Ruger American accuracy?

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  1. Border Bandit 32

    Border Bandit 32

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    ok dudes, what kind of accuracy are you getting with your Ruger American rifles right out of the box? I have a Standard American in 223 that is a tack driver.....just curious how other calibers in this rifle shoot
     
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    My 300blk Ranch would shoot 1.25" groups consistently with any factory load I tried. I was very happy with that performance out of a $350 rifle.
    When I started handloading for it, I immediately got down around 1/2" with 125gr Speer TNTs.
    The term "punching above it's weight class" comes to mind.
     

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    Have a ruger american in .270..

    The kind fellas at kittery trading post used their laser bore sight thingy to mount my nikon 2-7 scope..

    I haven't shot it off a rest, but standing i can pick off beers cans at 100 yards.. plenty accurate for my deer hunting needs.
     
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    1.25” @ 100yd groups as mentioned above is realistic for the American. Iv got 3 Americans. 30-06, 308 and 270, and they all shoot the same. Iv made 1” groups with match ammo, but considering all my shots with various loads, an average of 1.25” is spot-on IME.

    I’m not a hand loader however.
     
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    1” to 1.5” with my .243Win American- makes for a plenty accurate deer rifle.
     
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    Mine is the shorter barrel (carbine) model in .17 HMR. It's a tack driver and great for the smaller critters.
     
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    Both Ruger and Savage have figured out the bolt action game. If you aren't getting con sistent 1.5 groups at 100 yards off the bench with either, regardless of caliber or scope, you have some type of mechanical problem in your scope or mounts.
     
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    Well with a Vortex Diamondback 4x12 on a Ruger American 7mm-08 there should be no excuses.......if I can do my part that is
     
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    I have an American Ranch in 5.56 that takes AR mags. It will shoot sub MOA with match grade .223 ammo. And does surprisingly well with Federal XM193 5.56.
     
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    I have the RAR in 300 Blackout. Very accurate with any ammo so far. Well worth the money. Get the model that takes the Mini 14 magazines, dont get the rotary model.
     
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    the non rotary mag models take AR mags. the 7.62x39 model uses mini 30 mags
     
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