Hopefully, some stock makers will get into making some laminated stocks for these... or maybe since the rifles are selling so well, Ruger themselves might begin offering them with heavy barrels and laminated stocks in varmint calibers...
I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the conference room when they hold their sales and marketing meetings.
If they did as you suggest, then they'd be competing with their M77- which now has a heavy barrel "tactical" model.
Substitute a heavy barrel, and a better stock on the American- and what would separate them from the M77-other than a cheaper price for a rifle that'll shoot just as well (or...better?).
That's why I suspect (just a WAG) that they intend to leave them at this price point...time will tell. Wonder what they had / have in mind...
Hopefully, some stock makers will get into making some laminated stocks for these...
Well, now...you just might have given me something to think about...
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