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#5613380 - 02/22/15 04:15 PM Ruger American Predator
kagomez85 Offline
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Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1942
Loc: Tyler,TX
Thinking about buying one in .243 I have been looking for a heavier barrel rifle in that caliber and ran across the predator, any reviews or other recommendations?

#5613394 - 02/22/15 04:22 PM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5178
I am thinking about getting the same one in .308......just because I can! Same gun as the plain American with little heavier barrel and pic rail on top. We can't keep them in stock around my area. Every time Cabela's gets one in, I go to the store to buy it an it is already gone.

#5613698 - 02/22/15 06:46 PM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
Drew in Tejas Offline

Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 114
Loc: Mckinney, Tx
I have one in 243 but have not shot it yet. I have a non predator in 22 250 that I have shot and it shoots sub moa. Nice little rifles (crappy stocks).

#5613713 - 02/22/15 06:51 PM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 10710
Loc: Chambers County
They're on GB for $399, probably going to pick one up soon. I had the American Compact in 7mm08 and really liked it.

#5613739 - 02/22/15 07:03 PM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
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Loc: Tyler,TX
Seems like a pretty good buy...would like to know a little more about how they are on the range.

#5613847 - 02/22/15 07:43 PM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
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Registered: 07/15/08
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Loc: Luling Texas USA
Ruger American, Remington 710-770, Savage Axis.....I can tell you you get what you pay for, these are bottom of the line bargain guns, I know for a fact the Remingtons are dodo....I love Rugers, got several M77s and No. 1s and they are all great guns but got a fair price on them, don't know about the Axis but know Savage makes some great firearms, the cheapo Stevens 200 is a great example. if you want a good some good money...but the Remingtons are trash.

#5614307 - 02/22/15 10:53 PM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 131
Loc: North Pole, Alaska
Can't say anything about the rifle but a 243 is a great varmint round. Raised my kids on a 243 and have shot from fox to wolves with hand loads. It doesn't blow them apart like some other acclaimed varmint rounds. My kids took several caribou, black bear and one moose with the 243 before they moved up the caliber ladder. The grand-kids are all starting with the 243.
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#5614793 - 02/23/15 09:20 AM Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: kagomez85]
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Registered: 12/11/12
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Loc: Straight out of Johnson County
I don't like the Americans. We have a Howa with a Hogue stock here in the shop with a bull barrel that is way way sexier than any of the americans IMO. but I'm not huge on blued steel and walnut necessarily.
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