Limited Edition Ruger 77/22 with Mannlicher Stock

Lipsey’s has announced a limited edition Ruger 77/22. The Ruger Stainless International or 77/22 RSI builds on the time-tested 77/22 design with the addition of a Mannlicher-style full-length walnut stock and hooded front sight.

The checkered Mannlicher stock is carved from American walnut and open sights, with a folding rear sight in case you want to install low-mount scope. This is Ruger’s first bolt-action rifle featuring a full-length stock, and it’s chambered in the economical, practical and popular .22 Long Rifle.

Ruger 77/22 RSI 22 LR

The 77/22 remains functionally unchanged, with the twin locking lugs and improved Mauser-type action with a claw extractor and a 90-degree lift. It has scope mounts integrated into the receiver and includes scope rings, a three-position safety which allows you to open and close the bolt with the safety engaged and continues to use standard 10-round rotary magazines.

For detailed specifications check out the product page here. The Ruger 77/22 RSI has an all-stainless steel construction, an 18.5-inch barrel with a 1-in-14-inch rate of twist. Even with the full-length stock the RSI weighs only six pounds, in line with Ruger’s synthetic-stocked 77/22s. Prices haven’t been announced but we expect them to fall between $600-750.

Ruger 10/22 International 22 LR

The 77/22 RSI is not Ruger’s first Mannlicher-stocked rifle altogether. Before this they manufactured a limited edition run of semi-automatic 10/22s with full-length stocks, called the 10/22 International, a TALO exclusive, as well as a couple of Sports South variants with laminate Mannlicher stocks. These are difficult but not impossible to find if you’re patient.

The 10/22 International is also lower-priced, based on the less expensive to manufacture blowback 10/22 rifle. The 10/22 International often runs between $300 and $400, should you be able to find one.

Expect the 77/22 RSI to become available in the coming months. If you just can’t wait that long to get your hands on one of these classically-styled rifles, there are a few alternatives.

CZ 455 FS 22 LR

CZ manufactures their 455 in .22 Long Rifle as well as in .22 WMR and .17 HMR, as well as their centerfire 527 and 550 with full-length Mannlicher stocks as well, with prices at about $450 for the rimfire rifles and $750 for the centerfire.

So whether you’re a fan of Ruger and have a penchant for rare and interesting patterns, or are just interested in a newly-minted rifle that stands by classic designs for hunting and plinking, you have a good number of options in front of you.

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