NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger American Rifle Ranch
Ruger has paved its American Rifle line clear across the country and back. The American utilizes a full-diameter, three-lug bolt, a two-position safety on its tang and a machined action that is secured to a synthetic stock by way of the company’s Power Bedding system. The result is a system that is cost-effective, both for Ruger and the consumer, but still provides accuracy and reliability. In response to a request from Michigan hunters when their state’s hunting laws changed a few years ago, Ruger devised a new big-bore variant of the American. Chambered in .450 Bushmaster, the American Rifle Ranch features a detachable magazine and a 16.5” barrel capped with Ruger’s own muzzle brake. Coming to market for less than $600, the Ruger American Rifle Ranch in .450 Bushmaster presents a great value in a chambering perfect for hunting in most of the U.S.
For more visit Ruger.com, but first check out the rifle in this video hosted by American Rifleman‘s Kelly Young.
Model: Ruger 16950 American Rifle Ranch
Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.
Action Type: bolt-action, center-fire rifle
Chambering: .450 Bushmaster
Barrel: 16.5”; threaded 11/16-24, Ruger Muzzle Brake installed
Sights: none; Ruger aluminum optic rail
Trigger: Ruger Marksman Adjustable; 4-lb., 1-oz. pull
Stock: synthetic; flat dark earth
Magazine: three-round detachable box
Weight: 5 lbs., 8 ozs.
Article first appeared at American Rifleman.