Originally Posted by bwinters
I have not seen a new one in a year and a half. I think the problem was the 77 22 was 700-800 and I saw several people at a high end gun store decide against the ruger and went a few hundred more for a kimber or such for nicer wood etc.
Yes. They are beautiful, but were too expensive, and they had a less than stellar reputation for accuracy. They were still making the 77/22 when I was shopping for a bolt action .22. For about $450, a CZ452 American seemed to make a lot more sense. And yes, itís a tackdriver. Not quite as pretty, but also not $700.