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Old 02-12-2015, 10:20 PM
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Just Picked Up My RAR Predators 22LR



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As the subject says, just picked up my RAR Predators 22LR (consecutive serial numbers, not that it matters). I haven't field stripped/cleaned/lubed yet but at least the outside fit and finish look great and bolts seem pretty smooth. Bluing is nice with no apparent flaws that I can see.

Immediately ordered the high comb compact stock modules since I have to have the shorter LOP. Not sure what scopes I'll put on them but I have a Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x AO and just ordered a Vortex Crossfire II 6-18x 44 AO. Both scopes will be in Warne Maxima quick detach rings. If these scopes don't work well on the RARs I'll try some others and move these to my 10/22 takedowns (I'm short a few scopes still, trying to decide what to buy for the various rimfires I purchased).

Most of the time I will be shooting at an indoor range which maxes out at 25 yards and once in awhile I'll shoot at an outdoor range which is 50 yards. I'll initially use a Harris swivel bipod. Haven't decided on the rear rest, if any. Bolt rifles are new to me so I have lots to learn.

Since I'm told that "it didn't happen if there's no pictures" I snapped a quick one right out of the box. I already partially took off the stock module off one of them and then just snugged it back on so it may look weird in the picture. Module was easy to remove and only time will tell if the new one installs back easily.

Once the compact module is installed I'll mount the scopes and see what happens my first range session. I'll post my results.

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Old 02-12-2015, 11:26 PM
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Very nice, congrats!
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:30 PM
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Very nice indeed! If you find for some reason you don't like them let me know I could help fix that problem. Congratulations and have fun most of all.
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Awesome!
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:23 AM
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Sweet!!
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:45 AM
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Congrats.

I've been very happy with the three I own.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:28 AM
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The heavier barrel is interesting on these models, can't wait to shoot one of them. I don't have a suppressor for the threaded barrel but ya never know.....when I retire it may be something I'll look into getting.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:26 PM
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Variations are always good... brings more people to them, but mine are hunting rifles so I don't need any more weight.

Bet they shoot great, my skinny barrels do.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:24 PM
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I can't find these rifles on the ruger web site? I didn't know they made the predators in .22 LR. Great looking guns though!


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Old 02-13-2015, 08:19 PM
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Pretty sure they aren't on the Ruger website yet (if ever).

From the Sports South website (if you go to the website, the picture is NOT a picture of the OD Predator, not sure what that picture is but you'll also see it sometimes on the auction ads that are using "stock" pictures):

RUGER & COMPANY INC Threaded Predator 22LR

Ruger 8334 American Rifle Predator Bolt 22LR 18" Threaded 10+1 Syn ODG Stk Blued

The Ruger American Rifle Threaded Predator comes chambered in 22LR and
features an 18" cold hammer forged threaded heavy barrel, satin blued
finish, and flush-mounted 10/22 Style rotary 10-round magazine. It has a
Marksman adjustable trigger, a scope rail, and an olive drab green
synthetic stock.


SPECIFICATIONS:
Mfg Item Num: 8334
Category: RIFLES
Action :Bolt
Caliber :22 Long Rifle
Barrel Length :18.0"
Capacity :10+1
Trigger :Adjustable Ruger Marksman
Safety :
OAL :
Weight :
Stock Description :Synthetic OD Green
Metal Finish :Blued
Twist :
Barrel Description :Heavy Hammer-Forged
Muzzle :Threaded
Receiver Material :Steel
Sights :None, Scope Rail
Hand :Right

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Old 02-13-2015, 08:54 PM
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A few close ups of the different bolt handle, the rail and the threaded barrel and thread protector (I happened to have ordered the same style of thread protector for my 10/22 takedowns but they are stainless. I like the looks of that style).

Sorry for the poor photography!!





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Old 02-13-2015, 10:37 PM
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Just picked up my .22mag predator today. It happily joins my .22LR and .308 predator.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:27 AM
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Hey polarys425 how do you like your Predator .308?How's the accuracy?
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:16 PM
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Hey polarys425 how do you like your Predator .308?How's the accuracy?
I haven't had any of them long enough to get a good trip to the range in.... the weather has been horrible this winter...

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Thanks QB, I have the Ruger American .308, I would think the Predator would be a great gun being .22 with a heavy barrel!


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