Why not ruger??

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  1. ogallala_1

    ogallala_1 Well-Known Member

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    Most custom rifles I have seen are remy or winchester actions. That being said I have a few on ruger actions and am very pleased with them. Is there something wrong with a ruger action is that why so few custom rugers??

    Thanks John
     
  2. TAC

    TAC Well-Known Member

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    John,
    Rugers have been covered a few times and a search will get you to these threads. Consensus is they are fine for hunting, not necessarily the best for accuracy rifles.


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  3. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    But, on the other hand there not bad for it with a little work!

    The reason being they're considered a commercial Mauser with the same type of tolerances, (read LARGE.)
    It is also said that they're not as stiff as Rem or Win actions, but I haven't seen this myself!

    I have found a good many to be far truer on the action/barrel shoulder than a lot of Remingtons.
    It is more difficult to true a Ruger action, but the fixture only has to be built once!
    The bolts true up like any other, and the lugs are easily lapped.

    It depends on how much work you want to do to them to get them right.
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  4. fireroad

    fireroad Well-Known Member

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    Because a Rem or Win is stiffer, has a greater selection of aftermarket parts, is cosidered more accurate out of the box, doesn't cost much more, and are more readily available.
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Most custom rifles I have seen are remy or winchester actions.

    I must be wierd, most of the customs in my safe are Rugers or Savages. :D
    Although the best shootin gun in there is the only Remington???????
     
  6. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    My most accurate (I think) varmint rifle is a 22-243 Middlested based on an old M77 Ruger action with a heavy 26" Hart barrel.

    Beside the other problems mentioned, maybe that angled front action screw arrangement makes bedding more difficult and discourages smiths from using the Ruger action.
     
  7. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Rugers are a products of Pine Tree Castings, Rugers parent company.

    They are investment cast. Not machined from billet steel.

    The front screw on Rugers are angled not condusive for pillar bedding.

    The list of after market parts are very limited.

    Enough said.....

    Nat Lambeth