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Old March 1st, 2015, 05:32 PM   #31
 
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For my son who has a disability and cant hold a normal size rifle up to his shoulder this is a great option for him and when I get some money saved I would really like to get him one.



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Me personally, I just can't see me ever having a need for one of those, or what it would be good for.......Novelty, sure........Cool, maybe, I guess...........Do I want one, probably not.

As for a bug out weapon..........I have other 22 pistols that would be easier to shoot and take up less room. Now while I haven't actually shot a charger, hard to imagine with a comparable sight on both, it being any more accurate than a Mark target pistol
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It's not for me. It's a pure novelty toy. The only way to use it is with the bi-pod, so you will have to be prone or at a shooting table. Just try to shoot it off hand with any accuracy. It is not a squirrel gun. If you've ever shot squirrels you know that you need a very steady hold and I've never shot or seen anyone shoot a squirrel from the pron position. It's the same as a 12 GA with a pistol grip, looks cool as hell,and shoots like it too. What a waste. If Ruger would put more effort into their "normal" guns, especially their .22 pistols, so that they at least work when they leave the factory, then they would be doing something worth wile.
It each his own...it's your money, spend it on what you want.
I have a feeling that there will be a ton of these on Gunbroker in about 3 or 4 years, when everyone gets their kicks and find out that they are useless.

Yes, I'm old, been there and done that,(all of it). I made mistakes too.
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.....I have a feeling that there will be a ton of these on Gunbroker in about 3 or 4 years, when everyone gets their kicks and find out that they are useless.

Yes, I'm old, been there and done that,(all of it). I made mistakes too.
I don't think "everyone" will find them useless. I, for one, have a great time at the range with the Charger and numerous other guns. Apart from my "defensive guns" I have a lot of guns that are "just for fun at the range". So I don't consider any of my guns useless....unless one considers fun at the range a useless activity.

I just like a little variety so I have 10/22s, RAR Predators and Chargers, each scoped differently (scopes, red dots or iron sights) and all using the same ammo and magazines. I shoot for hours at the range (using a bipod) and have a great time. I get bored with just one gun so the more the merrier.

Oh...I used to be bored with .22s........bought a few and sold them because I found no joy in shooting dime sized holes in a target with a tiny little bullet. I've come full circle in my thinking and now own as many .22LRs as I do large caliber guns.

Guns don't have to be for defensive or hunting purposes to be "useful", guess it just depends on one's definition of "useful".

If a ton of Chargers hit Gunbroker, they'll be in good company with plenty of other guns that are being "dumped" because their novelty has worn off. Isn't that the way things go??? Always something to sell and buy and sell
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Two guns over the years that I always said, I really don't see a real use for....Ruger Charger and Keltec Sub2000....I now own both and wonder why it took me so long....The Charger is awesome with my Suppressor....freaks people out when bolt slap is louder than rounds being fired.....The Keltec Sub2000 that I bought that uses Glock magazines is just smart....both are accurate enough, reliable, very concealable and easy to carry around......going to get the Keltec threaded and it will be even more useful....
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Decided I liked the old style better, Gunbroker came thru. Posted with my TC 410/45
Why a Charger? If you have to ask....
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Guns don't have to be for defensive or hunting purposes to be "useful", guess it just depends on one's definition of "useful".
I have a $70 baseball glove. At 56 I doubt that I will ever play baseball/softball in a competitive way again, but I bought the glove last year just because I liked the feel and looks of the glove. Outwardly, not at all useful. Inwardly, it makes me feel good and that's all it takes for me to justify having it. Guns are the same way for me.
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I would think the Charger would be great for packing on an ATV and used for hunting rabbits and squirrels. I use my ATV as a rest and shoot over the front rack or the seat often....
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I have a newer standard model & I love it. I took off the red dot, which worked fine, and installed my Nikon 4x, and for a 10" barrel, it is very accurate.

If you have not tried out the new models, your missing out.
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I have a $70 baseball glove. At 56 I doubt that I will ever play baseball/softball in a competitive way again, but I bought the glove last year just because I liked the feel and looks of the glove. Outwardly, not at all useful. Inwardly, it makes me feel good and that's all it takes for me to justify having it. Guns are the same way for me.
I know what you're saying. Sometimes it's just for the fun of it. Now, if they would only produce a 22 mag version!
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I have the original Charger model. I use it for quick shots for Prairie dogs, and chipmunks. It's quick to grab and use to shoot off the hood of my jeep, or the guardrail off my deck, and takes up practically no space at all. I use the case I got for my 10/22 Takedown to carry it around. It's the prefect size for the Charger with my scope on it. It keeps it protected from the dust too. And it's now threaded for my silencer. When I took this I had mountedan NC Star scope long eye relief scope on it. I now have a Burris 3-9 pistol scope mounted on it, and it's a tackdriver. This is one of my favorite guns to take out shooting with friends and family.


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Nice guys! Now I want a charger too!
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I've looked at the Charger TD mdel, and knowing how well my TD rifle works, it's certainly going to be an excellent option.
I'm trying to figure out how to get the RPR in my safe right now, the TD Charger will just have to wait for now.

This is my Charger with the can mounted on it.


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No offense but it is more accurate in my opinion

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Me personally, I just can't see me ever having a need for one of those, or what it would be good for.......Novelty, sure........Cool, maybe, I guess...........Do I want one, probably not.

As for a bug out weapon..........I have other 22 pistols that would be easier to shoot and take up less room. Now while I haven't actually shot a charger, hard to imagine with a comparable sight on both, it being any more accurate than a Mark target pistol
Then you should shoot one. I own a couple of Ruger MK II pistols, in fact one is a slab side target pistol with a 2-7 LER scope on it and my Ruger Charger with a 2-7 LER pistol scope shoots as good as any of my Ruger 10-22 rifles off of the bench. I was very surprised and impressed with how accurate my charger shoots.
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