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Old 05-01-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Ruger XGI

I for one would be very interested in this gun if Ruger could produce an acceptably accurate, reliable version for around $800-900. Would anyone else here like to see Ruger revive this concept and get it right this time?
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:00 AM   #2
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Re: Ruger XGI

I'd much rather see them do a straight-up M14 clone in stainless and undercut Springfield Armory's price by 20-25%.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:12 AM   #3
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NOT going to happen; there's just too many m14 clones out there, they had problems with the copyright thing with springfield, and they couldn't get it to feed properly-besides, they're "happy" with the mini and have no appitite to produce a "decent caliber" semi-automatic rifle; a lot of the lessons learned went into the mini, and now there's a lot of better 308 semis out there for the hunter- you have to remember that the m14 is based on the garand which is a wonderful battle rifle, but too "heavy" for hunting- although some people have toted and taken game for years with one
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Re: Ruger XGI

Ruger has this: http://www.ruger.com/products/mini14Ran ... odels.html

which comes in 6.8 what need is there for a 7.62 x 51?

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Who notes full bore battle rifles are not light.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #5
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NOT going to happen; there's just too many m14 clones out there, they had problems with the copyright thing with springfield,
Copyrights only deal with written works. There might be trademark issues if they called it a M1A, SOCOM II, or the like, but that is easily avoided. That leaves patents, and I can't imagine that Springfield Inc. holds any current patents on the M1A worthy of infringing.
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Re: Ruger XGI

A question borne of curiosity and ignorance: what is the Ruger XGI and is there a link to a photo of one?
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:39 PM   #7
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Re: Ruger XGI

type in "ruger xgi in your search engine- it's basically a mini's bigger brother- the front end is slightly different
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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Re: Ruger XGI

The XGI was basically an upsized Mini-14 in .308 caliber that Ruger tried to develop in 1984. They actually announced the gun before Bill Ruger pulled the plug on it because they couldn't get it to meet accuracy standards. There are pics of one here:

http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/mini-14- ... r-xgi.html
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Thanks, bestseller92v2.0. Too bad it didn't work out, it looks like a nice rifle in a caliber I would like to have one day.
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Re: Ruger XGI

So after down-sizing the M14, Ruger wanted to upsize right back up and compete with the parent design? I'm glad I stuck with the "original", though the offshoot-of-an-offshoot might be somewhat desirable from a curiosity/oddball point of view.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:25 PM   #11
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On their website, Ruger has a link where you can email the CEO about what new products you'd like to see them develop. I suggested they take another try at the XGI. http://www.ruger.com

As to the idea that there are too many M14 clones on the market to introduce one more, the fact that there are currently 4,230,903.1416 1911 clones on the market didn't keep Ruger from introducing one of those .
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. . . the fact that there are currently 4,230,903.1416 1911 clones on the market didn't keep Ruger from introducing one of those .
But Ruger was partly tooled up already, since they'd been making parts for others for years.
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