Ruger Charger

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Yunus, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Finally had the chance to shoot this at 100 yards today and I have some pics. The only problem is that there were pretty high winds that were changing from about 5-10kts so its not the best results. Overall I am still happy with the gun but I would not recommend it for anything over 100 yards. The length of the barrel just reduces your accuracy to much. Also after more experience with this pistol I have decided, I do not like the pistol scope on it. A scope with a larger eye relief range would help the problem but I think an eotech style sight would probably be better and I am considering going that route.

    I need to test this with better ammo and better wind conditions to improve the results.

    The holes on the Shoot N see target are mine the ones behind it were from another set of shots. I was aiming directly at the eye of the prarie dog and my scope was zeroed in @50 yards. Ammo is Federal .22 hollow point (the cheap stuff) The hole in the upper right was not the gun or ammo but my arm moving right before the shot.
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    For comparison purposes, this target was shot with a 10/22 with a 20" volquartsen heavy barrel, this person aimed for the center of the target because the gun was zeroed at 100 yards. They used the same ammo as me.
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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yunus - Nice Range Report. Well done!

    I would say, with a "long" barreled pistol, at 100 yards, you shot pretty damn well without custom ammo to be honest.

    100 yards is a long ways with an underpowered round like the .22lr out of a 10" ( est. ) barrel and a semi auto action.

    Obviously the wind was a factor, but don't be too hard on yourself. I think in controlled environments, with some better ammo, you will see those groups tighten up.

    JD
     

  3. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Damned good grouping for 100 yd. pistol shooting!
     
  4. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

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    Dont forget lots of practice!
    Good shooting. As long as you had fun, thats all that matters!

    S.S.
     
  5. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I am a good shot with a pistol, but I should mention this was using the stock bi-pod. It's a very heavy pistol to hold unsupported. The bottom target was shot from the unsupported position but that was from a real rifle.
     
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  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'd love to have one of those little guys, but the state of California has deemed them dangerous. Without the politicos doing their best to protect me from myself, I may have shot my eye out.
     
  9. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Updated RUGER CHARGER Post

    I bought one of these Ruger Chargers just before Christmas. I finally got to the gun range last weekend. I bore-sighted it at home at about 30 yards before I went to the gun range. It was impressively close! At 30 yards and shooting off-hand I could easily keep a 2" group, and I could keep less than an inch using the bi-pod.

    I put 1100 rounds through it the first day and not a single problem! I used 3 factory 10 round magazines, and 2 25 round Butler Creek magazines. I highly recommend using a speed loader!

    As you can see by the targets, this is a fairly accurate gun. Even at 50 yards it keeps a good group. And that was using cheap bulk ammo.

    For just plain ol' plinking this gun is fun and affordable! I did put a custom trigger assembly in mine just to lighten up the pull but it's certainly not necessary. I just like a very light trigger.
     

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