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Ruger M77 Instruction Manual

Sturm, ruger & co. hunting equipment user manual.
S
BLUED &
STAINLESS
STEEL
M77
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND
WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM
For Product Service on This Model Please Call:
STURM, RUGER & Company, Inc.
Southport, Connecticut 06890 U.S.A.
THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY THIS FIREARM AND BE
TRANSFERRED WITH IT UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, OR WHEN THE FIREARM IS LOANED OR
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
FOR
RUGER
®
HAWKEYE
BOLT ACTION RIFLES
(603) 865-2442 (See p. 28)
PRESENTED TO ANOTHER PERSON.
CALIBERS
.204 Ruger, .223, .22-250, .243, .257 Roberts,
.25-06, .270 Win., .280 Rem., 7mm-08,
7mm Rem. Mag., .308, .30-06, .300 Win. Mag.,
.338 Federal, .338 Win. Mag., .358 Winchester,
.375 Ruger
®
®
M77 Hawkeye
DH 12/06

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    MANUAL RUGER ® HAWKEYE PRESENTED TO ANOTHER PERSON. CALIBERS .204 Ruger, .223, .22-250, .243, .257 Roberts, .25-06, .270 Win., .280 Rem., 7mm-08, 7mm Rem. Mag., .308, .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., .338 Federal, .338 Win. Mag., .358 Winchester, .375 Ruger ®...

  • Page 2: State-by-state Warnings

    Sturm, Ruger sells its products in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Because our products may be sold in these states, we include the following:...

  • Page 3

    Maine: “ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A CRIME. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP. USE TRIGGER LOCKS.”...

  • Page 4

    New Jersey: “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR.” New York City: “THE USE OF A LOCKING DEVICE OR SAFETY LOCK IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS STORAGE. FOR INCREASED SAFETY, FIREARMS SHOULD BE STORED UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN A LOCATION THAT IS BOTH SEPARATE FROM THEIR AMMUNITION AND INACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN AND...

  • Page 5

    Use the Correct Lock: While the basic locking device is substantially similar ® for all Ruger firearms, due to the different shapes of the many Ruger firearms, some firearms utilize different locking devices. The 2 1/2” lock is for use with the...

  • Page 6

    4. Release the floorplate latch and allow the floorplate to hang open. 5. Apply the lock directly to your M77 Hawkeye rifle as shown below. 6. Close the lock by pressing the shackle into the body of the lock (the part that receives the key) as tightly together as possible.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Attaching Ruger Scope Rings ........

  • Page 8

    The receiver on all versions of the RUGER incorporates integral scope mount bases (see the illustration on p. 10). A set of two steel one-inch scope rings is included. For M77 rifles, see page 27. Other notable features of RUGER...

  • Page 9: Operation Of Safety

    (except the magazine spring). The rifle is available in short and standard action. ® ® The RUGER Hawkeye Ruger cartridge and features a blue matte finish, American black walnut stock, and red recoil pad. ® ® The RUGER Hawkeye harshest conditions.

  • Page 10

    The safety selector can be moved from the “Fire” position to its two other positions (“Load-Unload” and “Safe”) only when the firing pin is cocked. Fully raising the bolt handle cocks the firing pin. The bolt handle can be raised and lowered only when the safety selector is in either the “Fire”...

  • Page 11: Ammunition

    ® ® RUGER Hawkeye the .375 Ruger cartridge. The magazine capacity of these rifles is three cartridges. AMMUNITION (CARTRIDGES) NOTICE WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF, THE USE IN ANY RUGER FIREARMS OF FAULTY, OR NON-STANDARD, OR “REMANUFACTURED”...

  • Page 12: To Load And Fire

    WARNING — AMMUNITION TO LOAD AND FIRE Practice the important aspects of gun handling described below (with an unloaded rifle) until you can perform each of the steps with skill and confidence. But before loading the rifle, please read completely through this manual, and be certain the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction.

  • Page 13

    Loading the magazine: (Safety should be in “Load-Unload” position.) open, and the floorplate in its closed and latched position, load cartridges of the correct caliber directly into the magazine from the top by pressing one cartridge at a time into the magazine. Loading the chamber: (Safety should be in “Load-Unload”...

  • Page 14: To Unload Rifle And Magazine

    Always be certain that you know where the bullet Never allow the thumb to touch the cocking When firing the M77 that bystanders are well clear of the shooter and standing a safe distance to the rear. Empty cartridge cases are hot and are normally ejected from the rifle to the right.

  • Page 15: To Clear A Malfunction ("jam")

    CORRECT UNLOADING SEQUENCE WARNING — UNLOADING TO CLEAR A MALFUNCTION ( JAM ) If a jam occurs, immediately put the safety selector in the “Load-Unload’ position and be certain the muzzle of the rifle is at all times pointing in a safe direction.

  • Page 16

    –If the above procedures do not result in a smooth and reliable feeding firearm, don’t use the rifle. The RUGER returned directly to our Newport Product Service Department for inspection and repair, if required. See the “Service and Parts Policy”...

  • Page 17: To Minimize Malfunctions ("jams"), Basic Disassembly And Reassembly

    – don’t use the rifle. Have it inspected and repaired. For most repairs we recommend that Ruger guns be returned to the factory. However, if a gun has a cartridge in it which cannot be removed, then it is a violation of Federal Regulations to ship that loaded gun whether it be by U.S.

  • Page 18

    Before attempting to disassemble the rifle for the first time, study the parts drawing and parts list so as to be familiar with the relative position, appearance and name of each part. Carry out the disassembly slowly and carefully note the position of the part in the gun before starting to remove it.

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    7. To remove the sear: a. Press out the sear pivot pin. b. Turn receiver upside down and slide sear forward. Sear will drop out of the top slot in the receiver. 8. To remove safety assembly: a. Rotate the safety selector so that the upper section is positioned fully over the center of the receiver tang.

  • Page 20

    Push the bolt fully forward. REGARDING ACCURACY: The accuracy of any rifle can vary depending upon the make and type of cartridges used in it. Such being the case, if your RUGER ® ®...

  • Page 21: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING WARNING: BEFORE CLEANING, BE CERTAIN THE RIFLE AND ITS MAGAZINE CONTAIN NO CARTRIDGES. A firearm must be free of rust, dirt, grease and firing residues to function safely and reliably. Periodic maintenance, which includes inspection of components to determine if they are in proper working order, is absolutely essential.

  • Page 22: Storage

    GUNS SHOULD NOT BE STORED LOADED! USE THE LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH THE RIFLE FOR STORAGE. Sturm, Ruger also offers gun safes for sale as a means to secure more than one firearm. Please call 1-800-515-7233 for details and ordering information.

  • Page 23

    While the rifle is less likely to be used by unauthorized persons when disassembled in the above manner, it is always safest to store a firearm with the supplied locking device correctly installed, or to store the firearm in a gun safe or other secure location, away from children and unauthorized adults.

  • Page 24: Maintenance Of Stainless Steel Rifles, Attaching Ruger Scope Rings

    ATTACHING RUGER SCOPE RINGS Each Ruger scope ring is a mated assembly of a top and a base. Do not mix the parts of the two ring assemblies as they are not interchangeable. On the underside of each mounting ring assembly there is an integral lug, located off center with respect to the front and back sides of the mount.

  • Page 25: Sight Picture And Adjustment For "alaskan" And "african" Models Only

    SIGHT PICTURE AND ADJUSTMENT FOR ALASKAN AND AFRICAN MODELS ONLY Both the Ruger “Alaskan” and “African” bolt action rifles are equipped with a fixed elevation rear sight set for approximately 50 yards. Lateral (windage) adjustment is made by loosening the rear sight blade lock screw (located in front of the rear sight blade) and carefully moving the blade in the direction you wish to move the bullet's point of impact.

  • Page 26

    ¤ ¤ HAWKEYE FRONTIER RIFLE (for non-Ruger rings) The Ruger M77 Hawkeye Frontier Rifle is a compact rifle with a shorter stock, chambered for powerful magnum cartridges that generate heavy recoil. If you are going to mount a scope on your...

  • Page 27: Service And Parts Policy, Shipping Firearms For Repair

    SERVICE AND PARTS POLICY If you have any question with regard to the performance of your RUGER rifle please write or call (603-865-2442) our Product ® ® Hawkeye Service Department in Newport, New Hampshire 03773, fully describing all circumstances and conditions involved. If you should return your rifle to the...

  • Page 28: Ordering Parts

    WARNING — PARTS PURCHASERS Please contact the New Hampshire Product Service Department for parts availability and current prices. All parts orders for the RUGER should be sent to: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., Product Service ® Hawkeye Department, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire, 03773, 603-865- 2442.

  • Page 29: Parts List, Parts List

    RUGER Design, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. NOTE: Component parts for the “Alaskan” and “African” Models are NOT ILLUSTRATED. Part Name Barrel Bolt Assembly, Complete Bolt Stop Bolt Stop Bolt Stop Bolt Stop Plunger Bolt Stop Plunger...

  • Page 30

    Part Name Cocking Piece, Not Illustrated - Blued Cocking Piece, Not Illustrated - Stainless KD01810HM Ultra Light, Sporter, Compact Cocking Piece, Not Illustrated Ejector Ejector Spring Extractor Extractor Band Extractor Band Firing Pin Assembly Firing Pin Cross Pin Firing Pin Spring Floor Plate Assembly - Satin Finish, Long Action Floor Plate Assembly...

  • Page 31

    Part Name Floor Plate Pivot Pin Front Mounting Screw Front Mounting Screw Front Sight Base - Stainless Front Sight Base Set Screw Front Sight Blade Front Sight Blade Front Sight Plunger Spring Front Sight Retainer Plunger Front Sling Swivel Screw Magazine Box - Long Action Magazine Box - Short Action Magazine Box - Short Action...

  • Page 32

    Part Name Rear Mounting Screw Rear Sight Base Rear Sight Base Rear Sight Base Screw Rear Sight Base Screw Rear Sight Blade Rear Sight Clamp Screw Rear Sight Clamp Screw Rear Sight Williams Gib Lock Clamp Rear Sight Williams Gib Lock Clamp Rear Sling Swivel Stud Recoil Pad Recoil Pad (Not Illustrated)

  • Page 33

    Part Name Safety Selector Retainer - Stainless Models Safety Selector Retainer Scope Base Clamp Scope Base Clamp Scope Base Nut Scope Base Nut Scope Base Torx ® Head Screw, 8 Req’d Scope Base Torx ® Head Screw, 8 Req’d Scope Rings, Medium rings, Accomodates 42mm Lens Scope Rings, Medium rings, Accomodates 42mm Lens...

  • Page 34

    Part Name Trigger Guard Assembly Trigger Pivot Pin Trigger/Sear Spring * PARTS SO MARKED MUST BE FITTED Part No. Model D20202AB “Alaskan” Model D02100 All Models J02400 All Models...

  • Page 35

    RUGER ® ® HAWKEYE ® RIFLE EXPLODED VIEW...

  • Page 36

    RUGER FRONTIER RIFLE COMPONENT PARTS LIST (See Exploded View on Page 36 for Other Parts) Key No. Part Name Barrel Rib Dowel, Front Barrel Rib Dowel, Rear Barrel Rib Barrel Rib Screws, 2 Req’d Barrel Rib Center Screws, 2 Req’d...

  • Page 37: The Basic Rules Of Safe Firearms Handling, The Basic Rules Of Safe Firearms Handling

    THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful purposes. The private ownership of firearms in America is traditional, but that ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner to use his firearms in a way which will ensure his own safety and that of others.

  • Page 38

    A safe direction must take into account the fact that a bullet may penetrate a wall, ceiling, floor, window, etc., and strike a person or damage property. Make it a habit to know exactly where the muzzle of your gun is pointing whenever you handle it, and be sure that you are always in control of the direction in which the muzzle is pointing, even if you fall or stumble.

  • Page 39

    6. WEAR SHOOTING GLASSES AND HEARING PROTECTORS WHEN YOU SHOOT. All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and adequate hearing protectors when shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing, and adequate eye protection when shooting is essential. 5. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET BEFORE YOU SHOOT.

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    8. DON T SHOOT AT A HARD SURFACE, OR AT WATER. Bullets can glance off many surfaces like rocks or the surface of water and travel in unpredictable directions with considerable velocity. 10. AVOID ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHEN SHOOTING. Don’t drink until the day’s shooting is over.

  • Page 41

    A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF AN EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT: RUGER FIREARMS Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., had its beginning in a small machine shop occupying a rented frame building in Southport, Connecticut. In January, 1949, with an initial investment of only $50,000 and an idea, William B.

  • Page 42

    As the extent and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger & Company wishes to assure its customers of its continued interest in providing service to owners of Ruger firearms.

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