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Ruger just announced a new variation of their American Ranch Rifle. This one's chambered in 7.62x39, and uses magazines from the Mini-30 rifle rather than the proprietary Ruger American magazines.

With a 16" barrel and detachable 5/10/20 round magazines, this could be a inexpensive alternative to the CZ 527 Carbine, and would be a decent choice for someone looking for a centerfire bolt action for cheap plinking or a shorter-range hog or deer hunting rifle.



http://www.ruger.com/products/...pecSheets/16976.html
 
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The big question is will they do the mini 14 mags for 5.56 and 300blk ranch rifles.
 
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There's a cheap one of those on GB right now, if anyone would like to take a flyer. (No, no connection to Ruger or the seller.) I've got a couple of personal hangups getting in the way - I hate that safety tab in the face of the trigger and I have no reason to not want a longer barrel. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be a great little rifle, though.

ETA: Just looked at the specs. Cold hammer forged rifling? This really could turn out to be a neat little rifle.
 
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I'm getting one


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The big question is will they do the mini 14 mags for 5.56 and 300blk ranch rifles.

It seems so obvious doesn't it?

I already have a Ruger American Ranch in 5.56 and it's a blast. I looked at the Howa mini-action in 7.62x39 but decided I didn't need to stock another caliber. But now, with those magazine options, hmmm...
 
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I have one of these in 300 BO and it is a lot of fun for the money.
 
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It seems so obvious doesn't it?

Yep. If you've got the magazines and the ammo anyway, why wouldn't you pick up a Mini-14? Razz
 
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I've been planning to buy a CZ 527 in 7.62x39. But this has me seriously tempted.

Looks like I could get one of these, plus a Timney drop-in trigger, plus 3 or 4 Mini-30 magazines, all for the price of the CZ 527.

Decisions, decisions...

I love the look, feel, and quality of the CZ. But this would seem to be a better option for a "working gun" over the fancier CZ. I wouldn't feel bad about it getting drug through the woods and covered in mud on an ATV.
 
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I've been planning to buy a CZ 527 in 7.62x39. But this has me seriously tempted.

Looks like I could get one of these, plus a Timney drop-in trigger, plus 3 or 4 Mini-30 magazines, all for the price of the CZ 527.

Decisions, decisions...

I love the look, feel, and quality of the CZ. But this would seem to be a better option for a "working gun" over the fancier CZ. I wouldn't feel bad about it getting drug through the woods and covered in mud on an ATV.


The CZ has iron sights also IIRC if that matters to you.

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RogueJSK, not to give you a ration of flack, but why wouldn't you be willing to drag a 527 through the woods and get it covered in mud on an ATV? A rifle that's "too purty" to take into the field isn't really worth having, and the marks of actual use give a rifle character. To see it otherwise is to condemn yourself to a life of mostly shooting cheap, ugly rifles.

Of course, I say that. I guess I oughtta wait until we find out how the Ruger shoots.
 
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Ok... I have been looking at the bolt Ranch rifles for a while now and after an ammo price check, it looks like 7.62 X39 is the one for me.
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Is there, or does anyone know of, a suitable set of iron sights that could adapt to this guns rail?
Be nice to have a quickly attachable set of sights in case of scope damage.


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Ok... I have been looking at the bolt Ranch rifles for a while now and after an ammo price check, it looks like 7.62 X39 is the one for me.
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Is there, or does anyone know of, a suitable set of iron sights that could adapt to this guns rail?
Be nice to have a quickly attachable set of sights in case of scope damage.


Unlikely, unless you weld a front sight onto the barrel. Iron sights are pushing me towards the CZ.


As for those wanting a Mini14 magazine Ruger American, so do I. The more double stack bolt actions the merrier, IMO.
 
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Can't fathom why a 5.56 rifle with mini14 mags is attractive. I'd vote ar mags all day long


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I've been thinking of the Howa or CZ. This would be a better bet. The one thing I don't like about the centerfire Ruger American Rifles (given the price point) is the magazine. Using Mini-30 magazines eliminates that weak point.

It has a threaded barrel. Any way to work up a back up front sight that could be part of a thread protector?
 
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And the barrel is threaded my suppressor likes this


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This should be a nice budget pig/deer/varmint gun.


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Hell, I already own the CZ 527 and wouldn't mind owning one of these for a nice truck piece. The wood on the CZ is pretty, don't really want to ding it up. I also already have the Mini-30 tactical, so mags are no problem.

What would everyone be thinking for an optic?


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What would everyone be thinking for an optic?


A relatively lightweight and compact 1-4x with illuminated reticle would be ideal. Something like a Leupold VX-R.

Or, considering that nearly all of my hog hunting is done at sub-100 yard ranges, maybe even just a red dot.
 
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