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Introducing Additional Calibers in Left-Handed Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® Rifles
January 14, 2009
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces that left-handed shooters now have the option of a Ruger M77 Hawkeye rifle chambered in .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, .22-250 Remington, 7mm-08, and .308 Winchester.

The left-handed M77 Hawkeye rifles, with ejection port, extractor, bolt handle, and 3-position manual safety all located on the left side, have made no compromises to the legendary Ruger reliability and ease of operation. The slim American walnut stock offers wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and rounded contours on the bottom of the stock and top of the pistol grips. The left-handed short action receivers and hammer forged barrels will be available in Hawkeye Matte Blued alloy and Hawkeye Matte Stainless models. Ruger patented scope rings (provided at no charge) install on the integral mounts that never shoot loose.

Additional features of the left-handed M77 Hawkeye Rifles are the smooth and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger, Mauser-type controlled feeding, powerful claw extractor, 3-position safety, and a red rubber recoil pad that provides more effective recoil reduction. The design of the patented steel floorplate, bearing the distinctive Ruger logo, provides easy unloading and eliminates accidental "dumping" of ammunition.