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View Poll Results: 357mag bolt action...would you buy one?

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  • are you smoking crack?

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Thread: 357mag Bolt action, new on the market

  1. #221
    Boolit Master murf205's Avatar
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    I voted no but I would buy a new Marlin 44 mag in a second if the powers at be for Marlin/Remlin would tighten the twist to 1/20.
    IT AINT what ya shoot--its how ya shoot it

  2. #222
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    Ordered a 77/357 today. I usually hang out in the budget end of the rack and this'll be my most expensive gun to date. Fingers crossed I get a good one that shoots well and feeds 38's.

    I really like the Ruger American Ranch Rifles, but my goal was a peep sighted offhand plinking rifle to put thousands of rounds through. The simplicity of reloading the 38 (or 357 if need be) vs 223, 300 AAC, or 7.62x39 and the availability of a peep sight tipped the scales to the 77. Plus I'm already set up for 357 and none of the others.

    I've got a Benjamin 392 air rifle with a peep sight that I've put thousands of pellets through over the past two years, and would like to replicate the experience with a powder burner. I bought a Hi Point 9mm, and while accurate, it just doesn't do it for me. I looked hard at the Ruger 9 mm PC as well, but the semi autos seem to encourage blasting away vs thoughtful breathing and trigger control. I like the lighter weight/slimness of the 77 as well.
    Last edited by Silvercreek Farmer; 06-26-2018 at 01:33 PM.
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  3. #223
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    You going to love it. I shoot 105 Lee SWC with Promo/RedDot out of .38 Special cases. It's my walk around rifle for Prairie Dogs.


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    At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide. A. Lincoln

  4. #224
    Boolit Master
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    I feel a little sick. Here is a smoking deal on one if someone wants to check it out...

    http://www.armslist.com/posts/852783...-ruger-m77-357
    To Thomas Jefferson: It's America! We can have our plows AND our guns!

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  5. #225
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    Looks like scam to me but it might be real.

  6. #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by dead dog View Post
    Looks like scam to me...
    That's what I am going with!
    To Thomas Jefferson: It's America! We can have our plows AND our guns!

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  7. #227
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    It's flagged as a scam.

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  8. #228
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    Yep if the price was reasonable. I buy a 357 max bolt gun faster as it could shoot 38, 357 and 357 max

  9. #229
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    NO, already have a Marlin in 357

  10. #230
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    Went to pick up my rifle today, but NICS was down so I couldn't bring it home. Trigger felt acceptable. A little creep, but a pretty clean break and not too terribly heavy. Everything looked alright for the most part, but it certainly isn't finished as well as some less expensive rifles.
    To Thomas Jefferson: It's America! We can have our plows AND our guns!

    http://lindsayfarmonsilvercreek.blogspot.com/

  11. #231
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    Got my rifle home today. My LGS waived the transfer fee on the account of the second trip. Test fed some 38s with Lee 158 TL SWC and they seemed to feed just fine. Mag release does take a bit of getting used to. Test fired one target level 38 to test function and noise level. Fired fine and while no supersonic crack, did seem a bit louder than a standard velocity 22.
    To Thomas Jefferson: It's America! We can have our plows AND our guns!

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  12. #232
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    It just occurred to me how cool it would be to have a bolt action 357 with a tubular magazine.
    Things that make you go hmm.

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  13. #233
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    No, I wouldn't buy one. But, a .357 MAX, now you got something - that I would buy!!
    Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.

    ― Mark Twain

  14. #234
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    I buy allot guns and threads like this are of great interest. But each time I explore a new option in an existing or new caliber I always remember the G2 and Encore frames I have and think about the options and opportunities to be unique. I think the platforms are just about perfect to play around with many different calibers.

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    I voted smoking crack. Why a bolt when a lever gun is plenty accurate at the range a 357 is good for and is a lot more fun! Now if ruger would chamber something like the 44 mag carbine for it or someone else came out with a semi auto id probably bite. No use for any pistol caliber round in a bolt gun.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

  16. #236
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    I voted no a while back, but no comment.
    I have been shooting LEVER Guns in .357MAG for maybe 40yrs. I can scope a MARLIN any time, although I prefer a peep sight. I busted more Jackrabbits with a LEVER GUN out in the Mojave than I could ever count. You can't do that with a bolt gun. Although I've done it a time or two in my youth using the ancient family M1917 converted to .257ROB'T.
    Bolt guns are for serious work, full size rifle cartridges.

    Ya wanna plinking rifle, buy a .22 or else get a LEVER Gun.
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

  17. #237
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    Absolutely without hesitation -
    Is this just a hypothetical question or is something up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercreek Farmer View Post
    Ordered a 77/357 today. I usually hang out in the budget end of the rack and this'll be my most expensive gun to date. Fingers crossed I get a good one that shoots well and feeds 38's.

    I really like the Ruger American Ranch Rifles, but my goal was a peep sighted offhand plinking rifle to put thousands of rounds through. The simplicity of reloading the 38 (or 357 if need be) vs 223, 300 AAC, or 7.62x39 and the availability of a peep sight tipped the scales to the 77. Plus I'm already set up for 357 and none of the others.

    I've got a Benjamin 392 air rifle with a peep sight that I've put thousands of pellets through over the past two years, and would like to replicate the experience with a powder burner. I bought a Hi Point 9mm, and while accurate, it just doesn't do it for me. I looked hard at the Ruger 9 mm PC as well, but the semi autos seem to encourage blasting away vs thoughtful breathing and trigger control. I like the lighter weight/slimness of the 77 as well.
    Farmer all bets say you will like the 77/357. I've had one for 5 years and love it. Shoots jacketed boolits and cast boolits great. For copper jackets, the Hornady XTP .430 158 & 180 gr work great. Slug your bore before you shoot lead. I've killed several deer in GA with that one (all under 100 yds) and since you reload, 38 spcl is fun for small game and plinking. Got me a 77/44 too. Just getting that one dialed in with cast boolits. You may consider doing two things for this rifle. Get some bolt shims from triggershims.com and make sure the barrel is not in contact with the stock. You can also get an aftermarket trigger that will help considerably with that rifle. I lapped my barrel with JB's bore compound to give the boolits a slick ride. I really like that rifle.
    Last edited by Doubleg; 08-13-2018 at 09:04 PM.

  19. #239
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    This one, as well as its 44mag brother are always on my list. I have a 357mag Winchester levee fun, and a H&R in 357 mag. The Winchester is NIB, as I cant justify shooting it when the H&R is just an absolute tack driver. My 9yr old and I can both ring a 300yd gong (with lots of hold over) with factory loads and a 4x fixed Weaver. My 13yr old and I have killed more deer than I care to count with a Ruger 99/44 semi auto. I also have a Rossi M92 in 44mag that serves as my four wheeler/truck gun. Id love the bolt gun version of both, but theyll have to wait until I retire in TX or AL. Only a few more years. Until then, Ill live vicariously through you all.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check