Originally Posted by axxe55
NC, the new Ruger American is getting really good reviews from those that have bought them. i have only seen a few in person so far and it appears to be a well built rifle. personally i won't be buying one though. it just doesn't have the right ergonomics for me and just doesn't shoulder to me well. but this is a personal preference and not any reflection of the rifle itself.
Thanks my friend. My local Ma & Pa had one so I've at least got to hold it and feel the action... but it was the shorter barrel version (18") in 7mm and I want the 22" long in .308 (He said he could get one in for me.. Take about a week). It felt like a solid, lightweight, generally well made product... and it IS a Ruger (love every single firearm I do and have ever owned by them. GREAT customer service too). It would all appear to meet my requirements for my next want... between $400-$500 also. My only gripe (and it's a small one) is it'll only hold 4 rounds in it's rotary mag... I wish it held at least five to six... or had a detatchable mag option (like the Ruger Scout).
My second question though is about the .308 (or the 7.62x51) round. While I know it's not the 30.06 or 7.62x54r ...will this meet the requirements to bring down (let's say) 250 to 350 lb game?