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Old 08-19-2016, 05:59 AM   #1
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Ruger Predator

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2016/08/10...#disqus_thread

Looks like a nice little rifle with lots of potential, unfortunately it doesn't come in 6.5x 55mm Swede.
 
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:58 AM   #2
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Neat looking little rifle; a lot in common with a scout rifle but with a normal-mounted scope. I've always liked compact rifles like that.

On the caliber, I had a 6.5x55 a long time ago and it was definitely a sizzler, but totally understand why they went with the calibers they did on this one. My 6.5 was a spanish mauser rather than a modern sporting gun, but I strongly suspect it would take a long-action gun for that cartridge; and these compact little carbines just lend themselves to short-action rounds imo.
 
Old 08-19-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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I've owned 5 or 6, 6.5x 55mm Swedes in the past and am extremely impressed with what I can do out to 500 yards with that cartridge.
 
 
Old 08-19-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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It was a long time ago, but I remember it being surprisingly close to (I think) the .25-06 in terms of drop & ballistics, which is an amazingly versatile cartridge imo. Ended up selling it to one of my brothers who didn't own a centerfire rifle at the time.
 
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Costs just as much as a Remington sport auto, is just as heavy, wont do anything that a 308 auto wont do,, and lacks the gas-op "soaking-up" of some of the felt-recoil, as well as the rapidfire. So why bother with it? What do you give up by going with the auto? Nothing, that's what. So why not have the rapidfire potential?
 
Old 08-19-2016, 02:21 PM   #6
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If a person only owned one rifle that had to serve as a "do all" for everything, that would be a valid consideration.

Consider other applications of the same principle. Is it stupid to own a vehicle without 4WD? Is it stupid to own shoes that aren't high-top and waterproof? Is it stupid to own a wedding ring? Is it stupid to own both a motorcycle and a car?
 
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never said it was stupid, just that it's pointless/wasteful. The gun industry has brainwashed people into "thinking' that they need a dozen longarms. I serve as the anti-dote to that brainwashing.
 
Old 08-19-2016, 06:01 PM   #8
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i dont post for you half-dozen lames. I post for the scores of other visitors here, who MIGHT be capable of learning something.
 
Old 08-22-2016, 06:21 PM   #9
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Melvin, if you actually think of yourself as a instructor, given your lack of credibility and lack of teaching credentials, you are truly a legend in your own mind.
 
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