Accidental Ruger "collector"

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Litehiker, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Litehiker

    Litehiker Member

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    Greetings form "Sin City".

    Last year (2016) I realized I have a fairly decent Ruger collection.
    (in order of acquisition)
    1. 10/22 stainless
    2. 96/22 Mag lever gun (W/ Green River octagonal barrel)
    3. LC 9
    4. LC 9S
    5. American Predator (6.5 CM) modified extensively
    6. Precision Rifle (6.5 CM) partially modified

    And I once owned an American in 22/250 for a short time.

    But my two favorites are the 96/22 Mag and the Precision Rifle.

    I've modded the American Predator with a Boyd's Classic laminated stock, Timney trigger, Savage 110 trigger guard, flush cup sling swivels and aluminum bolt shroud. This rifle is almost as accurate as the Precision Rifle with Hornady 140 gr. ELD-M match ammo and ELD-X hunting ammo. Boy does it look good in its new stock.
     
  2. spikedriver

    spikedriver Active Member

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    Welcome to RT.

    We like pics, and a pic of that predator sounds very interesting. Also I'm jealous of you for having a 96/22 mag, sounds like a fun gun...
     

  3. Tommycourt

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    As Spike says, welcome to our forum. We are a great group of people here and there are some Leg Yankers( actually jokers) on here but it is all if fun. We also enjoy all types of firearms regardless of makes and models so please, if you can, snap some pics of your weapons so we can all share in your exploits. I think you will find this forum entertaining and informative so feel free to jump in on any subject.

    Tommy from the land of the heat and sun - Az
     
  4. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Welcome to RugerTalk!
     
  5. gumpy

    gumpy New Member

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    Welcome to the forum that never ends! I'm from Alabama and kinda backwards, so I require pictures.
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to Rugertalk,

    Thanks for joining .


    Pics are, almost , darn near, a requirement.;):)




    Jim
     
  7. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Welcome to Ruger Talk (Not Your Father's Gun Forum).
    :D

    [It is my firm belief that Ruger should produce a lever gun that looks like a lever gun - in .454 Cassul. Not much chance it would sell, but I want one.]
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to RT. Not much doubt your Ruger collection will grow the more Rugers you see and hear about. I have three Ruger 22lr handguns and don't ask why. All I can say why is just because. I could shoot two at the same time but what to do with the third one. I guess juggle it in as the first two empty their mags.
    Yep we like pics.
     
  9. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Gumpy always want to see pictures. Years ago it was risque ladies and now it's always guns. Gumpy, would you please make up your mind???? You probably have pics of guns when you sit on the stool or a stack of magazines to read.

    Tommy

    *YANK*******************************YANK***************YANK*********!!!!!!
     
  10. spikedriver

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    ^^^ Doesn't everybody here have a stack of gun magazines in the bathroom? Shoot, I had so many gun mags in my john that I put a reading lamp in there and started calling it the library...
     
  11. gumpy

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    As a matter of fact, I do! I have an outdoor toilet so I read a page and then wipe.
     
  12. MagBlackhawk

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    ^^^ T.M.I. gumpy, T.M.I...!

    Anyway....
    :welcome: From Texas :tiphat:
    Looking forward to reading your posts.





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  13. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Grumpy; as a boy on the farm our out house had the Sears Roebuck catalog for looking and wiping. But Grumpy, they have indoor johns now, time to step up.:D
     
  14. Litehiker

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    WOW! I'm on a few gun and backpacking forums but have never been greeted as warmly as I have on this forum. Thank you gents.

    I'll post photos of my Rugers very soon. And I have a few "furrin'" guns that are weird, like an FN PS90 and Steyr AUG. Besides Rugers I like bullpups. If I had the disposable income I'd get a Desert Tactical SRS in .300 win mag.

    But I can't say enough about my Ruger Precision Rifle. It's very accurate and has most of the features I need for competition.

    Eric B.

    P.S. "Old hand", I lived on and off at my grandad's farm in West Home, near Emlenton in western Pennsylvania. For a decade he had an outhouse and thunder mugs in the bedrooms. And yes we used Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs for TP. Of course the ladies insisted on real TP. That was in the late '40s and early '50s.
     
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  15. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    My experience at my granddads farm was the early to mid 50's as I was born in 49.;)
     
  16. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We have a thread, for any gun you want to post a pic of...

    https://www.rugertalk.com/forum/f41/all-gun-porn-pics-3987/




    Jim
     
  17. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to R.T.
     
  18. Litehiker

    Litehiker Member

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    Hee, hee "Oldhand", I'm an olderhand than you. I was born in '43. We're both boomers.


    "...hitu", Thanks, I like your Ruger avatar. Ruger should adopt it for the American series of rifles.

    Eric B.
     
  19. DoubleR

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    Accidental Ruger "collector"

    Welcome to the family.
    I see the guys are up to their old tricks. ;)
    We're really happy you've joined us.
    Oh and we love ALL guns so don't be afraid to share others too ;)
     
  20. Litehiker

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    Ruger 96/22 style

    VT,

    The Ruger 96/22 does look like a lever action, a Savage 99 lever action.
    Same lever shape, hinge and actuation of the breech block. Also same brass "cocked" indicator pin.

    Savage made their first lever gun of that design in 1899. Thus the "99" in the name.
    Ruger made their first lever gun in 1996. That's why it is called the "96"/22.

    I have a Savage 99C in .308 Winchester. Both of these lever rifles will end up with octagonal barrels and laminated stocks. Sort of "Big Brother" "Little Brother" lever guns.

    Eric B.