Designed as a Lightweight, Inexpensive, Ease of Handling and Less Recoil Bolt Action Rifle
When Ruger American rifle hit the market back in 2012, it was an instant hit amongst hunters that were looking for high performance but affordable.
As expected, Ruger has since produced several other versions of the rifle specifically for particular niches in the hunting and shooting communities.
Ruger American Predator comes to mind for hunting varmints and predators.
Theres Ruger American Compact which is a lighweight rifle chambered in a less recoiling cartridge.
So what is this Ruger American Ranch?
This rifle is considered a handy bolt action rifle and can be used as a truck gun.
Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger
Cold hammer forged barrel
Short 16.12″ barrel – makes it lightweight
Detachable magazines – can be used on other Rugers such as Mini-14, Mini-30 and Ruger Tactical
Aluminum scope rail
Threaded barrel to accommodate a suppressor
As you can see these attributes help make it a good choice for a truck gun for any farmer/rancher to carry around.
Another similarity between the Ruger American Ranch rifle and the Mini-14/Mini-30 is the calibers. While the Mini-14 and Mini-30 are produced in 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x39mm respectively, Ruger also currently manufactures the Ruger American Ranch rifle in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm as well as .300 Blackout and .450 Bushmaster. Thats really fun!
Here’s some more information on the magazine capacity for different calibers.
-5.56 NATO and .300 Blackout versions come with either a 5- or a 10-round magazine
-.450 Bushmaster model comes with a 3-round magazine.
-7.62x39mm version comes with a 5-round magazine.
However, the 7.62x39mm rifles will accept 10- and 20-round Mini Thirty box magazines as well.
Is it Accurate? Ruger’s rifles are known for its accuracy especially when used with good hunting ammo.
If you’re looking for a precision hunting or long range competition rifle, consider having a look at any of Ruger’s line of rifles.
But if you want something in your truck or Hummer to carry around, then the Ruger American Ranch might be a good fit.