Ruger American Rimfire 8301 vs 8308

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by djextrarice, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. djextrarice

    djextrarice New Member

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    I've seen the 8301 and 8308 packages online from different vendors for the Ruger American Rimfire with different prices but can't seem to figure out the difference. Anyone know? The 8308 seems to be a little cheaper in general.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. RFF

    RFF Member

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    The only thing I could find to be different is the 8308 comes with four stock inserts (shooters kit) verses the 8301 two inserts. Other than that the rifles are identical.

    The additional stock inserts allow you to change length of pull from 13.75 to 12.5 as well as the comb height for scope or open sights.

    I found it listed with description on www.ableammo.com. Couldn't find any reference to it on Ruger site.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

  3. tracto

    tracto New Member

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    The barrel length is different

    In case you are still interested, I called Ruger about this exact same question. They confirmed it. Gunbuyer seems to have the specs right.

    8301 - 22inch
    https://www.gunbuyer.com/rug-american-22lr-22-blk-syn-10rd-rug-8301-c.html

    8308 - 18inch
    https://www.gunbuyer.com/rug-8308-amer-rfc-kit-22lr-blk-syn-1725.html