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Old October 17th, 2020, 10:21 AM #1
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Ruger American Rimfire LRT







Unfortunately, the mlok adapter for the bipod hasn't arrived yet but, that's OK because it'll be next weekend before I can take it to the range anyway.

I think the Timney 640R trigger looks really good. Adjusted it to 2.25 lbs. because I'm not comfortable with a trigger pull much under that. The trigger on my old Rem 541T broke at 1.5 lbs. and I swear, if I looked at it the wrong way it would go off.

Went with a Leupold VX3 4.5-14x40 on Leupold low rings. It should work well for what I want to do with it.
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Nice! Looks great, should be a blast.

I have a Ruger American Rimfire and like it. Bought a Ruger Precision Rimfire and itís been in my safe for almost a year, havenít shot it yet. Plan is to put my current long range scope on it and buy new glass for my long range rifle. Maybe by Spring.


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Nice! Looks great, should be a blast.

I have a Ruger American Rimfire and like it. Bought a Ruger Precision Rimfire and it’s been in my safe for almost a year, haven’t shot it yet. Plan is to put my current long range scope on it and buy new glass for my long range rifle. Maybe by Spring.
Thanks! I've been going back n' forth on a .22 rifle for the past year and some of the things that attracted me to the RAR LRT were the features it incorporated from the RPR, like the adjustable cheek piece. The fact that it also used 10/22 mags sealed the deal. I was going to get a Tikka T1x until I saw what Beretta (Tikka/Sako's parent company) wanted for five and ten round magazines. Ouch.

So far, I've gathered-up this ammo for accuracy testing at 50-100 yards:

Eley Club
Eley Team
Wolf Match Extra (made by Eley)
Federal Match Auto
Geco Target
Fiocchi Super Match

I just hope I didn't sell myself too short on magnification. 6-24x50 seems to be the optic of choice for most owners and I hope a 4.5-14x40 will do OK on a 30 MOA base. I guess I'll know next week for sure.
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Thanks! I've been going back n' forth on a .22 rifle for the past year and some of the things that attracted me to the RAR LRT were the features it incorporated from the RPR, like the adjustable cheek piece. The fact that it also used 10/22 mags sealed the deal. I was going to get a Tikka T1x until I saw what Beretta (Tikka/Sako's parent company) wanted for five and ten round magazines. Ouch.

So far, I've gathered-up this ammo for accuracy testing at 50-100 yards:

Eley Club
Eley Team
Wolf Match Extra (made by Eley)
Federal Match Auto
Geco Target
Fiocchi Super Match

I just hope I didn't sell myself too short on magnification. 6-24x50 seems to be the optic of choice for most owners and I hope a 4.5-14x40 will do OK on a 30 MOA base. I guess I'll know next week for sure.

I guess it depends on how far out youíre taking it but that should be ok. With .22 at 300-500 yards youíll need a ton of elevation, although that 30 MOA base should help.
I didnít have a bolt action .22 yet and one of the main reasons I bought the Ruger American was because I already had a bunch of 10/22 mags.
I bought the RPR .22 for the same reason and I have an RPR in .308 so they are similar.
I need to do some more testing with different ammo to see what they like best.


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I guess it depends on how far out youíre taking it but that should be ok. With .22 at 300-500 yards youíll need a ton of elevation, although that 30 MOA base should help.
I didnít have a bolt action .22 yet and one of the main reasons I bought the Ruger American was because I already had a bunch of 10/22 mags.
I bought the RPR .22 for the same reason and I have an RPR in .308 so they are similar.
I need to do some more testing with different ammo to see what they like best.
Honestly, <150 yards 99% of the time. The distance from my shooting position to the edge of the trees is approximately 130 yards. Doubt if I'll take very many shots beyond that.

I'll post some pics of 50 and 100 yard groups whenever I get a chance to shoot it next week.
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Honestly, &lt;150 yards 99% of the time. The distance from my shooting position to the edge of the trees is approximately 130 yards. Doubt if I'll take very many shots beyond that.

I'll post some pics of 50 and 100 yard groups whenever I get a chance to shoot it next week.

Should be enough scope for that


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Honestly, <150 yards 99% of the time. The distance from my shooting position to the edge of the trees is approximately 130 yards. Doubt if I'll take very many shots beyond that.

I'll post some pics of 50 and 100 yard groups whenever I get a chance to shoot it next week.
If you zero at 50yds with 40gr 1235 fps ammo, should drop 13.6" at 130yds.
At 250yds it's 82.9" drop from a 50yd zero! That's where the 30moa rail comes in.
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