Ruger announced the company will now manufacture the 77/17 rifle for the 17 WSM cartridge.
These bolt-action guns will use an American Walnut stock with checkering and a 24″ stainless steel barrel. Metal parts will have a matte stainless finish. The guns will weigh about 7.5 pounds. A six round rotary magazine feeds the rifle.
As with the other rifles in the 77/17 line, the 17 WSM version does not ship with sights. Ruger does, however, machine integral scope mounts directly into the receiver to provide an exceptionally stable mounting surface. The MSRP is $999.
The 17 WSM cartridge is a rimfire round that can push a 20 grain bullet to 3,000 fps. The cartridge was introduced by Winchester at the SHOT Show in January of 2013. Along with the cartridge, Savage introduced a rifle chambered for it called the B.MAG.