ruger 77rs in 358

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firecaptain

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I believe $705 is enough. I have one with the fiberglass stock. They were a limited run in 08. I was told Ruger took orders, filled the orders and then quit making them. They also made a wood stocked version. Last year I was told they were going to come out with one or two calibers a year that aren't normally made for a limited run. Now I am told Ruger is not going to introduce anything new (limited) for 2010.
 

Silent Sam

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I know nothing about the value but I can tell you that until recently when Ruger started chambering the 358 again anything in 358 was hard to find. I ended up buying a BLR to get a 358. Wonderful rifle by the way. People that get a 358 don't usually let them go. One of my favorite calibers.
 

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Thats a special run M77RLS with 19-1/4" barrel in that caliber made in 1989 for Jerry's Sports. It's a very rare and scarce rifle. They were originally to be RSI rifles but the barrel diameter was to big for that stock configuration, so they made with an RL stock with no ebony forend & sold them as RLS's. Depending upon condition, original box & rings with bag, you may have done quite well. I've seen them for $900 to $1,100.
 

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You did very well on the price- I was watching it too. I forgot about it for a couple of days when the auction ended- I was cursing myself for not remembering.

You would not have got it for that price if I had been sitting at my computer! :wink:
 

chet15

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3DTESTIFY":b72cosah said:
Thats a special run M77RLS with 19-1/4" barrel in that caliber made in 1989 for Jerry's Sports. It's a very rare and scarce rifle. They were originally to be RSI rifles but the barrel diameter was to big for that stock configuration, so they made with an RL stock with no ebony forend & sold them as RLS's. Depending upon condition, original box & rings with bag, you may have done quite well. I've seen them for $900 to $1,100.

Not necessarily a Jerry's gun. Ruger made a .358 in the "R" model with a 71- prefix and an "R" and "RS" with the Warning rollmark in the 73- prefix. The 19-1/4" .358's have a 772- prefix.
All are pretty scarce really.
Chet15
 

Stump Buster

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You Stole it if it's good shape!!!! The little lady bought me one this year for Valentine's Day from Gunbroker for a little over $1200 shipped. Took it to Africa this year and it worked perfect for 2 Impala and a Blesbok. Congrats on the new rifle!

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Congrats Stump, that's a beauty. I remember seeing this one on GB auction & was intrigued by the ebony forend tip on yours. You may have a very rare version, since all the RLS .358 carbines I've seen do not have the tip.
 

Black Frog

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3DTESTIFY":1eh80f8x said:
......and was intrigued by the ebony forend tip on yours. You may have a very rare version, since all the RLS .358 carbines I've seen do not have the tip.
Just what I was thinking! What's up with that stock? I've never seen one like that- is it original?
 

Stump Buster

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Thanks Fellas!

I was curious about the Ultralight stock too (Which ultimately was the clincher that made me willing to let the Little Lady drop the coin on this one).

Our friend OldRugerMan had some good info about it here...

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtop ... highlight=

They are great little guns! I ended up putting one of the new HAwkeye Alaskan rear sight blades on the rear ramp for a more traditional/sturdy back-up safari sight. Didn't have to use it though, the vintage 3X Leupold CPC scope worked great!
 

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Stump, +1 on the CPC reticle. I have a M77RLS in .308 mounted under a Leupold M8 2.5x compact scope with that reticle, which I now prefer to a duplex. Like you say, just a wonderful handling rifle & now my favorite. I contend your ebony tipped stock is an extreme rarity on an already quite scarce rifle. Enjoy!
 

chet15

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3DTESTIFY":26wflk71 said:
Congrats Stump, that's a beauty. I remember seeing this one on GB auction & was intrigued by the ebony forend tip on yours. You may have a very rare version, since all the RLS .358 carbines I've seen do not have the tip.

I always wondered about that myself, but the pics prove it. Originally I was told this 19-1/4" .358 was the Model M77RLS, but had somebody say no that wasn't right...that it was Model M77RS. But the ebony forend tip makes it "M77RLS".
So what do the box labels say on the RF members' guns??
Chet15
 

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