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Ruger American Predator #7246607
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Anyone own and shoot one? YouTubes loves them. How about THFers?


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King George Strait


Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7246618
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Nope but Iíve heard nothing but good about them. One of the better bang for the buck rifles out there.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7246675
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Thats what I'm thinking. Their 6mm Creed is 1-7.5 twist and has a long magazine


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Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7246685
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I've got the 18" in 308. Makes an excellent throw down or truck gun. Accurate as any factory short action I've had.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: TexFlip] #7246693
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my 243: she ainít purty but she sure does shoot. Tack driver right out of the box.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7246702
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I have the standard in 7mm-08, bought it as a fill-in/back-up gun on a deal I couldn't pass up. It's sub-MOA 3-shot accurate with factory rounds and great for wagging around. However, I DO NOT like the bladed trigger, but that's probably personal preference.


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Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7246937
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Iíve shot a few and nothing but good results. Picked it up took it hunting and ear shot a hog at 100 yards. It probably isnít a match grade accuracy type gun but itís killed everything Iíve shot it at.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7247071
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Purchased a lefty 6.5 CM a few months ago. Only had it to the range once, but the few rounds I put downrange made me smile. Will be getting some more trigger time soon, as I plan on taking it to Wyoming for a speed goat hunt next month. The Hornady 143 ELD-X ammo seems to be the ticket.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7247291
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up might have to go this way, 6mm Breedmoor.

I think there is a better aftermarket trigger offered for the American now


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Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7247307
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Really nice gun. More than enough accuracy for hunting, but the ones I've seen didn't shoot as tight as more expensive Tikka/Savage rifles.

In short, great for the money, but still somewhat of a low-end rifle. I think it competes well with low-end Savages from a quality and accuracy standpoint.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7247322
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Mines in 243. Left side is Winchester 58's right side is Hornady 58's. Stock rifle and trigger.



Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7247638
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I had one in 243 and one of the best shooters out of the box I have ever had. I have a ranch model in 300 blck and it will put all three touching at 100.


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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Anyone own and shoot one? YouTubes loves them. How about THFers?

Have a base model RAR Compact in 223 for kids and it is a good shooter, right out of the box. Nice and light too. Modified the bases that came with it with some file work to accept picatinny rings. 1:8Ē twist if I remember correctly. up from me.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7247800
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I think the
predator comes with a rail


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Out of curiosity, why the interest in this rifle?

A few days ago you were showing photos of your nice custom 6.5 CM in a McM A5.

What is the difference?

Instead of buying more rifles, how about a NF NXS or ATACR?


Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: jeffbird] #7248046
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Out of curiosity, why the interest in this rifle?

A few days ago you were showing photos of your nice custom 6.5 CM in a McM A5.

What is the difference?

Instead of buying more rifles, how about a NF NXS or ATACR?


SQUIRREL!!!!!

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7248117
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Iíve got one and love it. Great rifle for the money.

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FYI these are on sale right now at academy for 379.00$. Hard to beat it at that price.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/ruger-a...atSku=110287559

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7249606
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I have one in .243 and one in 308. Both shoot MOA or better with factory ammo. For the money theyíre really tough to beat.

Re: Ruger American Predator [Re: Buzzsaw] #7249663
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Seriously, Buzz is too much of a high roller to buy a Ruger American.


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I have Ruger American Predator 204, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and Ruger Ranch 5.56. All shoot really well with factory ammo and extremely well with reloads. The stocks are a little flimsy but can be bedded or change the stock. I have nothing but good to say with all of mine.

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