ground hog pounding

187elk

New Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
515
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Finally got to shoot something with my new Ruger American in .243win.  bought it for yotes with .223 being so hard to find.  have another deer gun now.  I was a bit nervous, being the price on these.  This thing is a tack driver, I love it.
 
882043_10201091278952911_431639495_o_zps63c18d1a.jpg
 

ilovesprig

Moderator
Joined
Dec 12, 2005
Messages
21,244
Reaction score
990
Points
0
Age
74
Location
Escondido
Great shootin'........... :smiley_10sign: ............Bluetick?
 

paulc

Moderator
Joined
Nov 28, 2005
Messages
9,451
Reaction score
548
Points
113
Age
56
Location
Sacramento Mountains NM
I almost bought one of those for a pack gun.  Great price.  Glad to hear first hand it is a good gun.  Would not hesitate to buy one as a youth rifle for a kid, or a new hunter.
 

187elk

New Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
515
Reaction score
0
Points
0
I would for sure buy it for a first timer...I just wanted a yote gun.  Read a few good reviews on it.
 

paulc

Moderator
Joined
Nov 28, 2005
Messages
9,451
Reaction score
548
Points
113
Age
56
Location
Sacramento Mountains NM
Branden said:
I would for sure buy it for a first timer...I just wanted a yote gun.  Read a few good reviews on it.
 
Everything I have read on it has been positive.  Like I said, I almost bought it as a pack gun and then I would have cut the barrel down to 16".  I would have spent a couple hundred less than I spent.
I ended up with a Ruger M77 hawkeye compact in .308.  The gun weighed 5.7 lbs and the barrel was already 16.5" long. I topped it with a Burris timberline and the whole thing loaded is less than 7lbs and 35" long.  I have carried it on every shed hunting hike this year hoping to see a cat, yote or pig.  I am happy with the gun, but, I may have been happy with the American also and saved a few hundred.
 
BTW, I see your "be the decoy" on Camofire and on some hunting shows.  Congrats on getting that off the ground.   You were a good sport when everyone was giving you crap about it.  Hope it turns into some $ for you.
 

187elk

New Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
515
Reaction score
0
Points
0
paulc said:
I would for sure buy it for a first timer...I just wanted a yote gun.  Read a few good reviews on it.
 
Everything I have read on it has been positive.  Like I said, I almost bought it as a pack gun and then I would have cut the barrel down to 16".  I would have spent a couple hundred less than I spent.
I ended up with a Ruger M77 hawkeye compact in .308.  The gun weighed 5.7 lbs and the barrel was already 16.5" long. I topped it with a Burris timberline and the whole thing loaded is less than 7lbs and 35" long.  I have carried it on every shed hunting hike this year hoping to see a cat, yote or pig.  I am happy with the gun, but, I may have been happy with the American also and saved a few hundred.
 
BTW, I see your "be the decoy" on Camofire and on some hunting shows.  Congrats on getting that off the ground.   You were a good sport when everyone was giving you crap about it.  Hope it turns into some $ for you.
You know the American comes in a compact too!  This one is light, but I could have gotten the compact too..same price!  My Scope cost as much as the gun! :)
 

187elk

New Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
515
Reaction score
0
Points
0
alright, I was out bear hunting tonight, some motor bikes were where they were not supposed to be..so we did some long range shooting...I smoked a rock at 695 yards with this little gun.  I love this!
 
Top