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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:27 AM   #1
 
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New American compact, anybody excited?

I just saw that Ruger introduced the new American compact in .243 and 7mm-08, and was surprised to see zero threads about this? Not even a thread about the .22-250 in the regular American as well? What's up, nobody excited about the new compact rifle or the 2 new offerings? I know I am! I think I could need an 18" barreled 7mm-08 in my life...... My .270 needs a fellow Ruger friend, it's very, very lonely.



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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #2
 
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After extensively comparing the Ruger American with the Savage 12BVSS 22-250 Varmint, I chose the Savage. I'm glad I did too because accuracy from 200 yards and beyond my Savage kills the Ruger hands down. I guess as a rain gun the Ruger American would be an allright pick but for serious accuracy Savage just can't be beat for the money. The American I handled had a loose fitted bolt and an overall cheap feel to it. If I were after a rain gun or entry level rifle for my kids I would go with the Savage Axis which is also available chambered for the 22-250. The American does nothing to impress me, including it's price. Sorry for the harsh words but I think Ruger could've done better.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #3
 
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First I heard about them. No word around here.
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New American compact, anybody excited?
If I was about 13 years old, then yes!
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Nope.
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My 13 year old son and I would be much more excited it they had it offered in .308
But the way it is right now not much interest in the calibers it is initially offered in.
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I think it's a fine enough idea, but Ruger is going to have to offer more than just .243 & 7mm-08 chamberings to separate me from my money.
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It's what I'd buy if I were into hunting..as it is, I really want a stainless GSR.
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No, haven't seen a compact one as yet (I have the 22in); hope your .270 gets a friend...
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Compact rifle with no .223 offering and a rifle with no .30 offering. Yawn. Neat idea though.
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If I was about 13 years old, then yes!

With a paper route/lawn mowing income level.
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I did not know they made it in those calibers. The 7mm-08 is one of those calibers like 7mm mauser that kill way out of proportion to its ballistics.
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Interesting to see few people can appreciate a short barreled rifle, around here in PA we sure can. I too wish it would be offered in .308, that would be dandy as well. I still think I'm most interested in the 7mm-08, it would cement me in that .277-.284 realm of cartridges and that wouldn't bother me none. Use a 140 and poof you have a nice Deer/Bear rifle, that can be your back up gun for Moose if needed.
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I did not know they made it in those calibers. The 7mm-08 is one of those calibers like 7mm mauser that kill way out of proportion to its ballistics.
I love them two cartridges right there, always wanted the 7X57 the most though. I had an 8X57 Mauser (non-military) that I hunted deer with, that was a fun gun to shoot and own (was offered a .30-40 Krag in trade and couldn't pass that up). Wouldn't mind having the 7X57 at all, especially after hearing it praised in talking with PH's at the Sportsman's show here in PA. It has that nostalgia and mystique that some cartridges have, that make them a magnet for gun guys.
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I agree with the reference to the Savage 12... in 22-250. I have one and it is amazing out beyond where my old eyes can see. The only thing I have that equals, or actually tops that is a bull-barrel, beautiful Winchester model 70 Heavy Varmint rifle in .223. Ammo (when you can find it) is cheaper and that eleven pound S O B can hit anything your spotter scope can find. Unbelieveable accuracy.
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