Ruger’s popular line of American Rimfire bolt-action rifles is expanding again to add six threaded barrel models. New threaded-barrel models in .22LR, .22 Magnum, and .17 HMR are now available in full size and compact models. The compact models have a 12.5-inch length of pull compared to 13.75 inches for the standard models. All six models feature an 18-inch cold hammer forged barrel with a ½-28 thread pattern and come with 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,” said Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. “These new threaded models are just one more way we’re raising the bar on rimfire bolt-action rifles,” he concluded.
The American Rimfire series shares many features with the centerfire Ruger American Rifle line. Each model includes two interchangeable stock modules that provide comb height options for open sight or scope use. Stock modules for standard and compact length of pull are interchangeable across all models. .22LR models use the standard Ruger 10/22 BX-1 rotary magazine and accept all 10/22 mags including the BX-25. The barrels are satin blued, target crowned, and cold hammer forged for accuracy and durability. A rimfire scope base is machined into the receiver.
The new threaded barrel models will make muzzle devices, particularly suppressors, simple to add.