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    Bear hunter, I think you meant T/C compass. The Ruger Americans aren’t bad rifles. My neighbors kid has one in .243 that shoots great. The clip falls out occasionally when you shoot it though. I heard they updated the clips, but I don’t know if that’s true or not. I also cut my finger on the receiver while taking the bolt out, on a sharp edge. They definitely aren’t finished like an m77 ruger, but I think they are very accurate. I like the green stock on the predator model too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLostBeaver View Post
    Bear hunter, I think you meant T/C compass. The Ruger Americans aren’t bad rifles. My neighbors kid has one in .243 that shoots great. The clip falls out occasionally when you shoot it though. I heard they updated the clips, but I don’t know if that’s true or not. I also cut my finger on the receiver while taking the bolt out, on a sharp edge. They definitely aren’t finished like an m77 ruger, but I think they are very accurate. I like the green stock on the predator model too.
    Definitely the T/C. My bad thanks for catching.
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    Thanks BearHunter. My son bought a Compass and likes it.
    I've already told you more than I know.

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    Check the local pawn shops. You can find older savage 110’s cheap. I have a .243 and a .270. Both are great rifles. I also have a beat up 742 30-06 with open sights I carry around. 90% of the time however I just grab my marlin .22 magnum or my savage.222 model 340.

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    I know some, but maybe not all of the budget friendly rifles mentioned previously are built on a single action size and just barrleld for different calibers. It may not matter. However if you're going to be buying one in a short action calliber the gun may still have a long bolt movement to cycle the next round and up to an inch worth of extra weight built into the gun because of it.

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    Thanks for all of the replies. I have been making the rounds of the local shops/pawn shops and it is pretty barren right now. We just had a pretty big gun show (for this area anyway) and it sucked up a lot of the used stock. I'm in no rush and not going to jump into anything unless a screaming deal. Pretty much decided on a 223 or a very distant second, 22-250.
    I've already told you more than I know.

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