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This is a discussion on Investment Casting within the Bolt Action Rifles forums, part of the Long Gun Forum category; In the American Rifleman they had a article on the New Ruger Scout Rifle. The action is made from investment casting. I am wondering just ...


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Old 05-03-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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In the American Rifleman they had a article on the New Ruger Scout Rifle. The action is made from investment casting. I am wondering just how strong that action would be as compard to milled steel action?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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They have been making them that way for many years now. Never seen one blown up yet. Matter of fact, I have two 77MK2s that I have had for many years and shot many, many rounds through.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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+1..........i believe that all ruger actions are cast........ruger is considered all aces in such.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:57 PM   #4
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Forged steel is thought to be stronger than cast. Rugers are known for there toughness, so maybe cast is better than people think. Or maybe that is why Rugers tend to have massive actions. For sure, you can count on nearly any ruger, especially there rifles and revolvers to be tough.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help fellers. Ya know the only mags they make extra is the 5 round mags. Well that is what was written in the American Rifleman.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:51 AM   #6
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...nope... here ya go...but you may have to hock the rifle to buy one!!!
http://shopruger.com/Bolt-Action-Magazi ... ducts/559/



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Old 05-04-2011, 04:28 AM   #7
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There are other options, http://www.alphaindmfg.com/products.html
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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Great so I take it they will fit the scout correct?
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #9
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Yep, use type one and file the rear top of the body to match the stock Ruger mag. Have one on order to try.

http://www.scoutrifle.org/index.php?topic=735.0
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