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Ruger American rifle in 243

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:59 pm
by jd720
I`m starting to look a rifles for getting rid of some coyotes. I came across the Ruger American in 243 just wondering if any of you has one and how you like it. I really don`t want to break the bank for a rifle that won`t get much use and will spend a good amount of time behind the truck seat so the synthetic stock will be preferred.

Re: Ruger American rifle in 243

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:37 pm
by Caustic Burno
jd720 wrote:I`m starting to look a rifles for getting rid of some coyotes. I came across the Ruger American in 243 just wondering if any of you has one and how you like it. I really don`t want to break the bank for a rifle that won`t get much use and will spend a good amount of time behind the truck seat so the synthetic stock will be preferred.

Got a couple Americans one in 223 the other 7-08 good guns nothing heirloom about them

Re: Ruger American rifle in 243

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:17 pm
by Atimm693
Plain Jane, they shoot well, and cheap.

The Mossberg Patriot is another to consider. Made in USA and has a great adjustable trigger. I have one in 270 laminate/stainless, beautiful rifle.

Re: Ruger American rifle in 243

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:02 pm
by Brute 23
It's probably not a Bad gun for the price but I would get the Remington 700 sps tactical in .223 for $100 more. It's a better bang for the buck IMO.

I do not like that plastic stock on the Ruger. You will like the Hogue stock on the Remington in the truck.

Re: Ruger American rifle in 243

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:32 pm
by SoILcattle
Got a 308 and 30-06 like them both slot, great guns you have to worry about scratching.