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Old January 15th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #46
 
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I dunno, my Rem 700 Varmint SPS is a phenomenal shooter right out of the box.

Totally stock, with only rings, scope and bipod it is holding under 1/2 moa. For the $497 I paid for it (after Rem $70 rebate) I'd say it's hard to beat for the money.

This is a 200 yard target (1 inch bullseye) with two separate 3-shot groups on it (adjustment made between groups). Ammo is .308 168gr Federal Gold Medal Match:




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Old January 16th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #47
 
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I dunno, my Rem 700 Varmint SPS is a phenomenal shooter right out of the box.

Totally stock, with only rings, scope and bipod it is holding under 1/2 moa. For the $497 I paid for it (after Rem $70 rebate) I'd say it's hard to beat for the money.

This is a 200 yard target (1 inch bullseye) with two separate 3-shot groups on it (adjustment made between groups). Ammo is .308 168gr Federal Gold Medal Match:

Looks great. I will have to take a look at it! Thanks
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Old January 16th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #48
 
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The rifles with a track record for accuracy are CZ, Savage, Sako, and Remington
I would further narrow it to two platforms Remington 700 and Savage 110 or 10 actioned rifles, simply because there is more aftermarket stocks and mounts available than for any other rifle, and you can find a smith who can rebarrel one anyhwere.
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I was thinking about getting one of these in .243 to be my 'truck gun'...but have yet to find anyone who actually owns one, or even see one in person.

I was thinking of getting a Savage but I'd much rather have a Ruger.
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I know alot of younge shooters who have nver shot iron sights on a rifle. My 3 daughters and 4 nieces and 2 son in laws are not amoung them however. Seriously many young people have learned on a scope or red dot or aim point or whatever. Why do you think ar rifles now have backup iron sights.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #51
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has anyone yet seen these available for purchase?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #52
 
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I know alot of younge shooters who have nver shot iron sights on a rifle.
sad, isnt it? imo a kids first rifle should ALWAYS have irons. i refused to let my daughters shoot a scoped rifle/carbine until they had proven to be capable with a set of good ol irons.
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Don't get me wrong - I love having optics on my rifles...but there's something to be said about a good set of iron sights. I always keep at least one rifle around that's optics-free. Kinda wish we didn't have this trend of rifles ditching their iron sights - it was nice having options.

My dad had the same philosophy as Lee D - teach new shooters with irons and let them work up to optics.
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Here's a review from gunsamerica.com - seems pretty favorable. I'd buy this rifle for my daughter, and I probably will once they come up with a lefty model. The Ruger American Rifle – A Legend is Born
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Almost bought a entry level 30-06 today and now I'm glad I didn't. I will be picking up one of these for sure. Love Ruger but can't afford/justify the additional cost of the higher end offering. Everything I read claims it should be a great option when compared to lower price point rifles from the other manufacturers. Hope the wait isn't too long.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 09:52 AM   #56
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If the trigger feels comparable to the Savage AccuTrigger I'm intrigued.
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I dunno, my Rem 700 Varmint SPS is a phenomenal shooter right out of the box.

Totally stock, with only rings, scope and bipod it is holding under 1/2 moa. For the $497 I paid for it (after Rem $70 rebate) I'd say it's hard to beat for the money.

This is a 200 yard target (1 inch bullseye) with two separate 3-shot groups on it (adjustment made between groups). Ammo is .308 168gr Federal Gold Medal Match:

Yep my 700 SPS tactical shot that good outta the box too. I zero'd mine with the same ammo too. I love shooting .308 GMM at targets. Use a different ammo for hunting, usually Core Loct

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I'd love to see one in a shorter barrel, maybe an 18" one. Be a good youth rifle I think. I don't know...not a synthetic stock fan at all but as a 2nd rifle or one that is the one you lend out for the guy that forgot his...
He forgot his and I'm gonna give dummy a firearm? lend him my "New" Ruger American? (Which I don't have yet BTW).

I Don't think so!!! Here's a rock, throw it and when you get charged, we'll shoot it!

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New Ruger

Would like to get just the action an stock. I have a 6.5-06 barrel looking for a home!
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Here are my thoughts on the American. Savage has been selling boatloads of their Axis' and it's apparently not a bad rifle; VERY accurate and functions at least as well as their other more expensive rifles, and you can pick one up at WalMart for $267! My experiences with the more expensive Savage models is that feeding/extracting/ejecting can sometimes be problematic to say the least. The Axis does everything any other Savage does but at a much lower price and it functions at least as well if not better. Ruger's M77 can compete with any maker's higher end rifles but the Axis owned the burgeoning entry level rifle market. Ruger borrowed a couple of the features that make the Axis so good; the barrel nut for fast, easy headspacing (reduces manufacturing time), and the recoil lug integrated into the stock (Ruger uses two). I don't think that Ruger incorporated Savage's floating bolt head but they did use a three lug bolt, an adjustable trigger, and Ruger's ejector plunger looks like it's larger than Savage's. Both rifles use detachable magazine's but I think Ruger's rotary polymer mags are probably better. Savage has the jump on Ruger in that they offer their rifle in right and left hand, in stainless and blue, plus a camo stock option as well as a short barreled version with a threaded muzzle, as well as youth models. I suspect Ruger will offer as many variations given time. Of course all of the above is merely speculation on my part.
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Saw one on the shelf yesterday @ Sportsman's Warehouse/Tucson. Tag marked $359.00 in 30-06. This is the rifle I want for my fall Coues hunt.
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