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Postby myglimk2 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:24 pm

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Postby phoffer961 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:06 pm

PaiN wrote:How to kill time when works call and says you don't have to come in until later......?
Run to Hoffmans and pick up a Ruger American in .308 8)


I did on Sunday! Can't wait to get to Blue Trails to shoot it!

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Postby PaiN » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:35 pm

phoffer961 wrote:
PaiN wrote:How to kill time when works call and says you don't have to come in until later......?
Run to Hoffmans and pick up a Ruger American in .308 8)


I did on Sunday! Can't wait to get to Blue Trails to shoot it!

Did you register for the free cheek rest offer? Nothing like making a good deal even better.... ;)
http://www.ruger.com/micros/cheekpad/

What optic are you running? I went with a Weaver 3.8-12x44 AO
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Postby phoffer961 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:02 pm

PaiN wrote:
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PaiN wrote:How to kill time when works call and says you don't have to come in until later......?
Run to Hoffmans and pick up a Ruger American in .308 8)


I did on Sunday! Can't wait to get to Blue Trails to shoot it!

Did you register for the free cheek rest offer? Nothing like making a good deal even better.... ;)
http://www.ruger.com/micros/cheekpad/

What optic are you running? I went with a Weaver 3.8-12x44 AO


Yes, I registered for the check pad! As far as scope, I am still researching! So many choices!

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Postby chasetheonly » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:53 pm

Hey guys, sorry- haven't been on in a few days.

Got the everything sorted, but haven't even found the time/place to shoot yet. Anybody doing anything soon?

Pics:
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(P.S - Sorry, I have a bad habit of Instagram'ing everything)

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Postby PaiN » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:21 pm

chasetheonly....That looks great. What scope and beefy rings are on yours?
I got my scope and cheek pad in tonight and just finished setting it up. Too late for pics but should have some by tomorrow.
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Postby phoffer961 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:11 am

phoffer961 wrote:
PaiN wrote:
phoffer961 wrote:
PaiN wrote:How to kill time when works call and says you don't have to come in until later......?
Run to Hoffmans and pick up a Ruger American in .308 8)


I did on Sunday! Can't wait to get to Blue Trails to shoot it!

Did you register for the free cheek rest offer? Nothing like making a good deal even better.... ;)
http://www.ruger.com/micros/cheekpad/

What optic are you running? I went with a Weaver 3.8-12x44 AO


Yes, I registered for the check pad! As far as scope, I am still researching! So many choices!


I went with a scope I had on my shelf, Tasco 3-9 x 40mm. I used UTG 1" Medium Rings.

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I can't wait to shoot this!

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Postby CTSixshot » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:32 am

Oh boy! Another farm trip!

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Postby PaiN » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:12 pm

Ruger American .308, Ruger cheek rest/pouch, Weaver 3.8-12x44 AO and Weaver Grand Slam high rings

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Postby phoffer961 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:46 pm

Very Nice!

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Postby PaiN » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:53 am

phoffer961 wrote:Very Nice!

Too me the Americans really look good but today is the setups "christening" ...can't wait to see how it does.
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Postby AgentP » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:39 am

Range report please!!
Thinking about grabbing one.

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Postby PaiN » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:37 pm

AgentP wrote:Range report please!!
Thinking about grabbing one.

The American is a highly capable rifle(also mention has to go to the excellent Weaver AO glass I have on it)...... Once it was function tested and dialed in on some surplus .308, we got down to business with Federal Power-Shok 150g SP. Off a bag rest this rifle showed some impressive groups with the best(thx Jeff) being 4shots in ~1" @ 100yds.
Everything works well the action is butter smooth, but locks up tight, the rifle feels great with a trigger you just have to feel, even the recoil pad is top notch...What more can I say, but its hard to believe thes rifles only cost $300 :?
Get yours...
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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:48 pm

PaiN wrote:
AgentP wrote:Range report please!!
Thinking about grabbing one.

The American is a highly capable rifle(also mention has to go to the excellent Weaver AO glass I have on it)...... Once it was function tested and dialed in on some surplus .308, we got down to business with Federal Power-Shok 150g SP. Off a bag rest this rifle showed some impressive groups with the best(thx Jeff) being 4shots in ~1" @ 100yds.
Everything works well the action is butter smooth, but locks up tight, the rifle feels great with a trigger you just have to feel, even the recoil pad is top notch...What more can I say, but its hard to believe thes rifles only cost $300 :?
Get yours...


It is an awesome shooter. And the trigger is unbelieveably smooth with a crisp brake! 8)
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Postby AgentP » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:20 am

Guess I'm gonna take a little drive to Hoffmans today after work. We'll see what happens!


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