Ruger Announces M77® Hawkeye® Rifles
November 07, 2006
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is proud to announce the introduction of the new Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® bolt-action rifles that are designed to be instant classics. America's best production rifles just got a lot better!
The M77 Hawkeye rifles are refinements of the popular Ruger M77 Mark II rifles, but have improved, new features, including the smooth and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger for improved out-of-the-box trigger pull and a new red rubber recoil pad that provides more effective recoil reduction. Key features of the Ruger M77 Mark II have been retained in the new M77 Hawkeye rifles, including Mauser-type controlled feeding and a powerful claw extractor, 3-position safety, hammer forged steel barrels and free Ruger patented scope rings.
The design of the patented steel floorplate, now bearing the distinctive Ruger logo, provides easy unloading and eliminates accidental "dumping" of ammunition.
Two models of the new Ruger M77 Hawkeye rifles are available. The matte blued version features a newly designed, slimmer walnut stock with wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and more rounded contours on the bottom of the stock and top of the pistol grips. The matte stainless version features a synthetic stock with a new recoil pad.
"The M77 Hawkeye rifles are the result of Ruger listening to its customers," said Sturm, Ruger President, Stephen L. Sanetti. "Although some well-known, reliable features of the Ruger M77 Mark II have been retained in the M77 Hawkeye rifle, it also incorporates new and improved features which are sure to please even the most discriminating Ruger customer."
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