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Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather .223 Rem.

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A
With our 12X Leupold mounted in Ruger's rings, the Hawkeye cut a clean figure. We like the new Ruger M77 lines, the slick bolt, the great feeding, decent accuracy, and clean trigger, but we'd like an adjustment on the trigger.

Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather .223 Rem.

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The rings held this relatively large scope clear of the barrel. Some scopes would be too high, unless you got lower rings from Ruger. The checkering was great, but not as sticky as Savage's.
The barrel was bedded full length. This adds to the rifle's integrity under severe use. Stainless rifles with weatherproof stocks are most likely in for severe use.
The finger points to a Model-70-Winchester-like lump that greatly aids the smooth travel of the Ruger's bolt. We liked this, and also the full-length claw-type extractor.
Beneath the hinged floor plate was this tasteful logo, laser etched in delicate relief.

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