Ruger Model 96

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Anyone own one...!?

    I just found out today they make one...the Model 96.

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  2. spartacus1239

    spartacus1239 New Member

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    I have a 96\22 .22LR. love it enough to buy another stock and ream it for a .920 barrel. also have a sporter MGM .17HM2 barrel. great guns
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum spartacus !!
     
  4. Don

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    I have the 96 in a 22mag and I swear it's tempting to label it as my "if you could have just one rifle" gun. At 50 yards it puts them all in one hole and I've posted 2 targets in my workshop with 3 shot groups of 1.2" at 100 yards. I'm not really a "prepper" but it might make a good SHTF rifle.
     
  5. FrogSwatter

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    Does it use the same rotary mag. as a 10/22?
     
  6. spartacus1239

    spartacus1239 New Member

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    yup, the exact same ones
     
  7. Don

    Don New Member

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    The 22 mag uses a rotary mag that look just like the 22LR mag only it is slightly longer. It holds 9 rounds instead of 10.
     
  8. eastbank

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    i have a 96/44,i have not fired it yet,i think i,ll do that soon. eastbank.
     
  9. flattop44

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    They have real nice quick "short throw" actions! Great little levers.
    FT44
     
  10. eastbank

    eastbank New Member

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    some pic,s of my ruger 96/44. eastbank.
     

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  11. Flipflop

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    Those must be quite a nice little thumper in 44mag?
     
  12. stumper

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    I have a 96/17 on the way. I'm assuming I can use a 10/22 magnum barrel on it?
     
  13. jerrysriggs

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    Eastbank,
    That last photo is a good one. Wonder what was going through the cops mind at that moment.
     
  14. daviscustom

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    I have a 96/22 lr......my favorite suppressor host, quiet as a bolt gun but faster reloading.

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    Stumper: I don't have a 22 mag but I think you may find that you will have to cut a second extractor groove for it to work in the lever gun.
     
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  15. stumper

    stumper New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Should have it Monday.
     
  16. oldhunter

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    I have been looking for one of these at the many gun shows I attend and have only seen one and that was in poor shape with an unbelievable high price on it. I recall the guy was asking $850 and would not budge. Will keep looking as there are a few various guns I would buy if a deal can be made and the Ruger 96 and semi-automatic 44 are both on my list.
     
  17. Roughneck

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    Anyone know where I can find a replacement lever for my son 96 22lr?
     
  18. eastbank

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    your best bet will be ruger,if they have any parts in stock and it will be free. eastbank.
     
  19. Nogoat

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    I have a 96 in a 44. Nice old gun and the price was right, tho haven't use it yet.


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