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Anybody familiar with ruger compact rifles? Particularly in 7mm08. Thinking of getting one for my wife and daughter to deer hunt with. Shots would seldom be past 150yds. How accurate, what kind of recoil, how loud ? My wife is pretty muzzle blast sensitve. Thanks.
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i had one, and i wish i still did, it was a great rifle, i bought it for my wife. then she got pregnant with twins. i traded it for another rifle later, bad move. she was able to handle full house 150gr loads out of it, if you used a good quality 130-140gr bullet it wont be bad to shoot at all.
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I had one too (it now lives with my ex-wife).  I really liked it.  It was accurate enough to deer hunt with.  Best I recall, the recoil wasn't bad.  I put a Simms slip-on pad on it to give it a longer LOP and to help with the kick when the wife hunted with it.  As far as noise, I can't really tell one deer rifle from another....maybe somebody else can chime in on that.
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My wife has two...one in .308 and one in 7mm08. She loves them. Yes, there is some recoil, muzzle blast and flip, but not enough of an issue to be concerned with. They are plenty accurate for deer hunting at those ranges. Also, they are very handy to tote around due to the short length. 
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My buddy has one and I've hunted many times with him.  Everytime out, it's been a one shot kill on deer, the longest about 225 yards.  He shoots 139ss hornady's.  I have shot it a few times and the recoil / muzzle blast seems like half of my .30-06.  IMHO it would be a great rifle for women, kids, or anyone for that matter.
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Gota buddy from work who bought one for his wife.  He likes it so much he sold his micro Browning to buy another Ruger Compact.  My wife has confiscated my Micro Medallion Browning A-Bolt 7mm08 and loves it.  Should be fairly comparable.  Has a little bit of recoil but nothing like my Sako AV .270 or Mauser 3000 .30/06.  Lots of kids around here shoot em and love em.
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traded a BROWNING for a ruger................. get a rope! Hung
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

traded a BROWNING for a ruger................. get a rope! Hung
 
I thought he was Loco too.  But, he says he likes the Ruger Compact better than the Browning Micro.  Go figure..... Whacko
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The Ruger's are sweet little guns. Whatever lifts your skirt!
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Rugers certainly lift my skirt.....further than a Jap built browning American Flag
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not me, ive never seen a ruger 77 come off the shelf that would shoot like any aboltII. i like rugers too ive owned 2 of them myself and ive owned 2 abolts i still have one of the abolts i wish i still had the ruger compact.
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ruger makes fine handguns........ got a couple of them.  I had one 77 and got rid of it.  Got several Brownings, mostly semi-auto.... and love them!  Had a White Gold Medallion in 30-06 and it was beautiful..... ran into a little financial difficulties and had to part with it..  :(  Would love to get one back.  Shot a real nice A-bolt in .243 and it was dead nuts... real sweet shooting.
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however..... nothing wrong with owning a Ruger though!  Good company!
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

however..... nothing wrong with owning a Ruger though!  Good company!

great family too!
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Originally posted by troweler troweler wrote:

Anybody familiar with ruger compact rifles?
 
I have a Ruger M77 Hawkeye Standard L-Hed in .308 and while it's a nicely finished and well built rifle, I had to fit a Timney trigger and use target ammo to get it to where I wanted it to be (1.0-1.5 MOA...would of liked sub-MOA but beggars can't be choosers!).
 
I'll qualify the above statement by saying that i don't hunt (actually can't) and have only used the Ruger on a range using a bag and that i've only used Federal Blue, T.R.U. and GMM ammo.
 
P.S. Oh and you'll have to get a new recoil pad as the factory one is a P.O.S..
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No one makes a pad for the Hawkeye yet.
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