Ruger American Predator

Ruger American Predator



Reviews: 34
Total reviews: 34
Positive: 26
Mixed: 3
Negative: 0
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Retail Price: $387.00
Used Value: $251.55
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Ruger American Predator Description

ACTION: Bolt Action FINISH: Black STOCK: Moss Green Composite Stock BARREL: 22″ Tapered Threaded Barrel WEIGHT: 6.62 lbs. CALIBER: 6.5 Creedmoor CAPACITY:4+1 OVERALL LENGTH: 42″ RATE-OF-TWIST: 1-in-8″ SIGHTS: None SAFETY: Top Tang Safety ADDL INFO: One Piece Aluminum Scope Rail ADDL INFO: Adjustable Trigger

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Fair Market Range $357 - $372
Fair Market Price $365
MSRP $387.00
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  • Highest Price: $386.06 - January 3, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $369.79 - December 24, 2018

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Ruger American Predator Reviews

Positive: 34 Mixed: 0 Negative: 0
  • 100

    What a rifle !!!
    I've owned the rifle for over a year a love it , I replaced the stock trigger and retrofitted a Timney [email protected] 2.5 lbs and have killed more hogs than I can count from 100 to 200 yards in fact killed big boar last night... ... more

    June 2, 2018
  • 100

    Great Rifle!
    I bought this gun 3 days ago and I'm very impressed. The barrel doesn't stay hot for long at all plu at 100 yards my groups are inside a dime. I fitted it with a Vortex 4-12×50 crossfire 2 scope. I can�...39;t wait for deer season! more

    September 25, 2018
  • 100

    Great price Smooth bolt , easy to sight in ,reached out to 300 yards very quickly. Can't wait to shoot longer distance with the gun.

    August 17, 2018
    Hoyt 62
  • 100

    Best bang for the buck Have this gun in 6.5 creedmoor topped with 4x14 primary arms 7 one shot kills out to 412yds on deer & pronghorn. Extremely accurate to 550 so far soon to purchase another for my 12year old. Great g...un!!! more

    November 22, 2017
    Lil Joe
  • 100

    One AWESOME rifle! After digesting a huge amount of printed and video information, I decided on the Ruger American Predator in 6.5Creedmore. Mounted an Aimpoint 4x16-50 scope, laser boresighted and loaded with Hornaday 1...20gr A-Max ammo, mounted a Harris bipod, and went to the range.My first round was 1moa and it got better after a few minor adjustments. The recoil pad worked well, so little recoil felt that I didn't even think about it. The action was excellent compared to my other rifles, it is a real joy to shoot! If you enjoy long range target shooting try a Ruger, you may not go back! The 6.5 Creedmore ammo is readily available and is becoming very popular The price of the ammo should come down as the demand rises. The quality of the Ruger American is impressive and the price is excellent! more

    November 24, 2018
  • Great Price Great Gun! As usual a great price for a great gun as I have bought several from SG but only four out of five cause your shipping company is horrible and you should think about a change! with that being said a...nother quality piece from Ruger smooth trigger nice bolt action and I scoped it laser bore sighted at 50 yards and without firing took it to 200 yards and within the clips end put one dead center that is Ruger! and that's why more than half of what own has their name on it more

    November 22, 2018
  • Ruger American Predator Review
    Ruger American Predator the rifle has a very trim feel to it. There are some raised and textured ridges on the forearm and grip that provide for a positive grip. The recoil pad is very soft and grippy so it doesn’t sli...p on your shoulder. The bolt is easy to operate from the bench or other positions without lifting your head off the stock. The forend is built like a sporting rifle, not a bench rest gun, so some may not feel it is stable enough on the bench.Ruger fans can attest its reputation that this this gun shoots very well out of the box. Whatever else Ruger is doing, they are building great barrels for the American Predator series of rifles. To have a box stock rifle shoot ½ MOA groups with factory ammo and no break in is incredible.The Predator rifles shoot and make a great rifle for those new to long-range shooting and for the seasoned as well. If you want a lighter trigger you can upgrade to a Timney trigger that also allows you to adjust take-up and over travel. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    Ruger American Predator It isn't fun or even comfortable to shoot, but damn if it doesn't git 'er done. Ruger seems to have stumbled upon Savage's successful formula of building cheap shooters and cruising full speed gun gave me fits because it's mechanically accurate, but hard to shoot accurately. Lock into a bench shooting from bags, and you can make this gun shoot. But take it out into the field off a bipod or try to use an improvised rest, and you'll fight it the whole way. When you spend a lot of money on a rifle, you're often paying for a gun that will work with you instead of against you. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    The Truth About Guns
    The barrel is only slightly thicker than their sporter barrel profile, at least we are assuming it is since that is how they advertise it. We here would classify it as a sporter barrel. That was a let down, Right off th...e bat, the first thing that came to mind when you started looking at the rifle in detail was “cheap”. The stock is molded from plastic, which is considered synthetic, and you can hear the hollow sound of it when you tap on the buttstock. There is also a squishy rubber recoil pad that does absorb some of the recoil. The comb of the stock where your cheek rests is not elevated and has a sporter style shape to it. The rifle is not advertised as any sort of tactical rifle, but is billed as a predator rifle to be used for coyote hunting and the such. Typically predator rifles are similar to a varmint rifle with heavy barrel, but perhaps with a smaller profile stock for lighter weight. The Ruger Predator rifle seems to be more sporter and as such the stock is very sporter like. This theme continues up through the pistol grip as well as it is thin and swept back, doing away with a vertical style grip. The green colored plastic stock does have a semi-rough texture to it to help provide friction to hold your cheek in place when firing. The pistol grip also has some triangle like raised designs to it for added gripping surface.So what are our thoughts on the rifle? Well, keeping it in perspective, we have to remind ourselves it is a LOW budget rifle. It feels low budget and we do not expect the plastic parts to wear particularly well over time. But the accuracy is there and we did not find any major faults that would prevent it from be used if needed. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    Melvin Ewing
    The Ruger American’s receiver is cut from 4140 chrome moly bar stock steel. Rather than using a traditional barrel lug to secure the action, Ruger went a different route entirely. The company’s “Power Bedding” se...cures the action into the stock via a set of embedded V-blocks and corresponding cuts on the receiver.Much like traditional pillar bedding, this locks everything in place and provides a very secure fit between stock and action. The top offers a full length rail, which gives plenty of options for mounting optics. Angular sides provide nice flat areas for both the ejection port and bolt release.It’s a very simple receiver, yet is cleverly designed to provide quite a few inherently accurate attributes. The simplicity helps keep the cost low.One of the best features of the rifle is the low 70-degree bolt lift. You can clearly see how much clearance there is between the bolt handle and optic in the above through-the-scope photo. This low lift is primarily due to the three lug design, but the bolt handle is also slightly curved for even more room. To top everything off, it’s easy to swap out the bolt handle to larger styles.The bolt is also full-bodied, which means it rides in and out of the action with very little play. Aft of the bolt, you’ll find a striker status indicator tab and an ambidextrous tang safety. That striker is built with dual cams, which greatly reduces the effort to cock the action.These dual cocking cams combined with the very low bolt lift and full-bodied design make the action very quick. Like I said, it subjectively feels like a Tikka. I’ll even go out on a limb and say it’s better than a stock Remington action in arbitrary terms of feel. Ruger chose to put an adjustable trigger into the American, with a now-common trigger blade safety. By simply removing the action from the stock and adjusting a single screw, the weight of the trigger can be safely taken all the way down to three pounds.Not many people know this, but it’s possible to actually push the left or right edges of the trigger face rearward on a Savage rifle and accidentally drop the striker onto the blade safety. The rifle won’t fire (this is good), but you then have a dead trigger… one that looks just like a live trigger.The American series is unique. And this model, with its full-sized stock and shorter, midweight barrel is probably the most versatile of them all. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    Kip Staton
  • 100

    Great gun
    I bought this gun a week before opening day,put a leupold 3x9x40 scope on it and opening day I harvested my first deer with it @ 73 yards. I love this gun. I probably won’t never shoot my 270 again lol

    November 20, 2018
    Roderick McKnight
  • 100

    Love everything about this gun
    I bought this gun a month ago,very accurate and I have no complaints

    September 5, 2018
  • 100

    Bought this for hunting whitetail and exotics in Texas. Paired with 4-12x50 vortex and this thing shoots tight! Definitely will not disappoint!

    October 30, 2017
  • 100

    Tack driver
    I bought this rifle a few weeks ago for a hunting rifle and paired it with a Vortex diamond back 3-9x40. I went to sight it in and was shooting 3 shot groups at 100yds, and the first group I thought I only hit the target... once. I walked down and all three where overlapping. I've never been this impressed by a budget rifle. I own the savage trophy hunter in 308 and it cannot compare. The bolt is very smooth and the trigger breaks crisp every time. If you are looking for a 800yd+ gun or a great hunting rifle look no further. Ruger really nailed this one. more

    October 8, 2017
  • 100

    Love it
    I bought this Saturday, put a 4-12x44 scope on it and went to the range Sunday. First four shots overlapped (see picture). Made a couple adjustments and had it zeroed. I did not have any problems with the magazine and di...d not have to short-load it to get rounds to feed. Not much recoil. I set the trigger to its lightest setting before going out. I am now sold on the round and this rifle. It doesn't say so but this is the Predator model, heavy tapered barrel. I was using Hornady Whitetail 129 gr factory ammunition. My range only goes to 300 yards, I'm going to see if I can find a 1000 yard one within a couple hours' drive. This rifle is a shooter and a bargain. more

    September 30, 2017
  • 100

    Looked every where in my area for a 6.5 creedmoor but no one had one in stock, every where I went it was the same story, sold the last one I had last week, went to Academy and found two in stock, the Ruger was the best p...rice so I bought it, Man am I glad that I did, this thing will shoot. First six shots at 100 yrds. more

    September 21, 2017
  • 100

    Hog Slayer
    Did my homework on this gun and caliber and boy did Ruger hit a home run

    August 6, 2017
  • 100

    Great Accuracy!
    Good deal on "a" long range king! Great rifle and caliber!

    October 25, 2016
  • 100

    Purchased this rifle a few months ago and did not get to the range until last month. Mounted a Leupold VX-2 3x9x40MM scope on it. After sighting in the scope at 50 yards placed my target at 100 and the first 5 shots were... in 4 holes that could easily be covered with a quarter. This type of shooting is way above my pay grade! At 66 years of age I am ecstatic with the results I am getting from this very reasonably priced rifle. This was achieved with Hornady American Gunner 140 gr BTHP ammo. I now have a new favorite range rifle! more

    March 15, 2017
    Larry P
  • 100

    Just what I was expecting! Couldn't be happier with the firearm.

    March 28, 2017
    Adam D
  • 80

    I bought this rifle knowing the stock would cheap and flimsy and overall craftsmanship ship would be cheap. That being said this little sucker will shoot. I didn't bother breaking in the barrel just bore sighted it and s...tarted shooting. I first shot a 5 shot group with out letting the barrel cool with the super performance sst's measuring 1.25. I then did the same thing with horndy eld-x 143 grain and shot perfect little clover leaf at just under 1/2 inch. I got customs rifles that I spent months working up loads to to do that. If your looking for a no frills rifles that will get down to business this little guy can do it. Note: I did have to sand the stock a little to truly float the barrel any pressure on the forend was causing contact between the barrel and stock. more

    August 14, 2017
    Matthew M
  • 100

    This was my first time buying from buds and I had no issues. I will continue to buy my future firearms from buds. Ref the ruger American predator 6.5 I bought, its a great budget rifle and has a great trigger. I have don...e a lot of long distance shooting for years and I'll put this rifle against any high dollar rifle. Thanks buds for your great service and prices. more

    August 19, 2017
    John Z
  • 100

    Great value for the price,

    August 26, 2017
    David H
  • 80

    As far as buds service for this product goes, it was great like it was the last time I ordered from them. I ordered this rifle on a Tuesday and got it Friday. No complaints there, but when I got the rifle there was a nic...e big scratch on the underside of the barrel right down to the bare metal. Budget price gets you budget quality with the finish I guess. Not too impressed with Rugers quality control, guess I'll think twice about buying another ruger firearm. more

    September 16, 2017
    Joshua F
  • 100

    Good gun right out the box for hunting, at 100 yards I put 3 shots in a group the size of a quarter. No complaints thanks Buds Gun Shop.

    November 24, 2017
    Kyle S
  • 100

    This is an awesome rifle and groups like a champ. It comes up into the shoulder nicely. And a great price as well.

    December 20, 2017
    Robert R
  • 100

    Even ordering right before Christmas, the rifle shipped quick. The RAP in 6.5 Creedmoor shoots amazing and accurate. The only downside to this rifle is the flimsiness of the front end of the stock. I floated it and fille...d the front of the stock with glass bedding epoxy and it is much stronger, yet still light. Great purchase and great price for such an out-of-the-box accurate rifle. more

    January 4, 2018
    Sam R
  • 100

    Great rifle don't think you could beat this for the price good service from buds

    February 15, 2018
    Antonio G
  • 100

    Bought the rifle in December but have not had the chance to take it to the range yet. But the appearance is better than expected based on some other reviews. The stock does have some flex as mentioned by others, but it i...s very minor and doesn't contact the barrel when trying to squeeze them together, much less when using a bi-pod, so don't expect to have a problem here. The rail scope mount is just that, a scope mount. I didn't have issues mounting the scope in the spaces, as I used a 2 piece scope ring set. The bolt ran fairly smooth, but will and should smooth out more with use. Overall, very pleased with the look and feel of the rifle and my first transaction with Bud's was smooth as I had hoped. more

    May 16, 2018
    Everett L
  • 100

    the gun looks great, but haven't gotten around to shooting it yet. fast shipping from buds.

    June 3, 2018
    jimmy g
  • 80

    Purchased this gun to see what all of the 6.5CM hoopla was about. Have to say this is a good gun out of the box, but with the Magpul American Hunter stock replacing the super flimsy factory stock, this became a great gun.... With 143 gr ELD-X with 42.5 grains of Ramshot Hunter loaded .03" off the lands, I was able to get a 10 shot group at 100 yds to measure 0.75". If you do not want to replace the stock, I highly recommend that you at least bed the action and fill the butt stock full of silicone or another flowable media that can get down into the grip area void. This seems to be a serious weak spot on the stock. (You can put it on bags and push down on the action and watch how much the stock flexes at this point). That being said, I purchased this gun for $369 and spent $279 on the Magpul stock. I have approximately $650 in a rifle that I now would be happy to pay much more for. more

    September 28, 2018
    chris h
  • 100

    This is my second Ruger American Predator rifle. I am very happy with this purchase! Very accurate right out of the box. Just mounted a scope on it and cleaned the factory oil off of it. Sighted it in with 3 shots. Can...t wait to try it out at longer distances. I have already done business with Bud’s again! more

    October 25, 2018
    Brandon O
  • 100

    Purchase went as smooth as butter. Had it shipped to local dealer. It arrived in a couple of days. They kept me informed on tracking. The price was unbeatable. Would highly recommended buying from them. Item was undamage...d,Thanks. more

    December 18, 2018
    ronald c
  • 100

    Like most Ruger's this rifle is great quality and has a lot of awesome features. Nothing in this price range can even come close.

    December 24, 2018
    Bryan W