2020 Ruger African?

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  1. Glenn Slaven

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    I see Blaser has them for the R8, but I don’t see the benefit of buying a barrel for it. A whole new rifle, yeah, new toy, but barrels are boring. Lol
     

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    I just bought one at Sportsman's Warehouse in USA. Always wanted a 9.3x62, but the selection in the States for this caliber is very sparse. I wrote to several US manufacturers including CZ, Montana, Nosler, Winchester and Ruger/Lipsey's requesting they offer this caliber. I don't know if I influenced Ruger, but I like the final product. Winchester M70 Alaskan would have also been great in this caliber.

    I had to special order the ammo, because new California rules prevent me from buying it online. The rifle is lighter than I expected. Haven't shot it yet, so can't comment on the accuracy or the recoil.
     
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    Drop a pic when you get the rilfe.
     

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    No because the shorter action was cheaper to build.
     

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    I used the .223 at SAAM Safari Shooting school. Just as you suggest for practice. I believe it was SAAM that had the first ones built.
    Philip
     
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    I’d like to go to that show sometime
     
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    a cartridge crying out to be chambered in any gun is the 9.3x64.
    fits a 30/06 length action too.
    bruce.
     
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  8. Glenn Slaven

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    Called our Lipsey rep the other day and he said he still hasn’t been told anything. Talked to Ruger guys at DSC and said they didn’t know either (of course they may be doing secret squirrel stuff)
     
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    ...bastards with their secret squirrel stuff.
    How much longer do you think?
     
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    I know I’m eager to hear what they are going to do hoping for 318 Westley Richards. I have the 9.3x62 and 275 Rigby already so hoping for a new one this year.
     
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    Welcome to AH.
     

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    A thread was started on 24hrcampfire saying that someone called them and asked. They were told 280AI. o_O
     

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    Thank you for the welcome
     
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    That has no romance to it... ugh
     
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    280AI...the Ford Edsel of the shooting world.
     
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    Welp.....
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    On the bright side...it's better than a 6.5CM
     
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    Wonder who they talked to that said the 280AI is an African classic cartridge? I like it, but it should be in a sheep hunting rifle! Boo! But I’m sure I will still buy one
     
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