Building on this success of the Ruger American Rimfire line of bolt-action rifles, Ruger has introduced six new models in three calibers. New threaded-barrel models in .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR are available in full-size (13.75-inch length of pull) and compact (12.5-inch length of pull) variations. All six models feature 18-inch cold hammered-forged barrels with a ½-28 thread pattern and a factory-installed thread protector.
“We’ve been pleased with how the Ruger American Rimfire has been received by our customers," said Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. “These new threaded models are just one more way we’re raising the bar on rimfire bolt-action rifles.”
The Ruger American Rimfire shares many of the features that made the centerfire Ruger American Rifle popular among hunters and shooters alike, including a Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger and patent-pending Power Bedding integral bedding block system that positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel.
Each model in the line includes two interchangeable stock modules that provide comb height options for scope or iron sight use. Standard models come with long length of pull modules, while compact models come with short length of pull modules. By simply removing the rear sling swivel stud, stock modules can be changed in seconds. All four stock modules are completely interchangeable across all models and are available at ShopRuger.com.
Models chambered in .22 LR feature the detachable, flush-mounted 10/22 BX-1 10-round rotary magazine and accept all 10/22 magazines, including the BX-25. Models chambered in .22 Magnum and .17HMR use the detachable, flush-mounted JMX-1 9-round rotary magazine. The easy-to-use 10/22-style extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss magazine removal. The 60-degree bolt affords 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. With the bolt removed, these rimfire rifles can be cleaned from the chamber end of the barrel, eliminating the possibility of damage to the barrel crown at the muzzle.
Additional features include a satin blued, target-crowned, cold hammer-forged barrel, plus a Williams fiber optic front sight and 10/22-style adjustable, "V" slot, folding-leaf rear sight. A 3/8" rimfire scope base is machined into the receiver, which is also drilled and tapped for Weaver #12 bases (not included).
For more information on the new Ruger American Rimfire series visit Ruger.