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Old 01-18-2013, 06:35 PM
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New rifle

I've been looking for a new rifle for a while and I pulled the trigger on a Ruger American rifle and a Redfield revolution this wk. I had some inhibitions on buying a $350 rifle but after yesterdays range session I couldn't have been more wrong, We've all read those rave reviews on products and been disappointed this is deff not the case here. I've always thought you needed to spend a big chunck of change on decent glass too, Redfields revolution scope has suprised me, I found mine at sportsmanswarehouse for $250. This has been one heck of a combo and can't wait to get her out in the in the field. All my other rifles wear much more expensive glass and cost much more than this one. About the only complaint i have of this rifle is the trigger and I'm sort of biased so take it for what it's worth but, all my other wear timney and jewells set to around 12oz I like them light. That being said for a factory trigger this one is pretty good.
The shots were all at 100yd from a bench, keep in mind this was just a sight-in and confirming of zero not a prolong test with several diff load combos. I only tried two diff loads they were the hornady 58gr v-max and federal 80gr sp. This rifle shot both just fine.
Yesterday was 16 degrees light snow very little wind 1-3mph.
Three shot group are hornady that's 3 shots you can cover with a quarter at 100yd with a $350 rifle.
Two shots with the federal 80gr my fingers were numb at this point and I had to call it quits early.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: New rifle

Good shooting rifle.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:20 PM
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Re: New rifle

That's great. Thanks for sharing. What caliber?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:32 AM
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Re: New rifle

Mine is 243win I absolutely love the caliber
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 PM
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Re: New rifle

Hey Dog buster. Have you had any luck on the calling?
I agree with your caliber selection. 243 is a great round.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: New rifle

I recently read an article in Rifle Shooter and they did an article on the Ruger. The author did not have much negative to say and alot of positive to say which is unusual in todays world. I have been eyeballing one of these in the same caliber also. Nice shooting too..

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:05 AM
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Re: New rifle

So far we've called in 3 moose and a bunch of birds. You can't go wrong with a 243
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