Ruger American in .270

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by RobotPuncher, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. RobotPuncher

    RobotPuncher New Member

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    Curious to hear about the performance/abilities of the .270?(kind of a small bullet) I seen a Ruger American in .270 for around $300. I'm new to high caliber rifles, so would this be an ok first rifle?
     
  2. 95sniper

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    For sure that would be a great first rifle, 270 is a good caliber and its easy to find right now.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Dam$ skippy it would be an excellent, first, last or in between caliber. I have a .270 Win. in my safe and it exists to fill freezers with venison.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the 270 is an excellent caliber. hard hitting and plenty accurate. works on many different sized game when used with the proper ammo.

    the Ruger American is getting some great reviews and at $300, that sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
     
  5. RobotPuncher

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    Yeah that's about the only round I've been seeing on the shelves other than shotgun shells, and that's what kind of worried me because all the "popular" calibers fly off the shelves! Thanks for the input!
     
  6. RobotPuncher

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    Well alrighty then! I guess the .270 Winchester is going to be my first! Thank you for responding.
     
  7. RobotPuncher

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    Yeah! I just looked some FPS and It has some pretty hot loads! The price was almost to good to be true, I thought id check with you guys first before buying it! Thank you for the info!
     
  8. RobotPuncher

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    Oh I almost forgot, this rifle doesn't come with a scope. I heard that the Nikon Buckmaster was a good scope? I don't plan on shooting at any crazy ranges, mostly likely straying between 150-400 yards.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Nikon makes pretty decent scopes. i have used them in the past with good results.
     
  10. RobotPuncher

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    I'm willing to pay for a quality scope, $200 would be in my budget.
     
  11. thatonespot

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    One of the redfield revenge models.
    Pick your poison from 32mm up to 52mm with 3x9 scopes up to 4x12s

    Got one of the "intermediate" ones on my hunting rifle, great scopes!
     
  12. RobotPuncher

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    Ill have to check em' out thanks!
     
  13. Gatoragn

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    Stay in the Redfield Revolution sub- brand if you can, these are made in the USA. I have a Revolution on one of my rifles.

    Leupold acquired the Redfield marketing rights a few years ago, either Rampage or Revolution should work well.
     
  14. JTJ

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    270 is one of the best. a 3-9x40 will get you where you need to be and be the best value in scopes.
     
  15. longunner

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    I've been looking at a Ruger American in 270 as well. Let us know how you like it when you get to shoot it
     
  16. GTX63

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    My 270 Savage is a killer. A couple of points. During the last ammunition run, I never, ever, walked into the gun store looking for 270 and came out empty handed. Almost every other type of ammo, excepting shotgun, was gone. Always found a box or two of 270. I use a Nikon ProStaff. Excellent scope for my shooting up to about 300 yards. That's my limit.
     
  17. longunner

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    That's the exact reason I want to get one. I have been able to find .308 and .223 online, but all I can find locally is .270
     
  18. bamashooter68

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    My Remington 700 ADL in .270 has a Burris FFII scope and its a awesome deerslaying combo. I think you are going to love your .270.
     
  19. RobotPuncher

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    I'll be sure to post an update! Thanks for the help guys, greatly appreciate.
     
  20. Partridge02

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    Any update on the American?