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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:16 AM   #1
 
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I am a big fan of the 357 mag, and just saw a bolt action rifle in 357. I am wondering I I should get it, but I had some questions about if they can shoot buffalo bore hard cast out of them? I'm new so go easy on me!



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I'm sure you can shoot that load out of the 77. Those have recently been discontinued by Ruger. I've always been interested, but could not pay the prices they were fetching.
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158 grain loads will chamber fin the 180 grain buffalo bore is almost to long my 77357 will not chamber them my son in laws will just.
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Thanks for the input guys! I guess I will have to just get one and see what I think!?
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I'm sure you can shoot that load out of the 77. Those have recently been discontinued by Ruger. I've always been interested, but could not pay the prices they were fetching.
Hmmm, Ruger still shows them on their website for sale. Man the prices have really gone up on them and the 77/44. I bought a 77/44 after they first came out and love the little gun, but it ain't worth no 1000 bucks. As for lead, the manual with mine said to avoid shooting low to moderate lead loads.....don't know why.
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Hmmm, Ruger still shows them on their website for sale. Man the prices have really gone up on them and the 77/44. I bought a 77/44 after they first came out and love the little gun, but it ain't worth no 1000 bucks. As for lead, the manual with mine said to avoid shooting low to moderate lead loads.....don't know why.
I see a few available out there and prices are around $850 now. Yikes! Guess I should have bought one when my LGS tried to sell me one over a year ago but they were still about $650. That was too steep for what that gun is in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I loved the feel, but not the price tag. I ended up with Rossi 357 lever gun and am totally happy. 10+1 in the Rossi and just as light and compact. I think I paid just over $500 for the Rossi. That's about where I would have liked to see the 77.
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I see a few available out there and prices are around $850 now. Yikes! Guess I should have bought one when my LGS tried to sell me one over a year ago but they were still about $650. That was too steep for what that gun is in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I loved the feel, but not the price tag. I ended up with Rossi 357 lever gun and am totally happy. 10+1 in the Rossi and just as light and compact. I think I paid just over $500 for the Rossi. That's about where I would have liked to see the 77.
Iffin I remember correctly, when I bought my 77/44, I walked out of the LGS with a Nikon 2X7 Pro-Staff mounted on it for right around $600. It has turned out to be a fabulous little gun and I have no regrets getting it. But the price I see on 'em now is very prohibitive. BTW....I too have a little Rossi stainless .357 Lever and it too is a great little gun and a tackdriver out to 100 yards or so.
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Yeah, I always wanted one, but thought they were overpriced at $650-$700. Ruger has just kept increasing the price. Probably discontinuing them because of slow sales. Think the price might have something to do with that?
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I still have not seen a 77/357 or 77/44 at any of the local gun stores or at Bass Pro. I was told, on more than one occasion, the store(s)/distributor could not get them.
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My LGS has one. Price tag $759. Ouch. I held it for about 10 minutes and seriously thought about offering $700. I'd keep it boxed and see where prices were in a few years. I chickened out though. Can't see paying that price.
That gun did feel nice though!
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I have one, best rifle I ever purchased.
It will chamber about anything as long as you work that bolt with authority.
HSM Bear Loads, 180 grain hard lead gas checked works well but you have to do your part with the bolt.
It has a smooth bolt, but flat point lead rounds need to be racked into the chamber, not limp wristed with the bolt. FMJ rounds flow like butter with a mamby pamby bolt rack.

Did I forget to mention I love this rifle.

Buy yourself one.
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Oh just my 2 cents worth, wish Ruger would make an American Rifle in 357

Hint hint nudge nudge
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Another good option would be a Rossi Model 92 lever action .357 they are a solid gun can be had for roughly $525.00 plus they have several models.
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Oh just my 2 cents worth, wish Ruger would make an American Rifle in 357

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Maybe we will get lucky and they will move the .44 mag and .357 mag over to the Ruger American line.
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