Ruger shook the firearms world by introducing two new guns this morning. First the Ruger SR22 which bears a striking resemblance to the Walther P22 and just a slight resemblance to the SR9/SR40 series pistols. THEN, almost on cue they followed by announcing their newest addition to the bargain rifle lineup by releasing the Savage Axis. OH wait, did I say that wrong?
Haha, well whether I’m kidding or serious have a look at this American Rifle for yourself. The individual picture above bears a dangerous resemblance to the Savage Axis (previously called Edge) series of rifles. The gun boasts similar features to that of it’s elder cousin, but does offer a mucho adjustable trigger, bearing VERY similar looks to the Savage AccuTrigger which ironically is not found on their Axis rifles. Smiting the smiter perhaps?
The biggest feature of the Ruger American Rifle we’re reviewing here is that it’s 100% made in the United States, which always gets a tip of the hat from Haus of Guns. The rifle features a lightweight synthetic stock, short bolt throw, rear tang safety, a patented “power bedded” barrel, marksman adjustable trigger, hammer forged barrel and perhaps the most innovative feature of the rifle, a detachable 4 round ROTARY magazine. That’s right, they’re bringing the same rotary feed technology their 10/22 rifle magazines have to the new American Rifle. The new offering from Ruger will initially come in the American classic rounds of .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, and .308 Winchester.
I may sound a little aggressive and accusatory here, but I feel like we’re seeing a trend. The Ruger LCP (shades of the Keltec P3AT, released first), the new SR22 pistol (Walther P22) and now the New American Rifle (Savage Axis). Am I crazy?