My "new" RAR Compact 22lr / stormtrooper colour scheme

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My "new" RAR Compact 22lr / stormtrooper colour scheme

Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:04 pm

got some spray paint left, don't want to wast it so here comes my "new" Ruger American Rimfire 22lr compact

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Re: My "new" RAR Compact 22lr / stormtrooper colour scheme

Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:08 pm

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:14 pm

not only the colour changed, also the accuracy

50m @ St Mary's

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:15 pm

]another 5 shot group

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:17 pm

another

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:19 pm

there are from a 4x5. the ammo is CCI SV

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:26 pm

compares the factory rifle, the changes are:

Leupold Weaver base, Leupold steel rings, Meopta 3-9x42 scope

Lucky 13 15 round magazine

ball pen spring replace the factory trigger spring

open up barrel channel widely on stock by heat gun

torque wrench set the action screws to 25

change the stock colour
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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:28 pm

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Post by in2anity » 08 Nov 2019, 7:31 pm

It shoots good SHV - gotta be happy with that. Lotta “bang” for buck the Rugers
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Post by CrackThump » 08 Nov 2019, 7:33 pm

LOVE the colour scheme lolz...

i feel the need to do my 12g u/o in "Chewbacca Brown"
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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:53 pm

in2anity wrote:It shoots good SHV - gotta be happy with that. Lotta “bang” for buck the Rugers



I have 2 Rugers, they are very good rifles, inexpensive, accurate, tough and looks good, here is my another Ruger :D

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:55 pm

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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2019, 7:59 pm

CrackThump wrote:LOVE the colour scheme lolz...

i feel the need to do my 12g u/o in "Chewbacca Brown"


good idea, but be careful don't drop on the ground, will be hard to find :lol:
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Post by in2anity » 08 Nov 2019, 8:12 pm

SHV wrote:

I have 2 Rugers, they are very good rifles, inexpensive, accurate, tough and looks good, here is my another Ruger :D

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Yeah they are good for their price-point. Barrels seem as decent as any mid-range rifle I reckon.
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Post by TassieTiger » 09 Nov 2019, 6:22 am

SHV wrote:
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Go on photoshop yours in there...you know you want too lol.
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Post by in2anity » 09 Nov 2019, 1:19 pm

Since we're on the subject of Ruger admiration SHV - here's my (now fairly modified) blackout Ranch on the 200m line today:

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Soaking up some rays on the 200m line...
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I really do like that little gun/cartridge/scope combo; it (now) runs bloody well and is very comfortable to shoot from the elbows. And 50c a shot for 30cal!
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Post by SHV » 09 Nov 2019, 1:48 pm

I like the little 300 blackout too, how accurate at 200 meters? bullet drop how far compares 50/100m?
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Post by in2anity » 09 Nov 2019, 2:37 pm

SHV wrote:I like the little 300 blackout too, how accurate at 200 meters? bullet drop how far compares 50/100m?


With the load I've settled on, it's about 4 minutes (8") of drop from a 100m zero. Under typical Sydney coastal winds (10-20km/h), at 200m it's definitely not a 1 minute (2") gun, no more like a 2 minute (4") gun. However variance is mostly on the vertical, indicating inconsistent muzzle velocities, which matches my findings when I chronoed my loads.

Standard deviation is up around 20-30fps. But it's harder to achieve consistent velocities with a very fast powder like AR2205 (which the blk requires). Plus it has a long throat, so you're jumping the short rounds a fair way, which probably doesn't help with ignition.

But from field positional, ATM I'm not shooting much better than 2 minutes, so this gun is more accurate than I. And that's how I measure the effectiveness of a gun+cartridge.

There is a lot to like about this combo. :drinks:
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Post by SHV » 09 Nov 2019, 7:22 pm

my Ruger ranch 556 drops about 7 inch at 250 yard (230m) the wind blows 5 shot apart around 4 inches (about 1.6MOA) but vertically not too bad, around 0.6MOA :lol:
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Post by in2anity » 09 Nov 2019, 8:48 pm

SHV wrote:my Ruger ranch 556 drops about 7 inch at 250 yard (230m) the wind blows 5 shot apart around 4 inches (about 1.6MOA) but vertically not too bad, around 0.6MOA :lol:

Yeah its the short barrel on em - that lost velocity really hurts when there's a fluctuating crosswind :thumbsdown: and the blackout is even more susceptible. All said and done, the 223 is an inherently more accurate round; for target shooting it's a bit of a no-brainer. I just like the novelty factor of the blk right now - i'll come crawling back to the fast 22cal in due time, perhaps once my 1:8 .224 Swan barrel finally arrives... :D
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Re: My "new" RAR Compact 22lr / stormtrooper colour scheme

Post by SHV » 26 Oct 2020, 5:58 pm

new stock

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Post by SHV » 26 Oct 2020, 6:34 pm

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Post by BangWhizzClack » 27 Oct 2020, 1:48 pm

At least you shoot better than a storm trooper ;)
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Post by SHV » 29 Oct 2020, 12:24 pm

BangWhizzClack wrote:At least you shoot better than a storm trooper ;)

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Re: My "new" RAR Compact 22lr / stormtrooper colour scheme

Post by Ziege » 29 Oct 2020, 12:35 pm

I shoot a lot of pest birds here on our homestead orchard. there are a group of trees about 145m away that they consistently go land in when you start laying them to waste, my little Ruger American with the short barrel can despatch them without any effort out at that distance, every shot with either CCI or Federal ammo. I love rugers.
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Post by Ziege » 29 Oct 2020, 12:37 pm

Infact I would go as far as saying that rugers are the only plastic stock rifles I would ever own.
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Post by Redman1 » 20 Nov 2020, 11:39 am

Looks good mate!!
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