Anyone here bit off one of the Ruger Predator series rifles?

shooter10mmshooter10mm MemberPosts: 215 Member
I did!!!!:love: And I hate to say I'm in love with this cheap heap!! I got it in 6.5 Creedmoor to match an AR I have with a AAC can. I put one of those Hawke Optics 2.5-10X30 Endurance scopes with the Illuminated LR Dot reticle for a whopping $300 also!
After some decent rings I have a $800 rifle that my 2nd group off the back of a cooler in my pickup with a fleece jacket for a rest at almost black dark, gave me a 3/4" group with Hornadys 129gr SST Interbond!!:rotflmao:
What in the hell have I been spending so much money for over the years??? LoL
Anyone else tried them?

Shane
"You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!"
"As long as there's Lead in the air there's hope!
" -- Ralph Adkinson(Daddy) The original Marlboro Man

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  • shooter10mmshooter10mm Member Posts: 215 Member
    To avoid the fine, not sure what it even is yet....Obligatory photos even though the one of the gun is terrible!

    https://i.imgur.com/TdC9Bvj.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/mCAlnRk.jpg
    "You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!"
    "As long as there's Lead in the air there's hope!
    " -- Ralph Adkinson(Daddy) The original Marlboro Man
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Looks like you the Guinea Pig.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    I did!!!!:love: And I hate to say I'm in love with this cheap heap!! I got it in 6.5 Creedmoor to match an AR I have with a AAC can. I put one of those Hawke Optics 2.5-10X30 Endurance scopes with the Illuminated LR Dot reticle for a whopping $300 also!
    After some decent rings I have a $800 rifle that my 2nd group off the back of a cooler in my pickup with a fleece jacket for a rest at almost black dark, gave me a 3/4" group with Hornadys 129gr SST Interbond!!:rotflmao:
    What in the hell have I been spending so much money for over the years??? LoL
    Anyone else tried them?

    Shane

    I have one in 6mm Creedmoor. I have a Bergara 6.5 Creedmoor, a Bergara 308, Browning X Bolt 270 and several AR's in the gun room. For some reason, I go to this Ruger first. I have a Zeiss Terra X scope on it. Scope cost as much as the rifle. Shoot great!!!
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I looked at an American in .308 for a hog hunt that never happened, but the magazine just seemed awful flimsy.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • shooter10mmshooter10mm Member Posts: 215 Member
    Yeah I'm kinda wondering if I should obtain a couple extra magazines...
    "You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!"
    "As long as there's Lead in the air there's hope!
    " -- Ralph Adkinson(Daddy) The original Marlboro Man
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,660 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    I looked at an American in .308 for a hog hunt that never happened, but the magazine just seemed awful flimsy.

    Isn't there a company that makes stocks for the American that allows it to use other magazines?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Isn't there a company that makes stocks for the American that allows it to use other magazines?

    There is a company that makes bottom metal and will mill your stock to fit. That allows the use of AI pattern mags.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Isn't there a company that makes stocks for the American that allows it to use other magazines?


    MagPul now makes their “Hunter” model stock for the short action Ruger American, and it converts the rifle to AICS pattern mags.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,660 Senior Member
    I am seriously considering getting one of the Predator package rifles with the Vortex scope to be the base for a long range build. I wish they offered the .308 with the 22” barrel
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    I bought a RA Predator (6.5CM).

    I have one thing to say,

    A sub $400 rifle just can't that good. But it is.
    I have more money in the optics and rings that I do in the rifle.

    SS3 and I both have fired 100 yard <1" groups with Hornady 140 A-Max & supressed.

    I was planning to install a MagPul Hunter stock as soon as I could acquire one. Now, I am strongly considering a
    Boyd ajustable stock.

    http://www.atonegunstocks.com.




    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,825 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    I bought a RA Predator (6.5CM).

    I have one thing to say,

    A sub $400 rifle just can't that good. But it is.
    I have more money in the optics and rings that I do in the rifle.

    SS3 and I both have fired 100 yard <1" groups with Hornady 140 A-Max & supressed.

    I was planning to install a MagPul Hunter stock as soon as I could acquire one. Now, I am strongly considering a
    Boyd ajustable stock.

    http://www.atonegunstocks.com.




    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk


    How is the trigger?
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    The trigger is ok.

    A trigger snob would probably not like it, or change it just because.

    I do not like triggers measured in ounces or really anything < 3#.

    A 3.5-4# trigger that breaks cleanly, and consistently works for me.

    The consistency is more a factor than weight.

    I learn the pressure required to break the shot, for a particular rifle and off we go.

    When I change rifles, 15-20 dry fires and I've relearned to trigger.

    There is one exception,

    Remington X-pro or pro-X, (the exact nomenclature escapes me), are my least favorite. I have one newer 700, that will have a Jewel trigger in the not too distant future.

    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    I bought a RA Predator (6.5CM).

    I have one thing to say,

    A sub $400 rifle just can't that good. But it is.
    I have more money in the optics and rings that I do in the rifle.

    SS3 and I both have fired 100 yard <1" groups with Hornady 140 A-Max & supressed.

    I was planning to install a MagPul Hunter stock as soon as I could acquire one. Now, I am strongly considering a
    Boyd ajustable stock.

    http://www.atonegunstocks.com.




    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk


    I like that stock... I have been looking for a replacement for my Marlin X7 / XL7 stocks.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • shooter10mmshooter10mm Member Posts: 215 Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    I bought a RA Predator (6.5CM).

    I have one thing to say,

    A sub $400 rifle just can't that good. But it is.
    I have more money in the optics and rings that I do in the rifle.

    Exactly my sentiments!! The dang thing just outshoots most in the same price range!
    "You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!"
    "As long as there's Lead in the air there's hope!
    " -- Ralph Adkinson(Daddy) The original Marlboro Man
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