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#6281744 - 04/30/16 08:05 PM Ruger America in 300 blackout?
wheeling_hunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 264
Loc: pollok,tx.
I have been looking at the Ruger America in 300 blackout for a compact deer rifle just wanted to know does anyone have one? If so what kind of groups you getting from the 125 grain bullets and what don't you like about? Thanks for any information.

#6281792 - 04/30/16 08:48 PM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 1499
Loc: West Texas mountains
The cartridge was designed for sub-sonic applications. As a deer round, it's not particularly effective compared to just about anything else, including the 30-30.

If the deer are small and the shots are close though, it will get you by. Lots of deer have been shot with the .300 blackout.

I'd pass on the .300 blk and go for a .243, 260, 7mm-08 or .308 in a compact bolt gun - but that's just me.

You can load down those cartridges if recoil is a big issue - but you cannot 'load up' the .300 blk to a higher power level if you need it.

Edited by charlesb (04/30/16 08:52 PM)
Kind regards, charlesb

#6282229 - 05/01/16 11:27 AM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3503
Loc: Snyder
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available.

#6282232 - 05/01/16 11:38 AM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
NOLA101 Offline

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 178
Loc: Troup, TX
Why are you wanting 300 blackout. Are you planning on suppressing?

#6282359 - 05/01/16 01:33 PM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
Bradgrace Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 298
Loc: Greenville, Tx
Nice little rifle seems fairly accurate haven't really sat down and shot groups with it yet just sighted it in and hunted with it last year. My only complaint is its picky on ammo. Won't shoot hornady, light strikes the primers you can recock the bolt and it will shoot it the second trigger pull. I sent it back to ruger and it does the same thing once I got it back. I shoot chads ammo and sig and neither one has issues.

#6283445 - 05/02/16 10:45 AM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
J McCoy Offline

Registered: 03/31/09
Posts: 1255
Loc: Frisco,TX
115 Berger at 2450 out of a 16" American, Works real real good.

#6283536 - 05/02/16 11:39 AM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8789
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I have the standard in 7mm-08 and really like it. Yes, it's a $300 gun, but it's extremely accurate. If you like it, buy it.

#6284062 - 05/02/16 05:42 PM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
jorge Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 4467
Loc: Lake Jackson, TX
Great rifle, own one, likes 200gr smk subs, 130gr and 110 noslers as well as vmaxs with a wide variety of powder. WW296, H110, LIL GUN, and Imr 4227
Jorge Sakai
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#6287767 - 05/05/16 07:03 AM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
rex47 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 393
Loc: euless, tx
Have 2 Ruger American Predators.
308 is 38inches over all
22-250 is 42 inches
both will shoot touching holes at 100yds if i do my part
have vortex scopes on both.
I would not expect a $2000.00 rifle to do better
when the going gets really tough, I sit down and rest

#6288076 - 05/05/16 10:08 AM Re: Ruger America in 300 blackout? [Re: wheeling_hunter]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1426
Been eyeing the ranch rifle myself for about a year now. Have not heard one bad thing about them and I have been looking. People do seem to have issues with the plastic mag though, some loads don't feed correctly. one video on youtube they had that problem and Ruger sent out a new Mag for free. One of these days...

Also looking at the American compact in 7mm-08. only 3/4 an inch longer overall

Edited by DuckCoach1985 (05/05/16 10:09 AM)


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