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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 06/12/19 01:40 PM
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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 06/12/19 02:33 PM
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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 06/12/19 03:18 PM
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Looks like an American Rimfire Target model.

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Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7533130 06/12/19 03:39 PM
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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 06/12/19 04:02 PM
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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 06/12/19 06:01 PM
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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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Looking good. Carbon fiber barrel on the Mag? What stock?

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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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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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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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Those are good groups. Iíve been looking at those rifles and the Marlins.

Re: Ruger 22 Mag Range Session [Re: mikei] #7542537 06/26/19 03:02 PM
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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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