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Ruger Announces the New M77® Hawkeye® Rifle Chambered for the New .375 Ruger

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Ruger® M77 Hawkeye "Alaskan" rifle chambered in .375 Ruger cartridge, featuring a matte stainless finish.

"The interest in the M77 Hawkeye rifles chambered in .375 Ruger has been phenomonal," said Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. "The responses at the SHOT and Safari Club Shows indicated outstanding acceptance of the Hawkeye rifles and the .375 Ruger cartridge. The shorter-barreled 'Alaskan' rifle is the perfect gun where quick handling and hard-hitting cartridges are needed, and the interest in the Hawkeye matte stainless All-Weather rifle demonstrated a need for this latest version of the Alaskan."

This new M77 Hawkeye "Alaskan," chambered in .375 Ruger, joins the two models introduced in January. The original "Alaskan" features an ion-bonded Diamondblack™ finish, a handy 20" barrel, and a Hogue® OverMolded™ synthetic stock. The latest version is virtually identical, except for its matte stainless steel finish. A left-handed model will be available in mid-2007.

Like both earlier versions of the M77 Hawkeye rifles chambered in .375 Ruger, this latest version features a windage-adjustable shallow "V" notch rear sight, and large white bead front sight for instant sight alignment. All are delivered with Ruger's patented scope rings that install on the integral mounts that never shoot loose. The rifles also have new, more effective recoil pads and the great new light and crisp Ruger LC6™ triggers.

The .375 Ruger cartridge, co-developed with Hornady Manufacturing, perfectly fits the Ruger standard length action, the same one used for .270 Winchester and .30-'06 Springfield cartridges. The new beltless cartridge delivers performance from a 20" barrel that equals the venerable .375 H&H from a longer magnum-length action with a 24" barrel.

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