New Ruger 77/357
Ruger is going to be selling their traditional 77 bolt action rifle chambered in the non-traditional bolt action .357 magnum round. According to Bruce Rozum, Ruger’s Chief Rifle Engineer, the Ruger 77/357 is effective for medium sized game in heavy cover–which would make since given the characteristics of the .357 magnum with the added velocity of having a 18.5″ cold hammer forged barrel propelling it. The new Ruger 77/357 achieved 1820 FPS with 140 gr Hornady FTX loads. At 1820 feet per second, lets hope your game is at least within 150 yards or you’re going to need to aim quite high.
Ruger’s new .357 magnum bolt action rifle has a brushed stainless finish, an overall length of 38.50″ and weighs 5.5 lbs. It features open sights and a 5 round rotary magazine. It should be in your gun shops soon and has an MSRP of $793.00.