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Ruger 77/357

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sterzenbach, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Picked up a Ruger 77/357 today in a trade, cant be happier! These rifles are all around amazing. Bolt is smooth,18.5in barrel, and it weighs 5.5 pounds! I love it. Took a 4 mile hike and did some minor plinking with it. If you guys haven't checked one out I would suggest you hold one to see for yourself, feels like a bolt action 10/22 in your hands. I did order the wolf performance trigger springs to clean it up a tad, but that's just be picky, trigger is decent. Same sights as a 10/22 as well.
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  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Way cool!
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    It's on my list, but I haven't been able to find one in person yet. To be honest, when I saw the title of your post I got a little excited because I thought I was looking at the classified section.
     
  4. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    What caused you to pick that over, say, levergun? I like the looks of that rifle, but is the mag capacity really 4?
     
  5. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    There are very few out there. Kinda stumbled upon it, I received this rifle, a Target model A22 smith, and ammo in a trade. It has a 5 round rotary mag like the 10/22s, just bigger. I ordered 2 more from ebay for $25 each. Lever guns are cool but that Ruger M77 action is just so nice. At first I wanted it to sell it but fell in love the more research I did. Might even use it in 2 weeks this deer season. Get some nice loads made up and try her out.
     
  6. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Any idea what they're going for retail? MSRP is $969.
     
  7. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I would trade a lot for one of those. You got an amazing deal by even finding a sucker that would give it up! Good for you!
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice deal! Nice rifle! Envy!!!

    $969.00? Wow, I won't be owning one anytime soon!
     
  9. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    No idea, I hadn't heard of them before I saw the ad, looked them up, and said what the hell might be fun to have. The guy had the same thinking as 2506, loved 357, but had a levergun he really liked. I planned on selling it but when I took it home and really fiddled with it, I love it. Shoots nice. Quiet enough with factory loads that it doesn't give you the ear ringing. Like I said, all in all, this gun is pretty awesome.
     
  10. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Well now, that's Ruger's MSRP. The ones on Gunbroker are running between $6-700, plus shipping and transfer fees. Haven't seen one locally though, might be a different price?
     
  11. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Picking up a VX III 1.5-5 tomorrow morning for it... Il post a pic!
     
  12. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Bore sighted and ready to rock n roll!
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  13. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    What kind of effective range do you think you can get out of that rifle? 100 yards?
     
  14. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    No idea yet, everywhere you research everyone has different opinions. Some say 150, a lot 75. MY friend, who is a .357 enthusiast, is going to load me up some 158g rounds that will easily take down a deer at 150. He guarantees it. This weekend im going to go out the range with some Remington UMC .357 ammo and play between 50, 100, 150 yard shots. Possibly a few 200 for fun. I put in the spring kit and worked on the trigger, pulls perfectly at 3lb now, real clean.
     
  15. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Nice. With a good, hot .357 load you should be able to do something at 150. Have fun and post results!
     
  16. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    357 rifles are a pleasure to shoot. One of my friends has a Ruger# 1 and I like the 357 rifles.
     
  17. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Perfect scope choice. I might have opted for lower rings, but that's just me.
     
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  18. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Yeah the rings are the Ruger set the rifle came with. Very happy with the outcome of this surprise project. If I end up bagging a deer il post pics for sure!
     
  19. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    A friend picked one up from Rapid Fire in Sandy, u don't remember for sure what he paid, but I know it was under $700.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I sure wouldn't mind one a those little rascals. I'd probably put a peep sight on it though. Most all the lever guns cost dear and that thing seems near indestructible, handy and accurate.