Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to introduce the Ruger American Rimfire® Target model. Built for exceptional accuracy, the 0.860" diameter, cold hammer-forged, 1/2-28" threaded target barrel model is available in .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR. The barrel is for longevity and easy cleaning. Factory-installed knurled thread protector protects the crown.
Ruger American Rimfire Target: new block system for accuracy
The RUGER American Rimfire Target has a free-floated 18” barrel topped with a one-piece Picatinny rail, this rifle is ready for your favorite optic. The overall-length of the rimfire rifle is 37”; its weight is 6.7 lb.
The patent-pending Power Bedding® integral bedding block system positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for a good accuracy. Its Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot.
A 60° bolt provides ample scope clearance and the 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.
Small caliber bolt-action rifle: RUGER American Rimfire Target
The attractive black laminate stock features front and rear sling swivel studs, a metal trigger guard and a rubber buttpad for a comfortable length of pull. The Alexander Henry forend helps to stabilize a shot when shooting from sticks, a bipod or sling.
The rifle features a visible, accessible and easy-to-actuate tang safety that provides instant security.
Models chambered in .22 LR feature the patented, detachable, flush-mounted 10/22® BX-1 10-round rotary magazine. The easy-to-use 10/22®-style extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss removal of flush-mounted magazine. Models chambered in .22 Magnum and .17 HMR use the detachable, flush-mounted JMX-1 9-round rotary magazine.
The suggested retail price (MSRP) of RUGER is about $ 499,- on the US market.
When and if the small-bore rifle makes its way to Europe, is still unclear.