In 1983, Ruger responded to the many shooters who desired a high-quality, adult-size 22 rimfire rifle - one that was built to centerfire standards of strength, accuracy and aesthetics. Focused on building a rifle that was accurate, economical, and extremely handsome, Bill Ruger launched the family of bolt-action rifles using the rotary magazine. Comparing favorably with custom-made firearms, the innovative Ruger 77/22 (available in 22 LR, 22 Mag. or 22 Hornet), the powerful Ruger 77/357, Ruger 77/44 and the flat-shooting and superbly accurate Ruger 77/17 (available in 17 Mag. or 17 Hornet) have all established themselves as the perfect rifle for small game hunters, ranchers, and long-range informal "plinkers." Offered in a variety of calibers and configurations, these rifles boast all of the technological advancements of the M77 Mark II rifle with the rugged and utterly dependable Ruger detachable rotary magazine.