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Old 11-14-2016, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Looking at one for Christmas.

Be nice to have some info about it from people that have used it or own it. Basically, how do you like it?

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I have one in .270, for a bush beater it's serve me well and filled the freezer.

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I'm looking for a bush beater. Just Deer to Moose kinda thing. Price is right.
Looking for a .270 for the wife also.

Nice looking stock.


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I've never owned one but I've shot one a few times and it's a well made rifle.

I can speak to the Vortex scope as I own 2 of their optics and they are a great scope. Having one on the Ruger is a plus IMHO.

Good luck with your choice.


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I use one in 270. My bolt will randomly come out when cycling. It's accurate enough, and light to pack around. I like the trigger. Have mine topped with a Nikon Prostaff in 3x9. Can't really
Complain. $350 out the door on the rifle, $190 on the glass.

Friend shot mine like it enough to buy one in 30-06.


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Thanks, sounds like if I get this one I'll be happy with it.
Going to look around more, Christmas is a bit away so I have time to look.
Got an old British .303 with a duct taped stock and an old Italian Military Caracano 6.5x52mm. Still taking down Deer, Elk and Moose with single shots.
Time for a serious upgrade for wifey and I.


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That's a good lookin' rifle, Ruger has always been good in my experience. 308 is a good round and Vortex is A+! What are the firearm laws in the great white north (ie. types, mag capacity etc...?


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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
I have one in .270, for a bush beater it's serve me well and filled the freezer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8yH8PXvSMI



How is the boyd stock on it? Been looking at them since they came available.


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The stock improved the cheek weld tremendously. I ended up bedding it as well.

For the price of the stock im pleasantly surprised how well it's holding up in the bush.


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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
The stock improved the cheek weld tremendously. I ended up bedding it as well.

For the price of the stock im pleasantly surprised how well it's holding up in the bush.


Good deal. Thank you. Looks good too.


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