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 Post subject: American target models?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 pm 
Buckeye

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Greetings,

what are the current thoughts on these?
I am contemplating one of the laminated models.
totally unfamiliar with this series of rifles, so experience (and opinions) are welcome.

TIA

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:22 pm 
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A friend of mine has the standard model with black synthetic stock. It is very accurate. He has a bipod on it and shoots clay birds on the 100 yard berm then breaks the little pieces.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:20 pm 
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recumbent wrote:
A friend of mine has the standard model with black synthetic stock. It is very accurate. He has a bipod on it and shoots clay birds on the 100 yard berm then breaks the little pieces.



OK, thank you! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:08 pm 
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I have the RAR Target model with laminated stock. It shoot inexpensive standard velocity ammo quite well and I am sure it would shoot the better ammo much better. I is a nice looking rifle that functions flawlessly using the 10 round standard Ruger mags. I have a few thousand rounds thru it and only complaint is that after cleaning it can take a few rounds to get back the accuracy. https://ruger.com/products/americanRimf ... odels.html
Mine looks like the rifle on the opening page of the video at the bottom.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:48 pm 
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Chief 101 wrote:
I have the RAR Target model with laminated stock. It shoot inexpensive standard velocity ammo quite well and I am sure it would shoot the better ammo much better. I is a nice looking rifle that functions flawlessly using the 10 round standard Ruger mags. I have a few thousand rounds thru it and only complaint is that after cleaning it can take a few rounds to get back the accuracy. https://ruger.com/products/americanRimf ... odels.html
Mine looks like the rifle on the opening page of the video at the bottom.



OK, thank you.

FWIW, I have found that the more accurate the rifle, the longer it takes to "settle down" after cleaning.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:43 pm 
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Then my RART should be real accurate. I am happy with it, I use it for Silhouette shooting at ranges from 40 yards to 200 yards and it does admirably. Now if only my 70 year old eyes would do the same.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:00 pm 
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Chief 101 wrote:
Then my RART should be real accurate. I am happy with it, I use it for Silhouette shooting at ranges from 40 yards to 200 yards and it does admirably. Now if only my 70 year old eyes would do the same.



I share your pain - I'm 71... :(

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:21 am 
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I saw the 1948 Merle...I feel lucky to have made it this far and still able to shoot open sights...not well mind you but still and with Cataracts fixed and working. I do have a nice big scope on the RAR Target tho and I use every bit of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:40 am 
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I have two American rimfires. A standard sporter, and a precision rifle. In both cases, in spite of the miniscule price, they are extremely accurate. I've owned many rimfires of all varieties over multiple decades. The most accurate rimfire I've ever owned is my American Precision Rimfire Rifle, and my third most accurate is my American Rimfire Sporter. So I would expect nothing less of the target model. The Precision Rifle is cumbersome, so if the Target Model would have been available, that would have been my choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:25 am 
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Chief 101 wrote:
I saw the 1948 Merle...I feel lucky to have made it this far and still able to shoot open sights...not well mind you but still and with Cataracts fixed and working. I do have a nice big scope on the RAR Target tho and I use every bit of it.



The 17th of next month I get the first cataract surgery. Since both eyes are bad - and I have thickening of the retina - it will probably be a long process. :(

But hopefully I'll be able to shoot open sights again - I can still muddle along with receiver sights, for a few shots anyhow if the target is generous enough. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:27 am 
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WAYNO wrote:
I have two American rimfires. A standard sporter, and a precision rifle. In both cases, in spite of the miniscule price, they are extremely accurate. I've owned many rimfires of all varieties over multiple decades. The most accurate rimfire I've ever owned is my American Precision Rimfire Rifle, and my third most accurate is my American Rimfire Sporter. So I would expect nothing less of the target model. The Precision Rifle is cumbersome, so if the Target Model would have been available, that would have been my choice.



OK, thank you. I'm 99.99% settled on the 18" target model - now to shop for price. :!:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:19 am 
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Merle1948 wrote:
WAYNO wrote:
I have two American rimfires. A standard sporter, and a precision rifle. In both cases, in spite of the miniscule price, they are extremely accurate. I've owned many rimfires of all varieties over multiple decades. The most accurate rimfire I've ever owned is my American Precision Rimfire Rifle, and my third most accurate is my American Rimfire Sporter. So I would expect nothing less of the target model. The Precision Rifle is cumbersome, so if the Target Model would have been available, that would have been my choice.



OK, thank you. I'm 99.99% settled on the 18" target model - now to shop for price. :!:


Best I've found online is $380-$390. There's no chance any dealer in these parts would stock such a rifle.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:21 pm 
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WAYNO wrote:
Merle1948 wrote:
WAYNO wrote:
I have two American rimfires. A standard sporter, and a precision rifle. In both cases, in spite of the miniscule price, they are extremely accurate. I've owned many rimfires of all varieties over multiple decades. The most accurate rimfire I've ever owned is my American Precision Rimfire Rifle, and my third most accurate is my American Rimfire Sporter. So I would expect nothing less of the target model. The Precision Rifle is cumbersome, so if the Target Model would have been available, that would have been my choice.



OK, thank you. I'm 99.99% settled on the 18" target model - now to shop for price. :!:


Best I've found online is $380-$390. There's no chance any dealer in these parts would stock such a rifle.



OK, thanks for the tip. I haven't started to search locally, so......

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:03 pm 
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I didn't find mine in stock, but less than a week to get it from a distributor. It was at the $400 price arena.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Chief 101 wrote:
I didn't find mine in stock, but less than a week to get it from a distributor. It was at the $400 price arena.



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