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Ruger American Rifle Ranch 06968 300 Blackout

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This Ranch Rifle is a good, lightweight solution for coyotes or deer, and it shot well both suppressed and unsuppressed. Its short length would make it handy getting in and out of a pickup, even with a big can on it.

Ruger American Rifle Ranch 06968 300 Blackout

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The Ranch Rifles come with a 5-inch-long short-action aluminum scope rail installed, but it isn't all 1913 slots. No big deal, as long as you know. The three-lug bolt only requires a 70-degree throw to operate.
Along with a slightly thinner barrel contour, the Ranch shaves weight with a sportier forend profile. It's also more rounded, so it's not as stable on bags.
The Ranch Rifle held five rounds in the rotary black-polymer magazine, which snapped smoothly into the stock, unlike the Savage magazine.
The rifle's barreled action sits on a pair of V-notch supports in the stock that bed the action. A simple but effective system.
Here's a peek at the Ruger's threads. This was the thinnest contour barrel in the test, with a diameter of 0.748 inch, much smaller than the Savage at 0.843 inch and the Remington SPS-T at 0.883-inch diameter.

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