Ruger’s 77/44 Rotary Magazine Carbine Part I

The rotary magazine bolt action Ruger made its debut in the form of the 77/22, chambered for the 22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge in 1983. The Ruger 77/44 came along in 1997 with a wood stock and blued hardware. A synthetic and stainless version followed in 1999, which is about when…