Winchester Model 70 vs Ruger M77
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Winchester Model 70 VS Ruger M77

Head to Head Comparison

Winchester Model 70

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90%

Critic Rating

3 Reviews

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91%

User Rating

28 Reviews

Ruger M77

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83%

Critic Rating

4 Reviews

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95%

User Rating

2 Reviews

50

Accuracy

50

1953 K.E.

Damage

897 K.E.

1000 yards

Range

1000 yards

217 ft/sec

Recoil Velocity

N/A

5+1 rounds

Capacity

4 rounds

50

Mobility

50

50

Ergonomics

50

50

Fit & Finish

50

50

Reliability

50

MSRP:

$549.99

Used Price:

$494.99

New Price:

$549.99

MSRP:

$1299.00

Used Price:

$1,102.31

New Price:

$1221.13

Gun Specifications

Specifications

Winchester Model 70

Ruger M77

Weight

6.8 oz

Length

38.5"

Action

Bolt Action

Bolt Action

Caliber

.243 Winchester

.44 Magnum

Capacity

5+1

4

Finish

Blue

Gun Type

Rifle

Sights

No Sights

Barrel Length

18.5"

Gun Stats

Price History

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Gun Descriptions

The Winchester Model 70 is a bolt-action sporting rifle. It has an iconic place in American sporting culture and has been held in high regard by shooters since it was introduced in 1936, earning the moniker "The Rifleman's Rifle".[1] The action has some design similarities to Mauser designs and it is a development of the earlier Winchester Model 54, itself based on a Mauser 98-type action. The Model 70 was originally manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company between 1936 and 1980. From the early 1980s until 2006, Winchester rifles were manufactured by U.S. Repeating Arms under an agreement with Olin Corporation, allowing USRA to use the Winchester name and logo.[3] Model 70s were built in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1936 to 2006, when production ceased. In the fall of 2007, the Belgian company FN Herstal announced that Model 70 production would resume. As of 2012, new Winchester Model 70 rifles were being made by FN Herstal in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2013, assembly was moved to Portugal.

The Ruger M77 is a bolt-action rifle produced by Sturm, Ruger & Company. It was designed by Jim Sullivan during his three years with Ruger. The rifle features a traditional Mauser-style two-lugged bolt with a claw extractor. From the beginning, the Ruger M77 was intended as a modernized Mauser 98, though numerous changes were made. Bill Ruger wanted to use investment casting in place of a forged receiver. The Sullivan-designed bolt dispensed with the Mauser blade type ejector and instead used the simpler plunger style of ejector. A two-position tang safety and redesigned trigger system were also designed from scratch. Perhaps the most novel feature of the M77 is the only one that has not been redesigned, the angled action screw. The front action screw of traditional bolt-action rifles draws the receiver directly down against the stock. The M77 uses an angled screw that draws the action down and to the rear, tightly bedding it against the stock.

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