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I been reading a lot about the new Ruger All American bolt action and my local dealer said that he hasn't seen one yet. Have any of you guys seen one and what did you think? I'm a walnut and blued steel kinda' guy but if it's as accurate as they say, American-made and cheap enough, I might be interested.
 

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i have seen one in person a few weeks ago at my gun dealer. not bad. but IMO, it's just not something i would buy personally. priced decently for an economy Ruger rifle. but i'm kind of like you, i am leaning more towards wood and steel guns.
 

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I really like the 77/357 bolt action carbine, but the price is well north of what I'd pay. However it's just one step away from a 357 semi-auto, and that I would buy even at a thousand bucks.
 

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I didn't know about the 77/357 - but now I do. I looked it up on-line. That is a sharp looking bolt gun but the $829.00 price tag is too rich for my blood. That price is like 160% more than I payed for both of my 336S. Being that I'm an old guy, I have a hard time getting my head around today's prices.A custom built rifle might be worth that much but I'm not putting out that kinda money for any rifle. Just say'n.

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I couldn't agree with you more Grey. I look at gun prices today and it makes my head spin. And it's not just the guns, look at the ammo prices!
 

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I didn't know about the 77/357 - but now I do. I looked it up on-line. That is a sharp looking bolt gun but the $829.00 price tag is too rich for my blood. That price is like 160% more than I payed for both of my 336S. Being that I'm an old guy, I have a hard time getting my head around today's prices.A custom built rifle might be worth that much but I'm not putting out that kinda money for any rifle. Just say'n.

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I couldn't agree with you more Grey. I look at gun prices today and it makes my head spin. And it's not just the guns, look at the ammo prices!
i agree with you guys. i am sure not spending that kind of money on a bolt action that fires a 357 magnum! that's why i buy the Marlin X7 series new, and the others used. i can remember when rifles could be bought at a reasonable price new. as more people learn about the Marlin X7 series and the Savage Axis series of rifles, maybe it will put pressure on the them to drop their prices to compete with them. i bought a new Remington M770 several years ago, Remingtons entry level economy bolt action, worst rifle i have ever owned. i sold it shortly after becoming disgusted with it for less than i paid for it, and i was glad just to be rid of it. lesson learned!
 

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If you want to see prices that will make your head spin check out the new Winchester Model 94. They are made in Japan so I'm sure they are good quality, but I won't spend $1200 on a thurty-thurty. I talked to the sporting goods mgr in my local Walmart and asked why they don't carry Winchesters. She said because they are not made in America. I said Walmart doesn't care where anything is made...take a look at the rest of your store. It's because you can buy a new Marlin for 1/3 the price.
http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=003C&mid=534174
 

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My Model 94 was about $100 new and out the door in 1975. It's certainly no pre-'64, but I do alright out to 100 yards with the original factory open sights.
 

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My 65 Win 94 was 90 bucks from a pawn shop in 85. It was all the rifle I felt I ever needed, and still feel that way except for zombi BS. My Mauser project will be my long range zombi gun;). My brand new 1894C just might be a POS.:mad: I'll know more Friday.
 

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Sorry to hear about the problems. I've got a new one that I bought just before Christmas and everything looks and feels fine but I still haven't gotten it out to the range yet.
 
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