This is regardless of what the AR guys say, the most reliable gun and will eat all types of ammo cheap or expensive without a problem....the Garande action keeps it running flawless...Bill Ruger knew exactly what he was doing when he designed this ranch rile...want a survival rile...buy a mini -
I have had my Ranch Rifle for more than 10 years and after firing over 1000 rounds through it, have never had any problem. Using Garands rotating bold design, I trust this rifle more than the AR-15. - MATTHEW
This rifle is amazing. It has never jammed with any kind of ammo and shoots to point of aim with different bullet weights. I've tried the light varmint slugs, and the heavy 75 grain TAP personal protection slugs. They all group under 2" at 100 yards (from a rest). The absolute best ammo that I've used is the 69 grain. Cor Bon, Double Tap, Black Hills remanufactured 69 grain all produce the best results. I consistently get one inch groups. How can you top this with an over-the-counter rifle that has had no customization. It's extremely fast with no recoil to speak of. Stay away from the Ruger 30 round mags. They are squishy. The 20 round mags are the best (if you can find any in this nutso gun climate). I give this rifle my highest rating. - JOE
I purchased one of these recently as a replacement for my old Nylon 66, i love it! I will preserve the Nylon, But what a fun gun to shoot. The Ruger in this configuration is such a fun gun, wish I had bought it years ago, but didn\'t have Syn stock, and stainless years ago.
Definitely recommend! - D. G.