Introducing the Ruger American Rifle G&A Online Editors January 3rd, 2012 | More From G&A Online Editors Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ With 2011 drawing to a close, Ruger announced its first new product of 2012, the Ruger American rifle. Ruger’s new gun is another stark example of the low pricepoint bolt-action entries that have been flooding the market in recent years. It’s a trend that’s growing with Remington, Marlin, Thompson/Center and others throwing their hat in a ring that has been dominated by Savage in the past. The Ruger American features the Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger, offering an adjustable weights between three and five pounds. A lightweight stock has “a classic feel,” the company said, while still offering some more contemporary features, such as forend contouring and grip serrations, along with a soft, durable recoil pad. A three-lug, full-diameter bolt will provide a 70-degree bolt throw, the company said, and dual-locking cams should make for smoother cycling from the shoulder. The American also features Power Bedding, a bedding block system that locates the receiver and free-floats the hammer-forged barrel for enhanced accuracy. The American will also feature a tang safety that is easy to actuate, and a four-round rotary magazine with a flush-fit. The receiver is also drilled and tapped to allow for mounting of included scope bases. The American-made bolt-action rifle will be offered in short- and long-action calibers. It retails for $450. Be sure to check G&A magazine and G&A TV for tests and evaluations of this rifle and more guns from Ruger. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More News Brief Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!