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Ruger 22 Mag Range Session #7533022
06/12/19 01:32 PM
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The weather, life, and my job finally allowed me to get back out to the range and do some more shooting with the Ruger 22 Mag. As before, I set up the target at 50 yards, used a rest, and fired 5 shot groups with each brand of munitions. My conclusion is that for accuracy, the Federal FMJ's are the ammo this rifle loves the best. For hunting small game, the Hornady Critical Defense fodder performed very well and is more destructive when I tested it on water jugs and watermelons.

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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533024
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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533045
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Iíd say either one will get it done!


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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533071
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Is that a stock Ruger 10/22 mag? Rare to see one with a good bolt.


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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: Cast] #7533112
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Looks like an American Rimfire Target model.

Good shooting.

Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533130
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I built myself a 10/22M a while back. It shoots too. Ammo can get pricy though.


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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533156
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Cast, everything on the rifle is stock as a rock. The only thing I did to it was adjust the trigger down from 6 pounds to 3.5 pounds using the "Ruger approved" method as outlined in the owner's manual. I'm really liking this little rifle, and since it comes suppressor-ready, I may put one of Ruger's 22 suppressors on it.

https://ruger.com/products/americanRimfireTarget/specSheets/8368.html

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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533270
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That is nice.

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The bottom one is the 10/22 mag I built long ago.


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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533272
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Looking good. Carbon fiber barrel on the Mag? What stock?

Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533288
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Ya know, I donít remember. Most of that build came from rimfire central. I bought the stock used.


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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533300
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I have a Magnum Research, and it shoots better than either of the 10/22Ms I've owned.

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But my current favorite is my Ray-Vin upper... and it shoots really nice as well.

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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533638
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I bet those fmj would be awesome on small game. Save the critical defense for things you don't like to eat!


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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7534742
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Those are good groups. Iíve been looking at those rifles and the Marlins.

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I went ahead and put a more reasonable optic on this little feller:

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It's a red/green dot sight with 4 reticle options. It's much better at rapid target acquisitions for the varmint control usage at 50-60 yards. The target groups opened up slightly, as expected, but still well within "minute of raccoon" requirements, and the two masked bandits I've taken out could verify this. But they don't speak to me anymore. . .

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