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Old 04-02-2017, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Fun at the range with a Ruger Charger

After a year of owning it, I finally got it to the range to shoot it for the first time. This is a Ruger Charger which is a 10" barrel .22 pistol. It's got a couple of upgrades, but all total there is less than $350 invested for it all.




So I first fired 160 CCI Mini Mags through it to break it in and get the scope sighted in. Started off at the 5 yard range, then moved to the 7 yard, 15 yard, and then to the 25 yard range. Here is a 10 shot group at 25 yards.



That's a quarter for size comparison.


For fun I moved over to the 50 yard range, but the wind had picked up pretty good at that point and it shows.




It is a blast to shoot and next time I'm at the range with no wind, I'll try the 50 yard range again.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:19 PM   #2
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I have two of the takedown models for my BOBs. I need to put some glass on them and then the fun begins.


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Old 04-02-2017, 07:06 PM   #3
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Sure hope the 50-yd groups improve--that's terrible.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:39 PM   #4
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Sure hope the 50-yd groups improve--that's terrible.

15 mph cross winds.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:06 PM   #5
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Cool... Is that a rifle scope you have mounted on it?


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Old 04-02-2017, 10:34 PM   #6
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Cool... Is that a rifle scope you have mounted on it?


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Yes. A Simmons 22 Mag scope. Eye relief is not too bad unless you are at full zoom.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:24 PM   #7
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Default Fun at the range with a Ruger Charger

Here's a 3 shot group out of my pistol.

300 Blackout Pistol
Radical Firearms 7.5" Barrel
Vortex Strikefire II Red Dot Scope
Hornady Black 208 grain subs




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Old 03-12-2018, 02:21 PM   #8
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I just finished some more work to my Charger. Copper Customs pistol brace adaptor, KAK pistol buffer tube, and a Shockwave Blade pistol brace. Once this wind calms down I’ll have to take it back to the range, and maybe try it on a 100 yard target.


https://lensdump.com/i/81YPxP
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:17 PM   #9
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I have a first generation Charger not as accurate as my mk11 or Buckmark but dang it is fun to shoot
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:52 PM   #10
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So I finally got to the range today after adding the Copper Customs pistol brace adaptor and a KAK Blade pistol brace. This was on the rifle range instead of the pistol range. I wanted to see what the long range accuracy was without taking my time with CCI Mini Mags.


https://lensdump.com/i/8zxUmP

The results are about a 4 to 5 inch group at 100 yards! With a better scope than this cheap Simmons 22 Mag scope and with taking my time this grouping could probably be decreased by one or two inches.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:01 PM   #11
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Thatís not a bad scope at all for the $$...nice work Dave!


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Old 05-17-2018, 06:57 PM   #12
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Thanks!

All total, including the purchase price of the pistol, it would cost around $450 to duplicate what has been done.
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:03 PM   #13
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Here is a quick video I made while I was out there shooting a steel silhouette target at 100 yards. It hit 8 out of 10 with firing pretty quickly.

https://youtu.be/9KedwUDETto


It’s time now for some better glass so I can try this again on the 200 yard lane. Can someone recommend a scope that won’t break the bank but is a lot better, and clearer, than the Simmons .22 Mag scope? Preferably one that has at least 10 power when zoomed in. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:04 PM   #14
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Here's a 3 shot group out of my pistol.

300 Blackout Pistol
Radical Firearms 7.5" Barrel
Vortex Strikefire II Red Dot Scope
Hornady Black 208 grain subs




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That looks like a perfect truck gun to me except I might be scared to shoot it without a can or earplugs. How loud is it?
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:05 AM   #15
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So yesterday I went to Academy looking at a new carry pistol and I ended up walking out with a new scope to try on my Charger. It is the same power as my old scope at 3-9, the glass is only slightly clearer than my current scope, and it was cheap at $50. It is a BSA Sweet .22 model. The primary reason why I picked it up is it has an adjustable trajectory compensator that is adjustable from 50 to 150 yards.

Who knows if it will work or not but at $50 it is worth a shot. If it works then great! I want to see if I can get 6” or so groups at 150-200 yards. If it doesn’t work then I’ll put it on my Marlin model 60 rifle.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:16 PM   #16
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love mine
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:33 PM   #17
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love this pistol
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