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Ruger American Owners

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by KsSkaEnthusiast, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Olympus

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    I must be in the minority, but I don't care for the Go Wild camo and burnt bronze at all. It could be because I had two ARs done in burnt bronze about 10 years ago, so the "cool" factor of burnt bronze has worn off to me.
     
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  2. KsSkaEnthusiast

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    My take is primarily for the weather proofing aspect of it than the color itself. It just so happens that it blends in great in the dry grasses I sit around in sometimes, otherwise I don’t care much for the color.
     
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  3. barnfrog

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    I ordered an American standard in WMR from the LGS two or three months ago. I suppose I should check with them to see if they lost my phone number. Kind of itching to get my mitts on it and get it dialed in for squirrel shooting.
     
  4. Olympus

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    I've got the Predator version in WMR and that dang thing is a squirrel killing machine! I snipe them off my deer feeder in the back yard all fall long.
     
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  5. KsSkaEnthusiast

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    Got to the range with my one box of ammo today and this is indicative of the two groups I shot (I paid 45 bucks for the box of ammo and I still need to hunt).

    I’m still in the field so I don’t have my calibers but I’d guess about 3/4 moa with the hornady precision hunter 143gr eldx.
     
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  7. Rock185

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    I'm all for classy, but the little Ruger American .22 WMR Compact has been a solid, trouble free, little rifle. I'd imagine that the CF versions are similar in quality...
     
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  8. entropy

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    That's a good group for 500 yards! ;)

    Just kidding. the top one was the first round, then the 3 shot group was after adjusting the scope, right?
     
  9. KsSkaEnthusiast

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    that is correct!
     
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  10. Lo-Profile

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    Have a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 300 blackout. Extremely accurate and nice rifle at the price point they're offered at. I added a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8x24 optic.
     
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  11. earlthegoat2

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    I have a love hate relationship with them. I have the American Ranch in 450 BM

    Hate: I had to be the beta tester and got an inaccurate gun.
    Love: After sending it back it shoots 100yd groups I can cover with a silver dollar...which is difficult with 45 cal

    Hate: Flimsy and light stock. The formed can touch the barrel with little pressure
    Love: The flimsy and light stock combined with 16” barrel make it 6lbs 9oz loaded with optic.

    Hate: Bolt doesn’t lock
    Love: 3 lug bolt with no bolt/scope clearance issues.

    Hate: Loud and difficult to manipulate safety
    Love: Nice (but not great) factory trigger

    Hate: Detachable Plastic Magazine
    Love: Easy to load and it’s not a rotary.

    Hate: Cheap
    Love: Inexpensive
     
  12. KsSkaEnthusiast

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    Just got ahold of some calipers and the 2 groups that i shot were .72in and .92in at 110 yards with a rickety old wood table and some bags today.
     
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  13. LoonWulf
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    Sounds about like what id expect an American to turn. My best would stack shots, my worst would shoot 1-1.25 for 5 shots.....average was about .75
    We still need to actually bench my dads new Pred, but im expecting similar.

    And :neener: at you guys that dont like burnt bronze!
     
  14. 507Reloader

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    I have a Ruger American .308. Only things I didn’t like were the flimsy stock, and the trigger. Swapped the stock out to an Oryx chassis, Anarchy grip, and the trigger to a Timney. Love the gun. Accurate and easy. Even swapped some bolt parts out with Anarchy parts . Never getting rid of it.
     
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  15. CraigC
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    While I usually prefer blued steel and walnut, the Americans are fantastic rifles for their modest price. I have them in .22LR, .17HMR, .22Mag, .300BLK, 6.5CM and .450BM. Very impressed with them all.
     
  16. rust collector
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    RAP in 6mm Creedmoor. Dropped into a mag-pul stock with AICS mag format, currently wearing Nikon. Initial accuracy is encouraging enough to warrant scope upgrade. Will never win a beauty contest but feels good, shoots well, and is threaded for muffler. I am looking forward to pitting it against the Tikka T3 meat gun in 308. Tikka lite stainless was purchased for $440 new a long time ago, and wears a Zeiss conquest. Both rifles make the best of my modest skills and make me smile.
     
  17. LoonWulf
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    Just ran my dads Pred thru its paces at 100yds, its slightly better than average, and about on part with my other two 6.5CM Americans...... Things are consistently, boringly........ accurate.
     
  18. KsSkaEnthusiast

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    I was able to find some federal fusion 140gr for my 6.5 so later this week I will have another couple groups to show how mine is shooting. I'm hoping they do well, the federal fusion130gr 270s I shot last year were the best performance on game I've had of any bullet yet.
     
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  19. KsSkaEnthusiast

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    I got the Federal fusion out today and i apologize for lack of pictures but in a sample size of 2, it was shooting .85 moa groups and I couldn't be happier.
     
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  20. LoonWulf
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    Ive had good accuracy with fusions, less impressed with performance on game, but most of what ive shot was relatively small...... actually RMR has the .264 140s for sale right now, might pick some up since my dads blowing thru my supply of bullets as fast as i can load them.
     
  21. rust collector
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    Fusions are my 308's preference by far. I have yet to find them in a 6mm CM, but I will be stocking up if they become available.
     
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  22. wmgeorge
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    I have a Ruger American rimfire 17 HMR heavy barrel and it uses the rotary magazine. New rifle as of two months ago. Issues with extraction of the fired casing, they sent me new spring and extractor but it did not help. I Ended up polishing the chamber and there is no excuse for those problems. Ruger needs to address before shipping them out.
    But it does shoot fine now and looking forward to prairie dog season. I added the flash suppressor as I hated the screw on piece that was shipped.
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  23. someguy2800

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    I relate to this. The first rifle I bought myself with my first job is a Tikka T3 lite and it shoots so phenomenally well that it kind of ruined my expectations for rifle accuracy forever. I have spent a lot of money on rifles that couldn't hold a candle to my box stock tikka. I have always loved polished walnut and gloss bluing, but I live in a pretty humid environment that makes them a choir to take care of and each new ding in the wood just makes me sad. I still love them but I am not really in the mood to add any more pretty rifles to the collection that I spend more time oiling than shooting. I have come back to appreciate durable finishes and polymer stocks.
     
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