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Unread 07-30-2009, 03:44 AM
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Ruger Predator

Hello,
Has anyone bought , shot or just had a very good look at the new Ruger Predator rifle, I'm just looking for an overview and/or opinions on it , including the trigger type that it comes with, [ I know it comes with their target trigger] esp how far/easily it can be adjusted.
I'm considering one in 22-250 but, if anyone has experience with the rifle itself regardless of caliber, I'd appreciate the feedback.
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    Unread 08-02-2009, 08:19 PM
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    Ok, no-one seen one then.
    cheers.
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    Re: Ruger Predator

    My best friend and hunting partner bought one in may in 22-250. All I can say is the worst shooting ruger i have ever had or seen. After hours and hour of load development and glass bedding the stock nothing less than inch and half. I would have to pass on the rifle.

    Thanks John
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    Hi ogallala
    Thanks for that, exactly the type of information I was looking for, good, bad, it all helps.
    Cheers.
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    Unread 08-09-2009, 04:22 PM
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    Re: Ruger Predator

    I have a buddy that just purchased one just two weeks ago in .204 Ruger. We took it out and sighted it in. The rifle shoots really good with factory Hornady Amo with 40 grain V-Max's (he is not an avid shooter or reloader). My thoughts on it was that it is a great looking rifle that shoots every bit as good as any of my .204's, which includes a Savage Predator and a Cooper Phoenix.

    The one thing that totally impressed me that my buddy couldn't appreciate is how easiy and quickly the barrel cleaned up. I don't know if it was luck or a new ruger thing, but that barrel cleans as well as my Lilja barreled .20BR.

    Anyway, my opinion is that if you like the look and feel of the Ruger Predator, go for it, as I doubt you will be disapointed. Also the trigger was pretty darn good, but I've shot ruger target triggers before and really don't mind them.
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    Thanks topwater
    sorry didn't acknowledge sooner computer went bung.
    Makes it hard now though, like the look of them.
    cheers.
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    Unread 08-12-2009, 07:09 AM
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    Re: Ruger Predator

    If you found one and handled it and like it....I would buy it. My buddy bought his (ordered his) sight unseen as they are very hard to find sitting on a shelf.

    Nothing wrong with that rifle at all......He researched it out before he ordered and the few reviews that he found were very positive.

    I didn't check to see how well the barrel was floating in that stock as it seemed to be pretty tight in the stock channel, but hey it shot really good so I guess that's a moot point.
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