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Old 01-27-2016, 05:50 PM   #1
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Went to the pharmacy today to pick up wife's prescription, (they sell guns here too) looked at a stainless Ruger Model 77 MkII hawkeye compact .308..... Needless to say I WILL HAVE IT BEFORE NEXT RIFLE SEASON, this thing is SWEET! It's light, short and downright purdy with it's black laminate stock.... Oh yeah, I can feel it now!!!
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Good Choice and I like the 308.
I set out to buy the last hunting rifle of my life several years back and also went SS .
It is a Tikka Lite 270win and is 1/2 MOA
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:38 AM   #3
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Nice I will be getting a Winchester Model 70 featherweight in 308. Has a 22" barrel and weigh 6lbs 12oz. Definitely post pics of it when you get it and a range review! Curious to how those Rugers shoot.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Hmm, been doing a pile of review reading on this rifle, kinda mixed... 16.5" barrel sounds good, but apparently may effect accuracy/grouping, some saying it shoots great but big difference shooting 1" groups at 100 Yds and at 200 yds +..... Eyeballing the American compact stainless steel in .308 with 18" barrel now.... Not nearly as pretty a gun as the hawkeye, but performance is main concern
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Hmm, been doing a pile of review reading on this rifle, kinda mixed... 16.5" barrel sounds good, but apparently may effect accuracy/grouping, some saying it shoots great but big difference shooting 1" groups at 100 Yds and at 200 yds +..... Eyeballing the American compact stainless steel in .308 with 18" barrel now.... Not nearly as pretty a gun as the hawkeye, but performance is main concern

I got a coupe of them and they are hit and miss. I had to work real hard on one to find a load it would shoot half assed. The Hawkeye is a lot better quality gun but I'd be willing to bet the Americans are a lot more consistent in accuracy. I haven't shot an American yet that didn't shoot MOA. Wish I could say that about my Compact Hawkeye.

Close range they are great guns. I wouldn't take any long shots with mine.
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Went to the pharmacy today to pick up wife's prescription, (they sell guns here too) looked at a stainless Ruger Model 77 MkII hawkeye compact .308..... Needless to say I WILL HAVE IT BEFORE NEXT RIFLE SEASON, this thing is SWEET! It's light, short and downright purdy with it's black laminate stock.... Oh yeah, I can feel it now!!!
Ifin it's a fit fer ya, BUY IT!!! I know the 1st time I picked up my Steyr 7-08 and I felt a rise, it was time to buy!!!!!
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I got a coupe of them and they are hit and miss. I had to work real hard on one to find a load it would shoot half assed. The Hawkeye is a lot better quality gun but I'd be willing to bet the Americans are a lot more consistent in accuracy. I haven't shot an American yet that didn't shoot MOA. Wish I could say that about my Compact Hawkeye.

Close range they are great guns. I wouldn't take any long shots with mine.
Good to hear, not interested in putting $800 into something I am gonna have to spend a lot of time with just to get it to shoot half azz, dad bought himself an American .308 a couple years ago, and of all the rifles he has, he said it is his best shooting...... Sure like the way that hawkeye looks though, but it kinda sounds like I might be a little disappointed in it.
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Hmm, been doing a pile of review reading on this rifle, kinda mixed... 16.5" barrel sounds good, but apparently may effect accuracy/grouping, some saying it shoots great but big difference shooting 1" groups at 100 Yds and at 200 yds +..... Eyeballing the American compact stainless steel in .308 with 18" barrel now.... Not nearly as pretty a gun as the hawkeye, but performance is main concern
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Not trying to be a jerk or anything but a short barrel doesn't have anything to do with the guns grouping well. A short barrel actually stiffens the barrel which would help a very tiny bit. Small light guns are hard to shoot compared to a standard type rifle.
The 16.5" barrel will be loud though.

I have a few model sevens and stuggle to shoot them like I do a heavier rifle. Think they're considered 18.5" .
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If you're wanting light weight and shorter barrel get you a kimber Adirondack. Kimber finally started guaranteeing their accuracy. I've got a couple of buddies, one with a Montana and one with a mountain ascent, both are sweet rifles and stupid light!
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Went to the pharmacy today to pick up wife's prescription, (they sell guns here too) looked at a stainless Ruger Model 77 MkII hawkeye compact .308..... Needless to say I WILL HAVE IT BEFORE NEXT RIFLE SEASON, this thing is SWEET! It's light, short and downright purdy with it's black laminate stock.... Oh yeah, I can feel it now!!!
Is your pharmacy on a street corner on the bad side of town. Ha,ha

I have seen lumber/guns, feed/guns but no pharmacy/guns. Maybe I will open a liquor/gun store?


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