The Ruger American line, which has already won the 2013 American Rifleman “Rifle of the Year” award, has now launched a varmint series of rifles. Having shot my share of Ruger American rifles, I can say that for a rifle is that is sub-$500, they are very well made and very accurate. Being 100% American made is also a huge plus.
Adding new varmint calibers (223 Rem, .204 Ruger, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win), a heavier threaded barrel and factory installed once piece picatinny scope rail should help to further the already top notch line of rifles.
A PDF of the features and specs/part numbers can be found here.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces an all-new Predator version of the Ruger American Rifle® – the 100% American-made rifle that set a new standard of excellence among full-featured, bolt-action rifles. The Ruger American Rifle® Predator model includes all the features of the original Ruger American Rifle®, plus a moss green stock, a heavier tapered, threaded barrel and a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail. It is available in six calibers – .223 Rem (featuring a 1:8 Twist), .204 Ruger, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win.
“The Ruger American Rifle® is a proven performer, delivering outstanding accuracy right out of the box. This new Predator model offers a slightly heavier barrel and other features that our Ruger customers requested,” said Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Killoy.
The 6-1/2 pound Ruger American Rifle® Predator model offers no-compromise engineering innovation, proving that a world-class rifle can still be affordable. The Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user-adjustable between three and five pounds. Ruger’s patented Power Bedding® system utilizes stainless-steel bedding blocks that are insert-molded into the stock to positively locate the receiver and free-float the barrel.
The Predator retains the Ruger American Rifle’s three-lug, 70° bolt that provides ample scope clearance. The bolt also utilizes a full diameter body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder. The reliable four-round (five-round for .223 Rem. and .204 Ruger) rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger® rotary magazines.
The threaded barrels (1/2-28 threads on .223 Rem, .204 Ruger and .22-250 Rem. models, and 5/8-24 on all other calibers) allow fitment of a variety of muzzle accessories, including sound suppressors. This makes the new Predator model an ideal choice in the thirty-two states that allow hunting with suppressors and in the many more states that allow suppressed target shooting.*
For more information on the new Ruger American Rifle® Predator model, 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 Ruger American Rifle® or other Ruger® firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.
* Prior to purchasing, please check your state and local regulations to verify that you may legally possess such 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. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®, echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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