Ruger Announces the New Hawkeye Hunter Rifle in Four Calibers

Ruger Hawkeye Hunter

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Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the new Hawkeye® Hunter rifle chambered in several short- and long-action calibers. Based on the popular Hawkeye Standard with a classic American walnut stock, this new stainless steel rifle comes paired with a factory-installed picatinny rail and threaded barrel, providing the avid hunter with the ultimate, rugged and hard-hitting rifle.

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The Hawkeye Hunter is initially being offered in four different calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield and .300 Winchester Magnum. All Hunter rifles feature a cold hammer-forged, satin stainless finished barrel, a factory-installed 20 MOA picatinny rail for mounting optics and an American walnut stock. Additionally, the .300 Winchester Magnum configuration features a removable Ruger® radial-port muzzle brake to significantly reduce felt recoil.

The Hunter also boasts the traditional Hawkeye, Mauser-type controlled feeding, powerful claw extractor and features a three-position safety, allowing the shooter to lock the bolt or to load and unload the rifle with the safety engaged. The stock comes equipped with standard sling swivel studs and a highly-effective recoil pad.

The Hawkeye Hunter comes outfitted with the light and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger and also features a hinged, solid-steel floorplate for easy unloading without having to chamber each cartridge. Each rifle features an engraved Ruger logo and patented latch that is flush with the trigger guard to avoid accidental dumping of cartridges.

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For more information on the Hawkeye Hunter, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Hawkeye Hunter and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle

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  1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    A bolt-action rifle with a scope mount. Why is this interesting or noteworthy?

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      It has a wood stock.

      1. avatar Hody Snitch says:

        I could be wrong but I think the noteworthy item is the calibers.

        1. avatar Kahlil says:

          Noteworthy because 1- wood stock and 2- not americas “ubergun”, aka AR-15.

          Let’s get more reviews and content featuring less tacticool popular and and more back to basics. This is a good start. There’s more to gun culture than kitted up mall ninjas and operators operating from their mother’s basement. Even a couple of the recent edc posts were pretty reasonable and didn’t showboat 50 lbs of gear.

        2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “…the noteworthy item is the calibers.”

          Like the first one listed, 6.5 Creedmoor…

        3. avatar CarlosT says:

          Which means that you can drop any deer you want without even pulling the trigger.

        4. avatar TickTalk says:

          After hours of waiting, you finally get that enourmous buck in your sights.. you calculate the distance, drop, windage, possible foliage interferance. You slow your breathing, carefully and silently release the safety, keeping the crosshairs on target… then you mutter the magic incantation ‘creeeeedmoooooore’. The sky darkens, lightning flashes through the sky, the earth trembles.. and your target explodes in a cloud of pink mist…
          You shake your head, grimacing in shame.
          I TOLD you that was too much gun for a deer…

      2. avatar Bloving says:

        Left-handed in .308 please.
        (Pops over to Ruger.com)
        Nope. Still not available.
        🤠

        1. avatar Don from CT says:

          I’ve been waiting for years for left-handed Ruger Precision rifle. Will it ever come?

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Say what you want. I have a hard time getting really excited about a bolt-action rifle in the usual calibers.

      Now, if this bolt-action rifle somehow only weighed 5 pounds with a scope AND felt recoil was somehow the same as if it weighed 9 pounds with a scope, I would be excited.

  2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    I’ve owned a lot of Ruger firearms. Still own at least four. No complaints with any. Killed lots of game with them. Carried them in harm’s way. Great firearms at a good value. Not kissing their ass. Don’t like the SP-101, GP-100, or any of their DA autos. However, most are good to go.

    1. avatar Art out West says:

      “Still own at least four”

      I love the fact that you don’t even remember the exact number of Rugers you own.

      … at least four. It might be 5, 6, or 12, but it is “at least four”.

      You also mentioned not liking the GP100 and SP101, I hope that means you like the Goldilocks Security/Service/Speed Six series instead. I love my Security Six.

  3. avatar Mister Furious says:

    No left handed ones, of course.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “No left handed ones, of course.”

      Sounds like a business opportunity to me.

      “Mr. Furious Left-handed Guns”…

      1. avatar Mister Furious says:

        Believe me, I have given it considerable thought…if I ever get time to finish putting together my little home machine shop I’d like to try!

  4. avatar Kahlil says:

    Nice having the rail for scope options but imho they should come stock with iron sights as an option, esp useful if out hunting and an optical fails or some other mishap.

    1. avatar Chris. says:

      I would say that most bolt action hunting rifles don’t have irons.

      1. avatar Kahlil says:

        Still a good fall back, it limits choices but I refuse to buy a long gun without irons, even if I intend to install a scope. Principals😬 I guess I’m just the outlier.

        1. avatar Will says:

          “Principles,” not “principals.” See, e.g., https://www.grammarly.com/blog/principle-principal/

          I also prefer a rifle to have back-up iron sights.

        2. avatar ChoseDeath says:

          I have one rifle with no iron sights that is carried in non-dangerous areas (I’m comfortable with a handgun backup because there are no predators and there will only be one hunting session). Other than that, I’m with you bud. ALWAYS I have iron backups. So at least we’re both outliers, lol.

        3. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

          Gentleman, I own scoped rifles with and without open sights. If I’m hunting away from home where scope failure could be an issue I pack a second rifle. Never miss the opportunity/excuse to buy another firearm.

        4. avatar ChoseDeath says:

          @Gadsden Flag.. Of course that’s a fantastic point of view my friend 🤔🤔🤔 😁

        5. avatar kahlil says:

          @will Thanks…on a phone and typing/grammar/spelling isn’t always the best. My worst nightmare would be seeing a former principal on a hunting trip.

    2. avatar Quasimofo says:

      The value of iron sights was brought home to me with a then-new BLR. Couldn’t boresight the scope I put on – ran out of adjustment. Through process of elimination (scope and mounts checked out), turned out to be a barrel-receiver misalignment. Deer season was coming up, but I didn’t stay out of the PA woods out because I could still use the barrel-mounted irons. Browning made it right in the end, just took a few months (after deer season).

  5. avatar Sean G./The Rookie says:

    Nice looking rifle.

  6. avatar PROUD chicano says:

    I like the SS finish. Ruger is still circling the bases off the success of the “American” line they sell a ton of those.

  7. avatar Hoodlum says:

    While I like the Ruger revolvers. I prefer the Savage rifles.

  8. avatar James Wilson says:

    A stainless barreled action should have a laminate stock.

    Other than that, I like it.

  9. avatar gunfreak says:

    More than half of my firearms are Ruger. They are known for there quality, reliability and durability. The rail is a big deal, a quality pic rail is going to cost you. The calibers are excellent, 30-06 being the best.

  10. avatar Charles says:

    I have a Ruger stainless all weather from the mid 1990s, stainless with the “synthetic boat paddle” stock in 30-06. Great rifle. Same action as the Hawkeye models. I can’t remember how many deer i have taken with that rifle but I know how many i missed: 1. Yes one. If I could have only one rifle that is the one in would choose.

  11. avatar enuf says:

    It’s a Ruger so it’s a good thing even if I don’t currently desire or can pay for another.

    Let’s see, my first Ruger was a 10/22, $49 new at Jensen’s Custom Ammunition in Tucson. That’d be a long time ago.

    There was a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt, 7.5″ barrel. Gave it to a brother of mine.

    There’s a Ruger American in .30-06 and another in .22WMR. They shoot just fine.

    A Ruger SR9 and a dozen magazines, just because. Has a Ghost 3.5Lb drop-in trigger fixer-upper.

    Another Ruger 10/22, $149 a couple of Christmases ago on a Cabela’s Club credit card deal with a sale price plus a coupon offer. Gift for a young lady who’s diapers I used to change, now she’s a college smarty!

    So much for Ruger’s bought by me. Other Rugers owned by others I have shot were always satisfying. Always wanted that .44 magnum carbine, no such luck tho.

    Very fond of Ruger. Won’t be buying this particular rifle, but never say never on a another Ruger “something or other”.

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