Ruger American

SamuelBerryhill308

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Hello all I'm not sure who all on here owns ruger American rifles on here but i have a ruger American go wild in 308 that i picked up back in January and at the time i wasnt a member on here yet nor did i hand load which if I'd knew then what i know now i wouldnt have bought it but any ways the one i have i can now get to shoot better than a 1 1/4 inch 3 shot group at 100 yards I've tryed 3 different bullets in 3 different weights and 3 different powders and 2 different primes and 3 different kinds of brass and that's the best I can get it to shoot and with factory ammo it wont shoot less than 1 1/2 inch groups.any one else ever had one like this? I'm about to sell the rifle due to I'm tired of waiting time with it.and I've check everything one the rifle the action screws have been torque the factory rail I took off cleaned and lock tight and torque back on I've tryed with a different muzzle brake and without a break and even free floated the barrel more I'm stump with it.ive cleaned it like crazy thanking it had build up I dont know what to do besides change the stock or sell it.any advice would be much appreciated thanks
 

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you cannot polish a turd not saying ruger americans are but you can get one with any production rifle sell it and move on its not worth spending alot of time and money on
 

JMW67

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Have you tried the federal gold metal match 168 ammo in it most all 308 will shoot this pretty good just 1 thought before you sell it
 

SamuelBerryhill308

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Most Ruger Americans I've handled and shot have no problems with accuracy. What are you using for components?
As far as my reloads I've used hornady,lapua and Winchester brass.bullets I've used hornady 165gr sst,serria 165 tipped game changer, barnes ttsx 150gr,powder I've used varget,tac and big game and federal 210m and cci br primers.factory stuff I've shot Winchester deer season xp when I first got it hornady superformance sst and I believe one other brand
 

SamuelBerryhill308

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you cannot polish a turd not saying ruger americans are but you can get one with any production rifle sell it and move on its not worth spending alot of time and money on
Yea I believe I'm going to sell it and use the money on another I know I've learned not to buy another for sure
 

Deputy819

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I believe I'm going to sell or trade this one I'm fed up with it
Hate to hear this. It’s certainly possible that you got a ‘lemon’. I’ve only owned 2 Ruger Americans and hand-loaded for both. One in .22-250 and the other in .358 Winchester. The .22-250 shot half-inch groups at 200 yards with alarming regularity and the .358 Winny shot just under 2 inches at 200 yards. I’ve since sold both rifles, but certainly not because they wouldn’t shoot.;)
 

Backcountry sports

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Hello all I'm not sure who all on here owns ruger American rifles on here but i have a ruger American go wild in 308 that i picked up back in January and at the time i wasnt a member on here yet nor did i hand load which if I'd knew then what i know now i wouldnt have bought it but any ways the one i have i can now get to shoot better than a 1 1/4 inch 3 shot group at 100 yards I've tryed 3 different bullets in 3 different weights and 3 different powders and 2 different primes and 3 different kinds of brass and that's the best I can get it to shoot and with factory ammo it wont shoot less than 1 1/2 inch groups.any one else ever had one like this? I'm about to sell the rifle due to I'm tired of waiting time with it.and I've check everything one the rifle the action screws have been torque the factory rail I took off cleaned and lock tight and torque back on I've tryed with a different muzzle brake and without a break and even free floated the barrel more I'm stump with it.ive cleaned it like crazy thanking it had build up I dont know what to do besides change the stock or sell it.any advice would be much appreciated thanks
I have one 3/4 at 100 yds 168 vld Berger imr 4064 44.5 grains has a leupold 4x14 cds scope
 

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