It is a little known fact that Ruger is approaching their 70th Anniversary of providing the world with quality firearms for all of us to enjoy. To help revel in that celebration and keep the good times rolling, CCI has teamed up with Ruger to create a limited-edition run of rimfire ammunition. It will not be available until some time this fall, but for all of the Ruger faithfuls out there it is something to look forward to. The following Press Release was given by CCI Ammunition concerning the collaborative effort:
LEWISTON, Idaho – July 18, 2019 – CCI Ammunition is proud to introduce a commemorative Ruger 70th Anniversary 22 LR target load. It will be available in stores this fall and makes a great addition to the collection of any Ruger enthusiast.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. This year marks the iconic brand’s 70th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, CCI Ammunition and Ruger have teamed up to offer a commemorative Ruger 70th Anniversary 22 LR Standard Velocity target load.
From Ruger’s iconic model 10/22 to the Mark I – IV series of rimfire handguns it only makes sense that rimfire ammo be the cartridge that helps Ruger usher in their 70th Anniversary. The target loads will be manufactured by CCI under a licensing agreement with Sturm, Ruger & Co, Inc. The price-point shooters are to expect is $9.99 with the rest of the simple specifications listed below:
- 40 Grain Lead Round Nose Bullet
- 1,070 FPS (Feet per Second) Muzzle Velocity
- Unique Ruger Headstamped Case
- Limited-Edition Packaging in 100-Count Boxes with Ruger logos and Artwork
For all of our rimfire aficionados in the reading audience, what do you think? I am personally not one to collect ammunition for the sake of collecting it; I love to send it into a berm downrange! Would you be willing to pick up a few boxes of these and tuck ’em away? Or would you get some just to shoot? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.
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