Re: Best out of the box 204 Ruger?
Bare none, you must look at the Savage with the Accutrigger. Off the shelf, they are incredibly accurate. Another good choice are CZ's also known as Brno's, again an extremely accurate off the shelf rifle. Finally, although I don't think they chamber a 204 Ruger is the Tikka's, basically a Sako just not as shiny. By the way, I own all of the above, Savage, CZ's and Tikka ... awesome.
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