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#5632072 - 03/03/15 10:55 AM Shooting the Harvester
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I had my dad out to my place yesterday to sight in his Ruger American Predator in 243. I spun up the Harvester can to see how it performed. It sounds good and recoil is super low with this setup. It isnt as quiet as my Templar can but I would not expect it to be as it is smaller and much cheaper.

Here is a pic of dad shooting to 425 and getting solid hits on the coyote target.


Here is a video clip of him shooting to 300 at the 4" round plate and he went 5 for 5. Very proud as he is new to rifles and this was his first time shooting past 200 yds.
Ruger American Predator 243 with Harvester: http://youtu.be/xApilt97uoM
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#5632091 - 03/03/15 11:09 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Sweet!! Nice, Drew!
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#5632092 - 03/03/15 11:11 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Congrats! cheers

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#5632107 - 03/03/15 11:19 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Man that can is small. Prolly feather light too.
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#5632133 - 03/03/15 11:36 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Nice shooting dad. Good to hear the Ruger is pretty accurate.
And yes, the can is pretty light weight. Under 11.5 ounces. Light enough not to mess with the barrel too much.
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#5632171 - 03/03/15 11:58 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Yea the can is nice for what it was intended for. I got it for my future wife so she didn't blow my eardrums out in the deer blind anymore. She shoots a 22" barrel 243 with a jec brake. That thing will blow the snot out of your nose sitting beside it in the blind.
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#5632215 - 03/03/15 12:31 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Yup. Those JECs are great for the shooter, not so great for bystanders

Was squadded with Berry one time and when I touched it off he said "dang that thing is rude!" banana
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#5632256 - 03/03/15 01:16 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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nice!

and the cool thing about the JEC brake is they offer a model that works with a Templar can smile

I love that setup!
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#5632940 - 03/03/15 07:27 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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That dang Ruger American is a wolf in sheep's clothing!!! For a grand you can get one in 6.5 Creed and a decent scope and rock it a long way off




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#5633224 - 03/03/15 10:03 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Shooting out to 425??? Dang, those Rugers can shoot, at their cost point too thats a heck of a rifle.

What optics does he have mounted on the .243?
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#5633253 - 03/03/15 10:15 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Dad isnt a big spender on rifles. He buys bunch of cheap stuff. The scope is a coyote special 3-9 from nikon. I try to trll him to buy better stuff. The scope isnt bad but that reticle with 3 dang circles in it is not good for small groups. Those rifles are great for the money. If bc made a stock for it, that would be one heck of a rifle.
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#5633339 - 03/03/15 11:42 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Good value for your dollar!
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#5633341 - 03/03/15 11:43 PM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Originally Posted By: Drew in Tejas
Dad isnt a big spender on rifles. He buys bunch of cheap stuff. The scope is a coyote special 3-9 from nikon. I try to trll him to buy better stuff. The scope isnt bad but that reticle with 3 dang circles in it is not good for small groups. Those rifles are great for the money. If bc made a stock for it, that would be one heck of a rifle.


Wow, shooting out to 425 with that scope is really good. I think Byods makes after market stocks for it but don't know if you Pops is alright with a laminated stock.
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#5633883 - 03/04/15 11:33 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Yea with my math the lower circle was 5.5 moa so i just told him to hold it slightly over the coyote steel and it was dead on. Also there was no wind at all.
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#5635154 - 03/05/15 12:10 AM Re: Shooting the Harvester [Re: Drew in Tejas]
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Do you think the extra sound with that can is because of the semi-brake at the end of it? Just curious because I am thinking of getting an Omega which is just the smaller version. At 9" that is a pretty long suppressor even though it is very light....

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