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Ruger M77 Hawkeye HM77RS Model No. 37152 338 Win. Mag., $1099

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B
The Ruger's clean lines include a barrel-band sling swivel, barrel- band front sight, and good wood with good checkering. It does not include a decent recoil pad nor the extra 2 inches of barrel length the Winchester had. Kudos to Ruger for decent iron sights.

Ruger M77 Hawkeye HM77RS Model No. 37152 338 Win. Mag., $1099

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This rifle did not have the accuracy we have come to expect from Rugers. The 12X Leupold was not ideal, but we had to use it after a faulty old classic scope got blown to bits from recoil. The bent bolt has been a Ruger mainstay a long time. The bolt worked slickly, but gave a few feeding problems at first that we could not repeat.
This well-executed logo was on the all-steel bottom metal of the Ruger.
We preferred the barrel as a place to mount a sling. This kept the forward sling lug off our fingers.
A strong central line sets off the fine V rear sight. This was paired to a large white front bead. The V could have been a bit shallower, but was fine as is.
A few shots from the Ruger caused this front ring of steel to come loose from the classic Weaver (El Paso) all-steel K4 scope. New steel Weavers are over $500.

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