Bore Obstructions Warning

Before loading or shooting the rifle, be certain he bore is unobstructed. Firing the rifle with any obstruction in the bore may result in severe damage to the rifle and serious injury to the shooter and other persons nearby. If you suspect the rifle may have excess oil, grease or cosmoline in the barrel, or if it may have been exposed to humid conditions which could cause condensation, or to rain or snow which might have entered the bore, inspect the bore visually to be sure that it is clear. A...

General Information And Mechanical Characteristics

The Rugcr M-77 is a bolt action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle. The M-77 is available in two action lengths, the Short Stroke magazine box length of 2.92 and the long magazine box length of 3.34 . The Integral Base ruccivcr is machined on top to form integral scope mount bases which accommodate the Rugcr steel one inch, tip off ring mounts. A set of two rings is packed with each Integral liase receiver ruic at me raciory. Other notable features of the M-77 rifle arc Hand-checkered walnut stock,...

Warning To Parts Purchasers

It is the purchaser's responsibility to be absolutely certain that any parts ordered from the factory arc corrcctly fitted and installed. Firearms are complicated mechanisms and IMPROPER FITTING OF PARTS MAY RESULT IN A DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION. DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM, AND INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND OTHER PERSONS. The purchaser and installer of parts must accept full responsibility for the correct adjustment and functioning of the rifle after such installation. NOTE The Mannlicher style stock...

Attaching Ruger Scope Rings

Each Rugcr telescope ring is a mated assembly of a top and a base. Do not mix the parts of the two ring assemblies as they arc not interchangeable. On the underside of each mounting ring assembly there is an integral lug. located off ccntcr with respect to the front and back sides of the mount. The lug is nearer to the front surface. By rcfcrcnce to the lug, the mounting ring can be correctly assembled with the front of the ring toward the muzzle of the rifle. Disassemble one ring and...

Firing Warning

When firing the rifle, be sure that other shooters and bystanders are a safe distance to the rear. Empty cartridge cases arc cjcctcd from the rifle with some velocity and could cause injury to any person in their path. AH shooters should wear shooting glasses when firing any firearm. Hearing protection must also be worn because exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing. The table below shows the correct cartridges to be used in the short action and long action models The table below shows...

Service And Parts Policy

If you have any question with regard to the performance of your rifle, please write to our Newport, N.H. Service Department, fully describing the problem. If you should return your rifle to the factory for repair, or order parts for it, please comply with the following suggestions for prompt service Ruger M-77 rifles returned to the factory for repair should be sent to Sturm. Ruger amp Co Inc Scrvicc Department Newport N.H. 03773. Phone 603 863-3300. Guns should be sent prepaid We will not...

Dangerammunition Warning

Firearms may be damaged, and death or serious injury to the shooter or other persons may result from any condition which contributes to the generation of excessive pressure, or the uncontrolled release of gas, within a firearm. The foregoing adverse conditions can be caused by bore or chamber obstructions, pro-pellant powder overloads, or by defective, incorrect, or improperly loaded and assembled cartridge components. It is extremely dangerous to use a cartridge whose pressure is greater than...