Originally Posted by jagerman
The 77 has a poor trigger and accuracy at the price point.
I had al older Ruger 77/22VBZ in .22WMR and it was a dog in accuracy. It was beautiful to behold, but groups of 1.5" with many brands of ammo were the norm. The same ammo in my Winchester 9422 XTR with 22" bbl totally kicked its butt. The 9422 was always sub MOA.
I sold the Ruger. I could never find a .22 at a competitive price point, and I have not seen a new blued or gray 77/22 with a wood or laminate stock in years. I see them used, but at ridiculous asking prices.
That 77/357 would have been interesting, I was not aware of them. I have been looking at the Model 77 (tang safety version) Internationals lately in .308 or .30-06. I still have one of the old Steel trigger guard/floorplates that Ruger used to offer back then. Alloy floorplates are the bane of my existence.