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Old August 30th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #1
 
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Just ordered an American Rifle! Rec's on scope/rings?

Newcomer to the board from Jacksonville, FL!

Just ordered an American Rifle calibered in 270. My 4th Ruger (SR1911, LC9, SR22) and now this... I'm sure I will not be disappointed. Plus I found it for $309 with free shipping!

Any recommendations on a scope and/or rings? I am looking at a Redfield Revolution 3-9x40.

Any thoughts/comments on any other brands, magnification, etc for this 270?

Thanks,
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Howdy, from up the road.

Congratulations! I just got an American, too. I decided on a Vortex Diamondback 3-9X40 with BDC reticle. I don't think the Redfield Revolution would be a bad choice, in this same price range. Nikon Prostaff is another good one. Also, check out the Burris Fullfield II and the Burris Fullfield E1. My decision came down to the E1 and the Diamondback. I chose the Diamondback because the turrets, focus ring, and zoom ring were all smoother. Plus, Vortex has a great warranty.

I started with Weaver Quad Lock rings, but quickly changed my mind and ordered a pair of Burris Zee rings. Be sure to check those out.

Happy hunting!



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I put Burris Signature Zee Rings on my .270. 1 inch, Medium for my Nikon Pro-Staff 3-9X40. They come with self aligning synthetic inserts. No metal on metal. So far very happy with them. Fit fine on the Ruger factory 2 pc. Weaver bases. By the way, I was happy to get my American for $350. Nice catch at $309. What a value!! Got my rings from Cabelas at $44.00 less some Cabelas Bucks. You should be able to find them for less.

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Thanks for the quick responses. I see you both recommend the Burris Zee Rings and I've heard great things about them. I think I will go with them.

With a 40mm objective lens, is the medium height you put on your ProStaff enough clearance or should I go with the high?

What height did you put on your Vortex Diamondback?
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Medium offers plenty of clearance for 40 mm. Lower is better. Make sure you get your coupon for the free cheek pad from the Ruger store. Nice perk and a warm fuzzy for your cheek on a cold Nov. morning.

Let us know how she shoots with what ammo. I've read it loves Remington Core-lokt. I'm going to try it and some Hornady Superformance 130 gr. SST.

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What height did you put on your Vortex Diamondback?
Yep, tiklikker said it, medium for a 40mm objective.
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this may sound dumb, but i don't' know...is the receiver cut for the Ruger, proprietary scope rings? if it is, there is nothing wrong with the standard Ruger rings...i find the ones i use on my M77 and PC9 to be very rugged and reliable.

glass? with a .270, i would opt for at least a 24x adjustable...the .270 is quite capable for LONG range shooting. (i have an 6-24 on my 22-250 for shooting at those smaller vermin at longer distances and an 8-32 on my .308 savage for longer range, larger critters.
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Congratulation on your new rifle. You got a great price on it so if it was my choice I have never had problems with the stock Ruger rings so I would use them. But for optics I have never regretted spending extra on a scope and I usually choose Leopold or Burris in that caliber a good 3to12 x40mm. would probably serve you well depending on the type of terrain that you hunt in. Good luck and I hope this was helpful
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this may sound dumb, but i don't' know...is the receiver cut for the Ruger, proprietary scope rings? if it is, there is nothing wrong with the standard Ruger rings...i find the ones i use on my M77 and PC9 to be very rugged and reliable.

glass? with a .270, i would opt for at least a 24x adjustable...the .270 is quite capable for LONG range shooting. (i have an 6-24 on my 22-250 for shooting at those smaller vermin at longer distances and an 8-32 on my .308 savage for longer range, larger critters.
This is the first Ruger rifle in my memory without rings and cutouts for them. Other than a few exceptions for varmint rifles, etc. They provide the 2 part Weaver/Picatinny bases and screws. You pick the rings and scope, just like most rifle Mfgrs. in this lower price point.

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Nikon ProStaff on my .308 American, and the Game Reaper combo rings/mounts from DNZ.
I had a 4-16x40mm Center Point on it, and it worked well, but as my money situation improved, so then did my scope and mount.
I've always been a fan of Nikon optics, and own a set of 10x50 Action binos from them, so I was expecting greater clarity and sharpness out of their rifle scope. I was not disappointed.
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My bolt action is a ruger m77 hawkeye in .270. I have a leuopold VXII 3x9. I have been pleased with Leupold. They make several different scopes to fit your budget.
The American doesn't come with the rings like all the other Ruger rifles?
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My bolt action is a ruger m77 hawkeye in .270. I have a leuopold VXII 3x9. I have been pleased with Leupold. They make several different scopes to fit your budget.
The American doesn't come with the rings like all the other Ruger rifles?
Nope. Just the 2 piece Weaver/Picatinny base. Helps to hit that low price point. i don't think it's a trend that will effect the M77s and No. 1s.
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I bought an American in 308...really great for me.
I put a Redfield 4-12 x40 scope on it using the stock mounts and a pair
of Buriss zee rings. Very solid setup.

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great gun great price I would own several if I needed more rifles.
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great gun great price I would own several if I needed more rifles.
What does "need" have to do with it?
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