Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce the introduction of two new Ruger® M77 Hawkeye rifles chambered in the new .375 Ruger. The cartridge, co-developed with Hornady Manufacturing, perfectly fits the Ruger standard length action, the same one used for .270 Winchester and .30-'06 Springfield. The new cartridge delivers performance from a 20" barrel that equals the venerable .375 H&H from a longer magnum-length action with a 24" barrel.
The M77 Hawkeye "Alaskan" chambered in .375 Ruger features a matte black finish, a handy 20" barrel, and a Hogue® OverMolded™ synthetic stock. It will be available in early 2007. The M77 Hawkeye "African," also in .375 Ruger and available in early 2007, features a 23" blued barrel and checkered walnut stock. A left-handed "African" model will be available in mid-2007.
"We are extremely excited about this new co-development between Ruger and Hornady," said Sturm, Ruger President, Stephen L. Sanetti. "The .375 Ruger cartridge has already been tested in Africa by both Ruger and Hornady staff with excellent results. The shorter-barreled 'Alaskan' rifle is the perfect gun where quick handling and hard-hitting cartridges are needed, while the 'African' rifle will provide the same performance in a classic hunter's rifle."
Both rifles feature windage adjustable shallow "V" notch rear sights and large white bead front sights for instant sight alignment. They also are delivered with Ruger's patented scope rings, allowing the shooter to choose which optics to install on the integral mounts. Both rifles also have new, more effective recoil pads and new light and crisp Ruger LC6™ triggers.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines, from the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14®, to the new and exciting LCP® II, Mark IV™, Ruger American Pistol®, Ruger Precision Rifle®, SR-556 Takedown®, AR-556® and Ruger American Rifle®. Our awarding-winning products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, SR9c®, LCR® and LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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