Date: 12/8/2020 22:36
0
Airgun Hunting is Legal! Check to see what is allowed in your state ⭢ Check It Out!

Ruger Explorer

4.034 reviewsReview, article, latest buzz
Ruger Explorer

Roll over image to zoom in

See 2 customer imagesShare your images

1-year limited warranty

PY-2016-4096

$79.99

List Price $89.99 Save $10.00 (11%)

Add to Cart

In-stock

Estimate Shipping

Add to Compare
Add to Wish list

  • WARNING This product
    WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Ruger Explorer Youth Air Rifle

  • Spring-piston breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • Anti-slam trigger/barrel safety system (anti-beartrap mechanism)
  • Ambidextrous, all-weather composite stock
  • Vented cheekpiece
  • Blued receiver
  • Rifled barrel
  • Adjustable fiber optic rear sight
  • Fixed fiber optic front sight
  • Automatic safety
  • Rubber recoil pad
  • Easy to cock--only 16.5 lbs. cocking effort!
  • 12" length of pull
  • Ideal for training younger shooters or new shooters of any age


Designed for youth shooters, the Explorer breakbarrel is a great place to begin their first forays into shooting sports.  With a lightweight cocking effort (16.5lbs) and a total weight of 4.45lbs, this is a gun nearly anyone can handle.  

Each Explorer features a sleek black synthetic stock, skeletonized to reduce weight.  It's raised cheekpiece and 12" length of pull assures a comfortable hold.  

If you've got a youngster you feel is ready for the responsibility of shooting, the Explorer is a respectable addition to your collection.

Click on the AMMO link for suggested pellets and the ACCESSORIES link for targets, safety glasses and more.

See manual

other products by Umarex > Ruger

Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity495 fps
Loudness2-Low-Medium
Barrel Length15.0"
Overall Length37.12"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort16.5 lbs
BarrelRifled
Front SightFiber Optic
Rear SightMicrometer adjustable
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage non-adjustable
ButtplateRubber
Suggested forPlinking & target practice
ActionBreak barrel
SafetyAutomatic
PowerplantSpring-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Body TypeRifle
Weight4.45 lbs
See manual

other products by Umarex > Ruger

Average Customer Review

4.0 (34 reviews)

Create an online review and share your thoughts with other customers

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

4.0 4.0

By Joseph from USA on 2020-03-26
See all my reviews
Was this review helpful?
0.00 ratings

Things I liked: Solid build and good ergonomics for 8 - 12 year old. I bought this to help my 6 year old granddaughter become interested in shooting sports. It's still too big for her to properly shoulder. I placed a red dot on the rail to help her more easily sight, but if you can't put your cheek on the stock and the butt to your shoulder and still reach the trigger, then it doesn't fit you. That's no fault of the rifle, but a caution to buyers who think this is the solution to getting your child started earlier than they are really ready (physically or mentally mature). I used a little tune in a tube to quiet the twang. It does seem reasonably insensitive to recoil, At ten yards, the spread is dime-sized using Crosman Premier domed pellets from the carton. Trigger pull is very long and not crisp. You just keep pressing and suddenly it fires. Cocking is easy, but my 6 year old granddaughter couldn't manage it by herself. Your mileage may very based on the size of the child.

What others should know: I've purchased both the Ruger Explorer and the Umarex Embark. I would rank the Explorer overall above the Embark in build quality except the Embark's hooded sight is slightly better.

 

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By Chris from USA on 2018-08-15
See all my reviews
Was this review helpful?
0.00 ratings

Things I liked: Light, easy to cock, good accuracy, quiet. Purchased for my 8 year old son for 10-20 yard target shooting and plinking in the backyard. He has no problem cocking it despite being kind of skinny. We have several pellets for it, and so far hes liking RWS Diabolo Basic 7.0 grain. Not quite sure why exactly, because I know others we have also shoot well, but those are what he seems to always go for. I challenged him to hit 5 out of 5 bullseyes (1" on my custom target), which he did pretty surprisingly quickly. This was from 10 yards, bench rested, and with a red dot sight. I can do better with the gun. Were putting a BugBuster scope on it now that hes met the challenge, so were excited to see what he can do with that. I imagine that he’ll be calling out “bullseye!” and looking at me with a smirk much more often now. We also enjoy cutting cans in half as I shoot next to him. He’s made several final shots to separate the can halves so that tells me the gun isn’t limiting him.

Things I would have changed: Trigger pull is long, but manageable with practice. However, I’m not sure how much better could be expected at this gun’s price point and intended audience.

What others should know: This was the second gun I purchased for him, the first one was a disappointing mostly-plastic Gamo Cadet Youth SP that I bought from another vendor. I also considered the Umarex Embark, which is the same as this but with different sights and stock color. We noticed a significant reduction in volume after about 200 shots break-in period. This is a great value for a youth gun!

 

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

4.0 4.0

By Paul UT from USA on 2017-03-08
See all my reviews
Was this review helpful?
5.02 ratings

Things I liked: Size, pretty light, easy enough for a 6-year-old to load, pretty accurate, auto safety

Things I would have changed: It's not very powerful, Daisy multi-pump BB gun is obviously more powerful with just 5-7 pumps. Trigger pull is LONG but not too stiff.

What others should know: I use JSB 7.9 gr lead pellets in a pellet pen (so my boy doesn't touch them), some of the alloy pellets got stuck in the barrel...

 

Create an online review and share your thoughts with other customers.   Show Other Reviews

Got a question? Got an answer?
Log in, then enter your text.

  • Matthew from USA asked:

    How much will the sights obstruct a red dot sight? Can they be easily removed? I'm considering the Hawke Vantage Red Dot 1X30 9-11MM to help my daughter keep a good cheek weld and the height over bore to a minimum.

    • Mark from USA:

      The rear sight should be relatively easy to remove. The front will be more difficult. It would have to be cut off.The Umarex Embark would be easier to remove the front sight unit. The Diana 240 is really easy. There is a set screw that holds the unit on the gun. Otherwise the front sight will intrude almost halfway into the red dot field of vision.

  • Dennis from USA asked:

    Could a sling stud be installed so a bipod could be used?

    • jerry from Canada asked:

      very handy little lesson gun

      • jerry from Canada:

        part on and off sliding in stock and send price and shipping possible to t1m1h1 ab Canada have visa to pay thank you jerry

    Item Description

    Ruger-2244020 [PY-2016-4096]
    Ruger Explorer youth rifle. Ideal for educating new shooters of any age.
    Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity495 fps

    Recommended Accessories / Ammo / Services

    Air Venturi Pellet
    Pellet Pen, Holds 20 .177-Cal Pellets
    4.5258 reviews
    $14.95$9.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Gamo Cone Pellet
    Gamo Cone Pellet Trap, Collapsible, 100 Paper...
    4.083 reviews
    $19.95$16.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Flambeau Safe Shot
    Flambeau Safe Shot Double Rifle Case, Black, 53...
    4.567 reviews
    $54.99$39.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    RWS Rifle Shooter's
    RWS Rifle Shooter's Kit, .177 Caliber
    4.056 reviews
    $45.99$39.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Winchester 4x32 AO
    Winchester 4x32 AO Rifle Scope, Rings
    4.551 reviews
    $39.99$34.79
    Add to Cart

    Only 3 left in stock

    Air Venturi Safety
    Air Venturi Safety Glasses, Clear Anti-Fog Lenses...
    4.522 reviews
    $7.50$5.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Crosman Airgun Ammo
    Crosman Airgun Ammo Pouch, Holds 500 Pellets
    5.0145 reviews
    $7.95$6.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Air Venturi Pellet
    Pellet Pen and Pellet Seater, Loads & Seats .177...
    4.5119 reviews
    $25.00$19.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Gamo Rocker Pellet
    Gamo Rocker Pellet Trap, Reset w/Center Paddle
    4.560 reviews
    $54.95$29.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Gamo Cleaning Rod
    Gamo Cleaning Rod Kit, .177 Cal
    3.017 reviews
    $14.99$12.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Daisy 4x15 Rifle
    Daisy 4x15 Rifle Scope
    3.515 reviews
    $19.95$11.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Radians Coveralls Safety
    Radians Coveralls Safety Glasses, Clear
    4.512 reviews
    $5.00$3.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Air Venturi Air
    Air Gun and Firearms Trigger Lock
    5.036 reviews
    $10.99$7.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Birchwood Casey Gallery
    Birchwood Casey Gallery Resetting Airgun Target
    4.555 reviews
    $25.00$19.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    UTG Zytel Clamp-on
    UTG Zytel Clamp-on Bipod
    4.020 reviews
    $14.95$7.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Air Venturi Auto-Quad
    Air Venturi Auto-Quad Airgun Target
    4.518 reviews
    $19.99$14.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Franzen Security Gun
    Franzen Security Gun Combination Trigger Lock,...
    4.510 reviews
    $14.99$12.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Daisy Shoot-N-C Self-Adhesive
    Daisy Shoot-N-C Self-Adhesive Airgun Targets
    4.519 reviews
    $11.94$7.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Camo-It Kit, English
    Camo-It Kit, English Oak, Covers Gun & Scope
    $79.99 $29.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C
    Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Sight-In Targets, 8"...
    5.015 reviews
    $9.00$5.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Birchwood Casey Portable
    Birchwood Casey Portable Shooting Range, Steel...
    3.519 reviews
    $19.00$16.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Champion VisiShot Paper
    Champion VisiShot Paper Targets, 3" Bulls, 8.5x11...
    5.012 reviews
    $7.79$5.79
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Air Venturi Zinger
    Air Venturi Zinger Gallery Target
    3.010 reviews
    $99.99$79.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Daisy Official NRA
    Daisy Official NRA 10-Meter Air Rifle Targets,...
    4.06 reviews
    $9.95$4.75
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Champion 5-Bull Paper
    Champion 5-Bull Paper Target, Yellow/Orange, 8...
    5.06 reviews
    $4.99$3.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Champion Target Holder
    Champion Target Holder, Folding
    4.56 reviews
    $40.00$34.99
    Add to Cart

    Only 4 left in stock

    Birchwood Casey Dirty
    Birchwood Casey Dirty Bird Saloon Shootout Target...
    5.04 reviews
    $12.00$9.59
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Champion VisiChalk Ferris
    Champion VisiChalk Ferris Wheel Target System
    3.56 reviews
    $27.99$22.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    MTM Case Gard
    MTM Case-Gard Jammit All-Weather Target Backer
    4.05 reviews
    $6.72$5.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Birchwood Casey Dirty
    Birchwood Casey Dirty Bird Shotboard Game Target,...
    4.01 reviews
    $12.00$9.59
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Crosman Premier Light
    Crosman Premier Light .177 Cal, 7.9 Grains, Domed...
    4.5126 reviews
    $34.95$32.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    RWS Hobby .177
    RWS Hobby .177 Cal, 7.0 Grains, Wadcutter, 300ct
    4.5110 reviews
    $7.99$6.59
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    RWS R-10 Match
    RWS R-10 Match Pistol .177 Cal, 7.0 Grains,...
    5.058 reviews
    $19.95$16.95
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Crosman Competition .177
    Crosman Competition .177 Cal, 7.4 Grains,...
    4.040 reviews
    $4.99$3.99
    Add to Cart

    In-stock

    Click to select from all accessories, ammo and services recommended by our experts for this model

    Service Plans

    Ruger Explorer Air
    4.0
    Ruger Explorer
    10-for-$10 Test!
    10-for-$10 Test!
    Add to Cart
    2-Year Service Contract
    2-Year Service Contract - only $45.00
    Add to Cart
    1-Year Service Contract
    1-Year Service Contract - only $25.00
    Add to Cart
    Navigation