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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) introduced three new products during the 2007 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Show in Reno, Nevada. The new products are a 4" barreled Ruger® Redhawk® chambered in .45 Colt, a series of left-handed M77® Hawkeye® Rifles, and an SP101® revolver chambered in the new .327 Federal Magnum cartridge.
.45 Colt Redhawk
The Ruger® Redhawk® is now available in the versatile and historic .45 Colt caliber! From the black powder loads of the early days of the American West to the lightest loaded Cowboy Action Shooting loads and powerful hunting cartridges of today, the .45 Colt has been a favorite of American shooters for 125 years.
In response to shooter demand, the large-frame Ruger Redhawk, with its triple-locking cylinder, fully adjustable white outline rear sight and red ramp front sight, is now available in the recently introduced 4" barreled Redhawk. This double-action low maintenance satin finish stainless steel revolver wears a one-piece rubber Hogue® Grip that provides sure handling and reduction of perceived recoil; and its shorter barrel makes it a pleasure to carry afield.
Left-Handed Ruger M77® Hawkeye® rifles
Ruger M77® Hawkeye® rifles, with their sleek new styling, shooter-requested features, and crisp LC6TM Trigger, are now available in select calibers in a standard length left-handed action. The ejection port, extractor, bolt handle, and 3-position manual safety are all located on the left side of these true left-handed rifles. No compromises have been made to their legendary Ruger reliability and ease of operation.
Other Ruger Hawkeye features included on the left-handed rifles include a softer red rubber recoil pad that provides more effective recoil reduction, Mauser-type controlled feeding, a powerful claw extractor, and free Ruger patented scope rings. The design of the patented steel floorplate, now bearing the distinctive Ruger logo, provides easy unloading and eliminates accidental "dumping" of ammunition.
The new left-handed Ruger Hawkeye rifles are available in .270 Win., .25-06 Rem., .30-06 Sprg., 7mm Rem. Mag., and .300 Win. Mag.. A Hawkeye African in the potent .375 Ruger is also available. All models feature slimmer American walnut stocks with extensive cut-checkering and hammer forged barrels with a handsome Hawkeye Matte blued finish.
.327 Federal Magnum SP101 Revolver
Ruger® has partnered with Federal Premium to introduce a new revolver cartridge designed to deliver .357 Magnum ballistics out of a .32-caliber platform – and with 20 percent less recoil. Ruger will offer the .327 Federal Magnum in the SP101 double-action revolver with a 3-1/16-inch barrel length and six-shot cylinder. The satin finish stainless steel gun features an adjustable rear sight and one-piece rubber grip with durable synthetic inserts.
Through the use of advanced powders and new high quality bullets, Federal Premium Ammunition has taken the often underpowered .32-caliber platform and beefed it up to achieve .357 Magnum velocity. Due to the smaller diameter cartridge, shooters get an additional round in their revolver – six shots as opposed to the traditional five-shot cylinder offered in 38-Special and .357 Magnum small frame revolvers.
The Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal will also shoot .32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long cartridges – giving shooters four caliber options and a great, versatile product for hunting, target shooting and personal defense applications.
.327 Federal Magnum ammunition will be available in three loads: Federal
Premium 85-gr Hydra-ShokTM JHP (1335 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16" barrel), American Eagle® 100-gr SP (1435 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16" barrel) and Speer 115-gr Gold Dot® HP (1335 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16" barrel).
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