Ruger has added eleven new left-handed and Ranch versions to their Ruger American Rifle bolt-action family. The left-handed versions are available in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., .308 Win., .270 Win. and .30-06 Sprg, while Ranch models — which have a 16.12” threaded barrel — are chambered in 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. and .300 BLK.
“The Ruger American Rifle line continues to grow and these new left-handed and Ranch models are yet more examples of Ruger listening to its customers,” Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement. “With more calibers, more new models, proven accuracy and rugged reliability, the Ruger American Rifle has everything the shooter or hunter demands for the range or field.”
According to the press release, Ruger’s Ranch models are available in a lightweight standard length or compact polymer stock, and they have an overall length of 36 inches and 34.75 inches, respectively. In addition to being threaded, the cold hammer-forged barrel is factory equipped with a thread protector cap which can be removed if the end user wants to install a suppressor or another accessory for the muzzle. It also has a scope rail on the receiver for scope placement and optics options.
Both the left-handed and Ranch models carry easily and shoot comfortable thanks to the ergonomic design of the trim stock, ambidextrous palm swell and soft rubber recoil pad. Furthermore, the tang safety allows quick and easy visual and tactical verification of the safety position.
“The Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between three and five pounds,” the press release reads. “Ruger’s patented Power Bedding system utilizes stainless steel bedding blocks insert-molded into the stock to positively locate the receiver and free-float the barrel. The barrel’s rifling is cold hammer-forged to exacting tolerances, providing MOA accuracy and long-term endurance.
“The Ruger American Rifle’s three-lug, 70-degree bolt provides ample scope clearance and utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder,” the press release continues. “The reliable rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger rotary magazines.”
For more information about these new Ruger American Rifles, and the full range of products currently offered by Ruger, please visit http://www.ruger.com