Dubbing it the “California AK,” Hickok45 goes in-depth with Ruger’s new American Ranch Rifle chambered in the old Combloc standard cartridge.
Introduced in August, the new 7.62x39mm rifle is a lightweight (under 6 pounds) composite stocked gun that comes complete with a factory scope rail, and Marksman-series adjustable trigger. The 16-inch cold hammer forged barrel is free-floating and uses 5/8″-24 threads on the muzzle. Billed as being able to shoot steel cased ammo and take standard Mini-30 mags, the gun is an interesting amalgam.
And ‘Hickok puts it through its paces with a variety of ammo and targets.