Thursday, July 28, 2011
Jeff Quinn Reviews The Ruger 77/357 Rifle!
I've been waiting for it, and here it is! Jeff Quinn at Gunblast.com has done a thorough review of Ruger's newest bolt action rifle, and he provides good information for us on his website. Watch Gunblast's video, then click over to read his review; especially look at his chronograph results. The .38 Special loads are gaining enough velocity in the rifle barrel that they are up around magnum velocities out of a pistol. He also found that this rifle puts the .357 cartridge into the realm of the 30-30 Winchester. Handloaders can propel 158 and 180 grain bullets around 2000 feet per second if they use the right powder combination, and that makes this a good 150 yard rifle for deer sized game. Light bullets and light loads of quick burning powder will make good rounds for plinking, and for making head shots on squirrels and rabbits.
Jeff recommends this rifle for game up to 400 pounds in the comment section of his video on YouTube, and that sounds like good advice. That would make the Ruger 77/357 a good gun to carry for game smaller than moose, elk and grizzly bears.