Ruger American Rifle Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
April 22, 2012

Ruger American Rifle Review

The Ruger American Rifle comes boxed as shown below.


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Ruger American Rifle Review

One end of the box had a sticker with the following information.

  • Model: 06903
  • Finish: MATTE BLUED
  • Serial No. (shown)
  • Catalog No. AMERICAN
  • Caliber 308

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Ruger American Rifle Review

There is nothing fancy about the packaging other than the blue color.  When you open the box, the rifle is inside a plastic bag and is nested in the cardboard contours.

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Ruger American Rifle Review

 The following items were inside the box.

  • Ruger American Rifle
  • (1) Rotary Magazine (installed in rifle)
  • Scope Bases (installed on rifle)
  • Bolt
  • Gun Lock
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cheekpad Free Offer Card
  • Owner Notification Card
  • NRA Brochure
  • Ruger Conversion Department Card

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Ruger American Rifle Review

The buttstock had a sticker listing the key features for the Ruger American Rifle.  After this photo, I removed the sticker for all remaining photos of the rifle.  You can click on this photo (or any others) to bring up a high resolution photo allowing you to see the details.

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Ruger American Rifle Review

The forend also had the sticker shown below which I removed for future photos.

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Ruger American Rifle Review

This next set of photos shows the "as received" condition of the Ruger American Rifle.  After a thorough inspection, I wasn't able to detect any issues with the exterior of the rifle.

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Ruger American Rifle Review

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Ruger American Rifle Review


First Impressions

My first impression was how lightweight the Ruger American Rifle feels.  Weighing in at 6.13 pounds, this rifle would be a pleasure to carry in the field.  Next I was impressed with the smoothness of the action on the bolt, the crispness of the trigger and the soft recoil pad.  Overall I can say my first impressions were very positive.

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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