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Old September 9, 2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Another "New Gun" sweepstake from Ruger

Well, I got another email today about Ruger doing another sweepstakes giving away another "new firearm".

This one gives you the option for left handed shooters or right handed shooters.

Anyone wanna say what this one may be?


The ARV on the right handed option is $250-$650
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Old September 9, 2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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Any guesses as to what Rugers OTHER new gun will be?

They're at it again. https://www.ruger.com/dataProcess/newProductSweeps/


300blk on the new 223 GSR seems the most logical but a bit anticlimactic.

Let the speculation begin! This time we only wait two days to find out
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Old September 9, 2014, 05:58 PM   #3
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No idea. I got the emial, but couldn't access their website.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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No idea. I got the emial, but couldn't access their website.
Go to it though Facebook.

I'm really not getting my expectations up this time.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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Twiki357, have you tried again? The site was probably receiving more hits than it could take at the time.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:16 PM   #6
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:20 PM   #7
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The Grand Prize has an Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of $250-$650.
What scares me, at that value and since it's right and left hand specific, it's may be accessories for the Scout rifle they just announce to encourage sales.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:25 PM   #8
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it's maybe accessories for the Scout rifle they just announce to encourage sales.
No, it says new firearms.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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I have been getting those all week also. It's really more annoying than anything else. Just say what it is and allow the people to enter , 'like every other manufacturer does", instead of wasting time going to a website that was never designed to take this kind of traffic.
It's like another one I got , that 4 and a half million ID's were stolen, buy the time you get done following the steps, you really don't care.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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The way they are wording it I think it is one of their current guns that they are giving away and the unannounced part is just because you won't know what it is until you get to your ffl and pick it up. The last time they said it was a new product where now they are just giving away a new gun possibly meaning new as opposed to used. Also because they said they are doing it because of how popular the last contest was and I doubt they dreamt up a new gun in a day.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:39 PM   #11
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The email also just said they are giving away two firearms this week and didn't make any mention of them being a new design. Last week also they said they told the distributors about it so they could get orders in ahead of time but I don't see that now

Edit: now that I am looking I see that the only left hand models ruger sells currently are m77's and gsr which cost way more than the contest says so maybe they are just making a left handed version of one of their current guns

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Old September 9, 2014, 07:39 PM   #12
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Back to the OP, $250-650 is quite a spread for to guess at. Polymer or rimfire, that is my answer for this guess.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:40 PM   #13
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I was soooooo far off last time that it's almost embarrassing for me to hazard a guess.
Let's work with the info we have.

1) It's a gun where there will be a left hand option.
2) There's no language in the sweepstakes form about substitute firearms if you are in a restrictive state for which the gun would not be legal, so I'll guess it's nothing "tactical" nor with high-cap mag. That way it's legal in every state.

If I had to guess, I'll say some other variant of a 10/22, and perhaps a lefty action for same.
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Old September 9, 2014, 07:58 PM   #14
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Old September 9, 2014, 10:03 PM   #16
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My friend from Ruger drove down from Prescott and told me off the record it will be a Ruger #1 that will for the first time be offered in a left-handed shooter friendly version. In an effort to claim the title of most powerful production hunting rifle it will be chambered in a cartridge never before offered by any gun maker to the public. Ruger is resurrecting the .50 caliber M8 Spotting Rifle cartridge. Ruger engineers determined that it was not practical for a hunter to attempt to shoot from any position other than prone with a full-size .50 BMG round so they went with its little brother. A Utah based bullet maker (that has a connection to another famous cartridge from Prescott that is a .475 caliber) is producing all copper bullets for Ruger with an understanding the new chambering will be designated .500 Barn Burner. To further keep the weight of the rifle down to permit realistic shooting from a standing position all rifles will have an integral non-removable muzzle brake. Ruger is aware that some shooters will find a non-removable muzzle brake unacceptable, but the corporate legal department demanded it to eliminate costly litigation due to anticipate suits over dislocated shoulders from individuals foolishly removing the break. Estimated MSRP is an almost impossible to believe $1995.
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Old September 9, 2014, 10:05 PM   #17
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Old September 9, 2014, 10:23 PM   #18
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Left handed American or American rimfire bolt gun in stainless steel would be my guess.
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Old September 9, 2014, 10:31 PM   #19
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a Ruger #1 that will for the first time be offered in a left-handed shooter friendly version.
OK, I'm half asleep here, so maybe I'm missing something, but how could a No.1 be "left-hand friendly?"
It's a falling block, so isn't everything kinda... ya know, in the middle? (i.e.. ambidextrous)

It's not like a bolt that sticks out on one side of the rifle or another, or something that ejects empties to one side.

Unless I'm just wrong.... I'm just not quite understanding here.
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Old September 10, 2014, 12:00 AM   #20
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"Enter the sweepstakes today for your chance to win one of two new models!"

Hmmmm... It's not real clear whether the models are unannounced (even though "Next Unannounced Products" is the title of the page) or just recently released models. Also, it sounds like they are giving away one each of two new models?

If MSRP range of the models is $250 - $650, I'd bet that one is around $600, and perhaps the other is around $300. With that kind of pricing my bets are an LCRx with a longer barrel and/or different caliber (come on 4 inch .22lr kit gun) and a rimfire rifle of some sort. A mini American rifle in 17 WSM would be kind of cool, but I'd put money on it being some special edition 10/22.
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Old September 10, 2014, 07:43 AM   #21
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Yup. I was half asleep when i posted last night. Totally missed the humor. My bad.
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Old September 10, 2014, 04:35 PM   #22
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[QUOTELeft handed American or American rimfire bolt gun in stainless steel would be my guess. ][/QUOTE]

^^^ This...
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Old September 11, 2014, 12:26 AM   #23
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I shall not bother to enter this just so that Ruger will be able to spam me with offers/adds for the next few years.
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Old September 11, 2014, 12:38 AM   #24
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A cruel tease.


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