Anybody seen or handled the Ruger 77/357?

Anybody seen or handled the Ruger 77/357?

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    Anybody seen or handled the Ruger 77/357?

    My local dealer has a Ruger 77/357. The rifle is a short barreled bolt action carbine in .357, 18.5 inch barrel, around 5 pounds in weight, stainless finish, detachable rotary magazine, and black synthetic stock. Very easy handling, lightweight.

    I gotta admit I am tempted, but the price is around $640.00. Is that too much for a carbine of this nature? Anybody handled or shot one? Tell me your thoughts?


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    Sounds interesting at the very least-
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    An interesting concept, but thats a lot of money for what could get you a decent major caliber bolt gun.
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    I have had several 77's and they were good guns @ $300.00 but "I" would never pay that much for one.
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    For a .357 carbine, I would be much more inclined to go with a lever (Rossi or other), for equal or less money.
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    The 77/357 is the kind of rifle I really like. Short barrel, light weight, all weather. This would be an excellent deep woods brush gun. The nearest thing I can think of is a Marlin 336 in 30-30, which runs around $500.

    If the Ruger were around $500 I would have already snapped it up. Just not sure if is worth the money, but I think it would work well in the 75 yard and under range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    The 77/357 is the kind of rifle I really like. Short barrel, light weight, all weather. This would be an excellent deep woods brush gun. The nearest thing I can think of is a Marlin 336 in 30-30, which runs around $500.

    If the Ruger were around $500 I would have already snapped it up. Just not sure if is worth the money, but I think it would work well in the 75 yard and under range.
    I paid less than $500 for my NIB Marlin 336 - including scope, mount, and sling. I'd rather have a .30-30 than a .357, unless I was going for ammo compatibility with a revolver. JMHO. The tube mag can be topped off, too - so it is easier to keep the lever gun in action.
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    It does sound interesting, and comes in .44 mag also, (.17 & .22 as well).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    For a .357 carbine, I would be much more inclined to go with a lever (Rossi or other), for equal or less money.
    I had a Marlin lever .357 but sold it. The stock was short and I found it difficult to keep on my shoulder when working the lever. Good gun though, just not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I paid less than $500 for my NIB Marlin 336 - including scope, mount, and sling. I'd rather have a .30-30 than a .357, unless I was going for ammo compatibility with a revolver. JMHO. The tube mag can be topped off, too - so it is easier to keep the lever gun in action.
    The 336 has me thinking 10thmtn. I like the .357 for a close range deer gun. That round has done well for me, and the deer drop, they don't run. I have shot a .30-30 and it was ok. I really like the Ruger concept though, and it could do double duty as a defensive rifle for my needs.

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    I got a 77/357 this year for hunting in thick brush.. worked great , even in bad weather..
    here are some photos , some gore in some..

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    Is the magazine long enough to accept the .357 Maximum?
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    no, if you have it chambered in Max you would need to single load the rounds.. in fact it has some issues with long COL in the MG..I have a 140 grain load that worked great.. I am thinking of working up a 180 , but not sure I need to..
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    Very nice. I still want one - will probably get it early next year.

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