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    Ruger American Rim-fire

    Having decided that there was after all a place for a .22lr in the cabinet, on renewal of ticket I put in a variation & started looking.
    I handled everything on the shelf in various dealers & decided that nothing really stood out, when there on the cover of Aprils Shooting Sports was a Ruger American Rim-fire.
    Spoke to the RFD (Country Sports Shop, Newton Abbott) who agreed to order one sale or return.

    It comes in a solid feeling synthetic stock with a very nicely shaped fore end that gives plenty of grip even when wet, and I think is clever, in that you get two stock cheek inserts one with a low combe for the fitted open sights, & one with a raised combe for use with a scope (held in place by the rear sling stud).
    The mag is the normal Ruger 10 shot rotary which has so far been flawless, I'm told the mag release is larger than previously (?) & the 18" barrel comes screw cut for a mod.

    For me the safety catch is in the perfect place right behind the bolt for a flick with the thumb, and I really like the Accu-Trigger within trigger set up.
    The bolt was a bit stiff out of the box but a splash of dri-slide & a bit of action has it running nice & smooth.

    Initially I fitted a Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 with the .22 subs reticle, which was very nice but fixed focus so no use with a NV add on, It now wears my trusty Mamba-lite 3-12x44.

    So far I've only put about 300 rounds through it and the accuracy seems to be improving the more use it gets, 1/2" at 50yds & 1"-1.25" at 100yds in the field with fiocchi subs, and its put plenty of rabbits in the freezer already.

    Best of all it weighs about half what the HW60 HMR does at a smidge over 6lbs, so is a joy to carry on a walk around the fields.

    pics.

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    I have the Ruger M77 American in WMR. It came with the lightweight cutaway synthetic stock and shoots better than me.
    You can spend thousands and still miss a barn door or spend just enough and enjoy yourself. If you haven't got the talent to start with a million pound won't fix it. Whippet, Russell, a few bang sticks and a flat cap. http://www.smart-tech1st.co.uk

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    I have a Ruger American and I love it too, also you can use the bx25 mags too
    A7 Sako.270,Weatherby vanguard.223,Browningt-bolt.17hmr,Ruger American.22lr,Browning Phoenix gold12g,Hatsan escort12g,WinchesterSVP12g,Winchester select trap12g
    Some modded 410g,AA Prosport.177,HW99.177,Jackal AR7, LP400.177

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    Quote Originally Posted by verminatormjc View Post
    I have a Ruger American and I love it too, also you can use the bx25 mags too
    Actually one of the reasons I dismissed most other 22's was because of the magazine sticking out interfering with my grip

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