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Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather .338 Win. Mag.

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Other than its good looks, the Ruger performed about as expected. It worked perfectly, cost more than the Savage and less than the A-Bolt. Biggest news is that Ruger now has good recoil pads. This was a fun rifle to shoot.

Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather .338 Win. Mag.

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The new Hawkeye has delightful lines, reminiscent of some English sporting rifles. The Hawkeye came with really strong scope mounts at no extra cost. The could be a bit lower, we thought. We liked the dull gray color and the new checkering. We could not fault the Ruger at all, with one possible exception. The new trigger, which was very crisp and clean, was a touch too heavy. But what classic lines!
The arrow points to a larger radius than we've noticed before on Ruger rifles, between the side rail and the front ring. This will make a stout rifle even stronger. There were no sharp edges in the port.
Ruger has retained the fine full-length extractor, which also pops easily over a round fed in front of it. Feeding, firing and ejection were all perfect.

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