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Old May 17th, 2016, 07:31 AM   #1
 
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Question Ruger American After Market Magazines?

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Is anyone making after market magazines for the Ruger American rifles yet?

Possibly higher capacity?

if so, who?

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Old May 17th, 2016, 02:31 PM   #2
 
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I don't see that happening until there are enough Ranch and Predator models out there that might be seen as a chassis for a scout rifle. None of the standard American Rifles have iron sights so they are not candidates for scout rifles. I may be way off base, though.
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there is suppose to be someone working on bottom metal to fit the predators not sure what type of mags it will use. there has been hints to it on the ruger american facebook page. But given the factory mag is designed like the 1022 mag I don't see anyone making a drop in replacement mag.

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IAShooters, When you ask questions about any rifle, your very first question should be .... What is the rifle's intended use? For an American centerfire bolt action rifle, the answer is "hunting" .... more specifically American big game hunting. As such, hunting rifles are NOT tactical, long range target, or assault rifles so they don't need a high cap magazine. Fact is, a larger capacity magazine will lose the "rotary" design and turn into an "in-line" design ... no different than a rotary 10 round 10/22 magazine versus a hi-cap 10/22 magazine.

For hunting, a 4 round magazine is plenty. If you miss your first shot, chances are you will miss the opportunity for a second shot 'cuz Bambi is going to haul *ss. That's why many people hunt with a single shot. If 4 rounds isn't enough, you can always buy additional magazines .... they swap out very quickly. Also, in case you have never experienced it .... having a hi-cap mag hanging out of a rifle makes it very difficult to shoot from a bench ... or even prone, so there is a lot to be said for a flush fitting magazine.

Personally, I think Ruger did a fine job designing the American rifle. It has all the features needed for a hunting rifle, yet sells for a very modest price. As for magazine capacity, there are very few hunting rifles with more than a four round capacity. The American is NOT a long range target rifle like the "Precision" nor is it a paramilitary rifle like the Gunsite Scout that have 10 round magazines ... it's just a Bambi gun.
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If you want a hunting rifle that can double as medium capacity self defense rifle, I know it is not a Ruger but get a Remington 7600 pump or 7400 semiauto. They make 10 round mags. I own a 7600 in 30-06 and I can fire ten rounds in 7 seconds and keep it in 5 inches at 100 yards off hand. After 30 rounds accuracy starts to go due to barrel heating up seriously.
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IAShooters, When you ask questions about any rifle, your very first question should be .... What is the rifle's intended use? For an American centerfire bolt action rifle, the answer is "hunting" .... more specifically American big game hunting. As such, hunting rifles are NOT tactical, long range target, or assault rifles so they don't need a high cap magazine. Fact is, a larger capacity magazine will lose the "rotary" design and turn into an "in-line" design ... no different than a rotary 10 round 10/22 magazine versus a hi-cap 10/22 magazine.

For hunting, a 4 round magazine is plenty. If you miss your first shot, chances are you will miss the opportunity for a second shot 'cuz Bambi is going to haul *ss. That's why many people hunt with a single shot. If 4 rounds isn't enough, you can always buy additional magazines .... they swap out very quickly. Also, in case you have never experienced it .... having a hi-cap mag hanging out of a rifle makes it very difficult to shoot from a bench ... or even prone, so there is a lot to be said for a flush fitting magazine.

Personally, I think Ruger did a fine job designing the American rifle. It has all the features needed for a hunting rifle, yet sells for a very modest price. As for magazine capacity, there are very few hunting rifles with more than a four round capacity. The American is NOT a long range target rifle like the "Precision" nor is it a paramilitary rifle like the Gunsite Scout that have 10 round magazines ... it's just a Bambi gun.
I agree... If you don't get your animal with 4 shots, extra rounds are not going to help.. As far as a double duty defense weapon, I just take my AR rifle over a bolt action any day...

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I recently ordered a couple extra 4 rd. factory mags for my american predator .308. I was happy to find out that the newer ones come with a metal internal follower (correct term? see photo) instead of plastic/polymer as in the original one that came with my gun. The rest of the mag is still all plastic and rather "cheap" feeling, but I must say, so far they have all functioned perfectly despite the appearance and feel.



Edit: Original mag on left (plastic follower), newer on right (metal follower)

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Hey I know this post is old, but here in new Zealand, we have shooting jobs here shooting. Hanging off quads, out of 4x4s, and choppers.

Shooting animals in a weekend we shoot.
deer 10-15
pigs 5-9
rabbits 250+
Peacocks 20odd
Turkeys 50-75
Wallabies 120-200
Possums 150+

And we collect the kill and sell them to pet food company.



And the laws here are getting stricter for auto rifles with high cap mags. We use mini 30s and ARs but bolts always closed on the new round but the ruggers are a better rifle. More safe, (not miss fires not that we have had one) As we leave the bolt open in the trucks and choppers

So if any one can help up with this. Because they are so new. theres not much out there..
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IAShooters, When you ask questions about any rifle, your very first question should be .... What is the rifle's intended use? For an American centerfire bolt action rifle, the answer is "hunting" .... more specifically American big game hunting. As such, hunting rifles are NOT tactical, long range target, or assault rifles so they don't need a high cap magazine. Fact is, a larger capacity magazine will lose the "rotary" design and turn into an "in-line" design ... no different than a rotary 10 round 10/22 magazine versus a hi-cap 10/22 magazine.

For hunting, a 4 round magazine is plenty. If you miss your first shot, chances are you will miss the opportunity for a second shot 'cuz Bambi is going to haul *ss. That's why many people hunt with a single shot. If 4 rounds isn't enough, you can always buy additional magazines .... they swap out very quickly. Also, in case you have never experienced it .... having a hi-cap mag hanging out of a rifle makes it very difficult to shoot from a bench ... or even prone, so there is a lot to be said for a flush fitting magazine.

Personally, I think Ruger did a fine job designing the American rifle. It has all the features needed for a hunting rifle, yet sells for a very modest price. As for magazine capacity, there are very few hunting rifles with more than a four round capacity. The American is NOT a long range target rifle like the "Precision" nor is it a paramilitary rifle like the Gunsite Scout that have 10 round magazines ... it's just a Bambi gun.
I own one and Iwoegan description is on the money , just buy a couple of extra mags for it. I too like the smooth rotary mag does not get in the way.
Good luck in New Zealand, wish I had a job shooting
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Good info. I did not know about that company offering larger cap mags.
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Hey I know this post is old, but here in new Zealand, we have shooting jobs here shooting. Hanging off quads, out of 4x4s, and choppers.

Shooting animals in a weekend we shoot.
deer 10-15
pigs 5-9
rabbits 250+
Peacocks 20odd
Turkeys 50-75
Wallabies 120-200
Possums 150+

And we collect the kill and sell them to pet food company.



And the laws here are getting stricter for auto rifles with high cap mags. We use mini 30s and ARs but bolts always closed on the new round but the ruggers are a better rifle. More safe, (not miss fires not that we have had one) As we leave the bolt open in the trucks and choppers

So if any one can help up with this. Because they are so new. theres not much out there..

Jesus, with those numbers how are there any animals left in Australia? Is this just for one hunter or a group? And it's for a single weekend?
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