Ruger American Rifle Magnum

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Ruger American Rifle Magnum

Sturm, Ruger & Co. updated its American Rifle line to now include Magnum calibers. The new American Rifle Magnum is available in both 7mm Rem Mag and 300 Win Mag. Both guns share similar configurations and specifications.

These new rifles have a cold hammer forged 24″ barrel with a matte stainless finish. The barrels are threaded (5/8″-24) for the quick addition of a sound suppressor or other muzzle device. The 7mm Rem Mag has a 1:9.5″ twist, while the 300 Win Mag uses a 1:10″ twist. Barrels are free floating.

As with the standard American Rifles, the new Magnums use a matte black synthetic stock. There is texturing on the gripping surfaces and Ruger adds a soft rubber pad to help with recoil.

Ruger includes the Marksman Adjustable trigger on these new models. Pull weight is adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds.

Ruger American Rifle Magnum

Ruger uses a detachable box magazine with these rifles. With both calibers, the magazines hold three rounds. No sights are included, but the receiver has a factory installed rail to make adding a scope relatively easy.

The suggested retail price on these guns is $699. For comparison, the All Weather American Rifle with the matte stainless barrel is $595.

Ruger is on a bit of a pre-SHOT Show roll with announcements of a GP100 in .22 LR and a new 10/22 Takedown with a target barrel.

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  • Underoverlay Underoverlay on Dec 15, 2015

    Longer bbl options would have been good. There are a few factory guns in magnum calibers with 26+" bbls, but most are 24 (or worse). If you're gonna go full-power, you might as well go whole hog (big magnums really benefit from the extra length...). At least the bbl is threaded so you can deal with the extra burning gas blast from the shorter tube.

    Still, glad to see the 7mm rem mag as one of the chamberings. The new ultra-high BC bullets available make it even more impressive.

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    • Edeco Edeco on Dec 16, 2015

      @underoverlay Yep. Drives me bonkers how many factory .300 or 7mm magnum rifles with 22 or 24 inch pipe, but few or none with longer. Other than, you know, $5K+ also-available-in-338-LM type things.

  • This means they now have a base receiver for starting to offer the precision rifle in long-action magnums.


    • Jack Jack on Dec 16, 2015

      @Christian Hedegaard-Schou Look for magnum RPR @SHOT next month or the NRA convention I'd bet my worthless ass on it.... plus herd a good rumor about the RPR in .300wm mag being tested.....