One of the ways I like to ring in the New Year is by getting a new gun, so I went to Gebo’s and bought a wood stocked Ruger American, chambered for . 22LR. Why?
Because I wanted a bolt action, wood and steel replacement for my ancient JC Higgins .22, and Ruger’s offering seemed right. Excellent fit and finish for the money and, if it’s anything like my Ruger American .17 HMR, far more accurate than I am.
|Nice Bit of Tang, Note The Buck|
The rifle features a tang safety, a flush 10 round rotary magazine, compatible with the ubiquitous 10/22, and iron sights. The folding-leaf rear sight is the same as the 10/22, but the front sight’s an improvement, a green Williams fiber optic.
The stock’s checkered and shaped per its synthetic twin, and you either like it or you don’t. I think it looks sharp, and the rifle certainly feels right in the shoulder.
At $359, I don’t think you can get a better new, off-the-shelf deal, and you can see its specs here. But how does it shoot? I’ll find out tomorrow.