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bushmaster for ruger???

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Unread 08-08-2005, 03:42 PM
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bushmaster for ruger???

I am in the air force and was wondering what should i do in this situation i have a bushmaster v-match and was offered a trade for a ruger no.1 .300 win mag he wants to make a even trade. The largest cal. rifle i have is a .308 and i am goin to northern utah and was wondering if i should trade or not. Would it be a fair trade? and also would there be any need for a .223 in utah. I am in flordia right now. any response would be nice..
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Unread 08-08-2005, 06:06 PM
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Re: bushmaster for ruger???

It would be helpful if you stated the intended use for the rifle. The two rifles mentioned are as different as Buckwheat and Spanky. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-08-2005, 06:25 PM
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Re: bushmaster for ruger???

If you like huning coyotes, rock chucks, gophers, etc, then keep the Bushmaster - you will use the hell out of it in Utah.

Look on to get a general idea of what a Ruger#1 like the one that would be involved in the trade to get an idea of what one costs.
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Unread 08-08-2005, 07:07 PM
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Re: bushmaster for ruger???

A 223 can be a lot of fun shooting at Jack Rabbits and in the winter time the little desert cottontails.

On the other hand the 300 Win woulld be a nice long range mule deer and elk gun. Ruger #1 are notoriuosly finicky about fore end pressure and can be hard to get to shoot really tight groups. Ask him what his groups are like and what he does to tune the foreend. There is a device called a Hicks Accurizer which he may have installed. Because of foereend pressure the gun will have a tendency to walk as the barrel gets hot. Hunting, it is not a problem because you don't shoot enough to get the barrrel hot, but it is frustrating to try to shoot good groups at the range or when you get to shooting drops.

At some time in the 1980's the Ruger trigger was changed and is no longer adjustable and is pretty stiff. Prior to that they were (at least mine) a dream to pull once you adjusted them.

I suspect that if you have to ask that you are not really a #1 type of person. I think you just have too love the gun and really want it to be happy with a #1 and tolerate its quirks.
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