Ruger American Ranch Rifle 7.62×39

Ruger American Ranch Rifle 7.62×39

What is there not to like about Ruger?  It seems the company is offering everything a shooting enthusiast could want.  In this case, it is a bolt action rifle chambered in 7.62×39.  On top of that, the rifle accepts Mini-30 magazines.

Some people may say, “So what?”

Let’s look at the big picture.

A lot of preppers stockpile 7.62×39.  The cartridge can be used in:

  • SKS
  • AK-47
  • Ruger Mini-30
  • Ruger American Ranch Rifle

A single cartridge that can be used in four different rifles, with each rifle fitting a certain niche, is wonderful.

Personally, I have been stockpiling 7.62×39 since the early 1990s.  Sometime around 1992 or 1993 I bought a Chinese SKS for $99.  A few years later an AK-47 was purchased.  A bolt action rifle that can be used for deer or hog hunting rounds out the reasons to stockpile 7.62×39.


From the Ruger web page:

  • Barrel Length: 16.12″
  • Capacity: 5
  • Overall Length: 36″
  • Adjustable trigger
  • Cold hammer-forged barrel


Hickok45 put together an excellent video on the Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 7.62×39.

Looking at different places, it appears the rifle is selling for around $420 – $450, which is a very competitive price.

Final Thoughts

In a previous article we talked about if preppers are stockpiling too many calibers. A lot of hunters have a variety of calibers, such as 270, 308, 30-30, 30-06… etc.  The drawback is, they have to stockpile ammunition for each caliber.

When looking at a new rifle:

Buy a different caliber than you are stockpiling?

Buy a rifle in a caliber you are already stockpiling?

It makes economic sense to have one type of ammunition that several rifles can use.  For that reason, the Ruger Ranch Rifle in 7.62×39 may be a perfect addition.

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October 4, 2017 at 12:37PM


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