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Old 06-19-2013, 02:09 AM   #11
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From the picture you did just fine,rang report needed!

Thanks Hank. Range report is coming. Will go to the range this Friday morning. The description of the rifle in the GB ad says that it has a 20" barrel. For that reason, I almost did not bid on it. After a little research, I found Ruger never made that model w/ a 20" barrel. It actually has a 22" barrel. Typo in the ad.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:19 AM   #12
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I lucked out again. Upon closer examination of the gun, I found that it has had the action glass bedded and the barrel free floated (the old dollar bill under the barrel trick; the dollar slid all the way from the forend to the action). Now I really can't wait to shoot it. I would bet most anything that it will be very accurate.

If I still hunted, this might just be my go to rifle for everything. I knew an old guy years ago in Idaho who used to guide hunters. This guy had only one rifle for everything and used it to bag lots of elk, and BIG elk. His rifle was a Savage M99 in .250-3000 Savage. He would laugh at all of the inexperienced eastern and midwestern hunters who would come to hunt elk with 7mm Mags and .338 Mags and such. He said most of these guys flinched and could not shoot their big rifles accurately. He also said he had to track down many gut shot animals. He believed the .30-06 was the absolute maximum one should hunt with and that lesser cartridges were fine just because the hunter's chance of making a good shot placement was much greater. I guess he never read about all of the info on sectional density and b.c. and other useless info. He simply placed the proper bullet in the proper spot and that was it.
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Never underestimate what hungry people with limited prospects, education, means, options and experience are capable of doing.

Pretty gun despite the caliber...

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Looks like a very nice rifle,sounds like you did good,Congrats!

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[QUOTE=HockaLouis;1281177]Never underestimate what hungry people with limited prospects, education, means, options and experience are capable of doing.


Especially with a great rifle in a great caliber.
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Range report. This rifle shoots just fine, however, I have a feeling it is going to be picky about loads it likes. With 87 grain bullets and H414 powder, it shot right at MOA, w/ some groups going around 11/4". With 117 grainers and RL19, it was a lot worse. I know it can shoot better than this. Next week, I'll try some 4350 and 4831. I should have started with that anyway.
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