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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:30 pm 
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It seems like Ruger has had more new offerings in the recent past than at anytime I can remember.

Do any of you think that Ruger will try again to make a semi-auto .308?

Who besides me would be interesting in such an animal? What is the most that you would be willing to pay for one?

Your thoughts...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:14 pm 
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I am indeed interested in a Ruger to compete with the Springfield Armory M1A and have "told the CEO" on Ruger's site. Right now SA has no real competition in this category and if priced right Ruger could really do well. I like the SA M1A but there is no way I can spend around $1400 for one...if Ruger could offer one for around $750-800 range I would buy one :wink:


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I'm interested but the pricepoint would have to be there for me.

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If less than $1k and 18" barrel I would buy one.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:00 am 
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Very interested. Would love a full length stock. Open to caliber options but .308 would be a great start.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:31 am 
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+1..... I recently sold my standard M1A by SA. It was poorly made, poor workmanship and was a jam-o-matic (factory mil spec 165gr ammo). The M14 I carried plying the rivers in 'Nam was 100% better in every way. C'mon Ruger....build us one!

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I'd love to see a slightly different twist, or maybe better put, a different model of the same gun you guys are interested in; a true hunting version in several different calibers.

A .243, .260 Rem, .308, .358 Win caliber list would pretty good stuff and maybe they could do it with "Scout Options" {forward rail, etc}.

Problem is, I'm actually not 100% sure they could do it for significantly less than a SA. Maybe their start basic rifle wouldn't be $1400 or whatever as mentioned, but I think they'd have trouble in the modern economy getting one out at less than $1000, and there seem to be fewer and fewer people these days with a grand plus laying around for a gun.

But man, they are going to HAVE to rip a page out of their Mini Story and make sure the thing SHOOTS right out of the box.

No jams. Great accuracy.

Tall orders.

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but I think they'd have trouble in the modern economy getting one out at less than $1000, and there seem to be fewer and fewer people these days with a grand plus laying around for a gun.


Maybe, maybe not. It is hard to even find some of the expensive guns. (Like the SCAR H. Or even the Kel Tec.) I just heard on the radio this morning that the instant check system hit a new record. Something like 3.5 million checks in a month. And the previous record was the month before that. So there ARE lots of people buying lots of guns! (Now, if I drop dead tomorrow, those numbers are going to go WAY down!)

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johnqpublic wrote:
I am indeed interested in a Ruger to compete with the Springfield Armory M1A and have "told the CEO" on Ruger's site. Right now SA has no real competition in this category and if priced right Ruger could really do well. I like the SA M1A but there is no way I can spend around $1400 for one...if Ruger could offer one for around $750-800 range I would buy one :wink:

+1 on all that but I doubt they could bring it in at much under 1K.

I think there's somewhat more chance that Ruger would bring out an AR-type rifle in .308 before they tooled up a new M14. :?

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I'd be up for a "SR-762"!

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I'd pay $1200 for a Ruger SR762/XGI. I do NOT want a .308 AR though.

I want something with a 18" threaded barrel, adjustable gas block, cerakote on the metal, walnut stock, ruger bases, and preferably as close to a Mini in terms of reliability. They could make a few models too, one with a synthetic stock and rails for those that want that stuff.

They have the design in the Mini, just need to scale it up. The new barrels should be plenty accurate.

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mattsbox99 wrote:
I'd pay $1200 for a Ruger SR762/XGI. I do NOT want a .308 AR though.

I want something with a 18" threaded barrel, adjustable gas block, cerakote on the metal, walnut stock, ruger bases, and preferably as close to a Mini in terms of reliability. They could make a few models too, one with a synthetic stock and rails for those that want that stuff.

They have the design in the Mini, just need to scale it up. The new barrels should be plenty accurate.


You and I are on the same page mattsbox99. When I made this post I didn't even consider a AR type or gun. I know there are plenty of people that ARs appeal to but I'm not one of them. The price point you mention is a little high for me but may be realistic.

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mattsbox99 wrote:
They have the design in the Mini, just need to scale it up. The new barrels should be plenty accurate.

I don't want a "scaled up" Mini-14. If they're going to do it, they should do it as a GI-spec M14 type, able to use GI and GI compatible parts and accessories, just the way they did the 1911 and AR.

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If the Ruger SR556-E can be found for $950ish I truly believe Ruger could sell an M14-variant with synthetic stock for $1000, maybe $1200 if equipped with walnut stock.


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I would be game for a Ruger in the $1000 ~$1200 range.....
I have a semi-auto .308 on my dream list.... :lol:


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