ARTV: Ruger American Rimfire

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posted on February 17, 2016

Ruger's American Rifle found instant acclaim upon its release, and the company predictably has expanded its reach in the years since. Among the original additions to the American Rifle line was the Ruger American Rimfire. When it launched, Richard Mann had high praise for it in his American Hunter writeup. "Never before has such an affordable and adaptable rimfire rifle, which mirrors a centerfire rifle in feel and operation, been available. That, my fellow hunters, is American firearm building at its best! Ruger has set the bar high."

It's hard to beat praise like that. Want more? The folks over at American Rifleman recently featured in the American Rimfire on American Rifleman TV. You can get their take on the handy little rifle in the video embedded above.

Technical Specifications:

Type: bolt-action, rimfire rifle
Caliber: .22 LR, .22 Magnum
Barrel: 22" Standard, 18" Compact; 1:16" RH twist .22 LR, 1:14" RH twist .22 WMR; 6 grooves
Trigger: Marksman adjustable, 3.5-lb. pull
Magazine: detachable rotary-style, 10+1 cap. (9+1 Magnum)
Sights: folding rear leaf with green fiber optic front
Safety: tang
Stock: straight comb; synthetic; LOP 13.75" Standard, 12.5" Compact; drop at comb 1.1"; drop at heel 1.25"
Overall Length: 41" Standard, 35.75" Compact
Weight: 6 lbs. Standard, 5.38 lbs. Compact
Metal Finish: atin blued
Accessories: interchangeable stock for use w/scope (drop at comb .50", drop at heel 1.25")
MSRP: $329

For more information, go to Ruger.com.

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