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Ruger American -- Now in Rimfire, 22LR and 22 mag

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by DieselScout, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Disregard, if you read it on the other :evil: board.:bluelaugh:

    I just read on The Truth About Guns, Ruger is coming out with a rimfire version of the American. The best part is, it takes normal 10/22 magazines!!:eek: It's going on the list!

    TTAG article
     
  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Awesome! Link wouldn't open but I know I hope it's priced reasonable like the center fire counterpart.
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Huh, worked fine for me, and I just double checked it. They listed MSRP for $329.00.
     
  4. Panther

    Panther Keizer Active Member

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    Sign me up for the magnum please.
     
  5. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I'll take one with a 16" threaded barrel please and a left-handed one for my son as well. I'd even pay MSRP since it is way less than what I'd have to pay for a 77/22.
     
  6. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    This is pretty cool and I love the cheek piece. It'd be good for my girlfriend to learn on.
     
  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I had no idea there was a 77/22 and it that it takes 10/22 magazines. Regardless I'd still like one of the Americans.
     
  8. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like a great rifle with a list of very desirable features... I have a feeling that if this rifle becomes popular, it will cause Ruger 10/22 to become even CHEAPER!

    Win-win.
     
  9. lucky guy

    lucky guy Sisters Active Member

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    And might be be the end of the 77/22!
     
  10. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Who needs another 10/22??? All of us!! :)

    Now, if only Ruger can get another plant online and crank'em out.
     
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  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Forgive me for being obtuse, but what's the difference between the 77/22 and the Ruger American Rimfire? The MSRP on the 77/22 is over 2 1/2 times the MSRP on the Ruger American Rimfire.
     
  12. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Just good old classic marketing. I would never pay the price for a 77/22. Always wanted one too. I will buy a American though!
     
  13. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well it seems like a bad time to buy a .22 Rimfire. I have two rifles a 10-22 Takedown and a JC Higgins bolt action (Model 42?). The JC Higgins had been out of my reach for nearly 20 years, but I am the original owner and now it is in sad shape. I am going to do amateur refurbishment. Primarily sandpaper and steelwool, some bluing just to get it back to a protected state.
    That said I am going to buy a new Henry Pump, because I can. Then all I will need is a lever gun.
    I would love the new Ruger in Magnum... maybe later.
     
  14. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I feel like I would rather spend a bit more and get a CZ American. Just me though.
     
  15. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I love my 77/22. The trigger is great and the rounds just land right on top of each other at 50 yards. They are absolutely worth every penny. I have to say, it is hard to actually commit to a $6-700 22lr. It's not for everybody, but anyone that gets their hands on one won't regret it.

    What is great about the world we live in now is the ability to get obscene accuracy in a $20 barrel. How much money do you think goes into the barrel of a $250 rifle? Not much. Hence we have the Ruger American, Remington 783, Savage Axis and other unbelievably low priced rifles that shoot MOA all day long. The Ruger 77/22 and other relatively expensive guns like it should be challenged by the new American and the Savage Mark II. My Mark II shoots just as well as my 77/22 and it cost $239 with a Bushnell bore sighted scope and Accu-Trigger. For comparison, I paid $550 for my 77/22 that was unfired in the box from the estate of an old collector.

    With the "budget" rifles from Savage, Ruger and Remington(among others, but these are the ones I am familiar with.) being as ridiculously accurate as they are, a working man can own a battery of rifles in many calibers for not much money. I just picked up a Savage 111 with bore sighted Nikon BDC 3x9 in .308 for $500 from Cabela's last week. Next up will be another one in 7-08 or an American in 7-08 with a Redfield scope.

    Ruger is an exciting company. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the 10/22. Given their past 50th celebrations, I can't wait to see what they have for us.
     
  16. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    The 77/22 comes with a nice wood stock, the American comes with a "plastic" stock. You can remove the barrel from the 77/22. From the photos I've seen, it looks extremely difficult to remove the barrel from the American.