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Old November 6th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #121
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Nice, artactical! That is a monster scope! Is this yours or is it built for someone else? I like it!



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Nice, artactical! That is a monster scope! Is this yours or is it built for someone else? I like it!
It is mine, I have a Ruger Bi-Pod for it too, I just forgot to put it on before taking the picture.

Only problem with this rifle is that the stock is the part that actually holds the magazines in place while they lock in like a normal 10/22.

After firing one day at range the stock swelled around the magazine area. I had to go in and sand the entire area down and re level it. Once it was swollen it took a large screwdriver to get the magazines out.

I sent detailed pictures and what I did to fix the problem to Ruger, I am sure this is going to happen to a lot of them.
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Interesting. I haven't experienced this yet, but that's probably because I have only run about 500 subsonics through it. I will have to get it warmer and see what happens! Thanks for the heads up! I like all the Ruger parts you put on. Cool theme!
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Interesting. I haven't experienced this yet, but that's probably because I have only run about 500 subsonics through it. I will have to get it warmer and see what happens! Thanks for the heads up! I like all the Ruger parts you put on. Cool theme!
Thanks, and yes I was running mostly Gemtech 22lr sub's, but once I brought it up over 1300fps that was end of story. I took all my measurements with dial caliper and used the same sanding stones that I use to polish internals on hammers, sears, etc...

To me an easy fix would be embed two small pieces of aluminum in the stock on both sides of the magazine area and have it cross embed into the forward section.

I am going Thursday to sight in a few guns for a customer for Deer season....a 35 wheelen handi rifle....JOY I guess my shoulder will just be shot, and a beautiful Browning BLR in .243 (Post 81 model).

After that I am going to warm it back up with Gemtech, and then slowly bring the load up and check after 5 10rd magazines with calipers.
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That sounds like a fun time! Let us know what you find with the mag well on the American. Have you found any aftermarket parts well worth their money for this rifle? I have been looking a little, but haven't seen much.
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That sounds like a fun time! Let us know what you find with the mag well on the American. Have you found any aftermarket parts well worth their money for this rifle? I have been looking a little, but haven't seen much.
I contacted a few places I deal with and asked them about anything coming down the pipe for this rifle, and everyone was basically saying people for the most part still don't know about it. I guess poor advertisement on dealers or Ruger's part.

Give me a 20" .920 barrel and Boyds stock to go with it and I will be pretty happy. I would also like to see the action knobs either have a kit like KRG to increase the size or some kind of weld on.

I am already working on the factory Ruger trigger set in the gun, I have started to polish and sand a few items to see how low I can actually get this trigger down to. Out of the box on my Digital and mechanical scale it rings 3.5lbs, after the range it rang in at exactly 3.5lbs.

Maybe fluting on the bolt....the stock extractor is a beast you can just pull the action back and push a round in and while holding the gun in almost a 90 degree angle and let go of the action without locking it falls back and chunks the round.
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Hmmm. Sounds like I need to be patient then. The bolt is definitely beastly! Let me know how the trigger action job turns out. I'd be interested to hear what you found out and the trigger pull after your work. I like that you tinker on these rifles! You do nice work!
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Hmmm. Sounds like I need to be patient then. The bolt is definitely beastly! Let me know how the trigger action job turns out. I'd be interested to hear what you found out and the trigger pull after your work. I like that you tinker on these rifles! You do nice work!
I can tell you that they did a really good job (at least on the trigger I pulled from mine), there were no deformation of metal, everything was nice clean surfaces, it is going to make it pretty easy for me to do a full polish job. I found just a few areas I had to pass over with my Arkansas stones, but very nice job on Ruger's part.
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I haven't delve too deep into the action, but the overall rifle and the trigger feels pretty nice. Maybe I will pull it fully apart later today and see what we have!

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Purchased my Ruger American in 22LR standard barrel. it was $269.99 at the local Academy's Sporting Goods store. Can't wait to take it out to shoot. If all goes well, I am sure it will, I might even get me a Ruger American in .22 Magnum.
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Purchased my Ruger American in 22LR standard barrel. it was $269.99 at the local Academy's Sporting Goods store. Can't wait to take it out to shoot. If all goes well, I am sure it will, I might even get me a Ruger American in .22 Magnum.
It is FUN! I thought a 22mag would be a nice addition as well. I'll put that on the back-burner since I just bought a .223. Let us know how yours shoots!
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Remember the line in Jaws, "We're going to need a bigger boat!"

I think we're going to need a separate FORUM just for all the interest showing for this new Ruger American Rifle "Rimfire."

Create the Forum now and move all the existing threads while you still can.

The one comment I keep seeing is the wish to have a wooden stock and you can include me.

Just like the popularity of the 10/22 this one is going to be a monster-seller for Ruger and after-market stuff will soon show up.

I have Lever, pump and auto .22's and need a bolt-action so this looks like my search is over.
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Remember the line in Jaws, "We're going to need a bigger boat!"

I think we're going to need a separate FORUM just for all the interest showing for this new Ruger American Rifle "Rimfire."

Create the Forum now and move all the existing threads while you still can.

The one comment I keep seeing is the wish to have a wooden stock and you can include me.

Just like the popularity of the 10/22 this one is going to be a monster-seller for Ruger and after-market stuff will soon show up.

I have Lever, pump and auto .22's and need a bolt-action so this looks like my search is over.
Boyds has a wooden stock for it now. I agree I would like to see a factory stock but there are options.
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