New to Ruger

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by RA17, May 22, 2016.

  1. RA17

    RA17 New Member

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    My name is Drew, about a month ago I purchased my first Ruger. (Ruger American .17hmr) I am new to Ruger, and new to .17 HMR as a varmint round. I am not new to weaponry or hunting and have been accustomed to .22 for small game and .223 for larger varmint applications. I've put approximately 500 rounds through my Ruger American and due to retiring my dad's Nylon 66 I'm realizing my knowledge of .22's is a bit antiquated. I'm more than thrilled with the accuracy of my .17 and am looking to ruger for a .22 and to this forum for other .17 enthusiasts.
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Let me be the first to welcome you...
    To RugerTalk,

    Thanks for the introduction..

    Hope you enjoy your Ruger...S.;)





    Jim
     

  3. RA17

    RA17 New Member

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    Thanks Jim!
     
  4. RA17

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    I took it out yesterday, was consistently cracking clays at 225 yds.
     
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No problem,

    Bunch of good folks here.





    Jim
     
  6. RA17

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    Sorry about the lack of Ruger, working on that.
     
  11. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and you have a nice assortment of guns there. Yeah I might warn you that you will probably be buying more Rugers.
     
  12. MagBlackhawk

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    Welcome to R/T.
    When I found out collectors were HOT to get Nylon 66's, I sold mine. ($$$)
    If your 66 is in at least fair shape you should be able to trade/sell for a 10/22 and come out of the deal with some extras.
    :yahoo:
     
  13. EasyCZ

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    Nice. Welcome to the forum.
     
  14. RA17

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    It being Grandpa's 66 its going to stay in the family collector case. I did however go out to a friend's today and cracked a squirrel in the head at 50yards with his 10/22 reminded me a lot of a mini 14 ranch rifle just smaller. I loved it. How are the rules about posting kill shot pics?
     
  15. MagBlackhawk

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    When I read the rules I don't remember reading anything about that.
    You might go thru them to be sure I didn't forget. Ain't as young as I used to be so...... I'm sometimes a little forgetful. :eek:

    Wouldn't hurt to read the rules anyway if you haven't already done so.
    We have lots of hunters here, some have posted pic's of their kills. I can't see a problem with it.
     
  16. RA17

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    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Well, didn't waist any meat with that shot. What type of bullet?
    I'm always happy just to hit em.... anywhere.
     
  18. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum! Your gonna fit right in........already posting pictures! And that's without any prompting!! We do like pictures!

    Nice shot BTW!
     
  19. RA17

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    Thanks guys! The bullet was a Winchester varmint lead free polymer tip, 15.5 grain.
     
  20. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    10/22s ,IMO, are underestimated for accuracy for a semi auto.

    I have one with a bull barrel and a few minor adjustments, that shoots as accurate as any bolt action.



    btw, good shot.

    Jim