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#6536262 - 11/09/16 05:55 PM Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact?
okstatefan Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
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I've been thinking about picking one up, but was just curious about a couple of things.

My first concern is it being a Compact. How much of a difference will that 1.5" length of pull mean to a guy that is 6'0"?

Secondly, how does it compare to a Savage 11?

Thanks.

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#6536272 - 11/09/16 05:59 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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Don't have any experience with Savage rifles and I'm shorter than you but I love mine. 7mm08 compact. Very light and easy to handle.
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#6536444 - 11/09/16 07:27 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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My son shoots a 308 Compact. Bought originally for his children. (I found them a left handed stainless compact Ruger in 243 so he has taken over the 308)...He loves it. Very handy in a cramped deer blind. It is a sub 1" shooter...don't think you can beat it for the price.

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#6536540 - 11/09/16 08:10 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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I just picked up a compact ruger american in 7mm-08. I'm 6'2" with the shorter stock there is a definite difference. Haven't shot it yet. I do like the "compactness" and that's why I bought it, feels like a nice handy rifle.
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#6536548 - 11/09/16 08:13 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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Thanks guys. CDNN has a left-handed .308 Compact stainless for $300. There's a $25 FFL fee, $20 shipping fee, and about $25 in taxes. That would have me up to $370. I'm not quite sure if that is the money to spend on that rifle, or just hold out for a Gunsite Scout. I'm kind of bummed it doesn't have iron sights.

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#6536618 - 11/09/16 08:43 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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That's where I got mine lefty also minus the shipping. Cdnn delivered right down the road to my ffl. Scout is nice but 2-3x the price.


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#6536688 - 11/09/16 09:16 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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I'm 6' but I have a big wingspan. I have the regular model in 7mm-08 and it seems small to me. The compact must feel like a toy.
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#6536756 - 11/09/16 10:02 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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I imagine the compact would make a nice truck gun!
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#6536821 - 11/09/16 11:29 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I imagine the compact would make a nice truck gun!


That's what I'm talking about.

I am considering scoping it with a cheapish UTC bug buster and keeping it handy in my lockable truck storage.

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#6537060 - 11/10/16 08:03 AM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
rex47 Offline
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Look at the Ruger American "Predator" 308. it has heavier threaded barrel 18" very short, very acurate

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#6537581 - 11/10/16 12:40 PM Re: Anyone have experience with a Ruger American Compact? [Re: okstatefan]
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X2 on the Predator due to the heavier barrel.
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