The Ranch version is a bit more of a break from the rest of the American line, offering shooters what looks to be a handy utility rifle. The version is the shortest in the line, boasting a 16.12” barrel and is offered with the choice of a standard or compact polymer stock. With the standard stock the Ranch Rifle’s overall length of 36”, with the compact it is 34 ¾”.
The Ranch rifle comes in two calibers, 5.56 NATO/.223 and 300 Blackout, two of the most popular AR calibers. This gives the bolt-action the potential of being a solid complementary gun to the ubiquitous semiautomatic. Another feature that could help marry it to an AR, the factory-installed scope rail that allows for quick optic swaps
At a retail of $489, the rifle is something to be considered. I am not too crazy about the caliber but you do have to consider the recoil on something that short and light spitting a .308. The specs and features read VERY good for a rifle of this price.
And no, I am not impressed by the LCR in 9mm. Other than the LCR having a great trigger that may come handy with some people with disabilities, a snub-nose revolver in 9mm is no longer the solution for very discreet carry in this era of super compact semi autos.
And yes, I want to buy a Pentax digital camera. My heart and meager savings are gravitating me to a K-30.