Ruger® American Standard Rifle
This is a great entry rifle for me and my son. We bought the 243 in sept 2013 and have put over 200 rounds downrange with no issues at all so far. Been to the range about 8-10 times. This rifle shoots very well groups at 50-150 yards. If your looking for moa in the woods, it dosnt exist. Moa stands still. Deer dont. If you want a entry rifle that takes game, this is the one.If your trying out for the shooting team buy a m-77. We only use Hornady Whitetail ammo and we destroy pie plates in all weather conditions. The trigger is crisp. The free floating barrel is accurate, and the recoil is minimal I do suggest a set of Burris Signature rings to hold the scope tight..
September 18, 2014
great gun for price
I bought this gun a week ago and it is great! over all the gun feels really good and i really like the 70degree bolt. the only thing i dont like about this rifle is the stock it just feels cheap to me. but i would definitaly recommend this rifle.
September 2, 2014
Good Bang for your Buck
Ok, let me start off by saying I'm picky. If a gun isn't shooting MOA or better I'm not happy. That being said I wasn't happy with this gun to start with. I was shooting 1.5" groups using Winchester Super X 150 grain in my 308. Most hunters would be happy with this. I on the other hand demand a little more from my guns. After epoxying the stock, dampening the buttstock, and free floating it better I am down to MOA using Hornady American Whitetail 150 grain loads. I will say out of the box this gun is slightly better than the Savage Axis and 1,000 times better than a Remington 770 (anything is better than a 770). But I would say if you are going to do some work to the gun like I do an Axis is a better investment. For $50 less you can trim the trigger spring lowering the pull to 3.5 lbs and sand out the forearm and acheive the same accuracy.
July 20, 2014
Itchy trigger finger
This is my most recent gun purchase. It is really great "bang for your buck." The one drawback for me is the trigger. The protruding safety trigger is a distraction to me. It works like it is supposed to work but I'd just rather it be a normal trigger.
April 10, 2014