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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Ima Clarkonian!
Ruger Am Ranch vs Ruger Am Predator?
Okay, so the boy wants a Ruger rifle for xmas in .223 for varmints,whistle pigs, fall turkey and just general plinking. I have a Ranch rifle in .450 Bushmaster I just love so he was leaning toward the Ranch rifle in .223 with the 16" bbl as opposed to the Predator rifle with an 18 inch bbl. He's set on the Ruger and I'm not in disagreement. Yes, they're plastic and ugly but my .450 shoots lights out as does most Ruger American's I've heard about so unless some deal of the century with a Model 700 or other "high end" rifle makes its self available, Ruger it is. Is there any significant bullet performance difference between a 16 and 18 bbl? Keep in mind this will be a general purpose hunting/target shooting rifle, not a bench rest competition rifle or solely dedicated chuck gun.
I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.