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Question by Nic Meador. Uploaded on August 02, 2011
Typically of, the "Spray & Pray" method of shooting, not for me.
I have a Ruger Ranch in 6.8 Rem SPC. I've not been disappointed at this time. The purchase was with the pursuit of "feral" hogs in mind.
These are the pluses, to me that is!
No. 1 - medium power cartridge fully capable of taking the largest feral I may encounter.
No. 2 - semi auto - follow up shots require only a trigger pull
No. 3 - VERY easy recoil
No. 4 - VERY little muzzle jump
No. 5 - ghost ring rear aperture sight - quick sight picture "re-acquisition".
No. 6 - short rifle equates to easy handling in CQC situations
Honestly? I don't think I would push the 6.8 much beyond .30-30 ranges (150/200 yards), especially without a scope.
Most claim the Ruger Ranch to be incapable of MOA type accuracy. Mine will maintain a 3" pattern off a bench with iron sights. Pretty good for me.
The AR-15 type rifles will probably be a bit more accurate, but the cartridge, to me, is exceptional within it's "operating" spectrum.
I purchased the 6.8 last week at a hunting/fishing expo in North Alabama. I bought mine for deer hunting.
I haven't shot it yet, so I can't comment on the accuracy other than the Ambush guys told me they were using Silver State 110gr. ammo and getting 0.75-1.25" groups.
Here's what sold me:
1. The rifle has an excellent "fit-up". You can tell it was manufactured to tight tolerances and it's a rock-solid platform. No movement between the upper and lower receiver or in the hand grip. Comparable to my LMT .308 which cost twice as much.
2. It's seriously light (6 lbs.) and still maintains a balanced feel. Ambush reps had Trijicon scopes on theirs, and I put a Leupold scope on mine. It shoulders quickly and solidly with both scopes. You could hump this thing all over the woods and hills.
3. From what I gather, Ambush did a comprehensive testing program to optimize performance, barrel quality and function, and mechanical reliability. I'm always weary of a "new" product, but the Ambush guys presented a strong case for how and why they came to the market with this product.
4. The rifle looks good. Might not be important to everyone, but it is to me. I got the camo version, and the coating looks great.
Like I said, I haven't shot it yet, but I'm extremely happy with my purchase. It's got a Geissele trigger, which dry fires beautifully, so, with the other items mentioned, I'm confident that the rifle will perform.
Finally, they had a trade show special that knocked $200 off retail, so I would see if they're coming to your area.
Copered, I've been trying to acquire one for a few months now but with no luck. I've seen the Ambush guys at a few shows but they weren't selling the guns, did you get it directly from them or a dealer at the show? If anyone knows where I can get one in or pretty close to middle Georgia, please let me know, the closest I've tracked one down is about 3 hours away around Savannah :-\
Moshie, typical of the bolt action purist who doesn't know a good rifle when it bites him in the arse.
ive heard nothing but good things about this rifle...have spoken to a few of the guys who did the early field testing, said it will make bacon out of a hog real quick, and is also pretty Bad a$$ on deer too. I just can't find one haha
Chuckles, they were selling at the show through Mid-City Pawn, located in Decatur, AL.
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