Ruger® Announces Release of 2010 Catalog Featuring New Firearm
October 15, 2009
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the release of its 2010 catalog featuring several new firearm offerings and information on the extensive line of Ruger® rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers.
Ruger No. 1 Rifles in additional calibers.
Fans of single-shot rifles will have even more to choose from in 2010 as Ruger has announced two additional calibers, one old and one new, in the classic Ruger No. 1 rifles. The Ruger No. 1 Medium Sporter is now available chambered for the classic 300 Holland & Holland Magnum. This 7.25 pound Ruger 1-S rifle features a 1:10 right hand twist with a 26" blued alloy steel barrel and receiver on an American Walnut stock. The 300 H&H Magnum ammunition, originally introduced on the 1920's, is available today from Hornady in a 180 grain bullet that surpasses original performance. The new Ruger 1-S chambered in 300 H&H comes equipped with adjustable rear and blade front sights. All No. 1 rifles are shipped with Ruger patented scope rings to mount on the integral scope base for a solid scope mount that cannot shoot loose.
The new, super accurate 6.5 Creedmoor caliber is now available in the Ruger No. 1 Standard 1-B single-shot rifle. The 1-B features an American walnut stock, blued receiver and 26" barrel. The 1-B has an overall length of 42.5 inches and weighs 8 pounds.
Originally introduced in 1967, Ruger No. 1 rifles have become the firearm of choice for those seeking the challenge of placing a single, accurate shot. The Ruger No. 1 rifle is an under-lever operated, falling block single-shot rifle. Its artillery-style breechblock is lowered by operating the under-lever, exposing the firing chamber. A single cartridge is inserted into the firing chamber, the lever is closed, and the rifle is ready to fire at a selected target. A convenient sliding tang safety is instantly visible and readily accessible.
Left-Handed M77® Hawkeye® Rifles in RCM Calibers
Left-handed shooters can now enjoy the performance of the .300 and .338 Ruger Compact Magnum cartridges in a Ruger M77 Hawkeye rifle. These true left-handed rifles feature the ejection port, extractor, bolt handle, and 3-position manual safety all on the left side of the rifle. No compromises have been made to their legendary Ruger reliability and ease of operation.
The RCM cartridges are chambered in the compact action Ruger M77 Hawkeye rifles with features that include the smooth and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger for improved out-of-the-box trigger pull, and a red rubber recoil pad that provides more effective recoil reduction. The action and 20" barrel have a Hawkeye Matte Blued finish. The slim M77 Hawkeye's American Walnut stock offers wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and more rounded contours on the bottom of the stock and top of the pistol grips.
Other features of the left-handed Ruger M77 Hawkeye rifles are the Mauser-type controlled feeding and powerful claw extractor, 3-position safety, hammer-forged steel barrels, and free Ruger patented scope rings. The design of the patented steel floorplate, which bears the distinctive Ruger logo, provides easy unloading and eliminates accidental "dumping" of ammunition.
The RCM cartridges, developed in conjunction with Hornady Manufacturing Co., are extreme cartridges for extreme hunting. Based on the beltless .375 Ruger, the .300 and .338 RCMs are engineered to offer .300 and .338 Win. Magnum performance in a more compact package. The .300 RCM is available in 150-grain GMX and 150, 165 and 180-grain SST offerings. Each .300 RCM load exceeds comparative .300 Win. Mag. loads from a 20" barrel. Muzzle velocities for the .300 RCM SST loadings are 3,170 fps, 3,030 fps, and 2,900 fps, respectively - from a 20" factory barrel. The .338 RCM is available in the newly developed 200 gr SST, and 225 gr SST offerings. Velocities for the .338 RCMs are 2,850 fps and 2,710 fps respectively, easily out performing the .338 Win. Mag. of equal barrel length.
M77® Hawkeye® Sporter and M77® Mark II Target Rifles
Both the M77 Hawkeye Sporter and the M77 Mark II Target Rifles feature a stock color change for 2010. The brown laminate stock has been replaced with a black laminate stock to better complement the matte stainless steel finish on both lines of rifles.
The M77 Hawkeye Sporter rifles are equipped with the innovative features of the M77 Hawkeye rifles, including the Ruger LC6™ trigger for improved out-of-the-box trigger pull and slimmer stocks with wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and more rounded contours on the bottom of the stock and top of the pistol grips. Other features include the Mauser-type controlled feeding and powerful claw extractor, 3-position safety, hammer-forged steel barrels and free Ruger patented scope rings. The design of the patented steel floorplate allows easy unloading and eliminates accidental "dumping" of ammunition. The M77 Hawkeye Sporter is available in nine calibers to meet the needs of shooters of all interests.
The M77 Mark II Target Rifles, available in seven calibers, deliver tack driving accuracy due in part to the heavy contour, hammer-forged barrel with a target crown. The two-stage target trigger features a short "take-up" stage, followed by a crisp, light target pull with no creep or overtravel. The wide, target forend provides stability on sandbags or other support surfaces. The M77 Mark II Target Rifles contain many of the award winning features of the M77 Hawkeye Rifles, including the Mauser-type controlled feeding and powerful claw extractor, 3-position manual safety, and free Ruger patented scope rings (provided at no charge) install on the integral mounts that never shoot loose.
Mini Thirty® Rifle
The popular Ruger Mini Thirty® rifle is now available with 20-round magazines. Chambered for 7.62x39, the Mini Thirty is an ideal autoloader for deer-sized game. Featuring the reliable action of the Ruger Mini-14® series of rifles first introduced in 1974, the Mini Thirty is simple, rugged and reliable, hallmarks of all Ruger firearms.
Sights include an adjustable "ghost ring" aperture rear sight and a protected non-glare post front sight. Patented Ruger scope bases are machined directly into the receiver and can never shoot loose. A set of Ruger scope rings is included at no charge with each rifle. Side ejection of cartridge cases easily clears the lowest-mounted optics, and a patented recoil buffer helps protect optics from damage over repeated firing. (High capacity magazines may not legally be possessed in some state and locales due to laws limiting firearms features. Prior to purchasing, please check your state and local regulations to verify that you may legally possess these firearms.)
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