11 Best Ruger Rifles on Sale- 2024

Ruger Mini 14. A fun rifle that is also cheap

Last Updated July 5th 2024

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Ruger makes America’s most popular rifle in a number of different categories thanks to the simple recipe of great performance and value for money.

Sturm, Ruger & Co was founded in 1949 in Southport Connecticut and has blossomed into a dominant force in the United States rifle market.

Now it makes hunting rifles, precision rifles and rimfire rifles that see active service each and every day in almost every state.

So what are the best Ruger rifles on sale in 2024?

Ruger AR-556 - the kind of cheap AR-15 Joe Exotic loves.

1. Ruger AR-556

  • Price: $726.99
  • Barrel: 16 inch
  • Total: 34.4 inch
  • Weight: 6.5lb

The AR-556 was our favorite cheap AR-15 for years. The price has crept up, but it’s still a fantastic AR-15 rifle for the money and it’s still one of the best AR-15s you can buy under $1000.

Ruger quality control and mass production techniques mean you get the best rifle for the money. There are cheaper AR-15s now, but these are solid firearms.

It’s still one of America’s best selling rifles for a reason and, at this price, it’s very hard to beat.

Ruger American Rifle. Buy one today

2. Ruger American Rifle Standard

  • Price: $449.99+
  • Caliber: 243 Winchester/308 Win Mag/6.5 Creedmoor/450 Bushmaster
  • Barrel Length: 16-18″
  • Weight: 5-7lb
  • Capacity: 5+1

The Ruger American rifle is the classic American bolt action rifle for hunting, pest control and range shooting.

The Ruger American Rifle Standard, Compact and American predator and make up a complete line of bolt action rifles that embody the Sturm Ruger spirit.

Cheap rifles with a synthetic stock that come in a range of finishes, from wild camo to dirty olive green, with a reliable action and dependable, accurate barrel.

It has a short Picatinny rail and is drilled and tapped for optics, scopes, etc. With a Vortex Crossfire up top, this rifle is a super reliable hunter.

There’s a place for those in this world and the Ruger American rifle Standard is a firearms institution and one of the best sellers for decades. Get the Rimfire/Centerfire set with the American rimfire, and you can also get a left handed version of the American rifle.

Ruger 10/22 Carbine Stainless Steel For Sale

3. Ruger 10/22 Carbine

  • Price: $299.99+
  • Barrel Length: 18.5″
  • Total Length: 37″
  • Weight: 5lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

Introduced in 1964, the rimfire Ruger 10/22 went on to become one of the world’s best selling rifles, ever.

A slew of clones have followed in its wake, but the rimfire Ruger 10/22 was the pioneer. In many people’s eyes, this is still the best 22 rifle in the world. You could easily make a case that this is the best Ruger rifle of all time.

This has evolved into a series of rifles. From the low budget 10/22 carbine wthrough the more expensive Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite and Tactical options, or a traditional wood stock. There’s something for everybody.

The rotary magazine carries a very respectable 10 rounds and you can get all kinds of third party parts & accessories for this gun to turn it into something else entirely.

It is the rifle a lot of us learned to shoot with and it is still a great rifle for plinking, range shooting or simply taking it to the great outdoors, just in case. The Ruger Custom Shop offers a version for left handed shooters too.

Ruger Precision 338 Lapua Magnum

4. Ruger Precision Rifle

  • Price: $1,500+
  • Caliber: 308 Win Mag-338 Lapua
  • Barrel: 20 inch
  • Weight: 9.8lb

If you want to try long range shooting without sinking massive amounts in to equipment, then the Ruger Precision Rifle has been the entry level long range rifle of the masses for years.

308 Win Mag and 6.5 Creedmoor are the Ruger Precision Rifle best sellers, but you can get a rimfire Ruger Precision. That’s a real toe in the water with a dumbed down version of the rimfire Ruger Precision rifle and infinitely adjustable stock.

An Inline barrel, receiver and buttstock controls recoil and boosts accuracy by design. The adjustable length of pull, adjustable comb and more are all part of long range shooting.

Whatever caliber you choose, there’s a certain perverse pleasure in pushing the Ruger Precision Rifle limits as you improve as a marksman with your advanced bolt action rifle.

If you really get into ringing steel and punching paper, you will almost certainly progress to a better sniper rifle. But the Ruger Precision Rifle is a great way to get started with long range shooting.

Ruger Mini Thirty rifle on sale now.

5. Ruger Mini 14 Ranch

  • Price: $983.99+
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO/7.62x39mm
  • Barrel: 16-18.5 inch
  • Weight: 7lb

Released in 1974, the Ruger has evolved into a line of rifles that are loosely based on the M14 service rifle. The Ruger Mini 14 Ranch comes with an integral scope mount on the receiver and other performance tweaks.

The Mini Thirty is chambered in 7.62x39mm and both come with a self cleaning gas piston system and cold hammer forged barrel that means this really does compare pretty well to the top AR-15s under $2000.

You can order a wood stock, a simple synthetic version or something much more advanced with the Ruger Mini 14 Ranch. Depending on how much you want to spend, of course…

A vast array of aftermarket parts & accessories mean your Ruger Mini-14 can outperform an AR. Yet the Ruger Mini-14 Ranch and other options remain oddities that only gun guys seem to know about.

This is the rifle that appears in memes next to the AR-15, because it has so many of the same features and yet somehow looks friendly enough to slip under the Leftist radar.

For that reason alone, this is a modern masterpiece and you should have a Ruger Mini 14 Ranch in your gun safe.

Ruger Scout rifle, an incredibly versatile and lightweight rifle line

6. Ruger Scout Rifle

  • Price: $1,160.00+
  • Caliber: 308 Win Mag/5.56 NATO/450 Bushmaster
  • Barrel: 16 inch
  • Weight: 6.2lb and up.
  • Capacity: 10+1 (5.56 only)

The Ruger Scout rifle is a redesign of the traditional Scout rifle that was based around the Model 77 action and developed in association with the Gunsite Training Center.

Now the Scout Rifle was normally a cut down, lightweight defensive rifle. Scouts covered vast distances and every lb counts when you’re on the move.

This Ruger Scout rifle comes with a 16.5 inch barrel and a choice of 5.56 NATO, 208 Win Mag or the massive 450 Bushmaster round.

So it very much depends what you want to do with your compact bolt actgion rifle. Big game hunting to pest control, the Ruger Scout rifle can do it all. A Vortex Crossfire optic is a good do it all scope too.

You get a range of finishes with the Ruger Scout rifle, from matte black polymer through to wild camo or a laminated wood stock.

It isn’t a letter of the law Scout rifle, but it’s in the right spirit. We like this a lot.

The Ruger American Rimfire is a simple, cheap bolt action rifle for range days or critter shooting.

7. Ruger American Rimfire

  • Price: $300+
  • Caliber: 22LR/22 WMR/.17 HMR
  • Barrel: 18-22 inch
  • Weight: 7lb
  • Capacity: 9+1

The Ruger American Rimfire comes in 22 Long Rifle, 22 WMR and .17 HMR options and the gun reviews love this rimfire Ruger in any caliber.

All of them send super cheap ammo down range all day long.

You get some nice touches on the Ruger American Rimfire, including that sculpted stock with an integral cheek riser and adjustable length of pull.

It’s an easy way to tailor your Ruger American Rimfire rifle with replacement cheek pads and recoil pads that slot straight on to the stock of these rugged, reliable firearms.

The recoil pad really isn’t essential with these smaller calibers. But it’s there anyway and it does give the Ruger American Rimfire a USP.

Barrel Threads For a 22LR Suppressor

You get a threaded barrel for your choice of muzzle devices that can include a suppressor. Lots of shooters choose to shoot suppressed and it can save you having to use ear protection.

Of course this is a perfect training gun for the bigger Ruger American Rifle, but the Ruger American rimfire subculture really doesn’t work like that. This isn’t a gun for big game hunters that want to keep their eye in.

Instead people just get really into 22LR shooting. And that’s fine too, although the Ruger American rimfire might just prove to be a gateway drug you need and want.

Ruger PC Carbine. A great 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine rifle that uses Ruger pistol mags

8. Ruger PC Carbine

  • Price: $598.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 16.12 inch
  • Weight: 7lb
  • Capacity: 17+1

9mm rifles are hot right now. Rising ammo costs, increasingly urban living spaces, the never ending development of 9mm ammo as a personal defense round?

It’s probably all those things.

The Ruger is everything you’d expect from a Ruger rifle in this space. It’s sturdy and comes with a number of performance features you normally see on more expensive 9mm rifles.

You can order a new Magwell for Glock magazines, there’s a high quality Picatinny rail up top for optics for long range shooting, and a short rail underneath for a weapons light. Ghost ring sights are included.

A reversible charging handle and magazine release mean this is a fully ambidextrous rifle. Spacers in the rubber buttpad mean you get an adjustable length of pull, and the cold hammer forged barrel is threaded for muzzle devices.

This is the takedown version with a full length AR-style handguard , as well, so you can stash your rifle in a backpack and head out to he great outdoors and put it together in moments.

With modern 9mm hollow points, you’re covered for small game hunting and general defensive duties outside of Alaska…

The Ruger HawkeyeHunter.

9. Ruger Hawkeye Hunter

  • Price: $1,200+
  • Caliber: 30-06 Springfield/308 Win Mag/300 PRC/6.5 Creedmoor/
  • Barrel: 20-24 inch
  • Weight: 10lb
  • Capacity: 3+1

The Ruger Hawkeye Hunter is an old school hunting rifle built round the Mauser controlled round feed and a free floating cold hammer forged barrel for accuracy.

A one-piece stainless steel bolt, a 20 MOA Picatinny rail and a hinged steel floorplate are other performance features on the Ruger Hawkeye Hunter.

If you’re hunting big game or you’re just in dangerous game territory, this Ruger Hawkeye Hunter can be a the peacemaker when things get out of hand.

You can choose from a range of calibers, including 308 Win Mag, 300 PRC and 6.5 Creedmoor bolt action rifles.

Ruger Precision Rimfire 22LR Rifle

10. Ruger Precision Rimfire

  • Price: $498.99
  • Caliber: 22LR/22 WMR/.17 HMR
  • Barrel: 18 inch
  • Weight: 6.8lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

The Ruger Precision Rimfire is a massively popular rifle that means you or your kid can learn the basics of long range shooting without breaking the bank or other, more important stuff.

We can all learn things from this proper 22 precision rifle, though. On a smaller scale, keeping things simpler, we can hone true technique.

You can add bipods, monopods, all kinds of pods, and find the long range shooting technique you like best.

And 22 Long Rifle is fun to shoot. You can also get a rimfire/centerfire set, but starting with the Ruger Precision Rimfire is cheaper.

Ruger No 1. An elegant single shot rifle in big bore calibers. Get yours here.

11. Ruger No 1 Single Shot Rifle

  • Price: $600+
  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor/257 Wby/275 Rigby
  • Barrel: 24-28 inch
  • Weight: 7lb
  • Capacity: 1

The Ruger No 1 single shot rifle is designed to take big game with, well, one shot.

All these rifles are special editions and you may not have even seen one before.

It’s a long range hunting rifle or a simple precision shooter that is simple to operate and fun with a Vortex Crossfire scope up top. There are other real accessories, magazines, loaders etc…

Let Hickock talk you through it.

Ruger Firearms Parts & Accessories

There are literally millions of Ruger rifles out there in the world and you can buy spares for pretty much all of them.

Obviously sights, lights & lasers are easy to find. Stocks, combs, cheek pads, Slings & swivels, too, are fairly universal. Ruger specific accessories, magazines, loaders etc aren’t that hard to source either.

Barrels, muzzle devices, optics, scopes, bases, scope rings etc are everywhere and some echoes our commitment to deliver quality and innovative products and firearms for the commercial sporting market.

Get some new combs, cheek pads, slings, swivels, optics, scopes, bases, scope rings,

Ruger are the nation’s leading manufacturer of firearms in America. Or at least it’s one of them.

Does Ruger Own Marlin Firearms?

Yes. In 2020, Ruger bought a controlling interest and now Ruger and Marlin Firearms work together as arms makers for responsible citizens, or something.


  • Nick Hall

    Nick is a lifelong gun enthusiast who has a simple mission. He wants to find the best deals for guns online and help you make the best choices with weapons your life may depend on one day.Nick won a minor league shooting competition at the age of 11 and it all went from there. Now he runs one of the biggest firearms websites on the net and his work has featured in Playboy US, Tatler Asia, Forbes and a whole host of national magazines and websites.

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