Ruger Adds Three New Models to 10/22, Hawkeye and Scout Series

The Hawkeye Long-Range Target is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo: Ruger)

For more information about these and other new products check out the Ruger company website.

Ruger’s expanding three lines of popular rifles for 2020 including a new 10/22, a new Hawkeye Long-Range Target and a new Scout Rifle. The Hawkeye and the Scout are offered in fun new cartridges and the 10/22 has a stock that’s sure to be popular in coastal areas.

The Hawkeye Long-Range Target is a bolt-action rifle now chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor. As the name implies this rifle is suitable for target shooting at longer ranges but the stock style makes it a solid hunting platform, too.

At 11 pounds dry the updated Hawkeye isn’t a featherweight rifle but it’s not so heavy that it can’t be hiked around with, either. Most of that weight comes from the heavy profile 26-inch long barrel that will ensure high muzzle velocities and will stay cooler over longer strings of fire.

The 6.5 Hawkeye comes with standard scope mounts and 20-MOA scope rail from the factory. This makes it easy to use basic scope rings.

The laminate stock has a brown finish with black speckles that breaks up the rifle’s lines a bit and makes the rifle look a little less tactical. The stock has an adjustable cheekpiece and accepts stock spacers to adjust the length of pull.

It also has quick-detach sling studs and a modular M-Lok rail along the bottom of the forend for other accessories and bipods. The suggested retail price for the 6.5 Hawkeye is $1,249 so real-world prices should be closer to $1,100.

The Scout Rifle is now offered in 350 Legend. (Photo: Ruger)

Next we have the new Scout Rifle, now chambered for 350 Legend. This cartridge was developed for hunters looking for a straight-walled cartridge that works with a wider variety of modern rifles that complies with hunting restriction around the United States.

It makes for an interested Americanized scout rifle suited for deer and other popular game here as opposed to the plains of Africa where the scout rifle was born.

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Weighing in at 6.3 pounds with its 16.5-inch barrel the 350 Scout Rifle is definitely handy. It has a forward scope mount which is a core element of a scout rifle as well as iron sights as a backup.

It comes with a black synthetic stock with two sling swivel studs and feeds from 5-round detachable box magazines. The Scout in 350 Legend is priced favorably compared to other scout rifles at $1,139. That price will be less in stores and online, too.

And the 10/22 has a shark motif for states with beaches. (Photo: Ruger)

Finally Ruger’s got a new 10/22 chambered in good old .22 Long Rifle. What makes this 10/22 new is the shark carved into the stock. There are toothy engravings along the forend as well for a little extra grip.

Apart from that it’s a straightforward 10/22, easily the most popular semi-automatic .22 rifle design on the market. It weighs 4.9 pounds, has an 18.5-inch barrel and uses 10-round rotary magazines along with all the other extended mags out there. This rifle is already listing online for $350 or less.

These rifles show that Ruger can be relied on to continuously expand their product lines to cater to specific users, whether they’re taking a bite out of the larger general purpose rifle market or tailoring to niche buyers who really want something specific without having to spend more to get it.

For more information about these and other new products check out the Ruger company website.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Chris May 22, 2020, 6:01 pm

    I can’t imagine buying one with such a useless feature but I’m sure it will be popular enough to warrant the production. I bought one several decades ago in stainless with a laminated stock, not for the appearance but for the durability. It doesn’t look half bad though, with the dark and light layering and the black scope and 25 round magazine just bring out the appearance of the stock.

  • Jerry Antrim May 22, 2020, 10:20 am

    Not everyone can be a designer of beautiful automobiles, but give some of these gun companies a laser (like Henry) and they begin engraving all kinds of krap on them. I have always had the maximum respect for Ruger-this kind of junk is not necessary. Bill Ruger would turn over in his grave.

    • GradyPhilpott May 22, 2020, 11:29 am

      The engraved stock is not my cup of tea, either, but I fail to understand the outrage.

      Don’t buy the damn thing.

    • Mike Huddleston May 22, 2020, 12:06 pm

      Obviously you would be driving the cheapest Model A out there, it is nice to have options as far as I am concerned but each to his own, and by the way, I think Mr. Ruger would be extremely happy to know that his company is still alive and doing well in this day and age, he was a very innovative man and I believe you read him wrong, he would be all for offering new things…buy the plane jane if that is your cup of tea and enjoy, I will enjoy the new and upcoming models…

  • Robert May 22, 2020, 8:15 am

    I’d LOVE to see a 10/22 with a slightly heavier FACTORY barrel WITH the iron sights still on. Still can’t figure out people’s obsession with scopes and optics when 98% of the time a 22 with irons will get the job done cheaper, and with more durability. 🙂

    • Lukas Mikula May 22, 2020, 9:45 am

      Take a look at the 10/22 tactical target model.

      • Steve Williams May 23, 2020, 9:37 am

        Just wait till you’re 65 years old, then you’ll understand.

    • Chris May 22, 2020, 5:55 pm

      Some of us cannot focus at the distance of the iron sites on a rifle. A scope allows me to shot accurately. A simple 4X32 is my favorite and I can hit a running coyote with it at well over 100 feet. He wasn’t running straight away either. Without my scope I probably would have missed by a country mile.
      So like some of the others have said, you buy it the way you like it and shoot it the way you like it and we’ll do the same. Hope all your shots are in the bullseye.

  • bob May 22, 2020, 4:29 am

    shark motif 10/22 = lame

    • James May 22, 2020, 10:10 am

      Sure is…

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