Originally Posted by DPris
Not entirely true, Bob.
Ruger does watch the two Ruger Forums & does pay at least SOME attention to suggestions, when feasible. May not actively "solicit" opinions, as such, but between that & market research at the dealer level they try to cover a broad range of models & features.
The .308 Compact Magnum rifle was one that came about from a forum source.
Also, "solicit" means to actively seek out and ask for opinions. Ruger doesn't call up every gun owner and ask what we'd like to see, but if you write to Ruger and express an interest in seeing them develop a particular gun/cartridge combination, they'll probably tally that information somewhere even if they don't acknowledge it.