June 24, 2011

Ruger Introduces the 77/357

(GunReports.com) -- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has announced the Ruger 77/357, a lightweight, bolt-action rifle chambered in the .357 Magnum and fed via a rotary magazine.

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 5.5-pound quick-handling rifle.

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.

"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 18.5 inch 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."

For more information on the Ruger 77/357, visit www.Ruger.com or www.Facebook.com/Ruger.

Comments (7)

njcountyofficer: No s***!!! Almost had a cardiac episode when I saw the price! Got to admit it's been a while since I got my last Ruger but still......! Wanted a light little carbine for plinkin' but think I'll go back to trying to find a "Destroyer", probably get one a lot cheaper than a Ruger.

Posted by: Tower gunner | July 10, 2011 11:45 PM    Report this comment

Tower gunner, Ruger years ago used to sell guns for a very reasonable price, not anymore.

Posted by: njcountyofficer | July 3, 2011 6:12 PM    Report this comment

Just checked the Ruger website for the specs.... Are you freakin' kidding me? Almost $800????????? Maybe $357.00, but not 800 smackers. Come on, Ruger, get real. Was really interested but your pricing just lost you a customer. Even if it IS the MSRP and the 'street price' might be lower, that's way too much. Fire a few beancounters and try again.

Posted by: Tower gunner | July 3, 2011 8:25 AM    Report this comment

Shades of the Spanish "Destroyer" carbines!!!!! Even better, it's in a caliber that's available almost everywhere! Think I 'need' to get one, pronto!!!!

Posted by: Tower gunner | July 3, 2011 8:17 AM    Report this comment

I'll keep my Marlin 1894C lever action 38/357.

Posted by: njcountyofficer | June 30, 2011 7:30 PM    Report this comment

I bet this gun would be fun to shoot.

Now get rid of the bolt and add a lever and Ruger would have something special....A Savage '99.

Posted by: Mister E | June 30, 2011 12:05 PM    Report this comment

My request to Ruger a few months back was for a Model 96 lever action in .357 mag. A .357 Bain & Davis would be really nice.

Posted by: Randolph | June 26, 2011 5:29 PM    Report this comment

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