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Old 08-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #21
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I too am actually looking at picking up a Limited Edition Ruger American .270 tomorrow morning. I am suuuuper excited as this will be my very first rifle. Is there anything I should know before making this purchase? I live in Hawaii and this caliber is not difficult to find, so it naturally has an impact on my decision.
Take a basic shooting class, get a decent scope, be safe and have fun.
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Your mind s probably already made up, but I am not a fan of the Ruger American at all. The flimsy stock kills the deal for me.

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I've never had a problem with a Ruger product. I've seen the RAR priced from $350 to $399 and for that price what's not to like.

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I Have the Ruger In 30-06 And Its Awesome !!!!!

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Take a basic shooting class, get a decent scope, be safe and have fun.
I was referring to "the rifle", not me personally... :/ Thanks, I suppose?...
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I picked up my Marlin for $299. And I prefer the checkering on the rifle compared to whatever it is Ruger did with theirs. Stay away from the Remington. I've heard alot of bad stuff about it. The biggest differences between the Ruger and the Marlin are the safety and the magazine. Ruger has a tang safety, and a detachable box. Marlin has a safety like the R700, and a internal box. Although the Ruger box mag seems like it's well made, that's just another thing to go wrong eventually and you'll have to replace it. The Marlin isn't free floated like the Ruger, but that's not the worst of things. It is pillar bedded, which is abit better than the Ruger. Last thing is that I believe the Marlin has a heavier barrel. Lots of people said that the Ruger would shoot 2 shots great, and then have a flier. I put about 10 through my Marlin at 100yds before it started spreading, but I was still hitting "kill shots" with it. Both rifles are good, it's going to come down to what you like in terms of safety and magazine. Whatever you do, stay away from the Remington and the Axis. Axis has a terrible trigger. On the Ruger and Marlin, it's adjustable.
I have an Axis chambered in .270 and have no problems wit it whatsoever. It has about a 6.5 to 7 lb trigger pull but its got a crisp break and I don't even notice notice that th trigger is a bit heavy. I would recommend an Axis to anyone. For $299 it is imo a quality rifle.
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I was referring to the 770. I haven't heard anything about a 783.
the 783 is a darn fine rifle, especially at the price range ($400-ish). It incorporates the features you see in Savage (barrel nut and accu-trigger type trigger), the magazine is MUCH more solid (metal helps!) than the Ruger American. It is pillar-bedded and has a free-floated barrel

I bought mine in .270 and this gun will shoot 1 to 1.5" groups at 100 yards, using Remington Core-lockt cheap ammo and a Bushnell Banner (<$100) scope. It is my 'guest' rifle as well as a backup to my Remington 700 (it shoots just about as well too). I would not think twice about taking a 200-300 yard shot at a deer or antelope

I picked this over the Savage, the Marlin and the Ruger American because it quite frankly is a more solid firearm. Not lightweight or flimsy at all. You feel like you are holding a real hunting rifle, and that was the key thing for me. Not whether or not she's pretty
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