Ruger 77/357 (or 77/44) Peep Sights?


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HoosierQ
August 25, 2013, 12:16 PM
Has anybody gone this route? N.E.C.G. has a "Ruger Receiver Sight" made for "most M-77, 77/22, and No.1 factory front sights". Kind of pricey but the 77/357 is not a cheap gun and I'd love to get this kind of sight on there.

Is the factory front sight compatible? I'll change it if I have to but I'd rather not if possible.

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ECVMatt
August 25, 2013, 01:12 PM
I have also seen that NECG also makes a new ghost ring site for the Ruger as well. I am also interested if anyone has firsthand experience with either one of these sights.

shadow9
August 25, 2013, 01:43 PM
From what I understand, you won't know about the front sight until you get the peep on there.
It would work - the NECG peep uses the exact same mounting as the stock Ruger scope rings - which IIRC are the same across all their bolt action rifles.

HoosierQ
August 25, 2013, 02:00 PM
I read a review online and the reviewer, a big fan, did say he had to add a taller front sight. I think if I did so, I would add a fiber optic one perhaps...or at least a conventional one with a bigger bead...or a fatter post.

HoosierQ
August 25, 2013, 02:04 PM
From what I understand, you won't know about the front sight until you get the peep on there.
It would work - the NECG peep uses the exact same mounting as the stock Ruger scope rings - which IIRC are the same across all their bolt action rifles.
Yes, I'd expect so. Frankly I don't like whacking on those dovetailed sights with a punch. I swapped tech sights onto my 10/22. I had the barrel supported properly (so I thought) but I had to hit that so hard and so many times that the torque canted the barrel maybe 5 degrees. Fortunately, that's easy enough to fix on a 10/22 with that barrel nut and wedge set-up. I DO NOT want that to happen on the 77/357. Those universal sight pusher tools cost more than the sights and I wouldn't use if enough to pay for it...and nobody I know has one.

Kernel
August 26, 2013, 02:42 AM
Call Ruger. Maybe they'll sell you a rear sight from their Scout Rifle.

http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/

sappyg
August 26, 2013, 05:14 AM
I have an NECG peep sight and have used it on both an RSI and a #1.

Windage adjustments are a bit fiddley as you drift the sight with the base screw. It does work. It's just hard ( but not impossible) to get a fine tune on the system because you have to loosen the base mount to drift the sight.
The factory front works for me at least on my rifles out to 100 yards in 308. & 45-70. For this sight I've always felt the factory front sight is too narrow for the peep. I think you can get smaller diameter peeps for it but I've never tried them.
The peep itself is well made.
You might consider calling NECG with a specific question regarding the front sight for the 77/ 357.

HoosierQ
August 26, 2013, 09:01 AM
Call Ruger. Maybe they'll sell you a rear sight from their Scout Rifle.

http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/
Yeah I may do that. I wish they had put that sight on their to begin with.

Deer_Freak
August 26, 2013, 10:33 AM
You will still need a way to press the dovetail out. I have a bearing press that I have R&R dovetails for friends with. It was tedious getting the gun clamped in a manner that wouldn't allow the gun to twist or damage the gun.

Revoliver
August 26, 2013, 11:14 AM
http://www.skinnersights.com/barrel_mount_6.html

Is what I use and love it. It also affords you the ability to still mount a scope if you wish.

The NECG cannot be mounted on the rear most ruger ring slot as it will be in the way of the bolt handle (reported by other online reviews/reports). It also kills any possibility of using a scope as well.

Link to review:
http://www.majorpandemic.com/2011/10/ruger-77357-7744-and-7722-sight-options.html?m=1

HoosierQ
August 26, 2013, 05:46 PM
I'll tell ya, nothing is easy. I just do not understand why in this day and age, more rifles are not offered with a rearmost mounted peep sight! Everybody has grown up shooting M1s, M1 carbines, M14s, minis, ARs, etc. The Ruger GSR has it. I think Savage has a scout rifle...and that's about it unless you're talking semi-automatic and even then, with 22s. Just seems like the sort of thing a lot of people would buy. Of course, probably that market is owned by the scope. I may look at a scope instead...I have rings. Heck, regular irons work well enough...it's my eyes that don't work so well!

We'll see.

Revoliver
August 26, 2013, 06:20 PM
I agree that iron sights shoupd be a standard feature on all rifles. It seems it used to be, but recently has faded to afterthought at best.

Though, to be fair, Ruger at least did just come out with their guide gun line of rifles that have iron sights standard.

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