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Old August 13th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #46
 
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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.
Have you owned or even shot a Charger ?
No offense but you have no idea what your talking about.
A charger is far from "useless"
Since you live in CT, forgive me if I have my doubts about how much
you actually squirrel hunt.



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Shot my Charger TD last week for the first time and discovered how much fun it is. Very accurate too. Maybe it is just a range gun but so what - most of my guns are for range fun!

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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.
I have shot squirrels plenty. I often rest up the forend of my gun up against a tree or over a limb to get steady. That can be done just as easily with the Charger. While it is harder to steady offhand than a rifle, it's not that hard. I hope I never see the day I am too old to entertain new ideas.
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It's purpose is to make Ruger and its shareholders rich! I'm happy to help them. Monday I should receive the Amazon Generic Chinese $30 red dot reflex sight for my Charger.
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I ambled in to the local gun shop yesterday,just a quick visit,idle curiosity.....and left with a TD Charger!

Back in the 70's as a young man I had a 10/22. Traded it for a Stevens single shot .22, a hint to the day when I would some day own a favorite;Ruger No.1 International.

I had been without a 10/22 since.
Last year I bought a 10/22 and set up with tactical stock,30 round mag,red dot etc.
A couple of months ago I bought a used 99% 10/22 International.
And now,the Charger. The Charger might replace the 'tactical' rifle.Or remain as companion.
Seems ideal as a 'bug out' gun.Truly something different in the gun safe.Happily odd piece!
No matter how capable, the Charger will not be a small game gun-that role is reserved for the Ruger Single Six, Stevens Crackshot,10/22 Int'l or Winchester 9422.
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Grt guns have 2 older ones with voltquarsen triggers one hole grps at 25 yds
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The Ruger Charger is one of the Coolest looking firearms ever! I HAD to have one and got one of the very first.

Everyone loved that Charger but me. I tried a long eye relief scope then went to a red dot sight. With trifocal glasses, there was no way that little pistol would work for me. I swapped it off.

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I was just at a gun show. I saw 2 Chargers sell in the hour I was in there.
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It's not for me. It's a pure novelty toy.
Four words.....handgun metallic silhouette competitions.
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I can't think of a practical use for the Charger, but I really want one. I already have a tricked out 10/22, but am still intrigued by the Charger. Looked at the take-down at my LGS yesterday, but didn't really care for the laminate stock. I guess I'll wait until the polymer TD becomes available.

I figure that this will mostly be a sub 100yd plinker for me. Any suggestions on an optic for that primary use? Don't really want to spend more for the optic than I spend for the gun.
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I can't think of a practical use for the Charger, but I really want one. I already have a tricked out 10/22, but am still intrigued by the Charger. Looked at the take-down at my LGS yesterday, but didn't really care for the laminate stock. I guess I'll wait until the polymer TD becomes available.

I figure that this will mostly be a sub 100yd plinker for me. Any suggestions on an optic for that primary use? Don't really want to spend more for the optic than I spend for the gun.


I put a Nikon 4X Prostaff Rimfire on mine & love it.

Cabela's right now has their Caliber Specific rimfire scopes for $50+10% off.

I have one on my Savage .17HMR & like it.
Here is a pic of mine with scope & my best 25 yard target with bulk ammo.


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Thanks, Michael.

Cabela's it is for the scope. I have a Nikon P223 on my SR556 and love it. Looking forward to the Charger.
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Thanks, Michael.

Cabela's it is for the scope. I have a Nikon P223 on my SR556 and love it. Looking forward to the Charger.
Kentucky Gun Company has the new black polymer stock, both 10 & 15 round mag models for $226 with free shipping to your FFL.

Edit: I just re-read your post & saw you wanted a T/D, sorry, they are out of stock. I really like the laminate stock on my standard model.

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I've been to all of the local gun shops and can't find a polymer TD available anywhere. A couple of shop owners said it might be a few months before any are available. Most shops have the laminate stock on hand, but I'm kind of stuck on the polymer stock model.

I'm OK with waiting for a bit. Plenty of other guns to play with, but when I get the itch for a new toy, I tend to want it right now.
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Well, I did it. Took delivery a couple of days ago. For now it has a cheap BSA red dot, but after a while I guess I'll pick up a decent scope for the thing. Haven't been able to get it to the range yet, but soon!

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