Qty:1
Ruger Explorer Youth Rifl... has been added to your Cart

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$62.26
+ $5.82 shipping
Sold by: US Money Shops
Add to Cart
$70.44
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Red's Gear
Add to Cart
$63.16
+ $12.17 shipping
Sold by: LG Outdoors

Ruger Explorer Youth Rifle (Black, Large)

by Ruger
4.1 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
| 17 answered questions

List Price: $84.25
Price: $68.08 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $16.17 (19%)
Only 7 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • Anti-slam trigger-barrel safety system
  • Spring piston break-barrel
  • Single- shot cocking mechanism
  • Ambidextrous thumbhole stock
  • Automatic safety
20 new from $62.26

$68.08 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 7 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Ruger Explorer Youth Rifle (Black, Large)
  • +
  • Crosman Destroyer Pellets, .177 caliber, 4.5mm, 250ct
  • +
  • Crosman Pellgunoil Air Gun Lubricating Oil (1/4 ounces)
Total price: $76.06
Buy the selected items together

Product Description

The Ruger Explorer youth air rifle is a spring piston single stroke break barrel air rifle with an all-weather composite black stock. This Ruger Air Rifle's stock is ambidextrous (for both left- and right-handers) and has a thumbhole stock and vented cheek piece for comfort and ease of use. The Explorer rifle shoots pellets out of its rifled barrel at 495 fps. Accuracy is a breeze with its fiber optic sights. The Explorer also comes with an automatic safety and rubber recoil pad. It is designed as a youth rifle with a shorter overall length (37.125"), lighter frame (4.45 lbs.), and an added anti-slam trigger-barrel safety system.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 38.5 x 2.8 x 6 inches ; 5.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0030NZ5UE
  • Item model number: 2244020
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,713 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
I have owned and regularly shot piston type air rifles for over 45 years. I own several of them and have given several of them to my friends as gifts. I have fired several millions rounds in that time. I would classify myself as an expert on air rifles. Given the price range and the "Youth" rating I would say this rifle is an exceptional product. I have tested the cocking force with a 10 year old average boy and he was able to operate without problems.

I chose this rifle for a specific purpose, to carry with me as a survival weapon. It is one of the lightest, it has enough power to take down small game and aid in defense. You can carry several thousand rounds of ammo with little effort. To reduce the already small size the stock may be cut off. The stock is lightweight plastic and won't soak up moisture nor damaged by it. It is quiet in its operation and won't scare off game or attract unwanted attention.

I seached thru many suppliers to find just the right rifle. It was best all around based on weight, size, power, price and stock configuration. It is well built by a prominent gun manufacturer with a long positive history. I am happy with my purchase.
Comment 17 of 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
This is as described "a youth stocked rifle", however the youth is 16+ according to the manual, even at 12" pull length it is still a little too long for my 6 yr old grand-daughter. More to the point, the 4 lbs weight is all in the fore-end, muzzle heavy, which isn't all bad, but the trigger? The trigger is very creepy, almost a two-stage trigger, like on military rifles -- very long, creeping, scratchy pull until you feel the pressure build, and then POP! a pretty crisp let off. It just takes some getting used to.
The fiber-optic sights are really great, but I had to adjust them quite away up and to the left to get into zero. The adjustments, though, are all in the rear sight, windage as well as elevation, which is also great.
Height of comb is low, my wife tried it but couldn't use it as she has a stiffness in her neck. A raised cheek-pad would be a good addition. She did love the "racey" look of it; everyone did.
Comment 8 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I purchased the Ruger Explorer (manufactured under license by Umarex) for my eleven year-old daughter for Christmas as an introduction to firearms, safety, and for family fun. It's been over a month now and I think I can pretty accurately review this rifle (I hate people who review an item and give it "5 stars" before they've even received it, based solely on the picture on the website or their expectations. Or they have just received it and opened the box, and *POOF*, 5 stars because it looks like it will perform well. How useful is that?). I have a Beeman, my wife has a Gamo Recon, and our youngest daughter a Daisy BB gun. The Ruger Explorer is just a hair too long for a small framed eleven year-old, but the weight and cocking effort are perfect, and it shouldn't be a problem for a young child. She fires it just fine from a prone position, and she is actually turning out to be quite the marksman.

The rifle has very good fit and finish, and a nice, low maintenance stock. It's plastic, which keeps the weight down and also requires less cleaning and care. It's ambidextrous, which was a deciding factor in that our youngest is left handed and I was planning on her growing into it, and our 11 year-old growing into my wife's rifle, etc. A major drawback of the design is the "ambidextrous" thumb safety (automatic) on the back of the receiver. With her small hands and short reach, she fumbles to get to it and usually must take her hand off the rifle to disengage it. A trigger flick-safety, like the Beeman or Gamo, would be much better, and I'd hope that this is addressed in later models of the rifle. Otherwise the stock is very well made and designed, the ventilated cheek-piece is a nice touch, and the rubber butt-pad also helps (not so much with recoil, there is hardly any, but with grip).
Read more ›
Comment 22 of 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I read some negative feedback, mostly about the barrel locking design. I agree in looking at the design that it is not a great design with the plastic holder for the metal ball that locks the barrel in place, it does beg the question of how long it will last, but I have had no problems. I was able to sight the gun within 15 shots and found it to be accurate enough for 10 year old Twin Grandsons and 13 year old Granddaughter. (I purchased the open sight model) The gun is easy for these guys to cock. They put over 1,000 rounds through it in 2.5 days, had a great time and we didn't have a single problem. It was hard to make a choice on Youth guns because on each model there are some pretty strong negative feedback. For a low end youth gun I didn't see any that didn't have negative feedback. I went with this gun based on the price and the nature of the negative feedback, and so far I am very please with the gun.
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I bought this for fun....it is! I'll start by saying the price is right. The gun is accurate. The sights are easily adjusted and the fiber optics makes targeting easy and fun. The trigger is LONG... but you get used to the almost two stage feel of it. The safety is awkward to use, but they made the gun ambi so... (I'm a lefty((not politics .
The most fun I've had is rapid fire shooting. Being that this gun has a non beartrap cocking, (once cocked the barrel hangs loose) one can use your index finger of the holding hand to hold the barrel open while inserting the pellet and then just flip the nose of the gun while removing the safety and bring the gun up to fire. When done smoothly the rate of fire is fast and FUN!

The best I did was to shoot ten cans in one minute!!! TEN!!!!

Try THAT with ANY other breakbarrel.
Mitchrx7
1 Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Ruger Explorer Youth Rifle (Black, Large)
This item: Ruger Explorer Youth Rifle (Black, Large)
Price: $68.08
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: thumbhole rifle stocks, 243 rifle, youth rifles, 177 pellet gun ruger, bb gun