The Ruger American Ranch rifle is billed as a lightweight, rugged and inexpensive rifle for hunting and general shooting.
Using the same action as the Ruger American and Ruger American Predator rifles, the Ruger American Ranch rifle is marketed for hunters and shooters desiring a decent "truck gun" or inexpensive hunting rifle.
As you'll see in a minute, this bolt-action rifle seems to live up to that promise in the hands of a young hunter when he takes a nice 9-point buck with one in Oklahoma.
He had a Nikon ProStaff scope on his rifle and was using Hornady 123-grain SST bullets, both of which are great choices for the type of hunting he was doing.
Watch the video below to see how his hunt went.
That just goes to show what a well-placed shot from a 7.62x39mm cartridge will do to a whitetail deer.
There's not a darn thing wrong with hunting with a really fancy or expensive rifle, but this is just another example of how effective a budget hunting rifle can be.