Ruger American Rifle

Ruger American Rifle

Ruger American Rifle
Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 2011
Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Unit cost $449 MSRP[1]
Produced 2012 - Present
Weight 6.25 lb (2.83 kg)[1]
Length 42.5 in (108 cm)[1]
Barrel length 22 in (56 cm)[1]

Cartridge .17 HMR (9 rd. cap.)
.22 Long Rifle (10 rd. cap.)
.22 WMR/.22 WMRF (9 rd. cap.)
.223 Remington (5 rd. cap.)
.22-250 Remington
.243 Winchester
.270 Winchester
7mm-08 Remington
.30-06 Springfield
.308 Winchester[1]
Feed system Rotary magazine
4 round capacity (unless otherwise
noted above)
Sights None - Drilled and tapped for scope. (Weaver style bases supplied)
Redfield Revolution riflescope available for all centerfire models

The Ruger American Rifle is a bolt-action magazine-fed rifle made by Sturm, Ruger & Co. as an entry-level hunting and target-shooting rifle.


The Ruger American has a receiver made from 4140 chrome-moly bar stock and a hammer-forged barrel with a black oxide finish. Rather than using a traditional recoil lug, the rifle is secured in the stock by means of two aluminum action blocks in a system known as "power bedding". The bolt feeds rounds from the detachable, rotary magazine to the chamber via a push-feed mechanism employing dual cocking cams. The trigger is an adjustable type, allowing the user to change the weight of pull by means of a set-screw.[2]

The rifle comes with a tang-mounted safety and a black polymer composite stock.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Ruger American Rifle". Sturm, Ruger, and Co., Inc. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  2. Guthrie, J (May 1, 2012). "All American: Ruger American Rifle". Guns & Ammo. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
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