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Old April 23rd, 2017, 09:34 AM   #1
 
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Ruger International Tang Safety in 308

On my way to pick up a 1984 Ruger International in 308 Winchester this afternoon...I am told it's in excellent condition. I have wanted one of these guns ever since they first came out but I was always at the wrong place at the wrong time or didn't have the funds. Everything came together today so I will finally get the gun I should have bought in the 80's. I would really like to hear your opinions and the current value of these guns...not that I will get rid of this one, unless it won't hold a good group! I'll post pics when I get it home, but from the photos I've seen it's totally stock except for an added scope.



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Old April 24th, 2017, 05:16 AM   #2
 
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You will get a wide opinion as to the worth of that gun. I have heard people say $650 to 1000+. I have one in excellent condition and would ask on the high side of this estimate. However, I will never part with it. Some people get very good accuracy with this gun while others say they can only get 2-1/2" groups. I am able to get just under an inch groups with my careful reloading.
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I have always appreciated Full Stock Rifles. I bought a Ruger 77 RSI .308 Tang Safety back in the Mid 80s. Since then I have owned these Rifles in .243, 270, 30-06, and .250 Savage. I sold off all of my RSIs to fund other Projects, but I have recently started to buy a few again. Guns in the Photo are top down.
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These guns are Keepers. The RSI was never designed to be a Target Rifle, so less than1MOA means nothing to me. As a Hunting Rifle they excell.

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Thanks for the information. I haven't had a chance to take any photos, but the gun is completely stock with flawless/bright bluing and only a few handling marks on the stock. Any advice as to how I can confirm the date of manufacture from the serial#? I am going to call Ruger tomorrow for an owners manual. The rifle came with Ruger mounts/rings....I believe I will mount a Leupold 33mm scope...something like their VX-I or VX-II. I don't like or need the big telescope style optics on such a nice trim carbine. I am also going to invest in a nice classic leather sling as opposed to one of the synthetic versions.
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Luckydog,

The Ruger website has the date of manufacture listed.

Can't remember how off the top of my head, but it's there and serial number dependent.
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The 7x57 Mauser is a great cartridge for such a classic looking rifle.
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like you i have always been in the wrong spot for one of these. I wish you luck.
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Still shopping around for the right scope....but I noticed that the bolt on my International is blued where alot of other the I see in online photos have a stainless steel bolt (at least the knob/handle). Funny how I never noticed that before. From the serial number, mine appears to be a 1984 version. I believe I have a line on a Leupold 3x9x33 scope (matte), which is trim enough to not look out of place on this type of gun.
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I have a compact 2-7x Leupold on mine. A large scope does not look appealing and is not needed. Back in the 1980's, I had a 1.5-4x which worked well also.
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