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Ruger Model 77RS Mark II .338 Win. Mag.

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Clean, classic lines set off in walnut and blued steel. Isn’t that the recipe for a decent hunting rifle? Add a powerful and versatile caliber like the .338 Win Mag, put auxiliary iron sights on the package, add a reasonable hunting scope (our 12X Leupold test scope isn’t quite right here) and you’re in business for any and all hunting. We’d add a trigger job and recoil pad.

Ruger Model 77RS Mark II .338 Win. Mag.

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We believe the rifle would look better with a larger patch of checkering at the grip, though this works. We also liked Ruger’s old tang safety. Ruger provides scope rings. Why doesn’t Winchester or Remington on their more costly rifles?
Ruger’s barrel-band front sight had a replaceable insert for the blade. The sight picture was a “gold” dot in a U-notch. Good enough, and far better than nothing at all when your scope breaks on a costly hunt.
We felt the tip of the bolt release lever was too sharp. We liked the concealed floorplate release in the front of the trigger guard. The walnut was pretty nice here.

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