Fitting A Custom .22 WMR Heavy Barrel To A Ruger Model 77/17 Bolt Action Rifle

Ruger offers several rimfire chamberings in their Model 77 rimfire line. On the same scoped action using the same magazine you can add a custom .22 WMR barrel to the 77/17 rifle or a .17 HMR barrel to the .22 WMR rifle. The gunsmithing is quite basic resulting in a most versatile, little switch-barrel rifle.

by Norman E. Johnson


Ruger’s line of Model 77 rimfire rifles has become very popular among target shooters, small-game and varmint hunters. This fine little rifle is chambered for the ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle, as well as the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and the more recent .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire. Some shooters would like to have both of these fine rimfire versions, but for one reason or other this isn’t within their budget. Adding an extra barrel to the rifle they already have is a very viable solution. Both rifles use the same magazine and exchanging barrels is easy, requiring only a screwdriver and an Allen wrench for a very solid lockup.

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