My Ruger American Ranch 5.56

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  1. Airedale1

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    IMG_0808.JPG She's bone stock with the exception of a Burris FF II 3-9x40 scope, an AR style flash suppressor and a Harris Bi-pod. Looking forward to a nice trip to the range with her.
     
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  2. David Hoback

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    Very nice. They are slick little bolt guns. I’m sure it will give you some good shooting.
     
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  3. Jonny2guns

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    IMG_20211212_062516824~3.jpg I know what you mean.
     
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  4. ZGunner

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    Looks like a nice farm gun. Mine is an M77 Compact in .223. There is something very utilitarian about a short bolt gun in .223.
     
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    Got a 77/44 I can't wait to try out.
     
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    I've had my eye open for a predator I believe it is, with an 18" bbl. If I came across a deal on the 16" I would probably spring for it. I've had a short compact 5.56 bolt gun on my mind a long time. 4+ years and still no luck!
     
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  7. Airedale1

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    My LGS here in Moultonborough, NH had 2 more of these.
     
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    I have the RAR in 300 BLK and 6.5 CM. Great accurate rifles. My 223 bolt action is a Mossberg MVP, suppressed. It is also a great bolt action and uses AR mags, but I wouldn't hesitate to replace it with a RAR in 223 if I felt I needed to, or if the RAR had been available at the time I bought the MVP.
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    My MVP- legal to hunt turkeys here with a rifle on private land BTW.
     
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    easy DYI. they send the little wedge with it. just need a pair of snap ring pliers.

     
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  13. nipprdog

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    this is the one on my 308;

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    I put a different one on my 5.56, but I like this one better. the much longer handle gives you better leverage working the bolt, making it easier to operate. the much larger handle is easier to operate, as well. plus, it looks good. the first time I worked it, I was like " oh **** yeah!) night and day difference
     
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    Does it also mitigate the tendency of the bolt handle to ride up when traipsing through the woods, etc.... I'm in the habit of periodically palming the bolt downward even if it's all the way down because of this, It's become such a habit I even do it with locking bolts.

    That's one thing I don't care for on these economy rifles, the bolt handle migrating upward out of battery.....
     
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    Don't know. never carried it through the woods.
     
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    I didn't need one one my RA Predator .308, but I put one of these from Glades on my Savage Axis because the handle/scope clearance was tight with the stock handle.
    On the Ruger, the bolt handle can still be rotated whether the safety is on or not. The tactical handle won't do anything to help this.
     
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