The first thing you notice about the Ruger Yukon is the elegant lines of the wooden stock combined with the blued steel receiver. It reminds you of a fine firearm prior to the proliferation of synthetic stocks. The wood is a stained straight-grained beech with pressed checkering and a unique black rubber buttpad that has a triangular section wrapping around the toe of the stock. Incorporated into each side of this triangular area is a medallion with the familiar red Ruger rising phoenix logo.
The Yukon comes with a 5 inch long picatinny rail mounted for scope attachment and a 3-9x32mm variable scope, rings and lens covers come with the rifle. A hex wrench is included with the scope rings which also fits the stock screws so you can keep those snugged up for the best accuracy potential of the rifle. For those who prefer standard sights, the Yukon is equipped with a fixed ramp front sight with a 1 ½ inch long red fiber optic rod as part of the SilencAir suppressor permanently attached to the muzzle. The rear micrometer adjustable square notch sight is equipped with green fiber optic rods which offer a nice contrast when lining up a shot. If you want the option to use both, you will have to obtain some see-through rings as the provided rings are the low mount variety.
Available in .177 and .22, the Yukon has an 18.7 inch barrel, weighs 9.0 pounds and is slightly over 44 ½ inches long. It is touted as providing 850fps velocities with lead pellets based on the use of the Reaxis Gas Piston Power System developed by Umarex. The Reaxis is said to give higher, more consistent velocities with less vibration and less recoil. This translates to …read more