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#5444074 - 11/26/14 07:57 AM Ruger American?
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I've tried searching on previous posts, but thought I would check again to see what you guys think. Are there any glaring knocks on this gun? What's a good price? Would a 700 ADL be a better gun for similar money?
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#5444085 - 11/26/14 08:05 AM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Loc: Florida, USA
i won't buy one ......inexpensive .... but cheaply made. zillions of them at low prices in gunbroker


Edited by conifer (11/26/14 10:45 AM)

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#5444095 - 11/26/14 08:09 AM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 520
Loc: America
I have one in 243 and I have no complaints. I have a Remington 700 as well which is my go-to, but would have no reservations on taking out the Ruger American any time.

I believe I picked mine up for $330
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#5444361 - 11/26/14 10:43 AM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Say what you want, its hard to knock a .3 group out of a 308. Straight out of the box, scope install and sightin, PPU 168 gr HPBT ammo.
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#5444391 - 11/26/14 11:01 AM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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My .243 Ruger American shoots awesome. It's been 100% reliable and I have no complaints.

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#5444469 - 11/26/14 11:46 AM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
davvy Offline
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Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
Ruger states that the design of the American rifle was an attempt to provide a rifle that had reliability and quality features previously only found in rifles in the $1000 range while making sure it was adorable enough that anyone could have one.
now I'm not convinced that they got there but they came damn close

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#5444470 - 11/26/14 11:50 AM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 10/15/14
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I would by the 700...it is the "little black truck" of the bolt rifle world, lots of components for it to up grade at a later date.

Ed

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#5444575 - 11/26/14 01:09 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
603Country Offline
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I'd more likely buy a Tikka T3 or a Ruger M77, if the pocketbook allowed.

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#5444746 - 11/26/14 02:55 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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This would kind of be a backup/truck gun /occasional guest rifle so i was trying to stay cheap on it. I just stumbled across a deal on a 7mm-08 he can't get rid of and was looking for opinions on it
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#5444757 - 11/26/14 03:06 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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IMO best bang for the buck. I have never heard anything bad about them.

Do yourself a favor though, PLEASE get a very good scope, don't go cheap here!!!!!!!
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#5444774 - 11/26/14 03:15 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
This would kind of be a backup/truck gun /occasional guest rifle so i was trying to stay cheap on it. I just stumbled across a deal on a 7mm-08 he can't get rid of and was looking for opinions on it


for that purpose I would give it a try then like above post put a good scope on it
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#5444777 - 11/26/14 03:18 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I have rifles all over the price spectrum from $150 Handi rifles to $3000 customs. I have had 3 Ruger Americans and would feel just as confident with one of them in a deer blind as anything I have.

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#5445257 - 11/26/14 09:22 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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They are a performance to price ratio success. If Ruger made them with a $200 walnut stock option they'd sell three times as many.
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#5445272 - 11/26/14 09:28 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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I have one in 223. 8 power Leupold with a dot. A real killer.
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#5445353 - 11/26/14 10:23 PM Re: Ruger American? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Thanks to another forum member I have a VX-I to put on it
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