Ruger’s new American Rimfire has dropped. Press release after the jump. Click here to get the bullet point deets courtesy American Rifleman, who never met a gun they didn’t like. To be fair, at $329 whaddaya expect from a firearm maker who’s mastered the art of mass production? Unique Selling Point: “60-degree bolt provides ample scope clearance, while easy-to-use receiver-mounted bolt release allows the bolt to be readily removed without requiring a pull of the trigger, a unique safety feature among rimfire, bolt-action rifles.” Thanks to the Kentucky Gun Company, TTAG already has one on its way for a full-frontal evaluation . . .
Introducing the Ruger American Rimfire Series
August 29, 2013
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the release of the Ruger American Rimfire™ bolt-action rifle. The 100% American-made Ruger American Rimfire™ builds on the enormous success of the centerfire Ruger American Rifle®. With many of the standard Ruger American Rifle® features, this new line also combines several design innovations from the popular 10/22® rimfire rifle. This combination, along with the rifle’s adaptability, will appeal to all bolt-action enthusiasts – young or old, novice or experienced. The new line consists of four models – full-sized (22″ barrel/13.75″ length of pull) and compact (18″/12.5″ length of pull) models, both of which are available in either .22 LR or .22 Magnum.
“The new American Rimfire series really ups the ante for performance in rimfire rifles,” remarked Mike Fifer, President and CEO. “With proven technologies and features from the centerfire Ruger American Rifle®, the bolt-action rimfire models are sure to deliver accuracy, durability and value to consumers,” he concluded.
Each model in the line includes two interchangeable stock modules that provide comb height options for scope or iron sight use. Standard models come with long length of pull modules, while compact models come with short length of pull modules. By simply removing the rear sling swivel stud, stock modules can be changed in seconds. All four stock modules are completely interchangeable across all models and are available at ShopRuger.com.
Models chambered in .22 LR feature the detachable, flush-mounted 10/22® BX-1 10-round rotary magazine and accept all 10/22® magazines, including the BX-25® and BX-25®x2. Models chambered in .22 Magnum use the detachable, flush-mounted JMX-1 9-round rotary magazine. The easy-to-use 10/22®-style extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss magazine removal. The 60-degree bolt provides ample scope clearance, while an easy-to-use, receiver-mounted bolt release allows the bolt to be readily removed without requiring a pull of the trigger, a unique safety feature among rimfire, bolt-action rifles.
The Ruger American Rimfire™ shares many of the features that made the centerfire Ruger American Rifle® popular among hunters and shooters alike. It features a Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger and patent-pending Power Bedding® integral bedding block system that positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel, making these rifles true performers at the range and in the field.
Additional features include a satin blued, target-crowned, hammer-forged barrel that results in ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning and Williams™ fiber optic front sight and 10/22®-style adjustable, “V” slot, folding-leaf rear sight. A 3/8″ rimfire scope base is machined into the receiver, and is drilled and tapped for Weaver® #12 bases (not included).
Ruger American Rimfire™ rifles feature a durable composite stock with front and rear swivel studs. All models have a suggested retail price of $329.
For more information on the new Ruger American Rimfire™ series, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger American Rifle® and Ruger American Rimfire™, visit ShopRuger.com.