New to me M-77 in 7x57

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  1. MS Hitman

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    This one followed me home yesterday. Circa 1977 by the serial number. The VariX-3 scope is a good match to the rifle.

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    Looks to be in good condition, congrats!
     
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  3. 375 Ruger Fan

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    Very nice. I really like the old Rugers with the tang safety.
     
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  4. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Nice rifle in my favorite calibre. Congrats.
     
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  5. CTDolan

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    I had one very similar in 30-06. It was my first rifle bigger than a 30-30. I shot the heck out of it. Easily one of my favorite rifles of all time.
     
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    Nice find
     
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    Greta little rifes. I had one in the same 7x57 for a couple of years
     
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    A modern classic rifle, in a long established classic caliber. So it was love at first sight, was it? Not surpried.
     
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    Congrats on the new acquisition, she is a beauty!
     
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    She's a great match for my .243 and .458 from the same time period.
     

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    Nice! I have the same. They shoot really well and are great bush guns.
     

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    Had the same rifle with sights recently, but sold it when I got the No.1 .275 Rigby. The tang safety Rugers are a favorite of mine, just picked up another, (3rd one) 77 in .338 Win mag, with sights of course, the RS model. So far its an excellent shooter with no mods at all.
     
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    One with sights on it just sold on Gunbroker this week, I was very tempted since the Hawkeye African model went through the roof! Great looking rifle @MS Hitman, let us know how she shoots.

    Like @CTDolan my first big game rifle (after my 30-30, present from dad ) was a M77 in 30-06 that I used for over thirty years. I still own it along with a RSL in 257 Roberts and my new 6.5X55 Hawkeye African, what's not to love about a Ruger M77.
     
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    Loving your No 1s as well ...(y)
     

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    Great looking gun! Looks just like my dad's 257 AI I've been toying with lately. Those tang safety M77's really are something special, they just feel right in the hands.
     

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    Congrats!
     

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