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Posted: August 17 2017 at 7:33pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

My Rossi '92 clone feeds SWCs well. That's the only pistol caliber lever gun I've ever owned.

Too bad it doesn't work. Still, single loading would be OK too.

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KinleyWater wrote:
Sorry, I know I'm coming late to
the game, but "reintroduced" - does this mean that
Ruger is making them again? I was under the
impression they had discontinued the 77/357 and 77/44.
If they are making them again, I think I would like
one.


Yes reintroduced - if you watch Hitchcock u-tube he
starts of after emptying the gun say Ruger ceased
production - not selling enough.

I didn't even know they made one so I said if I could
I would get one and presto- bango they reintroduced it
- for how long? who knows? I decided to act before I
was kicking myself in the butt again.

I decided on the 357 instead of the 44 mag despite
liking the wood stock on the 44.


A few questions I asked Ruger got a cryptic letter
saying since they were a public traded company they
would not release details on future developments as it
was illegal (this e-mail is classic non-reply if I
ever saw one)

So I got one as soon as I could despite the fact they
seemed to be widely available on release.
Not sure if there are any differences on the re-
introduced model.    

Edited by REM1875 on August 18 2017 at 3:19am


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Posted: August 18 2017 at 3:49am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Wad-cutters didn't feed unless hand feed so far
everything else feed fine. Maybe setting it out deeper

So far my favorite was loaded with 158 JHP and 12.5 grs
of OLD AA 9 that I loaded in 1996. Right on target and
makes those jugs and tin cans fly!!!

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Did we ever find out what is the rear sight base? Standard dovetail? Unusual Ruger creation that defies logic? What? Is it drilled and tapped fo receiver sights? Inquiring old gunsmith mind wants to know.

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Posted: August 18 2017 at 12:50pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

REM1875 wrote:
KinleyWater wrote:
Sorry, I know I'm coming late to
the game, but "reintroduced" - does this mean that
Ruger is making them again? I was under the
impression they had discontinued the 77/357 and 77/44.
If they are making them again, I think I would like
one.


Yes reintroduced ...


A few questions I asked Ruger got a cryptic letter
saying since they were a public traded company they
would not release details on future developments as it
was illegal (this e-mail is classic non-reply if I
ever saw one)

So I got one as soon as I could despite the fact they
seemed to be widely available on release.
Not sure if there are any differences on the re-
introduced model.    


I read the same thing somewhere when someone asked Remington how long they would be producing a 700 CDL Ltd. of a certain type (I don't recall all the details).

I already have a Marlin in 44 Mag, so I think I would go for the 357 as well. Light weight, well balanced, a fair amount of punch. I think it would make a fine rifle for around the house while doing chores, or around the camp for general purpose work.

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Posted: August 18 2017 at 2:32pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I always kinda wanted one of the Spanish destroyer carbine in 9mm Largo. Might still get one someday. The Ruger sounds similar, but those Ruger rotary mags would sure be a big improvement.

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Posted: August 19 2017 at 12:12pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

richhodg66 wrote:
I always kinda wanted one of the
Spanish destroyer carbine in 9mm Largo. Might still
get one someday. The Ruger sounds similar, but those
Ruger rotary mags would sure be a big improvement.


ME TOO!!!! ME TOO!!!
Kicking myself in the ass for not picking up the
Destroyer I saw a couple of decades ago.
I had no idea of how to get one back then (before
computers) other than hoping one showed up in a LGS
when they released those about 30 years ago. In 30
years or so that is the only one I have ever seen in
the flesh (and it was pretty rough).....


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Posted: August 19 2017 at 12:42pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Old Ranger wrote:
Did we ever find out what is the
rear sight base? Standard dovetail? Unusual Ruger
creation that defies logic? What? Is it drilled and
tapped fo receiver sights? Inquiring old gunsmith mind
wants to know.


Sorry Wade I been to busy try to get this
russian 6x120x 240 into the proprietary rings at your
suggestion. The guy who welds my gates and tractor
parts says he thinks he can help after all he welded
pipelines...
I also can use it to look at the stars and planets at
night....
Are you really sure I NEED a scope on a 357?


Yes- dovetailed rear
No- not tapped but set up for some sort of rings they
sold with the rifle -
I think the way they cast the receiver allows it to
also use other sort of scopes - but as of yet I ain't
much of a scope guy and not familiar with much with
how they mount......

Henry's recommended Skinner sites when I got my Long
ranger 223.
http://www.skinnersights.com/index.html

Will look at those you recommended soon-- to much
month left at the end of the money .......

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Posted: August 19 2017 at 12:46pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Got a cheap (???) nylon sling and things are looking
better.
I just wanted a black flat strap (or a beautiful shade
of OD green) - well I kinda found one and in a few weeks
I figure I should know how to get this one to operate.
I picked up another one for my Henry 41 Mag out of the
same box on floor too but after this that Montana sling
or a military one is looking better and better.....

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Joe, I was joking about the scope. In my opinion anyone who puts a scope on a long gun chambered in a pistol round, or a scope on a levergun is just plain wrong... Scope's got no business on either....

Dovetail eh? Go to the Marbles website and look at the "Bullseye" sight. Resembles a sight from an AA gun from WWII. Mounted one on a Marlin 60.22LR. Even my whining neighbor who thinks he needs a scope to see the toilet, said he could see the sights. Mega FAST target acquisition, low light situations good too. No monofiliment to break. If my eyes ever crap out on me and I can't see the old full buckhorns on my M92, a Bullseye is going on it quickly. Cooler than a What-a-Burger with cheese and bacon!

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Old Ranger wrote:
Joe, I was joking about the scope.
In my opinion anyone who puts a scope on a long gun
chambered in a pistol round, or a scope on a levergun
is just plain wrong... Scope's got no business on
either....

Dovetail eh? Go to the Marbles website and look at the
"Bullseye" sight. Resembles a sight from an AA gun
from WWII. Mounted one on a Marlin 60.22LR. Even my
whining neighbor who thinks he needs a scope to see
the toilet, said he could see the sights. Mega FAST
target acquisition, low light situations good too. No
monofiliment to break. If my eyes ever crap out on me
and I can't see the old full buckhorns on my M92, a
Bullseye is going on it quickly. Cooler than a What-a-
Burger with cheese and bacon!


Wade I know ya was jerking my chain and I agree fully
- putting a scope on it kinda defeats my purpose of
getting a short light rifle to match up to my
revolvers.
May come a day when I need one but so far I have been
blessed......

I got a few Marbles sight on things around here -
some are worth more than the gun they were mounted
on...

That Marbles fold down sight is what I got on it and
that makes me think maybe it's the front sight I need
to replace first (cause that is what I am having
trouble seeing) Ruger has one the just slides into the
front sight base (it appears) so I may order one when
I order more magazines- I am a firm believer in 2 or
more magazines for everything- seeing too many guns
that can't be sold because nobody is interested in one
that has no magazine......

About that bullseye sight? looks like it might have
the tendency to get hung on things? other than that I
like it. Wish it was a flip down though......
Well that Marbles sight page sure has a few thing to
drool over ( I kinda like that 2 green optical rear
with an orange optical front dead center- bet that
would give a hell of a sight picture)

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Is the bead on the front sight brass?
If so, do the following abd it will glow...

Take a pencil with the WHITE erasure on it. Not the common dull pink. Must be the white compound.
Next, push gently against the bead with the erasure and the pencil parallel to the barrel. Rotate the pencil a couple of turns. That brass bead facing should now be gleaming like gold. It really works. I posted this a while back in the tips & tricks part but in time things get burried with other stuff.

And I have a saying. It goes like this:

Putting a scope on a levergun is like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa. It just ain't right!

The Marbles Bullseye sight is quite robust. I've had the one on my 22 for some years now without issue. And were talking 3 young grandkids, a klutzy neighbor, and me all manhandling the rifle. My brother in S.D. has the same sights on his 22. I sent em to him 7 years ago. His is a "rifle rack" gun in his SUV. And his rifle has been loaned out to half the reservation too! Most indians are not gentle with guns. Even less if its not theirs either. Tom says the sight is a stout mother!

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REM1875 wrote:
( I kinda like that 2
green optical rear
with an orange optical front dead center-
bet that
would give a hell of a sight picture)


I have the green red fiber optic sites on
both the wife's sp101 and my sabatti 45-70
sxs... for fast aquisition of close in
(under 100 yards) targets they are
unmatched... for longer ranges they
obscure a lot of the target and I'd prefer
a ghost ring.

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Posted: August 19 2017 at 5:38pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Thanks Wade and Atavist on those reports on the gun
sights. I do appreciate them.......
Joe

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