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Ruger 77/17 Rotary Magazine Rifle K77/17VMBBZ No. 7027 17 HMR, $969

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Our 77/17 shot every load tested to 1 minute of angle or better, and its full-length barrel maximized the velocity and power available from 17 HMR ammunition.

Ruger 77/17 Rotary Magazine Rifle K77/17VMBBZ No. 7027 17 HMR, $969

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Hidden on the left side of the action, the bolt release looked inaccessible. But the release proved easy to use. Ruger's integral mounts were machined into the receiver. Does Ruger have a patent on this so that other companies can't do it? A big advantage for Ruger.
Our staff remains divided on how Ruger's rotary magazines eject from the receiver. The catch is located at the rear of the well and requires that the panel be pushed upward. This should be a natural plucking motion, but it's still clumsy, in our view. Nevertheless, the result is a flush fit.

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