Every year, the week before SHOT Show, Magpul uses that week to announce all of their new products. As usual they’ve had a ton, but the one that caught my eye was the new Hunter American Stock for the Ruger American Ranch with a STANAG magazine well.
A Short History of the Hunter American Stock
Previously, Magpul had a stock available for .308 Winchester Ruger American Rifles that had an adapter allowing you to use Magpul magazines. But there wasn’t a solution for the extremely popular Ruger American Ranch, which in its .300 BLK and 5.56 NATO chambering uses STANAG magazines. Now there is, thanks to the new Hunter American Stock – Ruger American Ranch with STANAG magazine well.
An Upgrade to the Factory Stock
The reason this stock caught my eye is I have a Ruger American Ranch in .223 Remington. It’s light, it’s accurate, it’s great to shoot, but the stock does leave a little bit to desired. It’s not a perfect fit. Sure, at the price point of the rifle you’re not expecting much, but a little modularity is nice, right? That’s why the Hunter American Stock is so appealing. According to Magpul it’s a plug-and-play solution, so you can just remove your rifle and action from the factory stop and drop it right in. Re-confirm your zero, and it’s time to go shoot. Additionally, it’s not a heavy stock, coming in at just 3.3 pounds. It shouldn’t ruin one of the best characteristics of the Ruger American Ranch, which is its easy handling.
Pair it With the new MOE Bipod
If you wanted a complete tactical bolt action rifle solution, you could also pair the new Hunter American Stock for Ruger American Ranch rifles with the equally new MOE Bipod. The new bipod only weighs 8 ounces, so adding it to the rifle doesn’t even increase the weight over 4 pounds for the stock/bipod combination.
Hunter American Stock Specifications
- Platform: Ruger American
- Butt-Pad Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.0 in.
- Compatibility: Ruger American Predator & Ranch rifle models equipped with an AR magazine compatible stock from the factory and barrel profiles up to a medium palma*
- Length of Pull: ~13.0-15.0 in.
- Weight: 3.3 lbs. (with two Spacers and BAMW installed)
- Other: *Designed for Ruger American rifles chambered in any caliber that is currently fed out of a STANAG magazine in the current OEM stock.
NOTE: Fits right-hand receivers only.