Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

The brand new Ruger American Rimfire rifle is set to set the industry on fire after it was unveiled Thursday.  The new bolt action gun is set up with a range of new features that are likely to excite a wide range of shooters.

The new rifles will come in standard and compact styles and in two rimfire calibers:  .22 LR and .22 WMR.  Some of the features are similar to the 10/22 rifles (such as magazine compatibility), but there are some really interesting new features.

Here are some of the top features of the new Ruger American Rimfire Rifle:

  • Each Ruger American Rimfireâ„¢ rifle 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
  • Models chambered in .22 LR feature the detachable, flush-mounted 10/22® BX-1 10-round rotary magazine.
  • Accepts all 10/22® magazines, including the BX-25® and BX-25®x2.
  • Models chambered in .22 Magnum use the detachable, flush-mounted JMX-1 9-round rotary magazine.
  • Easy-to-use 10/22®-style extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss magazine removal.
  • Patent-pending Power Bedding® integral bedding block system positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.
  • Ruger Marksman Adjustableâ„¢ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds.

American Rimfire Rifle

  • Ergonomic, lightweight black composite stock (designed for quick, easy handling) blends a classic look with modern forend contouring and grip serrations.
  • Features a visible, accessible and easy-to-actuate tang safety.
  • Satin blued, target-crowned, hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.
  • A 3/8” rimfire scope base is machined into the receiver, which is also drilled and tapped for Weaver® #12 bases (not included).
  • A 60Ëš bolt provides 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.
  • Also Includes: Williamsâ„¢ fiber optic front sight and 10/22®-style adjustable, “V” slot, folding-leaf rear sight; sling swivel studs.

American Rimfire Bolt Action Rifle

Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

calibers.22 LR, .22 WMR.22 LR, .22 WMR
magazine capacity10 rds (.22 LR) or 9 rds (.22 WMR)10 rds (.22 LR) or 9 rds (.22 WMR)
barrel length22"18"
overall length41"35.75"
weight (unloaded)6 pounds5.38 pounds
front sightWilliams fiber opticWilliams fiber optic
rear sightadjustable, folding leafadjustable, folding leaf
stockblack compositeblack composite
barrelalloy steel, bluedalloy steel, blued

The new American Rimfire Rifle really looks like another winner for Ruger.  I can only imagine what demand is going to look like for this rifle.  In an earnings call earlier this month, Ruger CEO Michael Fifer stated sales of the American Rifle, a centerfire rifle released earlier this year, exceeded expectations.  I suspect that the American Rimfire Rifle will also blow away expectations.

Ruger American Rimfire Rifle – Brand New Gun Specifications

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5 replies on “Ruger American Rimfire Rifle”

This looks like an AWESOME rifle! I am calling my dealer now! Do you know when they expect to ship?

I think Ruger doesn’t announce anything before they start shipping. So, if this holds true, the guns should already be out to the dealers. OF course, finding one in this market will be tough.

[…] The Ruger American Rifle has been a popular gun for the company.  Now, Ruger is adding two new guns to the line:  the All-Weather Rifle and the All-Weather Compact.  The new guns use composite stocks and matte stainless finished barrels.  The new guns will be available in Match 2014. […]

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