Ruger Unveils NEW Hawkeye Long Range Target & More Rifles for 2018

Ruger, like many firearm companies right now, is gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year in the gun industry: SHOT Show! With that extravaganza of firearms looming in front of us, they have been introducing and announcing lots and lots of new models for 2018. Here are some of the rifle models you will see varying from the diminutive .22 Long Rifle up to the robust .300 Win Mag.
ruger hawkeye long range target .300 win mag
This rifle when you look at it “checks a lot of boxes” when it comes to features desired by long-range shooters. It has a Ruger Precision Rifle® Hybrid Muzzle Brake crowning a heavy-contour target barrel with a 5/8″ x 24 TPI underneath to accept a multitude of other muzzle devices. It has a speckled black/brown laminate stock that can be adjusted for comb height and length-of-pull. It takes the widely-respected AI-style magazines and comes with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail from the factory. Aesthetically pleasing and boasting all the qualities that should ensure it to be a great shooter. The Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Target .300 Win Mag has an MSRP of $1,279.

Heavy-Contour Target Barrel features a Ruger Precision Rifle® Hybrid Muzzle Brake to effectively Reduce Recoil while minimizing Noise & Blast to the sides of the Shooter
Cold Hammer-Forged 4140 Chrome-Moly Steel Barrel w/ 5R Rifling at Minimum Bore & Groove Dimensions, Minimum Headspace & Centralized Chamber
20 MOA Picatinny Rail secured w/ Four #8-40 Screws for increased Long-Range Elevation Capabilities overtop the traditional patented Integral Scope Mounts that are machined directly on the Solid-Steel Receiver
Two-Tone Target Stock features Two-Way Adjustable Comb, Adjustable Pull Length w/ Soft Rubber Buttpad, QD Attach Points & Flush Mounted Lower M-LOK® Rail
Two-Stage Target Trigger
Non-Rotating, Mauser-type Controlled Round Feed Extractor is the most positive Case Extraction System ever invented & features a Fixed Blade-type Ejector that positively ejects the empty cases as the bolt is moved fully rearward
3-Position Safety is easily accessible & allows the Shooter to lock the Bolt or to Load & Unload the Rifle w/ the Safety engaged
Ships w/ One AI-Style 5-Round Magazine
Rugged One-Piece, Stainless Steel Bolt

Ruger American Rimfire® target .22 long rifle w/ Thumbhole Stock
This variation of the American Rimfire rifle that Ruger has produced for a few years adds a much sturdier stock as well as a cold-hammer forged target barrel. By incorporating their Power Bedding® (integral bedding block system) and coupling it with a black laminate thumbhole stock, this rifle, in theory, should have a lot more accuracy behind it. With the barrel being free-floated and the rifle employing the Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger, it is a rimfire rifle truly set up for success. The MSRP of the Ruger American Rimfire Target .22 Long Rifle with Thumbhole Stock is $559.

18″ Cold-Hammer Forged Target Barrel w/ 1/2″ x 28 TPI
Black Laminate Stock w/ Thumbhole & Adjustable Length-of-Pull
Patent-pending Power Bedding® (integral bedding block system)
Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ Trigger between 3 – 5 Lbs
Factory-Installed One-Piece Picatinny Aluminum Scope Rail
60° Bolt Throw provides Ample Scope Clearance

ruger american rifle w/ go wild camo stock
This iteration of the standard Ruger American rifle boasts a lot more quality and features. They all come with a Cerakoted Bronze finish paired with Go Wild® Camo. They also are outfitted with an integral scope rail and factory muzzle brake. Another surprising touch is some of them take AI-style magazines (depending on the caliber).

.243 Win | AI-style Magazines | 1/2″ x 28 Thread
6.5 Creedmoor | AI-style Magazines | 1/2″ x 28 Thread
7mm-08 Rem | AI-style Magazines | 1/2″ x 28 Thread
.308 Win | AI-style Magazines | 5/8″ x 24 Thread
.30-06 Sprg | Rotary Magazines | 5/8″ x 24 Thread
.300 Win Mag | Single-Stack Magazines | 5/8″ x 24 Thread
.450 Bushmaster | Single-Stack Magazines | 5/8″ x 24 Thread

All the rifles, even with varying caliber size and magazine choice, have the same MSRP of $629. Ruger even touts that these new American rifles “offer minute-of-angle accuracy that can make every hunt a success.” Giving an accuracy guarantee can always be a dangerous game as a manufacturer, but they must be supremely confident in this new offering to do so which is typically uncharacteristic of them. These will be an interesting rifle to see reviewed or out in the wild getting put to use.

Bronze Cerakote finish
GO WILD® Camo I-M Brush pattern
Caliber minded Magazine selections (AI-style, rotary or single-stack)
Integral Picatinny Scope Rail Installed
Threaded Muzzle w/ Factory Muzzle Brake
Patent-pending Power Bedding® (integral bedding block system)
Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ Trigger between 3 – 5 Lbs
Cold-Hammer Forged Barrel
1 MOA Accuracy


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