Ruger Introduces Hawkeye Hunter Rifle

Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle Right
Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle Right

USA – -( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the new Hawkeye Hunter rifle chambered in several short- and long-action calibers. Based on the popular Hawkeye Standard with a classic American walnut stock, this new stainless steel rifle comes paired with a factory-installed picatinny rail and threaded barrel, providing the avid hunter with the ultimate, rugged and hard-hitting rifle.

Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle

The Hawkeye Hunter is initially being offered in four different calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, and .300 Winchester Magnum. All Hunter rifles feature a cold hammer-forged, satin stainless finished barrel, a factory-installed 20 MOA Picatinny rail for mounting optics and an American walnut stock. Additionally, the .300 Winchester Magnum configuration features a removable Ruger® radial-port muzzle brake to significantly reduce felt recoil.

The Hunter also boasts the traditional Hawkeye, Mauser-type controlled feeding, powerful claw extractor and features a three-position safety, allowing the shooter to lock the bolt or to load and unload the rifle with the safety engaged. The stock comes equipped with standard sling swivel studs and a highly-effective recoil pad.

The Hawkeye Hunter comes outfitted with the light and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger and also features a hinged, solid-steel floorplate for easy unloading without having to chamber each cartridge. Each rifle features an engraved Ruger logo and patented latch that is flush with the trigger guard to avoid accidental dumping of cartridges.

For more information on the Hawkeye Hunter, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for the Hawkeye Hunter and other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle with Compensator
Ruger Hawkeye Hunter Rifle

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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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Phil in TX

Nice rifle. Too bad about the price. I cannot afford one, I did notice something that I do NOT like about this rifle, and that is the safety. I wish Ruger would return to the tang safety that they used to use on the M77 line. I have some and they are flawless and much easier to use than the style on this rifle. I have one M77 MkII that employs this same style of safety as the rifle shown here, and I simply detest it. It is far more difficult to use and makes a loud click when disengaged,… Read more »

Wild Bill

, I have heard other people say the same thing about the safety and its loud “deer alerting” click.


I think they assume if you are interested, you would go to and find out the MSRP, which according to the website is $1,099.00. This would mean a real world price of between $880.00 to $999.00.

Dave in Fairfax

Prices look to be $1000-1300 depending on where you look.


Thank you Dave, the authors can never seem to remember this bit of “unimportant” information. It is what 50-75% of a purchase is based on to the non writer, PEON buyer…