By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023


Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small, rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut.

When the duo designed their first semi-auto pistol, Ruger decided to incorporate the looks of the German Luger and the Colt Woodsman into their first commercially produced, .22 caliber pistol, the Ruger Standard. The Standard became so successful that it launched the entire company.


The Magpul® Hunter American short-action stock features a fully adjustable length of pull (spacers included) and comb height (available from Magpul®) and enhanced ergonomics.

Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot.

Factory-installed, one-piece Picatinny scope base for your choice of optics.

Outstanding accuracy helps make every hunt a success.

The visible, accessible, and easy-to-actuate, tang safety provides instant security.

Includes: one Magpul® PMAG® 5 7.62 AC magazine for reliable detachable box magazine compatibility.


Heavy-contour (.850″ at the muzzle) barrel features a 1:8 Inch right-hand twist with 5/8”-24 threading and a Ruger Precision® Rifle Hybrid Muzzle Brake to effectively reduce recoil while minimizing noise and blast to the sides of the shooter.

The one-piece, three-lug bolt with a 70° throw provides ample scope clearance and utilizes a full-diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder.


Type: Bolt Action Rifle

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Winchester

Magazine capacity: 5 Rounds

Sights: None, Scope Rail Installed

Barrel Length: 20 Inches

Overall Length: 41.25 – 43.25

Length of Pull: 13-15 Inches

Weight: 9.2 Pounds

MSRP: $1,019



Ruger listened to its customers and made changes to the American Rifle line. The result is the Hunter with its Magpul stock, AC-type magazine, and Picatinny rail for optics mounting.

The Ruger American Hunter is an accurate rifle at a great price. Get over to your Ruger dealer and see if this is your next bolt action rifle.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in Florida JOLT, RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, Off Grid, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at