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Old 11-25-2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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was looking at Whittaker Guns this morning and noticed they had a Ruger American 22-250 with 1:8 twist. what's yalls thoughts on this one? Bet you could shoot some pretty heavy ammo.

Also saw a Ruger American Predator in a 6mm Creedmore. didn't know there was such a critter.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:35 AM   #2
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I messed up a long time ago when the American Ruger first came out. I won one in a raffle. I was told I could have any caliber I wanted. So I took a youth model 243 for my daughter to have. I wish I’d known they had it in 6.5 Creedmoor back then. I still love that 243 though. Super accurate gun. Love it. Still would like to have gotten that 6.5 though
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:03 PM   #3
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Kevin says ain't you already had one?

He's got the 6mm on the shelf.

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Old 11-25-2017, 12:06 PM   #4
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Should be able to shoot heavier bullets in it. I'm a Ruger fan so of course I'm going to say it'd be a good rifle. I about bought a Ruger American Compact in 22-250 last year but I ended up winning a Savage Axis II at a coyote hunt so I never thought anymore about it after that.
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Kevin says ain't you already had one?

He's got the 6mm on the shelf.


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Old 11-25-2017, 12:17 PM   #6
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Is there an advantage to the 6mm cm over the 243?
Im a ruger fan too


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Old 11-25-2017, 01:21 PM   #7
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:53 PM   #8
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I thought all RA 22-250s were 1:10

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Old 11-25-2017, 02:07 PM   #9
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Is there an advantage to the 6mm cm over the 243?
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To the average shooter I don't think there's enough to make much of a difference. I'd go with the .243 just because it's more readily available and cheaper I'm sure.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:18 PM   #10
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Kinda what i thought.


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Old 11-29-2017, 04:51 PM   #11
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What’s average expected group size w these rifles? Maybe 6 creed for kids would be a good deal. Especially w the magpul stock....
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Have several and for the price they are extremely hard to beat.
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:10 PM   #13
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What cals and what kind of groups ripper?
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:17 PM   #14
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.270,30.06,.243,308 never really measured but under an inch for sure. Typically shoot Hornady's and federal but they like just about everything.
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