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#6406823 - 08/13/16 04:53 PM Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards
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My son was itching to get to the range today and shoot his new rifle that he got for his 10th birthday. I loaded some 125 Nosler Ballistic Tips and grabbed a couple of boxes of Remington UMC that I had in my stash, and took off for the range. After zeroing and a little barrel fouling, he walked it out to 500 yards. Once we found the correct wind hold, he made 13 hits in a row at 500. That little rifle and that little dude are both shooters.
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#6406827 - 08/13/16 05:03 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Good stuff
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#6406830 - 08/13/16 05:13 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Awesome shooting!
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#6406857 - 08/13/16 05:38 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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And that was shooting with the wrong hand and eye !!!
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#6406860 - 08/13/16 05:41 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Very nice! Finally got my wife out to shoot with me today she is in love up
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#6406887 - 08/13/16 06:13 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Awesome!

Now get that boy a LH rifle!
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#6407197 - 08/13/16 10:04 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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I have been debating something like that for a simple deer gun

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#6407232 - 08/13/16 10:35 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Thanks fellas. I let him read the comments and he couldn't stop grinning.
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#6407237 - 08/13/16 10:38 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: Cleric]
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
I have been debating something like that for a simple deer gun


After shooting it today, I think I'm going to do the same thing. It's compact, lightweight, accurate, and cheap enough that you wouldn't have a stroke if you dropped it in the dirt. And no recoil at all with a brake on it. It's super fun to shoot.
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#6407282 - 08/14/16 12:16 AM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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That is awesome right there up

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#6408115 - 08/14/16 06:28 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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That's really really awesome..up

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#6408391 - 08/14/16 09:22 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Love it!!! I've also plinked with my Rem 700 in 300 blk out to 600 yards with my son. It's fun!
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#6408511 - 08/14/16 10:39 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Registered: 09/05/14
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Loc: N. Texas
Awesome stuff! I have one of those rifles, but it has to go back to Ruger. Don't know if it's a headspace issue or a firing pin spring, but it will dent primers, but doesn't ignite them all. Used several types of ammo and same on all. Good shooter though, when it does shoot.

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#6409839 - 08/15/16 07:55 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Very cool

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#6413337 - 08/17/16 08:17 PM Re: Ruger American Ranch 300blk at 500 Yards [Re: JRJ6]
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Looks like he's a natural !!👍

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