I just purchased a new Ruger American in 22-250 for coyote hunting
It is well designed and "inexpensively made" (i,e, NOT cheaply made)
And it's light.
It comes in 30-06, .270 Win., .308, .243 and several other popular calibers.
Many great features that put it a few rungs above the Savage version. It's clear that Ruger copied the Savage stock almost entirely.
-> Ruger uses an innovative aluminum block V bedding system that also houses the pillars for the two action bolts. The V blocks mate with machined V cuts in the bottom of the reciever for a fit that does not require a barrel recoil lug.
-> 3 lug bolt with 70 degree bolt lift
-> VERY good and adjustable trigger
-> 4 round flush fitting rotary magazine
-> tang safety and trigger blade safety
-> hammer forged barrel
I have not had time yet to sight it in with my old Burris Fulfield 6-18X target scope. I'm hoping for 3/4 MOA accuracy with the right load.
More on accuracy later.