Ruger recently announced the return of one of its classic variants, the Hawkeye Alaskan. As such, Ruger brought back the Hawkeye Alaskan, based on the popular Ruger Guide Gun, in .375 Ruger, .338 Winchester Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum.
Ruger Hawkeye Alaskan Features
The rifle’s black Hogue OverMolded synthetic stock is a unique feature to the Alaskan configuration of Hawkeye rifles. Hogue’s patented OverMolding process provides a comfortable, non-slip, cobblestone texture that is soft, yet durable, according to Ruger. The state-of-the-art elastomer material used on Hogue stocks will not harden with age. Further, it is virtually impervious to all oils and solvents used with firearms, providing years of dependable service. The stock also comes equipped with standard sling swivel studs and a highly effective recoil pad.
The Hawkeye Alaskan weighs eight pounds and has an overall length of 42 inches, a matte stainless finish and a windage-adjustable shallow V-notch rear sight and large white bead front sight. The rifle also features the Ruger Muzzle Brake System that includes a removable, radial-port muzzle brake to significantly reduce felt recoil.
The Hawkeye Alaskan rifle features the smooth and crisp LC6 trigger, three-position safety and integral scope mounts for included scope rings, according to Ruger. The hinged solid-steel floorplate bears the distinctive Ruger logo and provides easy unloading while eliminating accidental dumping of cartridges. Like all Hawkeye rifles, these Alaskan models also feature a non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor.
The Ruger Alaskan features a 20-inch barrel and a 3-round, internal magazine. Meanwhile, the MSRP is $1,279 for all three game-stopping calibers.
For more information, visit ruger.com.
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