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Ruger 77/17 .17 HMR

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The Ruger offers features that the two less expensive gun don't have. Its cosmetics are very nice, with a walnut stock, three-position wing safety, and built-in scope mounts. We like this gun and think it is an excellent buy, and that's just not because we like the nine-shotrotary magazine.

Ruger 77/17 .17 HMR

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A maddening feature on the Ruger M77/17 is that it kisses the bell of the ocular lens on most rifle scopes that you mount on the rifle, marring both the bolt and scope.
Testing four .17 HMRs required a lot of range time. We probably logged more total shots through the Ruger if paper punching and field work times were combined.

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