New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

I know of one so far, let's see if more show up.

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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby Siringo » Tue May 09, 2017 8:49 am

I bought one from Randy's. Purpose was purely hunting. AR's have fallen out of favor with me for hunting in the deep MN woods. I only need one shot. Convenience and light weight is another factor. I did not buy this as a bench gun. I have never shot a deer yet off a bench.

Mine did not come with a brake. I purchased one but did not like the noise, plus the recoil mitigation was not much. A definite negative when hunting when hearing protection is usually not used.

Although, the RAR is excessively light. I am adding 2 pounds to it, just to see if I can sense any reduction. It would still weigh less than my AR.
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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby Siringo » Wed May 10, 2017 5:02 pm

FYI I added (temporary) 2 pounds to the RAR. One pound up front and one pound in the butt stock. There is a definite reduction in the recoil. According to JBM Recoil calculator --- about 20%. It kicks like my RAR in 30'06.
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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby Pig_Popper » Sun May 14, 2017 12:37 pm

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June 2017 Guns&Ammo magazine article on the RAR
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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby Lyman » Tue May 16, 2017 6:54 pm

I would like a flush magazine. The gun seems to carry nicely, but the mag is in your hand.
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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby drt4lfe » Fri May 19, 2017 6:13 am

I love muzzle breaks.....the Ruger is no fun at all without it.....especially bench shooting....
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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby Al in Mi » Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 am

Lyman wrote:I would like a flush magazine. The gun seems to carry nicely, but the mag is in your hand.


dunno if a 308 size mag will fit and if it did, you probably lose a round in capacity, then to make it feed................dunno

worth looking into maybe.
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Re: New Ruger American Rifle in 450 Bushmaster.

Postby Thom28 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:30 am

drt4lfe wrote:I love muzzle breaks.....the Ruger is no fun at all without it.....especially bench shooting....


I have to agree. When bench shooting the 22" without a muzzle break, I thought I was shooting a cannon, so did my shoulder. It didn't take long and that rifle went down the room. I purchased the GS Scout which has the muzzle break and I could shoot that all day without my shoulder complaining.
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