Gun Report

Ruger 77/17-RM Rotary Magazine 17 HMR

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Based on the Ruger’s best-of-test accuracy, the appreciation for the sturdy Ruger action, the added capacity and functionality of the rotary magazine—and despite our less than total satisfaction with the Ruger’s trigger pull as supplied—this Ruger earned an ‘A’ from our testers.

Ruger 77/17-RM Rotary Magazine 17 HMR

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Home Defense
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Barrel Finish
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The Ruger impressed us as the 17 HMR built most like a high-powered rifle. The all-steel receiver, three-position safety, generous bolt handle, and integral rings all combined to make a strong, aesthetically pleasing bolt-action rifle. The sole issue with the A-rated Ruger was its trigger, which we found to be on the heavy side, though it did not affect the accuracy the rifle produced.
This representative 50-yard group from the Ruger with Hornady 17-grain ammunition under breezy field conditions solidified the Ruger’s distinction of being the most accurate rifle of the group with its preferred ammunition. The Ruger shot better with its preferred ammo than the others did with their preferred ammunition.

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