Gun Report

Ruger M77 Frontier Rifle .243 Win.

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This short, handy rifle would be at home in a scabbard, in the rack of a ranch truck, or on the back of a high-country hunter. We found very few nits to pick on it.

Ruger M77 Frontier Rifle .243 Win.

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The grey laminate stock was good looking, and probably more stable than the Browning's wood stock. The pistol grip was noticeably shallower than the others, which gave the trigger hand the odd sensation of falling off the grip.
Here's the heart of the frontier design. The quarter rib allows a forward scope mount, which improves access to the top of the action and keeps the ocular bell of the scope off the shooter's eyebrow. However, recoil was so light in the .243 that we wouldn't be worried about getting cut.
One of the things Ruger continues to do well is supply plenty of tight- fitting mounting hardware. In this case, the supplied rings, which fit directly on the receiver or quarter rib, and a weaver rail give the shooter plenty of flexibility in terms of what optics he might want to use.

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