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Thread: Ruger American 7.62x39 ranch rifle

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Ruger American 7.62x39 ranch rifle

    The more i carry this rifle, the more i like it, shoots like a dream with cast boolits and the trigger is great. This savage bunny succumbed to NOE clone of 311440 (actually a 314440), loaded with 11.5grs of blue dot.
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    Looks fun to shoot!


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    Nice shootin! What scope and rings you runnin?
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    Good thing you finished it off with the first shot. It's amazing how fast they're on you if merely wounded!
    My American is a rimfire but I think if I wanted a handy little rough duty rifle it would look a lot like yours.
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    I took this coyote with mine in X39 a month or so ago:


    A 110 grain Nosler Varmageddon at 2600 fps dropped him in hist tracks at 100 yards.

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    Leupold 2 x 7 in a set of low Warne rings, first time i ever used the warne rings and was very impressed, heavy but wicked rugged.
    Quote Originally Posted by adcoch1 View Post
    Nice shootin! What scope and rings you runnin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCDoktor View Post
    I took this coyote with mine in X39 a month or so ago:


    A 110 grain Nosler Varmageddon at 2600 fps dropped him in hist tracks at 100 yards.
    Never tried any of the .308 bullets in my, i have a pretty good stock pile of the hornady v-max's that Graf's was selling cheap years ago, and recently stockpiled a bunch of the Nosler B-tips that Shooters Pro was selling as factory seconds/blemished. The Noslers were under $10/100 for a while and i couldn't pass them up at that price. My girls have shot several deer with the 123 grain Hornady's and they work great, i shot one big doe with my bonus tag this year using the Nosler and it worked well, seemed to hold together fine and had a nice sized exit hole. I will have to grab a box of the 110's and see how they shoot in my rifle. If you don't mind sharing what load are you using in yours with the 110grain bullet?

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    If you don't mind sharing what load are you using in yours with the 110grain bullet
    With the 110 grain Varmageddon I use 29.5 grains of Accurate Arms 1680 and averages about 2600 fps out of my gun.

    That 110 grain pill is highly explosive at that speed:


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    Jwhite, curious if that is a suppressor or a muzzle brake on your rifle.

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    I love my Ruger in x39. I bought it for my wife to hunt with and I killed a deer with it. it was the worst possible way to shoot a deer but he dropped like a sack of rocks. he was staring at me face on and I got him right in the forehead from about 35 yards, any further I wouldn’t have taken the shot, he was running as fast as he could(after a doe I assume) and by the time I could grab the rifle and figure out what was going on he had moved 200+ closer to me and I wistled and said HEY! And he stoped and looked right at me. A lee 150 flat nose PCed over 21.5 grn of imr4198 will shoot 1 inch at 100 yards 5 shots out of my rifle. I’ll see if I can get the pic, this is a new phone and no pics since then
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDC View Post
    Jwhite, curious if that is a suppressor or a muzzle brake on your rifle.
    Flash hider by https://simplethreadeddevices.com
    Claims to help direct the noise forward, seems to work and very well made.

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