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Old December 25, 2012, 01:52 PM   #26
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I love my 357 rifle. Its my most favorite of all the guns I own. Mine is a Marlin with the ballard rifling. It shoots jacketed and lead just the same.

For you guys having trouble with your seating plug deforming your bullets here is how I solved the problem. I went to the tool store and bought a 10/32 all thread rod. I cut off a piece about 4" long. Then I ground a taper on one end that fits inside the hollow point of the bullet. No more damaged bullets. I even cut a slot on the top for a screwdriver with a hacksaw. You adjust it just like the regular seating plug.
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Old December 30, 2012, 08:13 PM   #27
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More data for you guys.

125xtp 21.8 H110 2227 fps 1376 ft/lbs

158xtp 16.6 H110 1686 fps 997 ft/lbs

180xtp 13.4 H110 1321 fps 697 ft/lbs

160 LSWC-GC (Lee Mold) 15.5 H110 1668 fps 988 ft/lbs

The 180s were the most accurate, followed by the 125s and my 158's were the most wild.

It was kinda hard to test all of them since they impact in totaly different places.

Here's a video I made if anyone is interested.
http://youtu.be/cvdeT8XEO9Y
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Old May 2, 2013, 01:58 PM   #28
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I just put a Leupold VX-Hog on my 77/357. Took it to the range and after some sighting rounds with Remington 125gr SPs, I switched to some all-copper Barnes 140gr HPs. With these I shot 4 groups of 3 while adjusting the scope. 2 of the 4 groups were under an inch at 50 yards (the other two were about 2"). Nothing conclusive, but I'm pretty well chuffed. The scope (~$200 at Optics Planet) allowed me to compensate for my not-quite-corrected nearsightedness, but the cheek weld is not natural to me. I'm not that experience with a rifle and the is my first experience with a scope, so I'm sure I'll need to get more familiar with it.
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:19 PM   #29
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I have never had this "problem". You are doing something wrong.
Scratching my head over this one as well. I always keep my trigger finger inside the lever when cycling the action, where there's zero chance it could contact the trigger. I can't imagine having it flying in the breeze.
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:25 PM   #30
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I have wanted one of these little rifles since they came out. Then again, I also want the 77/44 to sit next to my Deerfield
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Old June 26, 2013, 04:28 AM   #31
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can a rail be fitted atop this rifle and something like a burris fast fire redot be placed on this?? would such a setup be less inclined to have the bolt swing up so close to a conventional scope....with excellent functionality??


what type of accuracy can one get with a burris fast fire paired to a 357mag rifle??
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Old June 26, 2013, 04:36 AM   #32
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But if it didn't feed properly from the magazine they had no responsibility,,,

is the magazine designed to shoot both cartridges, 38spl and 357??
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Old June 26, 2013, 08:59 AM   #33
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anybody know if it will be offered in a LH config?

possibility of a bx type mag for it
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Old June 26, 2013, 09:29 AM   #34
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Anybody know what the rifling twist rate is on the .44? A lot of .44 carbines have 1 in 38 and only shoot hot loads well. I'd like to be able to shoot lower powered cast loads with it...

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Old June 26, 2013, 09:53 AM   #35
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can a rail be fitted atop this rifle and something like a burris fast fire redot be placed on this?? would such a setup be less inclined to have the bolt swing up so close to a conventional scope....with excellent functionality??
Yes;
http://www.jackweigand.com/7744s.html

I have had and used it for awhile now and it's a great product (though I have gone back to just using the skinner barrel mount peep sight due to personal preference).


@Geezerbiker: I believe the twist rate is on the ruger info page for the 77/44(?)
http://www.ruger.com/products/rotary...44/models.html

1:20"

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Old June 26, 2013, 05:02 PM   #36
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Thanx, the 1 in 20 twist rate makes one of these way more appealing than lever guns that all seem to be 1 in 38...

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Old June 26, 2013, 05:44 PM   #37
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is the magazine designed to shoot both cartridges, 38spl and 357??
Its sized for the .357's. It may, or may not feed the .38's reliably. The slight difference in the OAL of the rounds is enough to to let the .38's jump rims, and the gun/mag can and will "rim lock" with them. The .357's feed and work fine.

Ive had the rim lock problem with the .38's. It doesnt happen "all' the time, but enough to be annoying. When it happens, you'll need to drop the mag and "unlock" the rounds in the mag.
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