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Old January 2nd, 2012, 03:55 PM   #16
 
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Kinda reminds me of the AXIS
I was thinking the same thing. I figure they'll sell the crap out of 'em.



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Old January 2nd, 2012, 10:29 PM   #17
 
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A very interesting step for them, proving that people don't wanna spend alot of money on guns. Fighting for position with Marlin, Savage for the cheap seats.
I will be very interested in handling one when they exist, that said here are my initial reactions.

Stock: Yes, I'm pretty sure they broke-in to the Savage factory and stole some Axis, Egde, whatever the hell they are calling the Savage Stevens now...stocks. Hopefully not as fabulously crappy, although the hawkeye's stock ain't the most rigid thing to grace the earth either.

Bedding: Looks like they took a hint from Choate with the thick "wedges" of aluminium.

Bolt: Looks like a Browing, but slightly longer throw. Be interesting to see if it's actually smooth like a Browning. The rear "tactile cocking indicator" is pronounced CHEAP CAST CRAP hanging off the back of the bolt, EXACTLY like Marlin's X series. Also you need to re-evaluate your life if you need a "tactile" indicator reminding your monkey-arse, whether or not you cocked your bolt gun...

Trigger: Savage didn't renew the patent on time, that's why Remy, Marlin have them also. Not really a shocker there. As long as they don't make the trigger parts from Crayola's rejects like Savage does, they may have a quality product.

Barrel: Wow, unless they come with beauty marks now... Ruger has joined Savage and Marlin in the brotherhood of Nut....

Safety: I'm a little on the fence with this one. Ruger Purists will say "back to the tang!" While I've never seen a Tang safety Ruger in living color, honestly it strikes me as early Savage. If you are selling to the crowd that wants cocking indicators, why would you skimp on the safety and lose a feature??

Rotary Mag: Well done. Although if these are anything like a 10-22, they better start making them in a Steel Lips version...
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:54 AM   #18
 
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gunblast.com does a review on the American in .30-06 and seems it shot very well for a budget piece. Attractive rifle to me.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 09:01 AM   #19
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Looks like the AccuTrigger from Savage
I thought the same thing.

I love my Savage scout rifle.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 09:40 AM   #20
 
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Stole this and stole that, good grief. There are 40+ 1911s out there, why? Because there is a market. Some GM and Ford products share transmission technology.
Majority of auto loading pistols have something Browning in them. The majority of bolt rifles are Mauser copies, why? Because there is a market.
Good on Ruger for making a piece us common folks can afford and enjoy. The cup is half full for my position.
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gunblast.com does a review on the American in .30-06 and seems it shot very well for a budget piece. Attractive rifle to me.
The NEW Ruger American Rifle - Gunblast.com - YouTube Looks like a great rifle! Well priced too
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Well it looks a bit like a TC venture to me!! I have two Rugers with the tang safety. I can go either way but I do like my winchester M70.
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[QUOTE=luvtofish40;527687]The NEW Ruger American Rifle - Gunblast.com - YouTube Looks like a great rifle! Well priced too[/QUOTE

Someone commented under that video: "Tikka and Savage had a baby. Ruger adopted it."
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Not my thing, but to each there own. Life's too short to hunt with an ugly gun!
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Life's too short to hunt with an ugly gun!
Ya beat me to it! At first glance, I thought it was a Tikka. At second glance I said Yuck! Ruger's page says "100% American made". When did that change, I thought they always were?
I understand the need to produce models that people will go out and spend their increasingly hard-earned money on, but I'd rather go out and find a used but solid (as they all seem to be) M77 or M77mkII. Just my opinion.
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Ruger's page says "100% American made". When did that change, I thought they always were?
this IMO is the most important comment in this thread and I was wondering the same, either Ruger is trying to make a branding statement as compared to their competitors or they are priming us for a future when some Rugers are manufactured in other countries.
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Not my thing, but to each there own. Life's too short to hunt with an ugly gun!
"The meat tastes the same regradless of the price of the gun"
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or they are priming us for a future when some Rugers are manufactured in other countries.
Buck did the exact same thing
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Thumbs up Hats off to Ruger!!

I had questions about the new rifle an emailed ruger. I had a responce[phone call] the next day. I own 7 rugers now an will have many more to come. To take the time an call me in that time frame,an answer my questions has sold me. Other firearms companys have never answered my emails or calls. Ruger is ok in my book, an will have me as a repeat coustmer!
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I wondered the same thing about the "American Made" label. I think that's going to backfire on 'em.

I asked an acquaintance there & was told ALL Rugers are & have been American made (which is what I'd thought), the title & hype on this one are to differentiate it from other makers' budget models that look somewhat similar & are NOT American made.

This rifle is intended to fit a certain price niche, and some competitors' offerings in the price range are imported.

Ruger wants, and this is me saying this, not them, to appeal to those interested in a rifle of this type who may tend to buy it if they know it's a domestic product as opposed to a foreign one.
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