A cool .308 followed me home.

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,328 Senior Member
Ever since they came out several years ago, I have wanted a Ruger Gunsite .308 carbine. Well I went back to the gun show to sell a couple more guns and came across a trade opportunity I could not pass up. For a gun I barely had $300 in and $350 cash, she came home with me! It's in great shape and only needs a cleaning. The bore is immaculate and I will be adding an AAC or Surefire brake very soon. Range report to follow.

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The trigger is very smooth with a clean break at probably 4 pounds. The sights are very usable and the 7 inches of picatinny rail make for some nice optical choices. I'm excited about this rifle!
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  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 714 Senior Member
    YOU SUCK!

    Those are so cool, you'll love it.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,031 Senior Member
    Very nice, with that break you speak of, it should be a sweet shooter.
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  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 729 Senior Member
    My next rifle! I am jealous
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I like it, Not a fan of scout type set ups but that I like!
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,222 Senior Member
    One of those is on my list, you suck.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    I like it, Not a fan of scout type set ups but that I like!

    I never was either, but for pigs or deer in Florida a short rifle is king. I'm not a lever action fan nor a .30-30 fan. So this rifle fits every niche I want it to.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • drsfefadrsfefa Member Posts: 406 Member
    I like it!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,332 Senior Member
    Have a friend that just bought one...from all reports it's a shooter
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,280 Senior Member
    Looks good! :yousuck:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Good find :guns: Range report when you can.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 21,108 Senior Member
    I like that rifle and have had the opportunity to test it. But, not willing to pay the $800 +/- asking price for a Ruger.

    Sounds like you got a good deal, though.
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  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    I have one of those. I have a Bushnell Elite Handgun long eye relief scope on mine. I can tell you this gun shoots .69" three shot groups using Hornady 150 grain GMX with 44 grains of IMR8208. I have shot many hogs and deer with this gun. 43 grains of IMR8208 resulted in .41" groups.

    I also bought a 5 rd magazine for mine.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Very nice. The Scout concept has intrigued me since Cooper wrote of it. I really like that black shadow laminate. I was going to ask about mags but World T answered that question.
    Your fence needs work:jester:
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  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    Very nice. The Scout concept has intrigued me since Cooper wrote of it. I really like that black shadow laminate. I was going to ask about mags but World T answered that question.
    Your fence needs work:jester:

    You can also get 3 rd magazines for this gun.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    You can also get 3 rd magazines for this gun.
    So, like flush? is the 5 rnd flush?
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    So, like flush? is the 5 rnd flush?

    Neither are flush to the BM.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Jeez, even a 3 rounder ain't flush? Also are the mags AR (10) compatible?
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    Jeez, even a 3 rounder ain't flush? Also are the mags AR (10) compatible?

    Nope. MSRP on 10rnd mags is $74.99. They make OEM polymer mags for $34.99. The magazines are CRF unlike AR10 mags.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Nope. MSRP on 10rnd mags is $74.99. They make OEM polymer mags for $34.99. The magazines are CRF unlike AR10 mags.

    I guess I didn't think that one through it being a Ruger with CRF. That must explain the pricey mags. Although now that I think about it I guess I never knew the mag was part of CRF.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    I guess I didn't think that one through it being a Ruger with CRF. That must explain the pricey mags. Although now that I think about it I guess I never knew the mag was part of CRF.

    Yep. A CRF box magazine positions the round center to the breech and the rounds under that one double stack.
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  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    I like those rifles. You suck.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,339 Senior Member
    Very nice. I want one of those in 338 Federal!!!!! Hope someone at Ruger checks the boards now and then.

    Sako
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Yep. A CRF box magazine positions the round center to the breech and the rounds under that one double stack.

    Thanks for the info. Seems I learn something every time I log on here. For instance I recently learned NN likes taking naps on jet aircraft. And Chief somehow managed to become a CWO, how he got past his "woccus illiminatus", we'll never know.
    Seriously, unlike some I have no problem with a Ruger. I have a build I'm ruminating on and my research leads me to wanting a CRF. I doubt a model 70 donor will turn up at the right price, but a Ruger just might. Was corresponding with a guy yesterday who found a blueprinted Ruger action on GB for $500.
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  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,337 Senior Member
    Hoover has nothing on you......You suck. :cool2:

    I'd like to have one of those. Just not at the price I usually see them at. It is one of the many on my list of wants....

    Range report, please.....:up:
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    sakodude wrote: »
    Very nice. I want one of those in 338 Federal!!!!! Hope someone at Ruger checks the boards now and then.

    Sako

    Not likely since Mr. Cooper only spoke of this concept in common calibers. :p
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    Thanks for the info. Seems I learn something every time I log on here. For instance I recently learned NN likes taking naps on jet aircraft. And Chief somehow managed to become a CWO, how he got past his "woccus illiminatus", we'll never know.
    Seriously, unlike some I have no problem with a Ruger. I have a build I'm ruminating on and my research leads me to wanting a CRF. I doubt a model 70 donor will turn up at the right price, but a Ruger just might. Was corresponding with a guy yesterday who found a blueprinted Ruger action on GB for $500.

    I have to admit I am not a Ruger bolt action aficionado and I do not know if all M77 actions are CRF of not.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,542 Senior Member
    Very nice! A buddy has one of those, but his has the bolt on the wrong side!:silly:
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  • justin10mmjustin10mm Senior Member Posts: 688 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Not likely since Mr. Cooper only spoke of this concept in common calibers. :p

    What do you call the .376 Steyr?
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,328 Senior Member
    justin10mm wrote: »
    What do you call the .376 Steyr?

    Probably $80 a box?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 21,108 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Yep. A CRF box magazine positions the round center to the breech and the rounds under that one double stack.

    Aren't the mags made by Accuracy International?

    edit: Or at least copied their design?
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