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Ruger Adds to the Ruger American Rifle Bolt-Action Centerfire Line with Left-Handed and Ranch Models

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce eleven new additions to the Ruger American Rifle® bolt-action family in a variety of left-handed and Ranch versions. The left-handed versions are available in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., .308 Win., .270 Win. and .30-06 Sprg.. New Ranch versions with a 16.12" threaded barrel are available in standard and compact lengths and chambered in 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. and .300 BLK.

"The Ruger American Rifle line continues to grow and these new left-handed and Ranch models are yet more examples of Ruger listening to its customers," said Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Killoy. "With more calibers, more new models, proven accuracy and rugged reliability, the Ruger American Rifle has everything the shooter or hunter demands for the range or field," he added.

There are times when a shorter barreled rifle is the right tool for the job and the Ruger American Rifle Ranch model's 16.12" cold hammer-forged barrel makes it easy to carry and get on target. Matched with a lightweight, standard length or compact polymer stock, the Ranch models have an overall length of 36" and 34.75", respectively. The cold hammer-forged barrel is threaded (1/2-28" on 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem., 5/8-24" on .300 BLK.) and factory equipped with a thread protector cap which is easily removed to install a sound suppressor or other muzzle accessory. The one-piece aluminum scope rail installed on the receiver allows a wide range of scope placement and optics options.

These new Ranch and left-handed models carry easily, shoulder quickly and shoot comfortably, thanks to the ergonomic design of their trim stock, ambidextrous palm swell and soft rubber recoil pad. The easily accessible tang safety is convenient and allows quick and easy visual and tactile verification of the safety position.

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 insert-molded into the stock to positively locate the receiver and free-float the barrel. The barrel's rifling is cold hammer-forged to exacting tolerances, providing MOA accuracy and long-term endurance.

The Ruger American Rifle's three-lug, 70-degree bolt provides ample scope clearance and utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder. The reliable rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger rotary magazines.

For more information on these new Ruger American Rifles, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger American Rifle or other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.