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Old 02-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #11
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While I've handled a few Ruger American, don't own one. Have monitored various gun websites for posts about the American since its introduction. Generally, the posts have been on positive side about the American from its owners....can't recall any negative post from one of its owners. I'd have one by now if it was available in a cartridge I wanted/needed.

Earlier reply suggested a Marlin X rifle. Own a couple of them and find them to be good shooters. Decent adjustable trigger on them. Think they have a varmit heavy barrel in 22-250. Own a heavy barrel Marlin .308 and it shoots well.

As to a scope, well, lots of brands and types to think about. But, bargain wise, you should take a hard look at an aspherical Weaver 40/44 model that is a 3.8-12x44 being sold by www.natchezss.com for around $120 plus shipping. Made in the Philippines. Rather good optics in it and it has an A.O. Natchez is selling it for around $70 less than anyone else. It has an aspherical lens system....thats based on a lens system developed for 35mm cameras a long time ago. Has very good brightness and clarity, but is limited to around 12 power max. Own one myself and find its optics quite good....heck of a deal at Natchez on them.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #12
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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.
I own a Ruger American Rifle in 308 and 243. Have a Nikon Buckmaster on the 308 and a Bushnell Elite on the 243. Love the rifles and scopes.
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SWFA SS makes a good $300 scope. 6x42 or 10x42 should be good.

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