Ruger American
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Ruger American

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepboy4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Ruger American

This is my first post so id like to start off by saying Hi, I'm am avid shooter and I have been for the past 10 years of my life (I'm only 20). I grew up shooting shotguns but I'm starting to get into long range shooting. Anyway back to my question, does anyone have any experience with the ruger American? I'm looking into getting this in .22-250 for varmint and predator hunting mostly. Are there any guns that you would suggest in the same price range (350-500). And what is a good scope for around 150-200 bucks. Thanks in advanced guys.

__________________
Simply put...Remington
R700-.243
R770-30-06
R1100-12 ga
R1100-20 ga
Fueled By Hornaday
jeepboy4life is online now  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-09-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Take a look at the Marlin XL series. Not sure if they make one in .22-250. If not, the Ruger should be ok. As for scopes, I mostly use vintage scopes in fixed powers, so I can't help you there, but you should be able to get a fairly good new scope for $200.
ct

__________________
 
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepboy4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Will do, thanks

__________________
Simply put...Remington
R700-.243
R770-30-06
R1100-12 ga
R1100-20 ga
Fueled By Hornaday
jeepboy4life is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepboy4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Cottontop, another question for you, I've been looking into fix power scopes and I like some of them, if I was going to get one to shoot say between 100yds and 400yds what power would you suggest? And also what are the advantages to a fixed power scope? Thanks again

__________________
Simply put...Remington
R700-.243
R770-30-06
R1100-12 ga
R1100-20 ga
Fueled By Hornaday
jeepboy4life is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,282
Liked 6624 Times on 3690 Posts
Likes Given: 6299

Default

I respectfully disagree with cotton top.

You won't get a decent long range scope much under $450-$500.

I, too like fixed power in many applications. A 6X42 is a good power for the .22-250 and similar calibers.

locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 12:53 AM   #6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

A 6x, 8x, or 10x scope will work fine between 100 and 400 yards. I like the fixed powers because they are simpler with fewer parts to possibly break. In use, you don't have to make a decision or be fumbling around changing powers while trying to focus on your target. They are also lighter in weight. I know, some will disagree with me and say that new variable powers never break and some are very light. I guess they are probably right, but I just prefer to use a scope older than most of the folks on this forum. I like the older rifles too. I guess because I too am old and I like things the way they were.
ct

__________________
 
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 01:35 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepboy4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

After doing a full day of research in different rifles chambered in .22-250, my findings have brought a new aspect into play. I found I rather like the savage 11 trophy hunter XP, this comes with a 3-9x40 Nikon. I'm really having a hard time deciding between the two rifles. I am somewhat leaning towards the savage for the aspect of the after market parts and improvements on it. What do ya'll think?

__________________
Simply put...Remington
R700-.243
R770-30-06
R1100-12 ga
R1100-20 ga
Fueled By Hornaday
jeepboy4life is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,668
Liked 2573 Times on 1673 Posts

Default

Find the new guns magazine, they did a big article on the American in 30-06 and liked it. They criticize when they don't like something. The stock has two v-blocks molded into the stock to nest the receiver. This aids in consistency during temperature changes. I believe they said they were ringing the gong at 1000 yards about half of the shots.

__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepboy4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If we are thinking of the same article, then that's the one that got me interested in the American.

__________________
Simply put...Remington
R700-.243
R770-30-06
R1100-12 ga
R1100-20 ga
Fueled By Hornaday
jeepboy4life is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #10
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,623
Liked 2417 Times on 1309 Posts
Likes Given: 695

Default

Redfield and Nikon make decent scopes in the $200-$300 price range.

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger American 95sniper General Rifle Discussion 5 01-24-2013 03:29 PM
ruger american? shooter88 General Rifle Discussion 24 10-16-2012 10:30 PM
Got a Ruger American ninjatoth General Rifle Discussion 4 09-04-2012 06:39 PM
Ruger All American paul General Rifle Discussion 20 07-27-2012 04:01 AM
Ruger American michael345 General Rifle Discussion 2 03-12-2012 05:29 AM



Newest Threads