and the like. Looking to put a new "work horse" in the line up, just wish it was offered in a stainless version.
Rarely will a gun writer I've a poor review of a firearm. A firearm is something you could own for the rest of you life. Don't let it come down to the cosy being the biggest factor.

The_Armed_Therapist
August 20, 2012, 11:33 AM
Reviews in current issue of Rifle Magazine read make it sound extraordinarily accurate for a bargain price. What else out there in bolt actions fit this bill currently?

First, like Sheepdog said, you'll hardly find a negative review from sources like that because they're getting paid to recommend it. I think it's a fantastic starter rifle, or back-up rifle, or something along those lines; but it isn't as if the Ruger American makes the market standards obsolete or anything. The Winchester 70s, Brownings, Remington 700s, Tikkas, Savages (minus the Axis), etc, are all better products.

Second, the other rifles in it's "price" class (regularly, NIB) include:

Marlin X7
Mossberg 100ATR
Remington 770
Savage Axis
Stevens 300

There may be a few types of rifles no longer in production to get new at that price, but that's generally it. I'm not a fan of the Rem 770, nor am I a fan of the Mossy 100. The other three (and the Ruger) seem better built and have smoother bolts.

Also, I've occasionally seen Rem 700s, Savage 10s/110s/11s/111s, Howas, Weatherby Vanguards, Thompson Ventures, Mossberg 4x4s, and Browning A-bolts USED for about the price as those listed, new.

DPris
August 20, 2012, 12:41 PM
The .30-06 American I worked with surprised me at how well it shot.
I don't personally like the detachable magazine or the trigger TYPE (the pull was fine, can't tolerate a "Glock-style" trigger on a rifle), but had to admit it shot far better than expected. A major departure for Ruger, the only cast parts in it are the stainless bedding blocks in the stock.

Very light for carry, good recoil pad, smooth bolt.
If I'd had any use for it I would have bought it.
Denis

razorback2003
August 20, 2012, 10:54 PM
For most deer hunters, the Marlin XL7, Stevens, Savage Axis and Ruger American are all most need. They are all very accurate bolt action rifles. No point in putting all your money in the gun and putting a cheap scope on it that you can't see past 100 yards.

It is better to buy a Marlin or Ruger, put a good scope that costs as much as the gun instead of a Browning or Winchester and put a 100 dollar scope on the gun.

DPris
August 21, 2012, 01:30 AM
Put a new Redfield 3x9 on the sample I had, shot at or under an inch at 100 yards with more than one load.
Denis

Ky Larry
August 21, 2012, 11:01 AM
From what I've seen and heard, they are a very good value and more accurate than most $350ish rifles. I have a stainless Marlin XS7 in .243 ($372.00 OTD) and it shoots .75" groups with handloads.The Ruger should be comprable. +1 on the need for one in .223 Rem.If I were in the market for a stainless rifle, I'd probably get another Marlin. I don't think you'll go wrong with either.

Kachok
August 21, 2012, 11:51 AM
I have yet to try a Ruger American, but I have owned or at leased tried about every budget rifle out there, for my money Savage/Stevens and Tikka were the best bang for your buck, but both have gone up in price alot lately.

pesty3782
August 21, 2012, 01:03 PM
I bought the 30-06 a few months back and love it. The trigger is smooth with a crisp break and the bolt is smoot too.

I have shot 180 grain and 150 grain out of it and both print very well. I like the detach mag, but don't like the price of a second one.

Overall a great rifle. A friend of mine bought my ruger M77 in 30-06 years and years ago and I finally wanted another 30-06 and the american just happened to drop in.

I might buy another in 270 for my 14 year old. He has a Ruger M77 in 243 right now and is a crack shot.

tony P.

mac66
August 21, 2012, 04:53 PM
Been shooting a Winchester Mod 70 in 308 w/20" bbl for 26 years. It has killed everything I ever aimed it at. Don't need another bolt gun but if I did, I would consider the American. I liked the one I tried a lot. I like the detachable mag, A LOT!

JustinNC
August 21, 2012, 05:26 PM
Wow this has blown up the last few days. I bought a 700BDL in 30-06 in used, excellent condition, a month and a half ago lol

Arkansas Paul
August 21, 2012, 06:11 PM
Great rifle. If you got it in the ballpark of a Ruger American, you did REALLY well.

As for the Ruger, I'm wanting one in .308 myself. I love my Vanguard but it's so freaking heavy. I like the tang safety on the American. My good looking half shoots a M77 tang safety model and I love it.

BBDartCA
August 21, 2012, 11:21 PM
I'm in the market for a very light '06 bolt gun to hunt with 2x a year. Lugging my 7600 pumps around is getting old. Probably will do the trick for MOA of deer & pig at 300 yards with my old $250 scope.

I just love it when a buddy drops huge bucks on a Tikka or a Cooper with some big 'ole scope that looks like it came off the Star Ship Enterprise, to fill his doe tag at 25 yards from a deer stand. Its all about the bling . . .

CountGlockulla
August 21, 2012, 11:29 PM
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/BlayGlock/e1ad6c25.jpg

Enough said

hardluk1
August 22, 2012, 03:55 PM
Someone on a NC forum showed an add for the american for 299 at there gun shop. Don't need a rifle so i did not read it. But they can be bought at a great price. As others said . Its all many hunters need for alife of hunting. Worth giveing it a goodlook over at this cost. And my lgs will sell it for that too.

Ok here it is- http://www.slickguns.com/product/ruger-american-308

Jay the Plinker
August 22, 2012, 04:15 PM
I held one at the local gun store and they felt kinda cheap but share really light

jogar80
August 22, 2012, 04:38 PM
I think I'd buy one if it came with a wood or laminate stock. I'm sure that would bump up the price quite a bit though.

Zeke/PA
August 22, 2012, 04:41 PM
The new Rugers sound great BUT so far I'm not ready to dump a Pre-War/Pre '64 Model 70 to find an accurate rifle.
I might just purchase one of the new Rugers just to run some accuracy tests.
You NEVER know.

Zerstoerer
August 26, 2012, 09:32 PM
Do I understand correctly that it does NOT come with scope rings or a scope base?
Something about being drilled and tapped for Weaver 46 bases in the manual...

pesty3782
August 26, 2012, 09:36 PM
My rifle did come with scope mounts, but not rings.

Tony P.

firesky101
August 26, 2012, 10:22 PM
My .308 just arrived at my LGS last week. I have not seen it yet, but my father ordered the same and said his came with bases installed on it.

rhinoh
August 27, 2012, 11:13 PM
Picked up a .308 American yesterday- came with scope bases already attached.

rhinoh
August 27, 2012, 11:19 PM
Reviews in current issue of Rifle Magazine read make it sound extraordinarily accurate for a bargain price. What else out there in bolt actions fit this bill currently?

Well I picked up a Remington 700 Varmint in .308 with a scope at a Dick's grand opening. Came to $449 after I send in the $50 rebate.
Then a half hour later almost across the street I spotted an American .308 for $379 at Academy.
Feeling foolish I came home with it too:)
Hope I get a chance this weekend to see which one shoots best....

firesky101
August 28, 2012, 03:37 AM
yup went by to do the paperwork today, bases were already attached. Now for a very long 10 days.:banghead:

mooner
August 28, 2012, 09:43 AM
You poor son of a gun. Good thing you have the cooling off period for that bolt action rifle. The deer are safer because of it.

DPris
August 28, 2012, 01:35 PM
Re the wood stock- Ruger has no plans for one & says that's because of the two molded-in bedding blocks.
Those blocks are a major part of the accuracy, and any wood stockmaker would have to include them in an equally effective way.
Also, the triggerguard's molded into the Ruger plastic stock, which means an aftermarket stockmaker would have to deal with that issue, too.

The gun is built to be what it is, modifying it much would run the price & weight up & wouldn't improve performance.
Denis

firesky101
August 28, 2012, 01:46 PM
You poor son of a gun. Good thing you have the cooling off period for that bolt action rifle. The deer are safer because of it.
Yeah I have not done nearly enough cooling off since I ordered the rifle in January. Better give it 10 more days.

Zerstoerer
September 7, 2012, 02:09 AM
Received mine, great gun.
The scope bases are installed.
First dozen rounds fired to adjust scope,
very consistent.
Like that you can either load by magazine or just toss a round into the receiver.
Registration at Ruger will give you a free cheekrest/cartridge pouch.
Not bad for $336

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