I have been longing for one of these little Rugers ever since they came out. However the misses and I have really tightened the budget of late and have agreed that if we want to buy something outside the of the set budget then we must find away to cover the expense. 20 inches of snow in the last 2 weeks and a lot of seat time on my Grizzly pushing snow have garnered more than enough for one of the little buggars. There has been one sitting on the shelf at the local gun shop for a while and now its mine.
Just wondered what you guys thought of these rifles. Does the 16" barrel pose as a detriment to the performance? Mine is a 308 and will probably only see use on whitetail deer out to 200 yards at the most thus a 4X Redfield gets to ride on top. I will also be installing a thicker recoil pad to increase stock length more than anything.
What are your thoughts on this rifle and approximately how many FPS will I loose with the short barrel? 150 grain fodder is probably what I will settle on for this gun.
Thanks in advance EKC