Numerous rifle models have appeared of late that are designed to hit a low price point. Many are of questionable design, deliver mediocre accuracy, have flimsy plastic stocks, and are downright ugly. But they are inexpensive. One refreshing exception to that litany of budget-priced rifles is the Ruger American Rifle. Not only is it a marvel of efficient and thoughtful engineering, but also it is well made, very accurate, and, in my opinion, good looking.