It didn’t take long, and I thought it would have been a bit longer, but a major firearms manufacturer picked up the new to market cartridge, the .350 Legend, and ran with it.
First, let me say that it’s always exciting when a new gun cartridge comes out. Even more exciting is when a major gun manufacturer, like Ruger, shows support for that cartridge early on.
This essentially means that the .350 Legend is here for the long haul.
Earlier this year at SHOT Show 2019, Winchester and CMMG announced the latest in rifle cartridge technology with the .350 Legend and a set of AR-15 platform rifles to match. You can watch the video of the release from CMMG, here:
Ruger’s President and CEO Chris Killoy had this to say in the press release we were sent while out at the NRA Annual Meetings, 2019:
We heard our customers loud and clear, and are proud to answer their call … we anticipate the woods of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and many other states will be full of new Ruger rifles this fall.
Ruger’s newest rifle in their AR-556 line has an MSRP of $1099, which will likely come in a bit lower once it starts to hit gun stores across the nation. Here are the specs for this rifle:
- Stock Black Synthetic, Collapsible
- Handguard Free-Float With Magpul® M-LOK® Slots
- Sights None
- Barrel Length 16.38″
- Thread Pattern 1/2″-28 x 0.4″
- Twist 1:16″ RH
- Capacity 5
- Finish Type III Hard Coat Anodized
- Height 7.30″
- Weight 6.6 lb.
- Overall Length 33.38″ – 36.63″
- Length of Pull 11.10″ – 14.40″
- Grooves 5
- Suggested Retail $1099.00
And of course, ammunition for the .350 Legend is currently available, and can be found for sale, here, at a decent price considering this ammo is still so new. In addition to the AR-15 rifle, Ruger also announced a bolt action in this cartridge, as well, though I have zero pictures of that one.
You can visit Ruger’s page to learn more about this rifle.