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Ruger Announces Temporary Discontinuance
« on: September 16, 2016, 05:02:09 PM »
I just received an e-mail from Ruger that announced the temporary discontinuance of the M77 series of rifles. No reason was given for the discontinuance.

The temporarily discontinued rifles include:

  • M77/17
  • M77/22
  • M77/357
  • M77/44 magnum
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Re: Ruger Announces Temporary Discontinuance
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 10:32:43 PM »
M77/357 (Magnum?)?
M77/44 Magnum?
I didn't know that the M77 was available in pistol calibers.

Isn't the M77 the same action as the Scout Rifle?
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Re: Ruger Announces Temporary Discontinuance
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 06:17:12 AM »
M77/357 (Magnum?)?
M77/44 Magnum?
I didn't know that the M77 was available in pistol calibers.

Isn't the M77 the same action as the Scout Rifle?
Essentially the same, yes.  I reviewed my M77/357 @ http://guntoters.com/blog/2015/01/04/ruger-model-7405-m77357-rotary-magazine-bolt-action-rifle/

The M77/357 and M77/44 were the only pistol caliber carbines in Ruger's lineup (unless one considers the .22 as a pistol caliber).

Perhaps, like some other firearm manufacturers, Ruger will discontinue these firearms to increase sales and to determine if they will bring them back at another time?
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Re: Ruger Announces Temporary Discontinuance
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 08:58:46 AM »

Perhaps, like some other firearm manufacturers, Ruger will discontinue these firearms to increase sales and to determine if they will bring them back at another time?

I'm thinking that Ruger shut the line down on those models to free up the factory to produce more "in demand" rifles.

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Re: Ruger Announces Temporary Discontinuance
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 09:33:41 AM »

Perhaps, like some other firearm manufacturers, Ruger will discontinue these firearms to increase sales and to determine if they will bring them back at another time?

I'm thinking that Ruger shut the line down on those models to free up the factory to produce more "in demand" rifles.
That is a possibility. The possibility of making these M77 rifles a "demand"is also there due the their discontinuance. I have the M77/357 and wanted the M77/44, but the M77/44 seems to have accuracy issues.  I have experienced no problem in that area with the M77/357.

Ruger has also announced a new product, but has yet to reveal what that product is. It is wait and see time.
The fact that the GOVERNMENT would even consider removing the natural right to bear arms is the very reason why the 2nd Amendment was written.