Ruger’s New Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Bolt Action Rifle

Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle

Courtesy Ruger

From Ruger:

We are pleased to introduce the Ruger American® Rimfire Long-Range Target. This new rimfire offering bridges the gap between traditional wood stock rifles and full-featured chassis rifles. The accuracy of the exceptional Ruger American® Rimfire platform comes from a combination of the long, 22″ free-floating barrel, Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ Trigger and Patented Power Bedding® system. This new rifle delivers long-range performance in a .22 LR package.

Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle

Courtesy Ruger

  • Two-tone target stock features a two-way adjustable comb, adjustable length of pull with soft rubber buttpad, QD attachment points and flush-mounted lower M-LOK® rail.
  • Includes the patented, detachable, flush-mounted BX-1, 10-round rotary magazine and accepts all 10/22® magazines, including the BX-25®, BX-25®x2 and BX-15®.
  • Easy-to-use, extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss removal of the flush-mounted magazine.
  • Patented Power Bedding® integral bedding block system positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.
  • Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between three and five pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot.
  • Features a visible, accessible and easy-to-actuate tang safety that provides instant security.
  • Threaded 0.860″ bull barrel with factory-installed knurled thread protector is cold hammer-forged, resulting in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.
  • Factory-installed one-piece aluminum scope rail.
  • A 60° bolt provides ample scope clearance and the 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.
  • Compatible with the Silent-SR® sound suppressor
  • Also includes: sling swivel studs.

 

Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle

Courtesy Ruger

 

comments

  1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

    Looks good. I wonder if Ruger will offer it in 22 Magnum? I owned one of their .22lr chassis precision rifles…was not impressed…gave it to a family member.

    I have a Browning T-Bolt .22lr that I use for prairie rats at ranges up to 300 yards.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      exactly. bolts for the rimfire mag’s, tbolts and toggles for the regular. or semi’s, pumps etc.

  2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    i’d rater have this than the wamo version; bolt .22s seem kind of lame.

    1. avatar Oddball says:

      Try an Appleseed shoot with this. 500+ rounds in two days and LR22 looks pretty good. And the bolt? Appleseed with a bolt will make it a challenge.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        me andthe kids can go thru a 550 box in an hour.
        would love to do appleseed with them. it won’t be with rotary bolt.

  3. avatar CDC says:

    The 49 year old Remington 514 I own must be a long long range.

  4. avatar California Survival on YouTube says says:

    Ill extend this opportunity to Ruger for sponsorship, I’ve already been advocating hard on that Ruger American rifle lol. Seriously though, where do I try out for Olympic shotgunning? I’d get the gold no doubt.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      If you’re serious; you start at local meets to advance to regional, then to states. If you’ve aged out of youth competition it’s highly difficult to get any sponsers without championships under your belt. You need sponsers to travel to Europe to shoot in the different world Championships. You need to win those to be invited to the Olympics.

      That’s my nice response. Your name seems like you’re trolling, if you are I can send choice words your way.

      1. avatar California Survival on YouTube says says:

        Appreciate that, I’ll have to start attending some of those at the lions club range nearby

  5. avatar Bill says:

    I hope to see this offered left handed and I’ll be a buyer!

    1. avatar Bill says:

      From a small search it looks like I am back to waiting on Tikka though!

      1. avatar Cea says:

        Hey Bill,
        I’m also a lefty. I have five left hand specific rifles. Three bolt action and two semi-auto. I find all of them cumbersome. I have become so used to shooting RH rifles, that it is very unnatural for me to use LH guns.
        I almost wish I hadn’t spent the $$ on any LH gun.

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          If you’re in Michigan sell them to me 😉

        2. avatar Ragnar says:

          I have the opposite experience. I prefer rifles designed for left-hand shooters. I suppose it goes back to my training as a kid, where I was lucky enough to have access to left-hand bolt actions. There is a market for left-hand bolt action rifles. Unfortunately, it isn’t big enough for Ruger or others to care.

  6. avatar Someone says:

    I have a Ruger American 22 inch regular 22 lr that is insanely accurate. Even inexperienced shooters can quickly hit stupid small objects from 50 yards such as shooting the primer out of a spent shotgun shell. I am down to consistently hitting 1 mm objects. Ammo? Remington Thunderbolt believe it or not.

    1. avatar GregBFL says:

      On paper it sounds pretty decent. I’ve got a 10/22 that’s been reworked with a Victor Titan stock, BX trigger, JWH bolt and Green Mountain barrel that is amazingly accurate and I’ve been wanting a good bolt action .22 that is very accurate as well.

      I’ve been looking at the Tikka T1x,
      , CZ 457, etc and I would like to see some hands-on tests to see how well the new Ruger compares… I would also like to see if Green Mountain, KIDD and manufacturers that make aftermarket barrels offer/will offer aftermarket barrels and components for this Ruger like they do for the 10/22. If they do I might have to pick one up.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        There are a number of new bolt guns coming on the market, including those you mentioned and the Christensen Arms rifle introduced at Shot that will be available in two or three months. Maybe TTAG can get one of each and do a shoot off. Either consistent accuracy testing or head to head is the only way to judge which is best.

      2. avatar Someone says:

        Except for the addition of a BSA Sweet 22 Scope, totally stock. Has been a tack driver since day one.

  7. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    I guess my Winchester 52, with its 28″ barrel, must be extra-extra-long range.

    It is nice to see some manufactures bring bolt action .22’s back into the market. We might never see the like of a Winchester 52, Remington 37, or even a Winchester 75 again, but a good bolt action .22 is the best training rifle I can think of for new shooters. It makes them settle down and learn the fundamentals, rather than lob a follow-up shot downrange to make up for a poor first shot.

    1. avatar StLPro2A says:

      Ever checked muzzle velocity with that 28″ barrel? Tests indicate .22lr ammo typically runs out of powder burn around 20″ and begins losing velocity after that.

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        Nah, I’ve never bothered. The longest range I’m shooting my match rifles at is 50 yards. Once I get the sights set, I’m done.

        All my match rimfire ammo is sub-sonic, around 1K fps at the muzzle. If it’s a little lower, that doesn’t bother me.

    2. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      D.G.,

      Dad gifted me with a Marlin Model 80 in 1960. Great little bolt-action .22lr. with the MicroGroove barrel it was an accurate trainer for me. Left it with an uncle when I went off to the Service in the late 60’s. Next time I saw the Model 80 was a number of years later…it was rusted all to heck and appeared to have been used as a pry bar. SOB never replaced it. I think Dad gave about $25 for it new.

      1. avatar That Jason says:

        So that’s a “no”, you don’t understand the point of the conversation.

        You should probably read for comprehension before joining in the conversation. That way you don’t end up disagreeing with yourself about an idea only you were sharing.

        G’bye.

        1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

          So, that’s a “yes” I understood what I read perfectly…your way or no way. What I offered to the discussion was that speed and precision are not exclusive of each other….whether or not you use a bolt-action or semi-auto action (I use both types depending on what the target environment calls for). Some marksmen (women) are extremely capable with whichever (or all) platforms they have practiced with…to include keeping a good weld even as they are cycling the action.

          I reiterate…you do you and I will do what works for me.

          Enjoy your weekend!

          OGiM

        2. avatar That Jason says:

          OK Elmer, I’ll make it super clear for you.

          We were talking about what’s best for teaching people who have never fired a gun before how to shoot.

          You swung into the conversation and said, “but muh bolt action gun is sooper good on them varmints out back”.

          One has literally nothing to do with the other.

          I’m not sure why you’re so hell-bent on proving your inability to understand written English, but you’ve done an outstanding job of it.

    3. avatar That Jason says:

      The only thing about bolt action training is losing your position shot to shot as you bring your face off the rifle to accommodate working the bolt.

      That’s fine for a brand new shooter, but just a little past that and you’ll have a tougher time getting diagnosable groups. I’d rather teach patience and see groups from a consistent position.

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        Go to this video:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cnAwRJc7Sw

        Go to the 3:00 mark. Then puzzle why the guys with the bolt guns beat the guys with the semi-autos (or the G3’s being used in semi-auto mode). They’re not coming off the target to cycle the bolt.

        1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

          Apparently Jason has never operated a K31 or a T-Bolt. Very fast in-line bolt action. With my T-Bolts all I use is my right forefinger and thumb…minimal motion…minimal disruption to sight picture.

        2. avatar That Jason says:

          What are you talking about? Their heads are bobbing up and down off those rifles like they’re yoyos as they work the actions. Did you even watch your linked video?

          And I would hope but the time they’re competing there, they’ve learned a repeatable cheek weld.

          And to Old Guy In Montana, I own a K31. You can’t go nose to receiver, as you should, and still work the straight pull bolt without either moving your face or bashing your nose in. Do you understand the point of this conversation isn’t speed, but instruction in marksmanship?

        3. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

          Yes, I understand that speed and precision are not necessarily synonymous. Different marksmen follow different criteria for their particular shooting style. Yours is apparently somewhat different from mine. During prairie rat season (kicking off up here in a couple of months) I don’t bob like a yoyo when working the little T-Bolts. My cheek and concentration are intact all the way through each firing cycle into the next target rat acquired.

          You do you and the rest of us will do what works for us.

          G’Nite

  8. avatar enuf says:

    I like my Ruger American Rimfire in .22WMR. Would appreciate it having more magazine capacity than it does, but otherwise a fun and accurate shooter.

  9. avatar EpsteinDidNOTKillHimself says:

    So many new firearms, so little money.

    I like the stock too. The whole PRS Chassis look on everything is kinda getting old to me.

  10. avatar That Jason says:

    I hope this has better inherent accuracy than their precision rimfire offering, which is very meh for an offering with the precision label. If I have to replace the trigger, barrel and stock to get a worthwhile rifle, I may as well just buy something else.

  11. avatar jimmy james says:

    3 to 5 # trigger? If it cant get down to at least 4oz it aint going to be much use in a real shootin match.

  12. avatar Paul rankin says:

    Hey guys I have a question about Rutgers 10/22, buy the way I don’t hate any gun we should try them all and decide what’s best for you. Now if your 10/22 gets all those mods , you replace the barrel replace the trigger, stock and receiver did you knot just do a custom build as your not using any part that was original 10/22 would you not be a lot better off buying the best out there and bight the bullet. Stock $250 barrel $175-600 trigger was $300 last time I looked receiver $5-600 you’ve almost bought a $2000 and you still have a 10/22 I don’t get it

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