Ruger announced today that they will be adding a new chambering to their Ruger American Ranch line up – 7.62×39! The new Ruger American Rifle Ranch 7.62×39 will feature the same 16.12″ medium contour, threaded, hammer forged barrel found other American Rifle Ranch offerings. It feeds from Mini-30 magazines and weighs in at under 6 pounds.
The idea of a light and handy, magazine fed, bolt-action carbine chambered in a versatile and affordable cartridge like 7.62×39 is appealing to many shooters. Rifles like this were previously somewhat rare in the market with factory threaded options being virtually nonexistent. With Ruger’s manufacturing capacity, hog hunters, deer hunters, and practical rifle enthusiasts should have no problem putting their hands on a 7.62×39 chambered bolt gun.
The use of the Mini-30 magazine is likely to generate mixed opinions but it is an established and readily available magazine. Using it instead of something like an AK-47 magazine allows Ruger to avoid the varying tolerances often found in AK magazines. It should also help keep the weight down to ensure that the Ruger American Ranch remains the light, handy rifle that Ruger intends it to be.
Check out the new Ruger American Rifle Ranch in 7.62×39 at Ruger.com.