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Ruger Ruger - Explorer Youth Rifle .177 Pellet

The Ruger Explorer Air Rifle is designed for the beginner marksman in your life. Its ambidextrous design allows it to be used by both left hand and right hand shooters. The spring piston air rifle has a single stroke break barrel and an all-weather composite black stock for shooters' convenience. The single stroke air rifle with 0.177 caliber has a thumbhole stock and vented cheek piece for comfortable use. The Fiber optic sights given in the break barrel air rifle helps you to aim accurately. The Ruger explorer 177 cal youth air rifle has a speed of 495 fps that makes it very fast. It comes with an automatic safety and rubber recoil pad and a trigger barrel safety system for added safety.
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Review 1 for Ruger - Explorer Youth Rifle .177 Pellet

PERFECT

09/22/2011
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Perfectly accurate. I can shoot a G2 energy drink CAP, not bottle, 35ft away. And the pellet doesn't drop in the range. It has 1 red dot on front sight and 2 green dots on rear sight which makes it easier to aim than any other Crosman in the same price range. 2 knobs adjust rear sight which make it millimeter accurate. And after every time you cocck it, the safe is on automatically, unlock it before shooting. That is good for clumsies who might shoot their foot.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
+65points
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Posted 03/29/2012
I can shoot a CAP of mineral water bottle now (1inch diameter), from 40ft. Just hold your breath properly. About the other guy experienced significant pellet drop ... it is true. However, happens only when I shoot some thing 3ft below gun position or below my knees. I'm 5'6 ... so estimate yourself ^^. I found 395FPS is great choice since it is just enough to put holes on my back yard wall which is made of bricks ! I put a wood board to cover the wall and pellets happen to bounce back on me. U can tell how powerful it is. Greater FPS is more fun but you may need either doctor or home insurance soon.
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Review 2 for Ruger - Explorer Youth Rifle .177 Pellet

Great Deal for The Money

04/08/2012
By ,
Port Townsend WA.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
$54.00 on the shelf in Walmart.
After sighting it in, works great. Squirrels beware...
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Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
+27points
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Review 3 for Ruger - Explorer Youth Rifle .177 Pellet

Great little rifle!

08/13/2012
By ,
Poinciana, FL
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I've had this rifle for about six months now. Been pretty broke lately, so I haven't had the chance to go out to the range and get some trigger time in. Enter the Ruger Explorer. I wanted something that I could shoot in my backyard or even in the garage with an appropriate backstop. It was only about $55 from my local Walmart, so I picked it up after some research as to some good pellet break barrel rifles.
With the really cheap prices on pellets (Especially comparing it to 5.56MM ammo for my other rifles), it was a no brainer. After some time shooting it, I realized that it was a GREAT rifle for younger kids or smaller guys/girls (I'm 5' 6"). It tucks in really nice and many of the touches remind me of a Ruger 10/22 (A classic rifle!). The weight really doesn't feel like much, about four pounds or so, which is a plus when teaching my son some basic shooting concepts.
That in turn leads me to the sights. The high visibility sights are really great to use... Bad news is they're really off. That directly led to a loss of a star on this review. Sadly I'm going to have to forego the sights altogether and use a scope (Haven't picked one up yet). Good news is that it's pretty consistent grouping wherever you're shooting, so it's accurate.
If you want to own this as a trainer for a young one or just are a smaller built person, this would be a great addition for plinking, practicing basic marksmanship fundamentals, and just plain fun. If you shoot indoors, make sure you have a good backstop. This thing dented the aluminum that may garage door is made of. ;) A phone book made for a great backstop, BTW. =)
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Usage:A few times per month
+6points
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Review 4 for Ruger - Explorer Youth Rifle .177 Pellet

Sights Need Improvement

02/28/2012
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Overall this gun is great for juniors. However, if you want to teach proper sight picture for open sights, this gun is terrible. Out of the box the rifle shoots low and the rear sight is maxed out with hits still low of bull. It is possible to fix this by raising the rear sight with a mod. Or you can replace the sights.
You can also change your sight picture to correct for this, but what fun is that.
Product Attributes:
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every few days
-17points
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