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Ruger Hawkeye Tactical HM77VLEH 308 Win, $1172

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Fit with a comfortable stock and a smooth, uncomplicated trigger, this highly accurate compact rifle is a great choice for stowing in the trunk of a patrol car.

Ruger Hawkeye Tactical HM77VLEH 308 Win, $1172

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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To make it easier to follow through on our plan of swapping the same scope and rings from rifle to rifle we decided to forego using the Ruger rings and integral base. Instead we mounted a Burris Weaver Adapter No. 118-410-990AC, $40, (from The adapter was a solid match for the integral base, so aligning the two-piece mount was not an issue. The bell of the 50mm scope easily cleared the barrel, and we had no problem finding a cheek weld on the comb.
The internal magazine only held 4 rounds, but was covered with a handsome floor plate. We think offering a detachable box magazine would make the Hawkeye Tactical a must-own rifle.
Capping the Hogue Overmolded stock with a thick soft-rubber buttpad enhanced shooter comfort. The stock featured a cobblestone texture on the pistol grip and fore end.

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