As the year marches on, we're seeing more and more rifles chambered for the new 350 Legend cartridge. Introduced in January by Winchester, it’s billed as the fastest straight-walled cartridge on the market as well as being a light kicker—providing hunters in "straight wall states" with powerful new options.
Ruger has just introduced three new rifles in 350 Legend, an AR-556 MPR and two Ruger American Ranch bolt action rifles that will be hitting gun stores soon.
“We heard our customers loud and clear, and are proud to answer their call,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “We anticipate the woods of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and many other states will be full of new Ruger rifles this fall.”
Of course, hunters outside of the “straight-wall states” can also use the 350 Legend, which combines an impressive muzzle energy with recoil that is less than a 450 Bushmaster and it is available in a variety of hunting, subsonic, and target loads.
The new chambering is offered in the Ruger American Rifle with a standard 13.75” and compact 12.50” length of pull. The 16.38” barrel has a 1:16” twist rate and is capped with ½”-28 muzzle threads and thread protector, making it suppressor or muzzle device ready.
The rifles come with a 5-round metal AR-style box magazine, a one piece Picatinny rail scope base, and a Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger installed, along with an ambidextrounst ang safety.
The AR-556 MPR in 350 Legend has a 16.38” nitride barrel with a ½”-28 radial port muzzle brake. It also includes Ruger’s Elite 452 AR-Trigger, Magpul furniture, and a 15” free-float M-LOK handguard. The rifle weighs almost a pound less than its .450 Busmaster counterpart and has less recoil, making it a great hunting option.