300 blackout rifle by Ruger

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300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Artful » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:16 pm

http://www.ruger.com/products/americanR ... /6968.html
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Model Number: 6968
Caliber: 300 BLK
Stock: Flat Dark Earth Composite
Capacity: 5
Material: Alloy Steel
Finish: Matte Black
Barrel Length: 16.12"
Overall Length: 36.00"
Thread Pattern: 5/8"-24
Weight: 5.95 lbs.
Twist: 1:7" RH
Grooves: 6
Length of Pull: 13.75"
Sights: None-Scope Rail Installed
Suggested Retail: $489.00

Features:
Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ Trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot.

Ergonomic, lightweight flat dark earth composite stock (designed for quick, easy handling) blends a classic look with modern forend contouring and grip serrations. Swivel studs are installed.

Soft rubber recoil pad is crafted for maximum recoil reduction.

The one-piece, three-Lug 70 degree bolt provides ample scope clearance. The bolt also utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder.

Power Bedding® is an integral bedding block system that positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.

The threaded barrel is cold hammer-forged, resulting in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.
(1/2"-28 thread pattern on 5.56 NATO; 5/8"-24 thread pattern on 300 BLK.)

Features an easy-to-actuate tang safety that provides instant security, visibility and accessibility.

Rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger® rotary magazines.

Also features a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail.

So who makes Ti-rant 45 piston in 5/8x24?
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Emilio » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:07 am

Saw that. :)

No AAC/Rem smoking crack price tag and detachable mag . If no bugs I will buy one for sure. The 18" 308 predator is nice too.
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by tripntx » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:59 am

Good looking rifle. I'd love to see it SBR with a shorter barrel.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by RJT » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:20 am

This may be the tipping point that gets me into 300BO.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Elkins45 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:48 pm

They introduced LH American series rifles at the same time. If only they had introduced a LH 300 blackout.

I may still get one, but I just ordered the 300 version of the H&R from Bud's the day before.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Fulmen » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:07 pm

Not bad, not bad at all. But it's still a full-size action, and that will never be as elegant as an action sized to the round. I ended up with an old Sako Vixen in good condition, today I would have looked very hard at the new S&L Legacy:
http://shootingshed.co.uk/wp/2014/04/so ... tz-larsen/

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by DarkStar » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:25 pm

IMO, the best 300bo Bolt option available currently...
Would be a great companion for the Liberty Leonidas.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Bendersquint » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:31 pm

Artful wrote: So who makes Ti-rant 45 piston in 5/8x24?
We do. Got another run coming in the next month or so if I remember the schedule.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Artful » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:17 pm

Cool - I'll go to your contact page and see about it. :mrgreen:
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by dtom29 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:55 pm

Fulmen wrote:Not bad, not bad at all. But it's still a full-size action, and that will never be as elegant as an action sized to the round. I ended up with an old Sako Vixen in good condition, today I would have looked very hard at the new S&L Legacy:
http://shootingshed.co.uk/wp/2014/04/so ... tz-larsen/
Not full size...short action, 308/243 sized. You're not going to see many companies down size an action shorter than that. I don't really see a problem with a short action 223/300.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Fulmen » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:14 am

A matter of taste I guess, personally I find my Vixen superbly elegant. Not only does it make for a slightly more compact action, it also looks better. But as you say, not many make such rifles. There's the CZ 527 and the vintage Sako Vixen, Zastava makes a mini-mauser and now S&L Legacy.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by MJF1911 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:55 am

Fulmen wrote:Not bad, not bad at all. But it's still a full-size action, and that will never be as elegant as an action sized to the round. I ended up with an old Sako Vixen in good condition, today I would have looked very hard at the new S&L Legacy:
http://shootingshed.co.uk/wp/2014/04/so ... tz-larsen/

I can think of better ways to spend $2300.
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by jlwilliams » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:27 am

MJF1911 wrote:
Fulmen wrote:Not bad, not bad at all. But it's still a full-size action, and that will never be as elegant as an action sized to the round. I ended up with an old Sako Vixen in good condition, today I would have looked very hard at the new S&L Legacy:
http://shootingshed.co.uk/wp/2014/04/so ... tz-larsen/

I can think of better ways to spend $2300.
Like buying the Ruger, a brand new silencer, paying the tax and buying a big stash of ammo.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Capt. Link. » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:42 pm

I have the Zastava Mini Mauser and can recommend it,but that won't stop me from buying the Ruger.If this is as great as the 77/44 model they will have another winner.I do like the Remington but they need alot of work to make them as good as most Rugers.
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Fulmen » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:18 pm

If you don't mind an over-sized action the Ruger seems like a winner for sure. I've always considered Ruger guns as rugged, practical and sensible guns. Sometimes that's more important than looks. But when I look at my old Vixen I must confess it's a gorgeous little rifle...

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Emilio » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:35 pm

Fulmen wrote:If you don't mind an over-sized action the Ruger seems like a winner for sure. I've always considered Ruger guns as rugged, practical and sensible guns. Sometimes that's more important than looks. But when I look at my old Vixen I must confess it's a gorgeous little rifle...
" sometimes"? Well drop it down a hillside and see how you feel. :mrgreen:
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by DarkStar » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:17 pm

Emilio wrote:
Fulmen wrote:If you don't mind an over-sized action the Ruger seems like ...
" sometimes"? Well drop it down a hillside and see how you feel. :mrgreen:

"Oversized" ...yet still under 6lbs.
A 300bo bolt repeater with optic and suppresser can finally be UNDER 8 lbs.
Fantastic win, IMO.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Fulmen » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Emilio wrote:Well drop it down a hillside and see how you feel
Hey, play nice! The mere thought makes my blood freeze. Poor little thing, come to daddy...

But you're right, you can't have your cake and eat it too. Nice things are nice only as long as you treat them with care.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by hardcase » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:22 pm

Artful wrote:http://www.ruger.com/products/americanR ... /6968.html
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Model Number: 6968
Caliber: 300 BLK
Stock: Flat Dark Earth Composite
Capacity: 5
Material: Alloy Steel
Finish: Matte Black
Barrel Length: 16.12"
Overall Length: 36.00"
Thread Pattern: 5/8"-24
Weight: 5.95 lbs.
Twist: 1:7" RH
Grooves: 6
Length of Pull: 13.75"
Sights: None-Scope Rail Installed
Suggested Retail: $489.00

Features:
Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ Trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot.

Ergonomic, lightweight flat dark earth composite stock (designed for quick, easy handling) blends a classic look with modern forend contouring and grip serrations. Swivel studs are installed.

Soft rubber recoil pad is crafted for maximum recoil reduction.

The one-piece, three-Lug 70 degree bolt provides ample scope clearance. The bolt also utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder.

Power Bedding® is an integral bedding block system that positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.

The threaded barrel is cold hammer-forged, resulting in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.
(1/2"-28 thread pattern on 5.56 NATO; 5/8"-24 thread pattern on 300 BLK.)

Features an easy-to-actuate tang safety that provides instant security, visibility and accessibility.

Rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger® rotary magazines.

Also features a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail.

So who makes Ti-rant 45 piston in 5/8x24?
I have a 300BO Remington 700 and love the round. Bought a Timney trigger due to the long wait on the recall dealing with sending my gun back to Remington for their fix (6 months). The only practical way to go is reloading 300 BO as factory ammo is pricy.

I'm curious about the trigger on the Ruger pictured. Is that a set trigger of sorts?

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by wtrski76 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:52 pm

Safety trigger

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by rancilio » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:44 pm

Has anyone seen the Ruger? I can't find one in stock.
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Bendersquint » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:46 pm

rancilio wrote:Has anyone seen the Ruger? I can't find one in stock.
I saw one but didn't get to hold it, looks sweet.

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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by Conqueror » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:30 pm

If it shoots they will have a winner on their hands. That could be a badass lightweight hunting rig for deer and hogs with a can and a short dot type optic.
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by RPM509 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:24 am

Conqueror wrote:If it shoots they will have a winner on their hands. That could be a badass lightweight hunting rig for deer and hogs with a can and a short dot type optic.
If, and or when I get mine, a 1-4 Optic is going on it. I have an order in with our local FFL, he can't complete the order until it is in stock with his supplier, so who knows when it'll go through. I will bug him every couple of weeks so he doesn't forget out me.

Now for a decent, but affordable 1-4 optic to go on it.
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Re: 300 blackout rifle by Ruger

Post by silencertalk » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:48 am

Needs a cheek piece.

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