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Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7628286 10/09/19 04:29 PM
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Jason, that's a great deal he got, I paid about $500 for one I bought awhile ago so my son and I can finally get out to your place to do some shooting. Any recommendations on a scope for it, not looking to shoot to 800, but 200-400 would be fine with me. I'd like to keep the scope around $600 or less if possible

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Originally Posted by RH422
Jason, that's a great deal he got, I paid about $500 for one I bought awhile ago so my son and I can finally get out to your place to do some shooting. Any recommendations on a scope for it, not looking to shoot to 800, but 200-400 would be fine with me. I'd like to keep the scope around $600 or less if possible


SWFA 3-15 at that price, perhaps a (used) Burris XTR II 3-15 or 4-20 if you can live with the weight.


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Jason, that's a great deal he got, I paid about $500 for one I bought awhile ago so my son and I can finally get out to your place to do some shooting. Any recommendations on a scope for it, not looking to shoot to 800, but 200-400 would be fine with me. I'd like to keep the scope around $600 or less if possible


SWFA 3-15 at that price, perhaps a (used) Burris XTR II 3-15 or 4-20 if you can live with the weight.


^^Agreed. The scope that makes 400 yards easy, is the same scope you'd use at 800 yards, or 1800 yards.

The Burris has better glass than the SS, and zero stop, and a 10.0 mil turret as opposed to a 5 Mil turret.


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Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: RH422] #7628941 10/10/19 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RH422
Jason, that's a great deal he got, I paid about $500 for one I bought awhile ago so my son and I can finally get out to your place to do some shooting. Any recommendations on a scope for it, not looking to shoot to 800, but 200-400 would be fine with me. I'd like to keep the scope around $600 or less if possible


If you can bump your budget up by about 10% and don't mind the color, then this is the scope for you: https://cameralandny.com/shop/tags/...0137-12fc-00163e90e196?variation=1986051

Another option is the Burris Veracity 3-15. I was able to get one for around $500. I haven't shot with it yet as my build is not done, but it is clear and I like the reticle better than most FFP scopes. I have heard that the zero stop on this particular model will prevent you from adjusting more than one full turn, however with a 20MOA base and 25 MOA of elevation adjustment, you most likely wont have any problem getting out to double your stated yardage goal.


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Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7628994 10/10/19 11:19 AM
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Have had 2 RAP for a long time 22-250 & 308 it used to hurt my feelings when folks on here would talk about them being PIE PLATE rifles (you know who you are) glad to see you coming around. LOL

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Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: rex47] #7629075 10/10/19 01:18 PM
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Thanks everyone, still pondering what I'm going to do optics wise, but all good choices from what I can see. The only certain thing is that I have never met a gun I couldn't undershoot!

Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7630452 10/12/19 01:50 AM
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I bought one of these Go Wild Rugers in 7mm08 for my son. The scope is on the way. I hope it shoots good.

Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7632047 10/14/19 12:46 PM
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IMHO, they've competing well with Savage as the go-to budget option. I've seen reports of most that wouldn't shoot quite as well as that picture, but still very good and without any ejection problems.

Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: patriot07] #7632251 10/14/19 03:56 PM
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IMHO, they've competing well with Savage as the go-to budget option. I've seen reports of most that wouldn't shoot quite as well as that picture, but still very good and without any ejection problems.


Savage type trigger, no ejector problems.

A major thing to me is three lug bolt and 60° bolt throw.


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Cut some slots in the inside of the forearm to fit a set of bamboo chopsticks and then pour epoxy over them to stiffen the forearm. It is a cleap and quick way to stiffen the forearm of stock.

The RAR is a lot of rifle for the money with the stock being the only real weakness.

Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7635587 10/18/19 01:57 AM
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Nice! I was looking at one in 7mm-08

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I bought one in 243 for my Grandson when they first cane out. It surprised me just how accurate it was/is.


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Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: jeffbird] #7635752 10/18/19 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffbird
Cut some slots in the inside of the forearm to fit a set of bamboo chopsticks and then pour epoxy over them to stiffen the forearm. It is a cleap and quick way to stiffen the forearm of stock.

The RAR is a lot of rifle for the money with the stock being the only real weakness.


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Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7635757 10/18/19 11:51 AM
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I’ve had a few. My dad probably snagged the deal of the century and paid $180 for one.

Re: The Ruger American is impressing me. [Re: FiremanJG] #7635834 10/18/19 01:09 PM
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No offense to those who do, but when I see things like this it just reinforces why I will never buy a custom action.


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