Ruger American Rifle Ranch model now chambered in 7.62×39

The Ruger American Rifle Ranch now boasts chamberings in 7.62x39mm. (Photo: Ruger)

The Ruger American Rifle Ranch now boasts chamberings in 7.62x39mm. (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger enthusiastically dropped a new variation on its American Rifle Ranch series, introducing Ruger fans to the 7.62×39 chambered model.

An extension of the American Rifle Ranch series the new model is fed by Mini Thirty metal box magazines. Coming at the behest of consumers who wanted the bolt-action experience paired with the popular 7.62 round, Ruger says the Ranch model is compact, accurate and adaptable.

“Rifles chambered in the popular 7.62×39 cartridge have been a frequent request from our customers and we are proud to bring this exciting new bolt-action configuration to market,” Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy said in a press release. “Pairing this cartridge with the Ruger American Rifle Ranch model and employing the Mini Thirty magazine expands the utility and capability of this compact rifle.”

The 16.10-inch medium-contour, cold hammer-forged barrel boasts a 5/8 x 24-inch threaded muzzle, allowing the rifle to work alongside any .30 caliber muzzle device. The Ranch, like all Ruger American Rifles, offers the Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger as well as Ruger’s patented Power Bedding system that allows for consistent and accurate performance on the range or in the field.

The ergonomic, lightweight synthetic stock is design to allow for easy handling that “blends a classic look with modern fore-end contouring and grip serrations,” according to the company. In all, the Ranch tips scales at just 5.9-pounds.

The rifle ships with a compact, five-round mag perfect for hunting; however, higher capacity 10- and 20-round mags are available through Ruger’s online storefront. The Ruger American Rifle Ranch in 7.62×39 is available now with a suggested retail price just south of $600.