2020 Ruger African?

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  1. Glenn Slaven

    Glenn Slaven SILVER SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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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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  3. BeeMaa

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    Drop a pic when you get the rilfe.
     

  4. Philip Glass

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    No because the shorter action was cheaper to build.
     

  5. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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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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  6. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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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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