Ruger Introduces .357 Mag., Bolt-Action Rifle

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posted on June 22, 2011
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The bolt-action 77/357 features a five-round rotary magazine and is offered in the Ruger All-Weather configuration, which includes a durable, weather-resistant stainless steel barrel and receiver and a rugged, black composite stock. Although it is fitted with fully adjustable iron sights, the 77/357 also ships with patented Ruger scope rings, allowing a variety of sighting options for this lightweight (5-1/2 pounds), quick-handling rifle.

"The 77/357 is an effective tool for hunting medium-sized game - especially in heavy cover," said Bruce Rozum, Chief Rifle Engineer at Ruger. "Bullet velocities of .357 Magnum ammunition increase significantly when fired out of the 77/357's 18 1/2" cold hammer-forged barrel. In testing, Hornady 140 grain FTX loads were clocked at over 1820 feet per second. Furthermore, the flush-fit, five-shot rotary magazine does not protrude at the rifle's balance point and, unlike tube-fed rifles, the Ruger 77/357 can be readily loaded and unloaded," he concluded.

For more information on the Ruger 77/357, or to learn more about the extensive, award winning line of Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com.

Here are the specifications for the new rifle.

Stock: Black synthetic
Finish: Brushed Stainless
Front Sight: Gold bead
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Barrel Length: 18.50 iunches
Overall Length: 38.50 inches
Material: Stainless steel
Length of Pull: 13.50 inches
Capacity: 5
Weight: 5.50 pounds
Twist: 1:16 inches RH
Grooves: 8
MSRP: $793

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