Ruger Yukon Magnum Pellet Rifle Air Gun Review Video Transcript
We're here in beautiful Texas, it's 85 degrees. So we're just out here, sweated up. I just retired from the military representing boot camp right here so I want to take care of everybody out here. What I have today is actually the Ruger Yukon Magnum, and the thing I like about this is the fact that it's a Ruger. I'm a Ruger fan, I own everything I can Ruger. Let's just start by opening the box. Okay when I say it's new, it's brand new. Oh, we got scope rings and everything. All right, so three basic things you'll notice when you first take it out the box. Gun, most important piece, the other piece is you got scope rings, they're sitting inside here, and on top of that we've got a nice 3 by 9 scope that we're gonna use today. So we got to put this thing together. All right, first thing I noticed when I looked on top of this is a Picatinny rail. I like that because accessory-wise you can put just about, you can put a red dot on top of this thing if you wanted to, you give me to shoot with the regular scope, however you want to do this. I like a Picatinny, all right.
But whenever I mount my rings on here I always take and put the opposite screws in just to keep it held in place, and I don't tighten it up all the way, I just want to make sure it's loose so I can move around once I get on the gun to kind of level it out.
All right they're both on the same side, we're good. So one thing when you actually look through the scope, you want to set up your eye relief. So you should be in a relaxed position where you're firing here. You should naturally be able to put your head down and have a full view of the scope without any shadows or shades on anywhere in the scope itself so. I'll start out from this angle here, checking through it, my eye relief looks to be about right there, does that feel natural for me. Probably a little far forward. So with this here, just pop the top, pull it down into position here, and I'm gonna hold this as I put the pellet in position. So we're just teaching that from the safety side. Make sure we put it in the right at the right direction. All right, I could pop it back in place. Okay so we've got it loaded up, ready to rock and roll here. The safety you'll notice is down here, it's very very convenient. So it's at the front, you pull the safety back here, and then you can pull the trigger to fire the gun. When you buy a springer or the new gas pistons or whatever, it is right out of the box are gonna have oil from the manufacturing side, it's gonna diesel. So if you think this thing is gonna be quiet because it has a suppressor on your first bunch of shots, it's actually getting rid of the oil that's actually inside there. So anyway, so here's the first shot, we're gonna take a shot down here at the target. Not bad. I've already fired the first shot out there, it's kind of loud and actually I only hit about an inch below the bull's eye, which is pretty good for mounting this thing up. So sometimes I've mounted scopes and it's like off the paper, then it becomes a challenge, so that's gonna work out really well for us. All I'm gonna do at this point here is this, continually keep shooting and we're gonna break in this gun. I want to put like 35 to 50 rounds through it, kind of clean out that barrel, get rid of the oil, that should be good. So back on target again. Safety off. Okay so we're grouping. If I had to make an adjustment on the scope here, which I'm going to. So on the top of the scope here, if you're looking at, says quarter MOA or one click quarter inch, sorry and that's at a hundred yards. So if I'm going to bring it up here at a closer range it's gonna require a lot more clicks to do that for us, so I'm saying here I'm gonna bring it up an inch. So I'm gonna take this here I don't want to coat it back there, but you can just put a little bit on your finger. If you want to. It smells kind of like Bengay or something like that. Back on here again. So straight out of the box, put them through the same hole, that's pretty amazing. This is get my good work out here, if you're a springer guy you probably noticed your left arm will be buffer than your right. I'm right-handed but I use my left arm. When you get a brand-new gun too, when you open this up and it starts to get in that path to travel and you start moving this thing back and forth, it's gonna get easier and easier for you to lock into place. I'll fire one here and see where we can go. So I'm going to switch my targets now, pick out one of those little teeny ones. Okay it's still hitting a little bit low. You want to get a group so when you make your change you have good data for it, so it's connecting dots. When you have a cluster, it gives you a lot better than just one shot, you'll be chasing it all over the place. So shoot a cluster, make adjustments. And I'm still breaking it in so. So, but again that's why I like to shoot clusters. And sitting and find out where the group is sports grouping at. Bottom left. All right we're starting to pull in so it looks like it's starting to move up. You know I can't wait to shoot those blast caps. The whole time all I'm thinking right now is I want to shoot one. Big blast caps. Bottles right there. That's a good one. The 2-liter ones are really cool because you can put a lot of air in those things, and the bigger the bottle the deeper the sound on the big blast caps, so when you're pumping it up if you got a really big ball of make like a boom, the bigger the ball gets. My goal is hit the yellow so I can knock this thing down. And I got this nice little string here I just pull up and stands back up. There it is. It was actually holding dead center – so. That'll do it for today. Ruger Yukon Magnum, 1,000 feet per second, is what it'll shoot. That's with alloys, it comes with a scope, as you can see it here. Again fire away, tighten everything down, and if you have an opportunity to get into the sport, it's a lot of fun. I've really been enjoying it lately. Comes with a scope, comes with the rings. That's huge bonus for me. It's got a nice wooden stock, plus it's a Ruger, can't beat that. Alright so one thing I wanted to look at up here is to see what these heavy pellets are doing. If you're shooting a thousand feet per second you're gonna deform this thing. With the heavy pellets it might go on a full thousand feet per second but the heavier the pellet you use actually kind of see this curve here. So I would actually take this and put probably further out for two less than the impact on the target itself. Although it's very cool. So what happens, well it flies through here, kicks it and it pulls down, and then we pull it back up from here. If you guys want you can follow me on Instagram, I'm Texas Hog Dude. It's t x h o g d u d e, and if you want to see me on Youtube, it's Lead Slinger, slinging lead, give it back to the earth, all kinds of different stuff.