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Southport, CT – April 12, 2007 – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is proud to
announce the introduction of the versatile Ruger® Ranch Rifle in the flat-shooting 6.8 mm Remington
SPC cartridge. This Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC), is extremely well suited to longer-range varmint
and deer hunting applications in the redesigned Ruger Ranch Rifle.
The 6.8 SPC uses a .270” diameter bullet with performance similar to the venerable .257
Roberts. Its 110 grain bullet has a 2600 fps muzzle velocity, and at 100 yards has 78% more energy
than a 55 grain .223 bullet. 115 grain bullets have a muzzle velocity of approximately 2500 fps, with
moderate recoil and muzzle blast. On average, it packs about 20% more punch than the .223 cartridge,
and its trajectory is close to that of a .308 Winchester out to 500 yards. Its ballistics and energy at 300
yards are virtually identical to the .243 Winchester-a fine, flat-shooting deer cartridge.
The All-Weather Ruger Ranch Rifle defies the elements with a matte-stainless barrel and receiver
mounted in a black synthetic stock. With recent improvements, including an adjustable “ghost ring”
aperture rear sight and a protected non-glare post front sight, the Ranch Rifle is at home in a scabbard,
on a horse, or in an ATV. The All-Weather Ranch Rifle wears a flat, non-slip rubber buttpad, has an 18-
1/2” barrel, and weighs 6-1/2 pounds.
The All-Weather Ranch Rifle in 6.8 SPC comes from the factory set up for scope use. Patented
Ruger scope bases are machined directly into the receiver and can never shoot loose. A set of stainless
steel Ruger scope rings, an $80.00 value, is included free with each Ruger Ranch Rifle. A patented
recoil buffer protects the scope reticle from damage due to rapidly moving parts when firing this
autoloading rifle, and its side ejection of cartridge cases easily clears the lowest-mounted scope.
“Ruger Ranch Rifles, based on the original Mini-14’s introduced in 1974, have proven themselves
around the woods, farm, and ranch by meeting the needs of working outdoorsmen and enthusiasts,”
said Sturm, Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. “With the addition of new calibers like the 6.8
SPC and improved features made available in the last year, the Ranch Rifle offers even better value and
superior longer-range performance. This 6.8 SPC in the Ranch Rifle makes a great deer gun!”
For more information on the Ruger Ranch Rifle chambered in 6.8 SPC and the extensive line of
Ruger products and services, visit
Sturm, Ruger is a leading American manufacturer of high-quality firearms for recreation and
law enforcement, and a major producer of precision steel investment castings. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered
in Southport, CT, with plants and foundries located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
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I usually stay away from new cartridges. I am too much afraid it will end up like the 10mm. I just now started considering .40 S&W. :)

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Whats wrong with the 10mm ? I own three of the Glock 20's and shoot them quite a bit and have never had a problem finding ammo for them, matter of fact there's 500 rounds of each, Rem HP Rem FMJ and Rem SubSonic HP. So, thats 1500 rounds for them and I don't think I would have a problem getting more. Why does every on seem to be bagging on 357 SIG and 10mm lately ? I have both and love them.
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