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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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scorpion8, Here at the Deer Hunters Club we're all allowed to agree or disagree on anything we choose.
I hope you understand that I wasn't in any way "calling you out" on anything, if you go back and look at the posts and replies
you'll see I was simply pointing out to you the fact that Ruger has cheapy synthetic stocks on some of the M77's.
If you feel that I meant more than friendly discussion on the subject then I am sorry. Personally I could care less about Rugers new rifle,
I just like the fact that it's 100% American Made by a Quality weapons producer.
And Now, I think we can leave it at that and continue the journey as sporting friends should.
Happy Hunting Always.

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post #22 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 05:24 AM
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well was going to order one for my daughter but I have to wait till May unless I want to pay retail (too many orders already)

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post #23 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 11:24 PM
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Looks like a nice rifle. Might actually start looking into getting one :p
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post #24 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 04:57 AM
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well I got to shoot an 30-06 version this past weekend & I am now going to buy 2 this this really impressed me no real kick for such a light gun & grouping was very good we threw on a cheap 4 power scope ($35) & held a 1" group at 100 yards so will be getting a 308 for the kid & probably the 30-06 for me since I already have a M77 .270

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I like this rifle too GFD. Does it have the same bolt as the M77? If not, I'm sure it's still well made like all Ruger stuff. I got my M77 in 1976 and I love that rifle. My wife got it for me for my 28th birthday. I've hauled that gun through 6 or 7 Western states over the years on huntin' trips. Killed my antelope in Montana last year with it at 410 yards. I know you're a Ruger fan, as am I, but Weatherby has a rifle kind of similar to this Ruger called a Vanguard Series 2, supposed to be super accurate also, cold forged barrel and nice adjustable trigger. Priced like the new Ruger as a good affordable hunting rifle. Just a little info.
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No it is not a mauser style bolt
it is a 3 lug 70 degree bolt here are a few features from the American
I love the the idea of having the Mag, adjustable trigger & the power bedding



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Oh, wonder who's idea that rotary magazine is??? maybe Savage from the 99 model. Anyway looks like a well built rifle.
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Oh, wonder who's idea that rotary magazine is??? maybe Savage from the 99 model. Anyway looks like a well built rifle.
Ruger has been using the rotary magazine for a long time. My 77/44 uses a rotary magazine, so does the 10/22, 77/22, 77/17, 77/357 etc..
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A couple of comments on the Ruger American Bolt Rifle

I will qualify this upfront as I haven't handled one yet. But from what I have read and saw in videos here is my input...

1.They have gone to a multipart bolt. Nothing wrong with the bolt but it will be easier/cheaper to build than a one piece.
2. They are going to making the reciever out of bar stock instead of investment casting like the M77. Again this is cheaper, noone would complain that the Remington 700 or Savage 110 is weak. This is another cost saving.
3. Stocks can be expensive to produce, the mag wells have to be precise or you can have feeding issues. This is why they went to a plastic rotary magazine that will be changed to provide reliable feeding to the caliber it is chamber in. It is easy to get good bedding with a round reciever tightning into a couple of steel v blocks.

I think that Ruger will give competition at a lower price point with this rifle. My Son is buying one of the new M77 Hawkeyes that will cost around 700.xx and I beleave these are going to be sold at approx 500.xx.

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Ruger American compared to a Marlin XL7

This is would be a very interesting compairson. Both entry level rifles from companies that provide quality for the money.

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