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Old January 21, 2020, 04:56 AM   #51
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Old January 21, 2020, 11:36 AM   #52
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I would very much like to see the Hawkeye rifles with more cartridge choices as well as barrel contours and lengths.

Their LC6 trigger isn't terrible, but isn't that good either (heavy in my experience and not very adjustable) although it is pretty crisp and clean.

They are putting hammer forged 5R rifled barrels standard on the Hawkeye rifles which in my opinion is excellent.

What I would really like to see from Ruger is a 77/ Hawkeye tactical rifle with a better trigger and a synthetic stock with an alluminum bedding block, adjustable LOP and comb height. With a price more competitive with makers like Savage.
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Old January 21, 2020, 12:13 PM   #53
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How about bolt action pistol caliber rifles with threaded barrels and/or integrally suppressed variants? I think these would sell like crazy. They would be ultra quiet, affordable (non-integrally suppressed variants), offer more punch than a .22, and be great for kids through adults. I think in a day and age where everyone is dishing out semi-autos, offering pistol caliber bolt actions is a relatively untapped market that will win favor with those of us who appreciate the maximum sound reduction.
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Old January 21, 2020, 11:28 PM   #54
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- A Mini-.308.
- The 96 in .22LR, .22WMR, .357, and .44 Mag.
- The Deerslayer in .44 Mag and .357.
- Return of the Hawkeye in .257 Roberts.
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Old January 22, 2020, 10:02 AM   #55
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- A Mini-.308.
Ruger attempted that back in the 80s and failed. Google Ruger XGI for more info.
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Old January 22, 2020, 11:36 AM   #56
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How about bolt action pistol caliber rifles with threaded barrels and/or integrally suppressed variants? I think these would sell like crazy. They would be ultra quiet, affordable (non-integrally suppressed variants), offer more punch than a .22, and be great for kids through adults. I think in a day and age where everyone is dishing out semi-autos, offering pistol caliber bolt actions is a relatively untapped market that will win favor with those of us who appreciate the maximum sound reduction.
Not to mention all the current and coming ban issues.
I have to believe that many manufacturers have projects running that will focus on those limitations.
One of the very reasons I would love to see a 357 semi-auto, along with pumps, bolts, levers, etc.
Rotary-mag based 9mm semi-autos and such would be really interesting and fun.
How about a rotary-mag 5.7x28 or even 556 lightweight compact carbine?
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Old January 22, 2020, 06:02 PM   #57
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Ruger....if your listening, I would buy an m44 tomorrow if you started making them again...
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Old January 23, 2020, 07:53 AM   #58
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How about bolt action pistol caliber rifles
Ruger makes a 357/77, which is kind of cool.

I'd love a 9mm bolt action as a rimfire alternative. It's not a thing. There's converted Destroyer carbines and converted .22 TCM's. Nothing else.
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Old January 23, 2020, 08:19 AM   #59
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Ruger makes a 357/77, which is kind of cool.
I love mine
I couldn't even guess how many thousands of pounds of meet I've put in the ole' icebox using it.
Relatively lightweight & compact, rugged, fast
Relatively little blast or recoil
Can use inexpensive powder-puff loads on small game that do not waste meat
All the way up to flat shooting loads producing over 1,600 ft/lbs
(that's ~2/3 the energy of a 308 )
Best of all it is fun to shoot

BTW
Those IDIOTS over at Ruger just released a threaded version of the 77/357
Now I'm going to have to waste my time ordering one
What kind of fools are they!
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Old January 23, 2020, 08:41 PM   #60
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A leveraction .357 Max beefed up to take the same loads my Encore loves.
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Old January 23, 2020, 10:05 PM   #61
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They should redesign the Deerfield and its magazine for higher capacity and perhaps introduce some new rimless calibers for it; 357, 10mm, etc. Make it more like an M1 Carbine on steroids.
It was already a handsome carbine; but being limited to only 4 rounds in the magazine probably doomed it to failure. The standard M1 Carbine came with 15 round magazines and could take 30 rounders. All it really needed was more power. You could forget 30 rounds, but 15 or 20 round magazines would have made a success of it.
I say rimless so that the magazine doesn't become shaped like a banana.
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Old January 24, 2020, 12:09 AM   #62
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I don't mind the Deerfield with only a 4 round mag, but it's too short. If they re-design it it should be made long enough to take a Keith style Lyman ()4294521) SWC. That's as long as any 44 bullet made and so if it will take the Lyman 4290421 it will take any other bullet too. Give the barrel a twist somewhere from 1-18 to 1-20 and all the complaints about Ruger's previous 44 carbines would be "cured".

Then bring out a lever action that uses the same mag with the same twist.
But the rifles I would REALLY like to see would be a line of pumps. 22LR, 327 Fed Mag, 357mag, 41 and 44 mag. Then a different one made for 308 length shells fropm 243 to 2548 and maybe even a long version that takes 30-06 length from 25-06 to 9.3X62
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Old January 24, 2020, 05:16 PM   #63
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Bring back the .44 mag carbine exactly as it used to be. I keenly mourn that fine carbine.
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Old January 26, 2020, 04:51 PM   #64
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I’d like to see a bolt action that uses 10/22 barrels with the same ability to swap them with the v-block. Why they didn’t build the American to use 10/22 barrels is beyond me.
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Old January 26, 2020, 07:34 PM   #65
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A Ruger 10/22 in 22mag and one in 5.7
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Old January 27, 2020, 07:42 PM   #66
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Bring back an improved 44 Mag carbine with integrel rail on top of the receiver, another little rail section in front of the forearm and a couple M-Lok or Key-Mod slots on the sides. Also offer it in 327 and 357 and 10mm.
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Old January 27, 2020, 10:05 PM   #67
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Modern .30 carbine, if it took GI mags all the better.
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Old January 27, 2020, 10:27 PM   #68
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I noticed a lot of votes for a semi auto .44 mag carbine. While they're at it, why don't they upgrade it enough to also handle the .454 Casull and .480 Ruger? And I'd also suggest adding the .500 and .460 S&W to that list. But at least Ruger actually makes guns chambered for the first 2. It would be nice to have a companion long gun to go with their revolvers.
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Old January 28, 2020, 11:28 AM   #69
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Economical big game lever {pack} rifle _short barreled_ light weight_ that shoots> well right out of the box.<
Not chambered in a wimpy cross/ over pistol cartridge but chambered in a true rifle cartridge.
30-30 or alike. Perhaps 35 Rem maybe? Something new and exciting gott'a have lever rifle that isn't the usual hyped ~ self defense or Apocalypse special. Just a handy hunting {lever} rifle. PLEASE!!
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Old January 28, 2020, 02:19 PM   #70
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Bring back the .44 mag carbine exactly as it used to be. I keenly mourn that fine carbine.
But which version....?
Model 44 (Deerstalker) or the Deerfield.

I prefer the original tube-fed version, especially if they upped the capacity a bit.
But I suspect the Deerfield would be what we would get as many of the parts could come from the 77/44

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Old January 28, 2020, 02:22 PM   #71
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I like the 30-30 a lot.... but, what is often overlooked is the fact that a 44 magnum in a carbine or rifle, is actually more powerful than a 30-30, from the muzzle out to perhaps 100 yards depending on actual ammo. After that, the scales tip in favor of the flatter shooting, ballistically more efficient 30-30. The same can be said about a warm-loaded 45 Colt.
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Old January 28, 2020, 09:39 PM   #72
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Modern .30 carbine, if it took GI mags all the better.
Ha, I was just scrolling to the end of the thread to post the same thing. And I would love Ruger/anyone to start making a AR upper in 30 carbine. I know Oly did but not seen one around. I would buy one in a minute.
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Old January 29, 2020, 10:30 AM   #73
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I wonder how todays market would react to something that brought back the 8 round enbloc clips? Both medium and long actions, I'd be most interested in .22-250, .243, 6.5CM, .25-06, .270, and .30-06.
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Old January 29, 2020, 10:48 AM   #74
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I’d like to see a bolt action that uses 10/22 barrels with the same ability to swap them with the v-block. Why they didn’t build the American to use 10/22 barrels is beyond me.
You mean kind of like this?

https://tacticalsol.com/Detail.aspx?...1175&CAT=13472
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Old January 29, 2020, 10:59 AM   #75
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I was happy to see they have the American in .350Legend, but I really want one in a lever gun, which would be quite a step for Ruger.

The PC in .45 from 1911 mags. I had a Marlin Camp 9 for a while, but I really wanted the Camp 45.

Last, I'd like to see them bring out the American Rifle Hunter in a Long Action. .25-06, 280AI, .30-06 and .338-06 would be well received.
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