new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR MAG

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by sungazer » 10 Jul 2018, 10:03 am

I purchased one of those mags by mistake or at least it could have been wrong description. It was a lot more than $30. I was after the other MDT 223 mag the thinner single stack one. The descriptions are often just MDT 223 polymer mag. I wish by MDT chasis would have taken the ACIS metal mags I really am not impressed by the polymer much more bulky and has issues feeding.
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by MontyShooter » 10 Jul 2018, 12:23 pm

So it's chambered in 223 wylde?
Don't see many (any) 5.56 caliber rifles in Oz.
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by sungazer » 10 Jul 2018, 12:30 pm

I think you would be surprised at how many are really rated for 5.56. I would say most of them from a manufactures point of view it is just a case of liability. if the gun comes from a country that uses the CIP method of rating they are tested or proofed at 125% so a 60000 psi is proof tested to 72000 odd psi. Also a lot of the time take a Remington 700 action for example they are the same action as a 308 just a different bolt and barrel. while it is the barrel that takes the biggest hit the action has been proofed for the larger calibre at the 60000 rated psi.

Another example is that it is very easy to fire a 62gr projectile at 3000 or even 3200fps in a 223 which is a 5.56 standard.
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by Spiney » 10 Jul 2018, 3:05 pm

You’ll have no problem shooting heavier pills. I’ve shot 75g hornady tap ammo with mine and had no issues. The Hornady stuff was not as accurate as the OSA 55g blitzkings, although at the time I only had a crappy rest so that didn’t help :oops:
My Ruger ranch has the rotary mag, had no problems with it so far. Fingers crossed.
So far CZ 455 22lr, Ruger american ranch 223
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:30 pm

range time again, reloading test

no idea which one is better, maybe 25gr ?

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:36 pm

8.5 gr trail boss, seems the best

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:41 pm

TB 8.0

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:44 pm

TB 7.5

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:50 pm

TB 7.0

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:53 pm

TB 6.5

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 10 Jul 2018, 11:55 pm

TB 6.0

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by in2anity » 11 Jul 2018, 8:59 am

Those are some impressive groups SHV, the TB groups are also good - I had a similar experience with my Tikka CTR - the way I saw it, I concluded the rifle is basically more accurate than I am - which means I just ran with the starting load to minimise wear on the throat.

But I mostly practice with lead TB loads through her now (to minimise wear and keep costs down) - not as accurate obviously, but from standing offhand shooting at fixed-distance, practice silhouettes, it is more than adequate. I only load up full power loads for a comp or If I get out into the wilderness,..
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 11 Jul 2018, 10:24 am

in2anity wrote:Those are some impressive groups SHV, the TB groups are also good - I had a similar experience with my Tikka CTR - the way I saw it, I concluded the rifle is basically more accurate than I am - which means I just ran with the starting load to minimise wear on the throat.

But I mostly practice with lead TB loads through her now (to minimise wear and keep costs down) - not as accurate obviously, but from standing offhand shooting at fixed-distance, practice silhouettes, it is more than adequate. I only load up full power loads for a comp or If I get out into the wilderness,..


the projectile is super roo, 14 cent each when I bought them (I bought 3k-4k at that time :lol: ), the rifle is not expensive also cheap to run, very happy for the purchase
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 11 Jul 2018, 9:31 pm

another 2 5 shot groups this evening, happy with the 25gr 8208 for now

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 11 Jul 2018, 9:37 pm

another 5 shot group, shouldn't adjust the scope during the reload test, seems the first shot (far right one) didn't follow the adjustment

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 11 Jul 2018, 9:40 pm

2 5 shot groups of TB 8.5gr

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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by vmaxaust » 12 Jul 2018, 6:57 am

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got it today :lol:



Where did you buy? I didn't know they were available yet.
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Re: new toy, Ruger American Ranch 5.56 NATO /// 10 round AR

Post by SHV » 12 Jul 2018, 10:25 am

vmaxaust wrote:
SHV wrote:
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got it today :lol:



Where did you buy? I didn't know they were available yet.



SSAA St' Marys shooting range gun shop, maybe the only one I got, after this don't see any on the shelf
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