Recoil on the Ruger American 30-06

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by Boomersooner78, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Boomersooner78

    Boomersooner78 New Member

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    I have this rifle in .243, does the 30-06 kick like a mule??



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  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Boomer , welcome to Rugertalk.

    Let me encourage you to goto introductions and introduce yourself to everyone.

    The Ruger American does not kick like a mule.
    I have a Savage 110 in 30-06 that does , it hurts.

    My friend bought a Ruger American in 30-06, and it is a pleasure to shoot.
    I have read, that its in the stock design.

    Jim
     

  3. Boomersooner78

    Boomersooner78 New Member

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    Very cool I will be picking this fine rifle up then. Thanks for the advice sir. By the way cool profile pic ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1378387263.690664.jpg
    I have one my own.
    -Garry
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  4. Railbuggy

    Railbuggy Oath Keeper

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    My model M77 30/06 built in 1982 kicks more that the M14s I fired while employed by Uncle SAM back in 74/78.
     
  5. mag318

    mag318 Member

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    Any bolt action rifle of that weight is going to have significient recoil in 30-06 or 308. I had a friend sell his Ruger American in 308 because it beat him up to badly.
     
  6. savage110270

    savage110270 New Member

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    Try reduce loads in it or if you can hand load for the rifle try some 125 or 130 gr bullets to tone it down
     
  7. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    30-06 kicks like a 30-06. Invest in a LimbSaver, if they make one yet for the Ruger American.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Felt Recoil is an individual perception...some think a 30-06 Springfield kicks...until they try a .375 H&H Magnum.
     
  9. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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