I didn't see a lot of info on the American yet. I got one about 3 weeks ago and am really happy with it.
I mounted a 4-12 Bushnell Elite on the Weaver bases that came with the rifle. Mine seems to like light to moderate loads a little better than max loads. I am getting 1/2" to 1" consistant 3 shot groups off a bench at 100 yards with 36.5 grs of varget with 85gr Sierra HPBT's (2850 Avg. FPS) If I get over 36.5 the groups open up a little bit, approx. 1" to 1 1/2". I also get the inch or better groups with 32 grs of IMR 3031 with 100gr Sierra Pro Hunters.
I can seat the Bullets .001 off the lands and they fit into the rotary clip. I like the bolt handles short throw. All in all, I think it makes a light, carry all day rifle,with deer hunting or better accuracy. I also got the free cheek pad. I don't know what I am going to do with it, but I have it