Ruger American in 270

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Ruger American in 270

Post by Cubanstang50 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:58 pm

Picked up a Ruger American in 270 from grab a gun for 275. This will be strictly for a deer/hog gun. I have a bushnell
6-24x40 that will be going on it for now. Its over kill but its just sitting in the safe so might as well put it to use for now.

Whats everyones take on this rifle and what would be a decent scope for it. Max shoot will be 200/300 yards. Thanks in advance.
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Post by Arkhangel5 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:28 am

Decent rifle for what you want it for. Agreed that scope is way overkill.

Scopewise, decent choices available in the 1-8x, 2-7x or 3-9x range. Leupold, Nikon, Vortex to name a few.

Let us know how it works out.


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Post by rug357 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:48 pm

I have never shot the Ruger American but couple people I know who have them have all been satisfied with their rifle and couple people have told me it is very accurate compared to other similar bolt action hunting rifles. I maybe interested in a compact model in future in .223/5.56 just for fun range rifle. IMHO For all around use it's hard to beat 3-9X power scope for general use and the bonus is that it's usually the cheapest item on any scope line as they sell it the most. In Florida most shots are not that far so 2-7X power scope is ideal and it's smaller than higher power scope. 1-6 or 7 or 8X power scope would be very versatile but a good quality scope in that power range is very pricy.

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Post by Lastrites » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:05 pm

Natchez has some sales rolling, you should take a look. I'd be looking for something like a 2.5-10 something if I was looking to glass a 270 for FL.

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Post by Cubanstang50 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:15 am

Ended up putting the bushnell on to finish this hunting season. Took it to okeechobee and was very happy with the results. I dont look for moa type results but it shot 1"moa at 100 yards. I left it 1" high and can shoot to 200 with a 2" drop.

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Post by Outgunu » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 pm

Is that Ruger the one with a threaded barrel?

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Post by Cubanstang50 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:43 pm

No, the predetor model are the ones that come threaded.

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Post by Shadowbob » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:19 am

I have one in 30-06 and it is absolutely dead nuts accurate to 300 yards. Has a very good trigger. Killed a bunch of animals with it.

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