Ruger American Rimfire™ Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
August 28, 2013

Ruger American Rimfire Review

The Ruger American Rimfire Rifle came boxed as shown below.

 

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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle Review

The end of the box had a label with critical information such as:

  • Model: 08301
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Serial No: Shown
  • Catalog No: AMER-RF
  • Caliber: 22LR

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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle Review

The contents were packed as shown.

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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle Review

Inside the box were the following items:

  • American Rimfire Rifle
  • Bolt Assembly
  • 10-Shot Rotary Magazine
  • High Comb Recoil Pad
  • Gun Lock
  • Instruction Manual
  • Plus several Ruger cards

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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle Review

These next photos document the "as received" condition of the rifle.  The rifle came in new condition (like it should) and the only thing visible was a slight change in surface finish near the front sight.  Although not easily visible, when cleaning the barrel, I was able to feel the outside surface of the barrel was not completely blended into a perfect taper.  As you can see in the photos, neither of these were significant and Ruger is aware of the condition and looking out for it in the future.  Since this is a review, I tend to nit-pick details, but overall the rifle looked in great condition.

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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle Review

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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle Review

 

First Impressions

I'm always excited when I go to pick up a new firearm from my local dealer (Hi Caliber).  One reason I'm excited is because I want to get the firearm home and begin my detailed study.  Another is that I like to see how the employees react to the new firearm and get an idea on their first impressions while they do my transfer.  As usual, I wasn't disappointed with theirs and my first impressions of the new Ruger American Rimfire™ bolt-action rifle.  It is a sleek full size rifle that gives you all the features you would expect on a big game hunting rifle, and it does this in a fun and cost effective rimfire platform.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 


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