Ruger American Predator Review 6.5 Creedmoor

Ruger American Predator Review 6.5 Creedmoor

Ruger American Predator Review 6.5 Creedmoor
Ruger American Predator Review 6.5 Creedmoor

In this video we take a look at the Ruger American Predator Review chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor,
An option for those who are looking at an entry level rifle to take care of pest control or predator work, and yes ye take it out long range shooting

I the video we were using the Arken Sh-4 Gen2 6-24×50
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From Ruger:
Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot.
Ergonomic, lightweight synthetic stock designed for quick, easy handling blends a classic look with modern forend contouring and grip serrations.
Soft rubber buttpad is crafted for maximum recoil reduction.
The one-piece, three-lug bolt with 70° throw provides ample scope clearance and utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder.
Patented Power Bedding®, integral bedding block system positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.
Factory-installed, one-piece Picatinny scope base.
Outstanding accuracy helps make every hunt a success.
Heavier tapered, threaded barrel with factory-installed thread protector is cold hammer-forged, resulting in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.
The visible, accessible and easy-to-actuate tang safety provides instant security.
Also includes: one magazine; sling swivel studs.

StockMoss Green Synthetic
Model OptionRight-Handed
SightsNone – Scope Rail Installed
Barrel Length22″
Barrel MaterialAlloy Steel

Thread Pattern5/8″-24
Barrel FinishMatte Black
Weight6.6 lb.
Twist1:8″ RH

Overall Length42″
Length of Pull13.75″
Suggested Retail$639.00

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  1. donald russell on March 18, 2023 at 2:53 am

    I just ordered one because most people here in Eastern Ky use them to just have something in their truck that they don’t mind getting banged up. If it was a 2500$ precision rifle I would expect a lot more. Just be happy and enjoy shooting man.

  2. Rat107 on March 18, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Mine shoots 1/2 MOA at 100 yards with factory ammo.

  3. brazzy146 on March 18, 2023 at 2:55 am

    I don’t know what Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creed you got but mine is a half inch gun all day long. Mine is still in factory configuration but I do shoot mine suppressed. The ammo I use is the Hornady precision hunter 143gr. Nice video though.

  4. paul grogan on March 18, 2023 at 2:57 am

    These American/predators are incredible for the $, I just wished they came with a 24" pipe.

  5. alabama rifleman on March 18, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Where did you get the metal aics mags I can only find the polymer 10 rounders

  6. Chris Douglas on March 18, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Have one in 308, prints sub moa groups with federal fusion 150 grain. My brother’s does the same.

  7. GLocknut on March 18, 2023 at 3:05 am

    Please review a CVA cascade!!!!

  8. John on March 18, 2023 at 3:05 am

    Yeah, I don’t think the rifle looks that good, but Rugers generally are on the poorer side.

    Really, is there any rifle chambered in .308 and above actually worth buying below $800 dollars?

    Also, your production values are getting really good. Keep at it man!

  9. wit·kid·one on March 18, 2023 at 3:07 am

    What height rings were you using for that scope on that particular rifle?

  10. NORTHMAN on March 18, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Haha nice! At first I thought we had the same setup.. I have an american ranch in 6.5 Grendel with the same scope. I already shoot it and made rounds with the minimum load. It was good enough for 1 moa. I didnt had any time to make a load developpement yet though. I will, for sure, buy a mdt chassis for this one. For the trigger, take a look at the mcarbo spring. It’s cheap and it did the job. The trigger is way way smoother by now. For the bolt, well, it’s the elephant in the room. Clearly it’s not my 700 with 2000 rounds and action cycling in front of the tv… Yet (Maybe I’ll figure something out). That said, my friend have an accuracy international rifle with a pm2… A smooth action is nice but its worthless if you cant hit anything with it!

  11. HingleMcringlberry137 on March 18, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I bought this same rifle a year ago. I immediately swapped the stock to a Magpul hunter then added a muzzle brake. I can confirm the bolt is not that smooth. With the Magpul stock, I have no issues with magazine seating. I never shot the rifle before changing the stock though so it may have been an issue and I didn’t know. With my setup I consistently hit steel out at 800yds. For a budge rifle and my very first venture into long range shooting I was very impressed.

  12. Mr. Mr. on March 18, 2023 at 3:10 am

    For those interested they also rust really fast. Spend the extra and get stainless or Cerakote coat. Honestly for the money I would look at the Thompson venture 2. There are tons of accessories for the ruger though.

  13. Brandon Williams on March 18, 2023 at 3:11 am

    I have the exact same rifle I got it as a package with a vortex crossfire 4-12×44 scope and with hornady precision hunter 140gr I get 1/2 moa groups at 100 yds all day long

  14. Brett Stewart on March 18, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Nice mate just one question why is it that every time someone does a rifle review on any brand it’s always a bloody 6.5cm cheers Yogi 🇦🇺🤙🤙

  15. Edward Abraham III on March 18, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Funny how your trying to be somewhat tactical

  16. Gavin Morrison on March 18, 2023 at 3:13 am

    First person

  17. Vic Lemmon on March 18, 2023 at 3:15 am

    1 1/2” is a bad group?!?!? Give me a break!!!!!!!!

  18. Chuck Neely on March 18, 2023 at 3:15 am

    I’m shooting 1/2 MOA with factory Hornady 129 Gr. SST. Maybe it’s the Indian -and not the arrow….

  19. C.R. RG95 on March 18, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I have the ruger go wild in 7mm-08. The action is butter smooth and it shoots great

  20. Rudy's Root's on March 18, 2023 at 3:20 am

    I got the same rifle. I shoot 130 grain Sierra pushed with Win 760. I can get 1 ragged hole with 5. It absolutely don’t like anything heavier than 135 grain.

  21. Michael Lewis on March 18, 2023 at 3:24 am

    I have the go wild version, it has been 100% so far. 2 lb trigger, bolt is a little rough but it’s a $550.00 rifle. It shoots 1 inch groups with 140gr SP and the 143gr eld x. It doesn’t like lighter bullets. I have taken 3 bucks and several hogs. I am happy with it.

  22. electropentatonic on March 18, 2023 at 3:27 am

    I picked up a Ruger American in 6.5 a year ago. The action is atrocious. Absolutely nasty. It never got better. I tried a little diamond lapping compound, it helped with the zipping sound, but not rough action

  23. Maximilian Erbersdobler on March 18, 2023 at 3:27 am

    I bought exact the same rifle and I cannot confirm your troubles, the action runs smooth (no matter if with/without mag & cartriges, I’ve the 4rnd-rotary), it’s not as smooth as my Mannlich Schoenauer, that’s really hard to beat, but it’s smoother than many other rifles in or above this price range. Also the trigger is crisp, mine don’t have the "2nd stop" like yours (here in Austria the extremly sensitive set triggers are common) and got instantly groups of 3 under 2cm with Hornady Precision Hunter @ 100m.
    Maybe there’s a little tolerance in quality inspection and you got a "little worse" one and mine is a "little better" one?
    the only thing I’ve added immediatly was a check raiser because the stock is to low for a scope in my opinion.

  24. James Eroh on March 18, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I bought several rifles to teach my grandkids the fine art of shooting. One of them was a Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor. That I bought a Magpul Hunter stock to improve it. The Ruger American Ranch Rifle in .350 Legend is a nice rifle too. I bought a couple of Savage rifles. They are okay. But I prefer the Ruger rifles. I use the palm of my hand to move the bolt. And have not experienced the problems you had.

  25. Chris Belt on March 18, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Would be interesting to put this in a choate stock to keep things on a budget.

  26. WRXS on March 18, 2023 at 3:33 am

    With the AI mags, try and insert them with the bolt open, try and cut back on the mad minute while working the bolt or action, just a comment and I enjoyed your video.

  27. Cade Mears on March 18, 2023 at 3:34 am

    I have this exact gun and I shot 1/2 inch groups 100yards then hit a 400yard dong in a single shot maybe try a different load because me and my dad did find that this gun doesn’t like light rounds at all.

  28. Travis Raynes on March 18, 2023 at 3:35 am

    I have 3 Ruger Americans. Long and short action as well as 15 other rifles from a host of manufacturers. There’s a reason I bought 3 of them.

    I think you’re maybe a little overly critical of a $500 rifle. Especially considering that both the trigger and the bedding system are generally considered better than those of other rifles in the range. I really don’t think you can beat the value the Americans offer.

    It’s a decent gun at a great price that I don’t feel I have to babysit in the woods. Drag it on some brush, bump it on a limb, strap it on a 4 wheeler, all totally care free.

    I have Vortex Diamondbacks on all 3. For $700 each I’ve got a solid rifle for life.

  29. Del Mundo on March 18, 2023 at 3:38 am

    Would like to see your take on the ruger american hunter, considering it’s a predator action, with a RPR muzzle brake, heavier barrel, and magpul chassis.

    I’m curious how it stands up to other $1k chassis builds.

  30. Aaron Keener on March 18, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Just paid $297.95 plus tx for mine in 🇺🇸 for 6.5 CM

  31. Kuwaitin08 on March 18, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I have none of your issues. Mine works great. Only complaint is the occasional feeding issue. Dunno if it’s the magazine or what.
    I’d say those groups are either your fault or your rifle is messed up. I’ve never had more than 1 inch distance at 100 yards.

  32. 1rukie on March 18, 2023 at 3:42 am

    I paid $325 in 2019 mine is a tack driver rotary magazine also cut a couple coils off the trigger spring

  33. Ben German on March 18, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Like the intro, G I Joe your not… good vid lousy gun.

  34. K M on March 18, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Cabela’s Covenant 7 riflescopes are priced to clearance: 5-35x56mm FFP is listed at $250 + tax shipped.

    Can you snatch one and teat it?

  35. Brandon McComiskey on March 18, 2023 at 3:44 am

    You mentioned other budget rifle options that could be better. What would you recommend in place of the one that you reviewed in this video?? Very curious as I was just about to purchase this exact rifle in 6.5 for $750 US. I’ll be using it for deer and hog. Thank you so much in advance for your help and expertise! GREAT video BTW. 10/10

  36. 1GruntZpov on March 18, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Lol this blows my mind, I’d contact ruger and show them your footage, myself as well as a lot of others on YouTube don’t seem to be experiencing the same issues as this rifle.

  37. Rangers 501-72 on March 18, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Well, don’t know what is going on with yours. I am on my second RAP in 6.5 CM. Both of them shoot 1/2 to 3/4 moa all day long. Farthest I have shot was 600 yds, but got 1st round hits every hundred yards getting there using a Vortex BDC scope. I am confident that they will shoot better than that even. Mine has the flush mags. I did just order a Bradley adjustable cheek rest today which should help a lot.

  38. Mark Thilenius on March 18, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Enjoy your videos but I have seen several other reviews on the the same gun and I have a 6mm creedmor and it shoots sub moa groups and other people are shooting sub moa is it possible you have a bad one

  39. Terry Rogers on March 18, 2023 at 3:50 am

    First Ruger American I’ve seen that wouldn’t shoot sub moa….

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