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Offline pastorp

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Ruger American bolt action in 7.62x39
« on: January 20, 2021, 02:31:28 AM »
I just traded my SIL one of my ARs for it. It has a vortex 3-9 mounted on it and SIL threw in a extra 10 round mag along with the 5 round mag.

My grandson has become disenchanted with his AR I gave him last year. He wants a bolt gun. So I traded for the Ruger American. Has the tan synthetic stock and 16 barrel. Ive got 30 boxes of soft points for it. But I will doll them out to him. He will shot them all if I gave them to him all at one time.

He told me the AR dosent shoot good anymore. But I picked it up and put 5 shots in the bulls eye with it at 50 yards. So I may just keep it for myself and give my SIL one of my heavier ARs for the Ruger. The lightweight only weighs 6 pounds locked & loaded.
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Re: Ruger American bolt action in 7.62x39
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 05:52:13 AM »
I like Mine!

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Re: Ruger American bolt action in 7.62x39
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 06:11:53 AM »
  They ' re quite accurate for a 400 dollar rifle . My creedmore is  heavier than I like  now that arthritis has set into my shoulders .  Thats the only reason I wouldnt buy another one .

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Re: Ruger American bolt action in 7.62x39
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 11:26:53 PM »
I bought one from another member in 308 caliber with scope.  Its original plastic stock had sharp edged "fins", certainly missed in Quality prior to shipping, from the  edges where the injection mold halves came together and perhaps too great a pressure.  Everywhere the hand glides along the stock there is a very sharp "cutting edge". 

I contacted Ruger.  They shipped me a NEW stock, no questions asked, one of a modified mold and rolled smooth edges.

I reloaded some 168 gr., 165 gr., and 150 gr. jacketed bullets from Hornady, Sierra, and Nosler respectively.  The rifle digests it all and delivers exemplary performance to 250 yards in a compact carbine length rifle that mimics my Winchester 270 in accuracy and position.

The removable knurled muzzle cap protects micro-threads there for the addition of a brake or suppressor - I assume.  Anyone use one of those on a Ruger American Predator rifle?