Building on the success of the Ruger American Rimfire, which was released last year, Ruger announced the release of six new threaded barrel models over three calibers. The threaded barrel models in .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR can be purchased in full-sized (13.75″ length of pull) and compact (12.5″ length of pull) variations. In addition, all six models include 18″ cold hammer-forged barrels with a 1/2-28 thread pattern and a factory-installed thread protector.
“We’ve been pleased with how the Ruger American Rimfire has been received by our customers. They comment on the superior accuracy and quality of these rifles as reasons for choosing them.” remarked Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO. “These new threaded models are just one more way we’re raising the bar on rimfire bolt-action rifles.”
As the press release notes, the Ruger American Rimfire shares many features with the centerfire Ruger American Rifle, including the Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger and patent-pending Power Bedding integral bedding block system, which positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel.
Each model in Ruger’s American Rimfire rifle line includes two interchangeable stock modules which provide comb height options when using a scope or iron sight. The Standard models have long length of pull modules, while compact models have short length of pull modules.
According to the press release, models which are chambered in .22 LR have a detachable, flush-mounted 10/22 BX-1 10-round rotary magazine and accept all 10/22 magazines, including the BX-25. Meanwhile, models chambered in .22 Magnum and .17 HMR use the JMX-1 9-round rotary magazine. Additional features include a a satin blued, target-crowned, cold hammer-forged barrel, a Williams fiber optic front sight and 10/22-style adjustable, “V” slot, folding-leaf rear sight, and a 3/8″ rimfire scope base machined into the receiver, which is also drilled and tapped for Weaver #12 bases.
For more information about the new threaded barrel models of the Ruger American Rimfire, as well as the full range of products currently offered by Ruger, please visit http://www.ruger.com