Southport, CT – (Ammoland.com) – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announces an all-new Predator version of the Ruger American Rifle – the 100% American-made rifle that set a new standard of excellence among full-featured, bolt-action rifles.
The Ruger American Rifle Predator model includes all the features of the original Ruger American Rifle, plus a moss green stock, a heavier tapered, threaded barrel and a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail.
It is available in six calibers – .223 Rem (featuring a 1:8 Twist), .204 Ruger, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win.
“The Ruger American Rifle is a proven performer, delivering outstanding accuracy right out of the box. This new Predator model offers a slightly heavier barrel and other features that our Ruger customers requested,” said Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Killoy.
The 6-1/2 pound Ruger American Rifle Predator model offers no-compromise engineering innovation, proving that a world-class rifle can still be affordable. The Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user-adjustable between three and five pounds. Ruger's patented Power Bedding system utilizes stainless-steel bedding blocks that are insert-molded into the stock to positively locate the receiver and free-float the barrel.
The Predator retains the Ruger American Rifle's three-lug, 70 degree bolt that provides ample scope clearance. The bolt also utilizes a full diameter body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder. The reliable four-round (five-round for .223 Rem. and .204 Ruger) rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger rotary magazines.
The threaded barrels (1/2-28 threads on .223 Rem, .204 Ruger and .22-250 Rem. models, and 5/8-24 on all other calibers) allow fitment of a variety of muzzle accessories, including sound suppressors. This makes the new Predator model an ideal choice in the thirty-two states that allow hunting with suppressors and in the many more states that allow suppressed target shooting.*
For more information on the new Ruger American Rifle Predator model, or to learn more about the extensive line of award winning Ruger® firearms, visit www.Ruger.com or www.Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger American Rifle® or other Ruger firearms, visit www.ShopRuger.com.
* Prior to purchasing, please check your state and local regulations to verify that you may legally possess such firearms.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.