Ruger: Ranch Rifle in .350 Legend, Competition & Wrangler Revolvers – NRA 2019

The latest American Ranch Rifle is a .350 Legend.

The .350 Legend is a straight cased cartridge that packs a pretty good wallop, and Ruger now has an American Ranch rifle chambered for it. Details below, as well as the new Super GP100 Competition Revolver and another look at the much-anticipated Wrangler .22 LR revolver.

.350 Legend American Ranch Rifle

The American Ranch in .350 is a good option for toting around the hills and hunting. Its cold hammer-forged barrel is just 16.38″ long and it’s 36″ overall, or you can get the Compact version at 34.75″. Even if you add a suppressor, it’s still nice and short. At just 6.1 pounds, you’ll hardly know you’re carrying it.

The 16.38″ barrel is suppressor-ready

There’s a Picatinny rail for optics.

It includes a 5-round detachable mag.

That bolt face has to grab onto a lot of brass on the .350 Legend.

Ruger’s Marksman Adjustable Trigger allows the user to adjust between 3 and 5 lbs.

It’s got a synthetic stock in Flat Dark Earth.

70-degree bolt throw leaves plenty of room for scopes.

It’s got a Picatinny rail for optics and the barrel is 1/2″-28 threaded for suppressors. Its included 5-round magazine is detachable, and it has front and rear sling mounts.

Specs

  • Caliber: .350 Legend
  • Barrel: Cold hammer-forged, 1/2″-28 threaded
  • Twist: 1:16″
  • Stock: synthetic, Flat Dark Earth
  • Capacity: 5+1, detachable magazine
  • Weight: 6lbs
  • Barrel length: 16.38″
  • Overall length: 36″, 34.75″

Super GP100 Competition Revolver

Ruger’s Super GP100 will be familiar to Redhawk fans, but it’s got much more than a vented barrel. The vented barrel shaves weight for fast manipulation, and the Hogue hardwood grips make it easy to control. They’ve given it a good trigger job. It’s got adjustable fiber optic sights, and it ships with 3 Full Moon clips.

It’s a relative of the Redhawks, but the Super GP100 Competition revolver stands on its own.

But my favorite detail is that the cylinder has been carved out for specific reasons. Other competition revolvers may have titanium cylinders because the lighter weight reduces the rotational momentum as the cylinder cycles and makes it easier to keep the gun on target. However, titanium is expensive and its porosity is detrimental over time. Ruger modern steels are more than resilient enough to be shaved down to reduce weight and rotational momentum and they maintain the legendary durability of steel. The GP100’s shaped cylinder is the kind of innovation that makes you want to invest in the gun and the team behind it.

The 8-shot cylinder has been trimmed to reduce mass.

The trigger is polished and has a centering boss and there are centering shims on the hammer for a smooth double action pull.

The Hogue grips are hand-finished hardwood.

There’s a transfer bar for safety.

Specs

  • Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special
  • Capacity: 8
  • Finish: Stainless steel
  • Grip: Hogue hand-finished hardwood
  • Sights: Adjustable rear, fiber optic front
  • Barrel length: 5.5″
  • Overall length: 11″
  • Weight: 47oz
  • Twist: 1:16″
  • Competitive uses: ICORE/IRC, USPSA, Steel Challenge, Steel Nationals, NRA Action Pistol, NRA Pistol Silhouette, IPSC, Pro Am, Pin Shoots

Wrangler .22 Revolver

The most-talked-about-gun at the Ruger booth was definitely the Wrangler revolver, and Bronze sounds like the most popular color. We already announced it (see the full announcement here), but now that I’ve had hands on it, I’m even more excited to shoot it. It’s light and it feels great. You just can’t help holding it at your waist like a gunslinger. The only thing more exciting than anticipating shooting it myself is thinking about shooting it with my family.

The Wrangler comes in 3 Cerakote finishes; Bronze is the popular favorite.

The frame is aluminum, but the cylinder and barrel are steel.

Specs

  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Type: Single action
  • Cylinder: Steel
  • Barrel: Steel
  • Cylinder frame: Aluminum alloy
  • Cerakote colors: Black, silver, bronze
  • Grips: Checkered synthetic, compatble with Single-Six grips
  • Sights: Fixed front blade and rear notch
  • Barrel length: 4.62″
  • Overall Length: 10.25″
  • Weight: 30 oz

Visit Ruger.com to learn more.

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  • Ralph January 18, 2020, 4:49 pm

    Waiting for the Ruger Ranch in 350 legend for the left handers!!!

  • Gary October 22, 2019, 12:51 pm

    Where are the Wranglers?I have been waiting patiently and nothing in my area yet ..

  • Carl Sternberg May 7, 2019, 11:39 am

    Want to appeal to hunters with straight wall restrictions, bring back the model 96-44 or the deerfield 44

  • ken w glanzer April 30, 2019, 12:51 am

    How much wallap does it have in numbers & comparison? Don’t generalise. Be specific with a new cartridge. The lightness is a good design. How much recoil wallap does it have compared to the 270, 243 or 450 Bushmaster? Is it a rebated base or what/

    • Mark N. April 30, 2019, 7:35 am

      It is a .223 parent case drawn to a straight wall cartridge. It is a Winchester cartridge, and info is on its site. It has more pop than a .33 Black. It was designed specifically for use in states that do not allow necked cartridges, but do allow straight wall cartridges.

  • ken w glanzer April 29, 2019, 5:41 pm

    There was no cartridge comparison & no velocity or energy values given for various bullet weights for the 350L? This should be given or all new cartridges described. An adjustable rear sight is a must on a revolver with a single action trigger. Wth a double action trigger you have to call them intp 7 yds to be able to hit anyone pf threat. An 8 shot revolver is a great idea. kwo

    • Joseph Garrigan November 23, 2019, 8:46 pm

      If you cant hit someone at seven yards with a double action trigger , thats a shooter problem not a system problem.

  • Larry April 29, 2019, 4:29 pm

    If you don’t have a use for the 350 you don’t live in a state that will not let you use real rifle calibers. Those of us who do readily welcome the 350

    • Sean April 29, 2019, 10:21 am

      What? Your comment made no sense…

      • Usmc0311 April 29, 2019, 5:46 pm

        The original post is in reference to many states that prohibit center fire weapons that use a tapered case, straight wall cartridges like 450 bushmaster, and now 350 legend give hunters in those states chances to hunt with firearms besides a shotgun etc

  • Norm Fishler April 29, 2019, 10:54 am

    You were remiss in not publishing a picture of the cartridge along with several other familiar cases. We have no idea as the the parentage of it and I saw no mention of what the parent case is in the article. Threading for muzzle brake or suppressor is good and the detachable magazine is fantastic.

    • Steve in Detroit April 29, 2019, 11:52 am

      My thoughts too.

    • Mark N. April 30, 2019, 12:19 am

      Google is your friend:

      Winchester took note of the increased interest in the .450 Bushmaster, and decided that it was time to develop a cartridge that was more shooter-­friendly, less expensive and more appropriate for deer hunting. Shooting deer with a .450 is like swatting flies with a sledgehammer.

      Winchester figured out that using the .223 Remington as the parent case for its new .350 Legend was the way to go, but taking .223 Rem. cases and transforming them into Legends would require three draw steps and some additional forming on a hydraulic press.

      The first two draw steps produced a long, straight-­walled case 1.71 inches long, with a .378-­inch case head. Then a third draw would swage out the lower portion of the case an additional .013 inch to allow for some cartridge taper. The taper is to facilitate extraction, because tapered cases experience much less friction than those without when pulled from the chamber.

      Winchester’s engineers worked the draw process and the taper to produce a case mouth that accommodates a .357-­inch diameter bullet. The initial factory hunting load uses a .357-­inch, 150-­grain Deer Season Extreme Point (XP) bullet featuring a large polymer-­blend tip. The tip improved the bullet’s ballistic coefficient and ensures expansion down to an impact velocity of 1,550 feet per second (fps). With a muzzle velocity of about 2,290 fps out of a 20-­inch barrel, that gives the .350 Legend an effective range of somewhere between 200 and 250 yards.

      The overall loaded length of the ammunition I tested for Guns & Ammo measured 2.25 inches, which is identical to the length of the .223 Rem. This makes this a small cartridge ideally suited for hunting hogs and deer.
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      • Alan Robinson May 2, 2019, 12:40 pm

        LOL! “swatting flies with a sledgehammer”.
        I like that, very good.
        But, I have a secret. I LOVE swatting flies with a sledgehammer!!!
        But I realize not everyone does.

  • Bill in STL April 29, 2019, 9:56 am

    For those of us residing in states that restrict deer hunting to shotgun slugs and straight walled rifle rounds, the 350 Legend will be appreciated in the Ruger American platform. Adequate power for the task, delivered by an accurate rifle.

  • Robby G. April 29, 2019, 8:01 am

    A stout prediction here, that being the Ruger .350 to be RIP by late 2020. However the Ruger Wrangler will prevail for years to come.

    • I Love Liberty May 2, 2019, 2:47 pm

      I agree. The .350 Legend cartridge will very likely fade away and cost people who continue to want it about $2 per round. If I wanted a rifle similar to the .350 Legend I would get a lever action in .357 Magnum.

      Only rifle calibers I would think about owning presently would be the following: .22 Long Rifle, 7.62 x 39, .300 AAC Blackout, 6.5 x 39 Grendel, 7.62 x 51, 30-30, and 30’06. I might also consider a lever action .357 Magnum.

      • Joseph Garrigan November 23, 2019, 8:49 pm

        The funny thing is I’m finsing 350 legend at academy for cheaper than 300 aac. Dont live in a restricted state but it still looks pretty good cost wise for hunting.

  • Mike in a Truck April 29, 2019, 6:28 am

    I have no use for the 350 legend. But I love 35 calibers. Got a Model 7 custom shop in 350 Rem Mag. Load it up or down for everything. Now that Wrangler is something I might add to go along with my Super Single 6. Make it with dual cylinders 22/ 22 mag and I’ll buy one.

    • Cyrus April 29, 2019, 7:56 am

      Agreed – Zero use for this rifle. I do like the 357 revolver being able to hold 8 rounds though but not enough to buy it and abandon my Python. I get it if your a collector, but I am not. I have exactly what I need for my needs and not willing to spend money I don’t have to buy things I don’t need!

  • Pete Farris April 29, 2019, 6:07 am

    Let’s have that same cylinder on a carry gun.

  • Steven Mace April 29, 2019, 4:16 am

    A left-handed version of the Ruger American Rifle Ranch would be a nice thing.

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