Ruger Adds Hardwood Stock to Options on American Rimfire Rifle

    Now this is a move I’ll admit I did not see coming, but am very much a fan of. Ruger has released a hardwood stock variant of their 10/22 and American Rifle hybrid American Rimfire. The new version comes complete with all the normal American Rifle goodies including adjustable trigger, free-floated barrel, etc.

    Now, the checkering is not to my taste, but the small added cost (retail for $449) adds significant value in my mind, as I still like my hunting rifles to be a solid wood stock. This falls Aurelius into competition with my Henry rifle for squirrel hunting.

    The new variant is available now (I checked with distribution, its already in-stock for your local gun shop to order).

    Full Specifications Below:

    Stock: Wood Capacity: 10
    Material: Alloy Steel Finish: Satin Blued
    Barrel Length: 22″ Overall Length: 41″
    Front Sight: Fiber Optic Rear Sight: Adjustable
    Weight: 6.1 lbs. Length of Pull: 13.75″
    Twist: 1:16″ RH Grooves: 6
    Suggested Retail: $449.00


    • Attractive wood stock features front and rear sling swivel studs, checkering on the grip and forend, and a rubber buttpad to make for a comfortable length of pull.
    • Features the detachable, flush-mounted 10/22® BX-1 10-round rotary magazine. Accepts all 10/22® magazines, including the BX-25® and BX-25®x2.
    • Easy-to-use 10/22®-style extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss magazine removal.
    • Patent-pending 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 3 and 5 pounds.
    • Features a visible, accessible and easy-to-actuate tang safety.
    • Satin blued, target-crowned, hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.
    • A 3/8″ rimfire scope base is machined into the receiver, which is also drilled and tapped for Weaver® #12 bases (not included).
    • A 60˚ bolt provides ample scope clearance, while an 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.
    • Also Includes: Williams™ fiber optic front sight and 10/22®-style adjustable, “V” slot, folding-leaf rear sight; sling swivel studs.
    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.