Ruger Ranch in 5.56mm

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by rugertoter, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. rugertoter

    rugertoter Active Member

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    I bought this rifle yesterday, so my identical rifle in 7.62x39mm will have a friend. It is the 5.56mm chambered version.
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    I was so impressed with the accuracy of the 7.62x39mm version, I thought that this one would probably be just a tad better. We will see. When I shoot it, I will post a report.

    Cheers.
     
  2. 0311

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    Nice!
     
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  3. slowthor

    slowthor New Member

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    My 5.56 impressed me too! 5 shot group at 100 yards.
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  4. rugertoter

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    Damn, that's nice. What ammo were you shooting? Also, is that the stock rail on your rifle, or did you replace it with another?
     
  5. slowthor

    slowthor New Member

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    It’s an after-market rail. Don’t understand Ruger thought process on using a non-standard rail. Ammo...just plain old Federal 55 grain XM193. Same ammo I run in my AR556.
     
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  6. rugertoter

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    Nice. Did the tapped holes line up with the rail? Also, what brand was it? Reason I'm asking is that I took a scope off of another rifle (that shot well btw, on that rifle), and put it on the Ruger Ranch. I took it to the range last weekend, and I ended up bottoming out the elevation on that scope, just to get my groups to print about two inches high, at fifty yards! Never seen anything like it.

    I usually do a 50 yard zero for the 5.56/.223, on my rifles. When doing this, at least between a 55-62 grain bullet, they print about 1.5" high at 100, about 1.75" low at 200, and about 11" low at 300....I just use hold-over/under to adjust. But, I'll be damned if I ran out of elevation adjustment to bring them on center at 50 yards. I just wondered if you maybe had some similar issues with the stock Ruger rail. The one on my Ruger Ranch in 7.62x39mm is fine, but I just don't get this one.

    Anyways, that's why I was wondering what brand and if you had any issues mounting the aftermarket rail, to your rifle.
     
  7. slowthor

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    No issues lining up the holes. Unfortunately I don’t have the package, but I just picked it up at the local Bass Pro.
    I know the scope rings are Burris Extreme Tactical. Medium (1/2”) height. Got those from Optics Planet.
     
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  8. Steve Blalo

    Steve Blalo New Member

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    Very nice! With basic ammo it is amazing.
     
  9. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Muy Bueno compadre!!!!!!Nice riffle. Haven't had a Mini in some time. Never had a ranch rifle. However, I did have 2 guns that had a B-Square scope mount on them. They did not hold their zero well.
     
  10. rugertoter

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    Thanks for the information buddy! ;)
     
  11. slowthor

    slowthor New Member

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    I’d really like the updated model that accepts the AR mags, but don’t want to give up the accuracy of this rifle.
     
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  12. rugertoter

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    Right!?! That was one of the features that attracted me so strongly to the Ranch in 7.62x39mm. I had sold my last AK about a year ago, it was an M70AB2, but still had a butt-load of that M43 ammo left. The Ranch Rifle, in that caliber, uses Mini 30 magazines...it was a no-brainer for me with that one.