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Ruger stainless GSR

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by cade, May 14, 2014.

  1. cade

    cade Hillsboro, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Any one have one of the Ruger stainless steel 18" barreled gun site scout rifles. A friend of mine is selling one and I want to know what type of accuracy I can expect. I have read some reviews, but for everyone that says the accuracy is horrible I can find one that says the accuracy is great. Any first hand experience would be appreciated.
     
  2. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have one but I can't say how accurate they are as I've never shot it to check groups. I have however shot clays at 100yards with no problem hitting them every time, I call that "minute of bad guy" accurate.

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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Just acquired a 16" blued model.

    Broke in the barrel by taking one shot and then cleaning it with a brush, then a solvent patch and then 2 dry patches for 20 rounds. Then shot 3 shot groups for another 40 rounds while cleaning between groups.

    The first 2 shots out of the box at 75 yards, were overlapping each other. The third shot went thru the same hole.

    I started sighting in the scope after that, but even then - at 125-150 yards I was able to hit a small paper plate every time. In fact I'd have done better shooting from a bench, so I can say the gun out shoots me at this point and time.

    With an additional 2 inches on the barrel, I can't imagine it would do any worse. And the stainless model would be a nice addition. I plan to cerekote mine eventually.

    Keep in mind it is a scout rifle and not a long range (over 400-600 meters) rifle. If you want to make 1000 yard shots then it is not the right firearm. If you want a very light, versatile, heavy hitting hunting/trail/hiking/camping/self defense firearm then it is certainly a good choice IMO.
     
  4. cade

    cade Hillsboro, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for the info. I know this will not be a 1000y gun, I already have that covered. I will be using it as my westside/heavy brush hunting rifle. Your input has helped me make a decision.
     
  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Right on. If you purchase it, it would be cool to see a pic:cool:.