Introducing the Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® Alaskan in .416 Ruger
January 14, 2009
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the new Ruger® M77® Hawkeye "Alaskan" rifle chambered in .416 Ruger, the new standard for dangerous game. Based on the popular .375 Ruger case, this "necked up" cartridge with a 400 grain bullet delivers over 2,200 FPS and 4,800 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle.
Delivering the same performance as the fabled .416 Rigby but in a shorter 20" barrel, the 8-pound M77 Hawkeye Alaskan in .416 Ruger is extremely compact and easy-to-carry. It has an overall length of 41 inches, a stainless Hawkeye matte finish barrel, and a windage-adjustable shallow "V" notch rear sight and large white bead front sight.
The M77 Hawkeye Alaskan rifle features the light and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger, 3-position safety, hammer forged steel barrel, and Ruger patented scope rings (provided at no charge) that install on the integral mounts that never shoot loose. The steel floorplate, bearing the distinctive Ruger logo, provides easy unloading and eliminates accidental "dumping" of ammunition.
The M77 Hawkeye rifles also have Mauser-type controlled feeding, a powerful claw extractor, and feature a Hogue® OverMolded™ synthetic stock. OverMolding, a patented process, provides the ultimate in a comfortable, non-slip, cobblestone texture that is durable and extremely quiet. The state-of-the-art elastomer material used on Hogue stocks will not harden with age and is virtually impervious to all oils and solvents found around firearms, providing years of dependable service. The stock also come equipped with standard sling swivel studs and a highly effective recoil pad.
The beltless .416 Ruger cartridge, co-developed with Hornady Manufacturing, was designed from the ground up to function flawlessly in standard length Ruger M77 Hawkeye actions. .416 Ruger ammunition will be available in two offerings: a 400 grain DGX™ (Dangerous Game eXpanding), and a 400 grain DGS™ (Dangerous Game Solid). Both feature a copper clad steel jacket with a high antimony lead alloy core.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
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