So Ruger came out with more versions of their American line. These are labeled the Ranch series. They all are short action and there will be two chamberings, 5.56 and 300blk. 16" barrels and light. They used FDE instead of the OD in the predators for the stock, but kept the one piece rail mount for mounting optics. Price point is probably to be about the same as the predator I would imagine. So I'll likely be getting one in 300 black, but that's not the point. My rant is how they missed the great opportunity to get an inexpensive 7.62x39 bolt gun on the market. Sure I get it the 5.56 and 300blk share the same bolt so costs are down minus a different barrel. I still think they could of pulled off the 39 and sold it with the Ranch line. I sent an email asking them if anything was even in consideration. So far nothing back. I also asked if they would consider doing a 308 with the short 16" barrel. I'll have to see if they reply. Maybe my true rant is the confusion I have towards no one wanting to get a decent priced bolt gun in that chamber on the market. I understand there were many manufacturers that tried a few decades ago with no luck, however today's day and age, we want inexpensive ammo. Just look back 5 years at how many folks converted AR15s to 545x39 for the cheap surplus available. Same with the AK guys buying up all the cheap 74s. Maybe I should chalk this up there with the confusion I have towards the lack of small compact trucks that no longer exist.