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It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability. It is that reputation that leads the company to produce some of the best bolt-action firearms on the market. More importantly, it is that very same reputation that allows the company to spend the time necessary to perfect a rifle like the new Ruger American Rifle.
Billed as the latest engineering innovation from America's leading firearms manufacturer, the Ruger American Rifle is a 100 percent American-made rifle offered in both short- and long-action calibers that combines the company's rugged reliability with its award-winning ingenuity.
Originally introduced in 2011, the Ruger American Rifle represents a series of bolt-action rifles, each manufactured entirely in the United States with a 4140 chrome-moly bar stock receiver alongside a hammer-forged barrel with a black oxide finish. In place of a traditional recoil lug, the Ruger American Rifle employs its Power Bedding® system, which consists of two aluminum action blocks and positively locates the receiver while free-floating the barrel for outstanding accuracy. Another hallmark is its use of a three-lug 70 degree bolt, which provides for ample scope clearance, and utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling. In other words, high performance is a strong suit for the Ruger American Rifle.
The Ruger American Rifle features a 22-inch, hammer-forged barrel (1:9 1/2 inch twist) alongside its Power Bedding® system in an ergonomic composite stock that gives the rifle an overall length of 42 inches. The lightweight, synthetic stock, which blends a classic look with modern contouring and serrations, features a black finish and contributes to the overall light weight of the rifle, which weighs in at just more than 6 1/2 pounds. Moreover, the Ruger American Rifle features hair-splitting precision straight out of the box. But what else would you expect from a rifle that includes the Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger, a user-adjustable trigger system that offers true custom-grade performance and a pull weight that is adjustable between three and five pounds. Other features include a soft rubber recoil pad, an easy-to actuate tang safety, a drilled and tapped receiver for mounting included scope bases and a flush-fitting rotary magazine that offers a "4+1" capacity. As noted, the Ruger American Rifle is chambered for the 7mm-08 Remington cartridge.
Those looking for an entry-level rifle should consider the Ruger American Rifle. It is an excellent choice for:
- Sport shooting
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…