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Ruger Explorer

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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.

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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity495 fps
Barrel Length15.0"
Overall Length37.12"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort16.5 lbs.
Front SightFiber Optic
Rear SightMicrometer adjustable
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage non-adjustable
Suggested forPlinking & target practice
ActionBreak barrel
Body TypeRifle
Weight4.45 lbs
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By Chris from USA on 2018-08-15
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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!


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By Paul UT from USA on 2017-03-08
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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...


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By Pellet_Poppa from USA on 2015-01-12
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Things I liked: The price, the size, almost too easy to cock. I wish I had bought this for my stepson a long time ago. I got him the Umarex Morph first and this gun is much easier for him to operate. He weighs about 50 pounds and can cock this gun easily. The trigger is also very light.

Things I would have changed: The trigger creep is long but at this price point its not an issue because there is no real competition size-wise.

What others should know: This is THE gun for your entry level shooter after they have mastered the red rider.


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  • 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.
    Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity495 fps

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