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#6629840 - 01/12/17 07:11 PM Ruger American Compact review
aggiegolfer09 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 180
Anybody have any experience with these? Is 1:9.5 twist good for a 7mm 08?

https://www.cdnnsports.com/rugerr-americanr-compact-7mm-08-stainless-left.html?___SID=U

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#6629858 - 01/12/17 07:21 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 9428
Loc: Frisco, Texas
What a great bargain !!!!
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#6630091 - 01/12/17 09:12 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Peaceman Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 31
I have a compact 7mm-08 for my daughter. I made some reduced loads using a Sierra 120gr bullet at 2450 fps and shoots 1 moa. Very pleased with this rifle and like the trigger. She took her first caribou with it at 150 yards with a complete pass through heart shot.

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#6631183 - 01/13/17 03:36 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Registered: 09/12/16
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Ruger Americans are a fine basic rifle. Most are MOA capable, but some won't get that done. For a hunting rifle they are difficult to beat for the money.
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#6631290 - 01/13/17 04:39 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Registered: 12/04/10
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Loc: Abilene, Texas
I have one, shoots the hornady custom lite stuff in about 1.5-2" group. Havent tried any other ammo. I like it alot, very handy and good looking rifle.
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#6631335 - 01/13/17 05:16 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Dropp-243 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 822
Loc: Collin County
Good deal

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#6631403 - 01/13/17 06:17 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2639
Loc: Hurst
Dang, stainless for 300? Yeah, that's a go for sure.
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#6631498 - 01/13/17 07:03 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Dropp-243 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 822
Loc: Collin County
Is it left hand only that is that price?

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#6631717 - 01/13/17 09:39 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 1677
Loc: Greenville, TX
Is anyone using the actions to build on? That's an awesome price to get a stainless lefty action.
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#6632167 - 01/14/17 11:22 AM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Dropp-243 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 822
Loc: Collin County
Called them,they are located in Abilene. So taxes and shipping are added. Total $346. Still pretty good

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#6632351 - 01/14/17 02:26 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
okstatefan Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 937
Loc: Forney, TX
I'm seriously considering ordering one of these.

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#6632479 - 01/14/17 04:00 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
changedmyname Offline
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Registered: 09/08/10
Posts: 14523
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Was thinking about one of these in 243 for my kids to have a deer rifle. However, in another thread I read that a heavy rifle is better for reduced recoil with young shooters. So not sure now.

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#6632665 - 01/14/17 06:20 PM Re: Ruger American Compact review [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1674
Loc: Denton County
Decent prices on their Webb site some under 300$, seems pretty good.

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