Ruger M77 Hawkeye .243 Win Bolt Action Hunting Rifle, Nikon Prostaff Scope

SOLD FOR: $806

WOA#:  WY230411SB001

Make: Ruger

Model:  M77 Hawkeye

Serial Number: 711-48868

Year of Manufacture: 2012

Caliber: .243 Win.

Action Type: Bolt Action

Markings: Left side of the barrel is marked “.243 Win.”  Left side of receiver is marked “711-48868 RUGER M77 HAWKEYE”. Barrel is marked “WARNING – BEFORE USING GUN READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM RUGER NEWPORT NH USA”.  The scope is marked “NIKON PROSTAFF RIFLESCOPE” on the side.  The bottom of the scope is marked “Nikon PR31 4-12×40 MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES”.  The floorplate is marked “RUGER” with the Ruger Logo.    The buttpad has a Ruger Logo.

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics:  There is no provision for iron sights. The receiver has dovetail mounting rails and factory dovetail scope rings.  This rifle is equipped with a NIKON Prostaff PR31 4-12×40 Matte NP Riflescope in Excellent condition.  The sight picture is crisp and clear.  It comes with its factory box, owner’s manual/paperwork, and lens covers.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is checkered polymer with traditional capped pistol grip, sling studs, hinged magazine floor plate, and rubber buttpad.  The action is bedded in the stock.  Overall the stock rates in Excellent condition.  The checkering is crisp and the peaks are sharp. There are no chips or cracks.  There is no visible handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal Magazine with hinged floorplate.  

Type of Finish: Matte Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99%  of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear.  There is some grease residue on the chamber and receiver.  The screw heads are sharp. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its serialized factory Ruger Box, chamber lock and keys, owner’s manual, its attached scope with its factory box, lens covers, and owner’s manual.  The boxes and accessories all rate in Very Good condition with some loose storage wear.  Please see photos for a better understanding of this LOTs condition.

Our Assessment:  Today we’ve got a combination that’s sure to impress—the Ruger M77 Hawkeye 22″ chambered in .243 Win, paired with a NIKON Prostaff 4-12×40 Matte NP Riflescope. This setup brings together the precision and reliability of the M77 Hawkeye with the optic prowess of the NIKON Prostaff. So, let’s break it down.

The Ruger M77 Hawkeye is a classic bolt-action rifle that embodies the American craftsmanship and quality Ruger is known for. Chambered in .243 Winchester, this rifle offers a versatile cartridge that’s well-suited for both varmint hunting and deer-sized game.

The 22″ barrel length provides a balance between maneuverability and accuracy. It allows for quick target acquisition while still maintaining the ballistic performance necessary for longer shots. The .243 Win cartridge offers a flat trajectory and manageable recoil, making it a favorite among hunters and precision shooters alike.

The M77 Hawkeye features Ruger’s renowned Mauser-style controlled feeding, ensuring reliable cartridge feeding and extraction. This system enhances the rifle’s reliability, especially in demanding hunting situations where you can’t afford any hiccups.

Now, let’s talk optics. The NIKON Prostaff 4-12×40 Matte NP Riflescope is a versatile and dependable choice. With a variable magnification range of 4-12x and a 40mm objective lens, this scope provides a clear and crisp sight picture. It’s suitable for a wide range of shooting scenarios, from close-range targets to those at longer distances.

The NIKON Prostaff’s reticle design, the NP (Nikoplex), offers simplicity and ease of use. It allows for quick target acquisition while still providing holdover points for those longer shots. The matte finish of the scope helps reduce glare and reflection, making it ideal for hunting applications.

With the Ruger M77 Hawkeye and the NIKON Prostaff 4-12×40 Matte NP Riflescope, you have a formidable rifle and optics combination that’s ready for any hunting or precision shooting task. Whether you’re stalking game or honing your marksmanship skills, this setup offers the reliability, accuracy, and versatility you need.

So, whether you’re an avid hunter seeking a dependable rifle for your next excursion or a precision shooter looking to push the limits of your marksmanship, the Ruger M77 Hawkeye with a NIKON Prostaff Riflescope, is a top-notch combination that won’t let you down.

Ruger M77 Hawkeye .243 Win Bolt Action Hunting Rifle, Nikon Prostaff Scope
Ruger M77 Hawkeye .243 Win Bolt Action Hunting Rifle, Nikon Prostaff Scope