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Check out Ruger's new rifle...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pikid89, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. pikid89

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    Ruger American Rifle

    Any one else get the email?

    looks like rulers answer to the savage axis line

    with an MSRP of just over 400 and a street price of less, it looks like this one should be a good seller

    too bad they don't offer it in 223, or i would try one out in a heartbeat...i love my 2 ruger 270's MKI and MKII

    http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifle/index.html
     
  2. Lloyd Smale

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    kind of a cheap homely looking cuss but then all on the rifles in that price range are.
     
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    Yep, the only thing missing is a true varmint caliber. Nice enough rifle. I wonder what true retail will be. That 270 with a Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40mm would be the ticket.
     
  4. Waywatcher

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    Heh, looks like Ruger's take on the Tikka.

    Overall, looks like a well thought-out piece. IMO, the tang is the proper place for a bolt rifle safety.

    Interested in seeing how they hold up. (Remington 770 anyone?)
     
  5. R.W.Dale

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    The bolt is where God and Mr Mauser intended the safety to be.


    I looked at the gunblast article. From the pics it looks like ruger went with a bbl nut. I'm surprised ruger rings weren't used and I wonder how close the magazine is to the new polymer GSR mags

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    Seeing as how there were two Mr. Mausers, and they often made changes improvements and multiple revisions to make their rifles better, your comment seems out of place. They didn't get it "perfect" the first try.

    By the way, which Mauser brother are you equating with God, and which rendition of their rifle had the Godly safety? The 1871, 1888, 1893, 1898, etc.?
     
  8. R.W.Dale

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    Does it matter since all the models you mention have a bolt mounted safety?

    AND being the operative word.

    Go troll some 1911 threads where the guys actually do say JMB is a lesser deity and his invention deserves "veneration". In the meantime perhaps you'll develope a small sense of HUMOR

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    Ooooh sweeeet

    EDIT: Don't like that stock though, would a normal ruger stock interchange with it?
     
  11. Walkalong

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    Looks like a nice rifle. I like the flat top action, the full diameter bolt, the fact that the trigger is adjustable, the "bedding", the nice looking stock. What's not to like in an entry level rifle.

    And sorry Dale, but I like the safety on the tang. :)
     
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    Eh, another synthetic stock rifle. Not like there are not already dozed of others just like it on the market.
     
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    I don't especially care myself as long as it's not side mounted and has three positions. I was just being facetious but apparently only zombi threads can have humor nowadays
     
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    My favorite thing about Jeff is that he does everything from the point of view of a lefty.
     
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    Which I really appreciate. I also love a top tang safety.
     
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    I like the looks of this rifle. Ruger has taken the good features from a couple of other makers and put them all in one. I would like to see one with a stainless barrel. I have been looking at rifles and this one has everything except the barrel. I will be keeping an eye on this one. That said, it does look like a Savage Axis copy.
     
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    Savage and Marlin are obviously eating their lunch on the low end. It's not so much a surprise to see as it is a surprise that it took this long for them to come out with a cheap synthi-rifle. It looks ok, but I see no reason to pick it over either a Savage or a Marlin at that price point.

    A #1 RSI? Yep. A 77? Maybe. An "American"? Nope.
     
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    So, who is Jeff?
     
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    Jeff Cooper
     
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    Not much for synthetic stocks, but I really like the 70 degree bolt throw. And if the polymer mag is anything like the one Browning makes, it should be more than adequate. For the money, looks like a pretty good value.
     
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    I kinda like it, stocks not the nicest but overall i think the lines work. I dont like the look of the savage Edge nearly as much. It kinda reminds me of a cross between a T3 and an Abolt.
     
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    Interesting piece. Looks like a solid contender in the budget rifle category.
     
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    I think that it looks like the same company made both the Axis and this stock. Maybe outsourced by both Savage & Ruger? The geometry is different, but the grips and the molding look identical. It has some great features.
     
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