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Old 12-28-2012, 17:37   #1
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Ruger American

I went to my local gun shop today and after finally finding a place to park and elbowing my way through, i found a great sale going on the new Ruger American rifle-- $299.95 plus tax.

After deciding i really needed one at this price, i debated on caliber before settling on the .243 Win. Being already set up to reload this caliber along with having several components on hand to looking for a good all around mild caliber for year round use weighed on my decision to go with the .243.


Now, hopefully off to the bench this weekend to get it sighted in!
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:03   #2
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Congrats,hope she shoots pinwheels for you. SJ 40
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:26   #3
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Good score! I look forward to a report from the range.
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:30   #4
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Nice price, they seem like great rifles. I like the .243 as well. Congrats.
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:39   #5
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Thanks for all comments-- i have mounted a Nikon Buckmasters 3-9 that had been sitting on the shelf. Now im ready to sight it in tomorrow. I hope this will make a good truck gun for knocking around or all-around use
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:52   #7
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Sorry, my attempt to post a photo failed
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Old 12-28-2012, 23:12   #8
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Thanks for all comments-- i have mounted a Nikon Buckmasters 3-9 that had been sitting on the shelf. Now im ready to sight it in tomorrow. I hope this will make a good truck gun for knocking around or all-around use
Sounds like a perfect truck gun in fact.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:25   #9
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:03   #10
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Some of these new guns like that Ruger are incredible buys, many are sub MOA shooters out of the box. Some don't like the generic synthetic stocks, they're very useful in my opinion. If I were in the market for a bolt, I'd be all over one. Enjoy it. Don
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Old 12-30-2012, 13:53   #11
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Here is my new Ruger American in .243 Winchester with Nikon Buckmaster Scope. Just some quick shooting with some handloads I already had assembled produced a 1/1/2" group. Hopefully some tweaking of loads and I can get that group size down. This group was with 75 grain Hornady V-Max and IMR 4350. This is a pleasant shooting little rifle.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:26   #12
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I wish I could find one for that price. My cousin used my 770 in 270 this hunting season. Since he got his first buck with it my uncle wants to buy it for him.

I'm have decided on the Ruger American, now I just have got to figure out 308, or 270.
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Old 01-01-2013, 16:03   #13
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I've been curious about these rifles for a while. Based on the couple of articles I've read, this is the best deal in the world on a new centerfire rifle. I handled one at a local gun store and didn't see anything to complain about.
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Old 01-01-2013, 16:06   #14
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Wow congrats on your rifle. I am a huge 243 fan, may be one of the best all around cartridge ever. My Ruger M77 talked this girl into staying after she heard me adjusting the shooting sticks for the shot.
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Old 01-01-2013, 17:40   #15
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Congrats, that sounds like an oustanding deal.
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Congrats on the new Ruger.
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Old 01-01-2013, 20:42   #17
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I have one in 243, i like it alot, it is on the way to the hydro dipper as we speak to get a snow camo job on it for my winter coyote gun, its not as nice as my venture predator but it's also 150 cheaper, probably the best "lower dollar" rifle that i have ever owned and i have had several.
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