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Looks like an accountant-designed plastic cheapie along the lines of Remingtons 770-series. I'll stick with the M77's, thank you very much.

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Looks like an accountant-designed plastic cheapie along the lines of Remingtons 770-series. I'll stick with the M77's, thank you very much.
they are a plain jane no frills rifle they needed a lower line rifle to compete with remington, savage & others that are made for them overseas. This rifle is made by ruger here in the USA in Newport NH
suggested retail is $449.00 & comes in 4 calibers .243, 30.06, .270 & .308
I to love my M77 but do not be fooled this is a quality rifle & I have heard that while testing, these were shooting as good or better then the M77's I will be purchasing one for my daughter in the .308

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they are a plain jane no frills rifle they needed a lower line rifle to compete with remington, savage & others that are made for them overseas. This rifle is made by ruger here in the USA in Newport NH
suggested retail is $449.00 & comes in 4 calibers .243, 30.06, .270 & .308
I to love my M77 but do not be fooled this is a quality rifle & I have heard that while testing, these were shooting as good or better then the M77's I will be purchasing one for my daughter in the .308

I agree. We needed a good, inexpensive American made rifle.
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Looks like an accountant-designed plastic cheapie along the lines of Remingtons 770-series. I'll stick with the M77's, thank you very much.

Scorpion8, Ruger makes M77's with what you refer to as, "accountant-designed plastic cheapie" stocks, is the composite stock an indication that they are bad weapons?
The Ruger M77 all weather rifle is dressed with a Synthetic stock but holds its own very well on accuracy.
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Not a lot of curb appeal to me. However, I agree they do make quality products. There is nothing I see on this one to make me want to run out a get one.
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I like it, but I haven't handled one yet. I also said I liked that Savage Edge/Axis rifle before I handled it, and that rifle is built like crap.

Here's a video on it.

[YOUTUBE]The NEW Ruger American Rifle - Gunblast.com - YouTube[/YOUTUBE]

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The new style ruger bolt action

I always thought Ruger was very efficent making most of the M77 using investment castings. This rifle is allowing them to access a lower price point. It looks like a copy of the Savage accu trigger. The thumb safety and oversized bolt body looks similar to Brownings offering. I hope that they don't stop making the M77 Hawkeye...

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I hope that they don't stop making the M77 Hawkeye...

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I don't see why they would ever do that. They're just making this new rifle at a lower price point to bring in buyers with a lower budget.
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Scorpion8, Ruger makes M77's with what you refer to as, "accountant-designed plastic cheapie" stocks, is the composite stock an indication that they are bad weapons? ...
I think the Ruger American Rifle pictured looks like a Hot new Option from Ruger, I got a feeling a lot of hunters/shooters are going to be wanting one of these New American Rifles from Ruger.
I have nothing against synthetic stocks at all. But Ruger already makes a great rifle in the M77 and if it was such a hot option, Remington would be selling the 770's like hotcakes. But the 770 doesn't compare to a real 700 anymore than this will compare (IMHO) to a real Ruger M77. To each his own. I will look at them, but highly doubt I'd buy one.

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