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Old February 7th, 2020, 01:28 PM   #1
 
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I was so excited when I first saw the Wranglers but they were not yet available in MA. When they became available my excitement hit the roof so off I went off to my dealer and brought one home. Today I went to the range and that's where my excitement ended. It is the most inaccurate Ruger I ever fired. To hit the center of a bullseye target at 50 ft i have to aim 3" to the right. I realize it's not a target pistol and it has fixed sights but I think it should do better than that. All shots were fired from a rest. Any thoughts?



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Try different ammo ... mine is pretty spot on ..
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I just took my new Wrangler to the range yesterday. It shot very well and point to aim. Sorry to hear you’re not pleased with yours. I think Ruger will continue to sell lots of Wranglers. Waiting on a Birdshead Model!
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Thank you. I'll try that. I was shooting Aguila standard velocity, probably not the best choice. What do you use?
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Yep, the Wrangler is my first ever revolver, not to mention my first fixed sight fire arm. Mine took awhile to adjust to, sight acquisition the gun likes, (it was centered in my case), and trigger pull were skills acquired. Start off at a shorter distance, make it fun and a challenge, and it will fall together, this is at 30'..Six hits consecutive a few times in a row, move it out a bit. This gun has plenty of potential. Totally pleased with this Model and acquiring the skill set to tame it, just what motivates us older folk, (turning 70 young soon). Shoot safe.

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Hi Joe,
I started my Wrangler out with Federal bulk pack and it shot to point of aim. I tried some Aguila and it shot to the left so don't give up hope, I was surprised in a good way.
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Thank you. I'll try that. I was shooting Aguila standard velocity, probably not the best choice. What do you use?
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Besides the obvious of trying different ammo …. have a well experienced shooter give your Wrangler a try. Sometimes it's not the gun or the ammo ….
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Thank you all for your good advice. I'm off to the range Monday with a variety of ammo hoping I find the one it likes.
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Joe, take your time and try shooting from a rest. If the gun truly doesn't group halfway well I'd give Ruger a call and maybe send them some pics of your targets. Make sure you try some CCI Mini-Mags 40 gr. and some CCI Standard Velocity ammo too.

BTW, I sent you a private message.

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Best of luck shooting with your variety of ammo at the range.
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After putting grip panels on my Wrangler, I noticed my accuracy improved; especially shooting it one handed. The thin plastic grips were ok but the wooden laminate panels I got from Ruger (using my 20% off registering code) made the Wrangler so much better for me! The sights are still hard for me to pickup but at close range the thicker wood panels makes it more point-able & easier to shoot.


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Besides the obvious of trying different ammo …. have a well experienced shooter give your Wrangler a try. Sometimes it's not the gun or the ammo ….
That sounds sensible. I myself use patience with a new firearm before submitting myself to a lesson in Marksmanship.

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Model 2002, Black Cerakote

I just took my new Ruger Wrangler to the range today. As you can see, I dressed it up a bit with Rosewood grips and a holster, both from ShopRuger. I used Armscor Caliber 22 LR Grain Weight 36
Bullet Type HVHP Muzzle Velocity 1,247fps Muzzle Energy 130 ft/lbs
Velocity at 100yds 966 fps.

This beauty shoots like a dream. I shot 104 rounds, 17 cylinders full. After a few cylinders, I was hitting the 6" steel plates from 25 yards.

As a faithful Ruger fan, I was totally impressed. Now I am thinking of a second, Model 2003, in Silver Cerakote.

This is my first single action revolver, though I've shot many of my friends.

Happy range time to all.
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PowerNeal, The stats for those Armsco 22s are derived from a rifle barrel. Your Wrangler will be lucky to get more than 850 fps at the muzzle.

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