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Ruger's Copper Mica synthetic stocks

26 Jun 2016
@ 12:13 am (GMT)

John Smith

Has anyone had experience with Ruger's Copper Mica synthetic stocks.
What are the pluses and minuses of these stocks. Is it just a sales


01 Jul 2016
@ 11:08 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Ruger's Copper Mica synthetic stocks
Hi John, it appears to me to be a color designation rather than a material / construction designation. The only major change lately has been the youth option which allows the comb and last few inches of the butt to be removed on some .22 rifles.

Standard- black plastic.
Predator- Green plastic.
Ranch- Coyote plastic (Copper mica).
02 Jul 2016
@ 05:22 pm (GMT)

John Smith

Re: Ruger's Copper Mica synthetic stocks
Thanks Nathan for the answer to copper-mica stocks. I
should have guessed it was only something cosmetic.
On another topic, yesterday I found that Brownell's (here
in the US) has a High Visibility Fiber Optic Rod front sight
that fits my Ruger 1A and also the Ruger M77 bolt action
rifle. I ordered one that will go on my 1A 7x57. Since
installing a Skinner peep sight I found it hard to clearly
see my front sight. Hopefully this will be a solution. This
will be my rifle for elk hunting in the evergreen forest in
eastern Washington state.
02 Jul 2016
@ 09:35 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Ruger's Copper Mica synthetic stocks
Cool. Let us know how you get on John.

I shoot at a 3 to 4" white center over black paper (or spray paint black) as per the Lee Enfield vid we put up on youtube (15:00). I then set the rifle to print 3 or 4" high at 100 yards (unless its a .30-30 etc) so that I retain my sight picture on game out at 100 yards or longer. You'll need to decide whether you want a dead on hold (close range hunting only) or whether its best to aim low on game and print high- depending on how much glow / distortion the front sight gives. Your cartridge has the legs for it and if the sight has too much glare, you might want it set to shoot to 250 yards or more, but always shooting slightly high and you always aiming slightly low / retaining your target picture over the glare (plus it still works as a dead on hold at 25-50 yards).



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