Ruger announces a bolt action in 300 BLK

Discussion in 'Rifle' started by 80hp, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. 80hp New Member

    Member Since:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Message Count:
    23
    Ruger has just announced a Ruger American Ranch Rifle, bolt action in, 300 AAC Blackout!
    http://gunblast.com/Ruger-AmericanRR.htm
    http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleRanch/models.html
    For those of us who have been impatiently waiting for the MVP Patrol in 300 AAC Blackout, the Ruger is very tempting. Mossberg has sat on their ass for two years after announcing the 300 Blk Patrol. Where are they? Some have been calling it the 'ghost gun' or the 'vapor gun'.
    Ruger has called Mossberg's bluff, its time to put up or shut up!
    M.
  2. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,627
    Not real smart of them to say it will become available but not when.

    The good news is it's in the catalog now. In more news anyone else notice Ruger has new model of their American bolt action ? it's got a threaded muzzle and they named it "Predator"
  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Message Count:
    769
    Hmmmm... Predator... That's interesting.
    [IMG]
    Even offered in 6.5 Creedmoor.
  4. S1Loki Active Member

    Member Since:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Message Count:
    192
    as with the other thread started....

    Ruger is rolling out a whole lot of new stuff. The Gunsite Scout in 5.56, it would be very cool if it could use the standard Mini mag as well.
  5. Jimmy2112 Active Member

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Message Count:
    342
    Think the Gunsite Scout will be using AICS magazines, from the pix I've seen which is a bummer. Think the rifle would have been a Grand Slam if it would have used A15 magazines. And a homerun if it had used Mini-14 magazines.
  6. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,627
  7. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Message Count:
    769
  8. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,627
    I looked at one like it but with the plain muzzle. Plastic stocked rifles balance funny.

    If I were them I'd use a laminated stock or flute the the crap out of the barrel to get the balance back.

    I'd also recommend making a small action for calibers under the .308 class. Using a standard .308 class short action with a reduced bolt face for .223 class of cartridges never made sense to me.
    BSJ likes this.
  9. S1Loki Active Member

    Member Since:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Message Count:
    192
    I would be very interested in the Gunsite Scout (in 5.56/.223) if it used the standard Mini14 mags.

    The 6.8 Mini was never a big hit. Now, making a .300 Black (and putting it on the market) in the Mini package. That has lots of potential.
  10. USMC6174 Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Message Count:
    93
    Well guys.....I shot a 300blk out of a gas gun and decided I'd like to dabble in some 300blk for fun and the ruger American rifle had a very nice price point at 399 at lgs so I picked one up. [IMG]
    MechTech likes this.
  11. USMC6174 Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Message Count:
    93
    And Mike you were right about the balance and the bolt to chamber distance when cycling is a bit long but for the same reason earlier stated about the availability of the mvp in black out I went with ruger. I would have looked in to having my mvp rebarrled and still might but for the less than it would have cost I bought the handy ranch rifle.
  12. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Message Count:
    769
    I can't believe you bought a Ruger. Traitor!!;) Just kidding!! Looks nice and compact. Threaded barrel? I am a Big Ruger revolver fan, so I am more partial to your Alaskan hand cannon, but the American looks nice. What glass did you top it off with?
  13. USMC6174 Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Message Count:
    93
    I'm a huge ruger fan but lately their prices have been as robust as their revolvers. it has the 5/8 24...? threaded muzzle with a protector. I have my trust stuff in the works with my father in law so we can start shooting quieter and put threaded muzzles to work! I put a mark ar leupold 1-4x20 on it that I had on the shelf from an ar I got rid of. the scope compliments the gun well. The 300 blackout is a lot of fun to load for if you can find the powder. I'm actually home on leave with the 300 hoping to shoot a nice axis deer while I'm here, really put it to the test.
  14. Ridge Runner Member

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Message Count:
    118
    I chose the MVP Predator 7.62 only because of the AR magazine capability. I have a Remington XCR Compact .308 I dearly love, but cannot get it modified to accept any magazines. I thing the MVP in a 300BLK with a threaded barrel would be a big seller for Mossberg.
  15. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,627
    Don't hold your breath to long for the .300. Mossy is hard pressed to keep up with demand for whats available now.
    You're better of IMHO to buy a .300 barrel from Sharky47, X-ring or Tromix than wait for the factory to catch up.
    USMC6174 likes this.
  16. USMC6174 Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Message Count:
    93
    I am still in the market to buy a 300 aac barrel from Tromix, the second I can afford it and have it installed the Ruger American Ranch is gone.
  17. Keith Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2014
    Message Count:
    1,219
    Just my two cents but it doesn't have iron sights. Even if I were to mount a scope on it, I would want iron sights on it just in case.
  18. USMC6174 Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Message Count:
    93
    Agreed. The 300blk is so versatile it's a shame there aren't any sights on the ranch.

Share This Page