The African 275 Rigby is one of those classic sporting cartridges that stir up images of Karamoja Bell hunting the thick thorn brush of Africa or Jim Corbett taking on the man eating tigers of Kumaon.


The 275 Rigby is the exact same cartridge as the 7X57mm Mauser. In typical English fashion Rigby used the lands measurement to rename the 7X57mm the 275 Rigby. The original Rigby rifles are true treasures of the rifle world. They were made to be carried and hunted with their svelte lines and rugged Mauser actions. The rather healthy price tags on these rifles have kept them out of the hands of most rifleman who still appreciate their exquisite attributes. The new Lipsey’s Exclusive Ruger 77 African 275 Rigby is a worthy tribute to the classic stalking rifles of the past at a price that is more accessible to the masses.

M77 African 275 Rigby

A lighter contour polished blue 24” barrel and slender stock allow the Ruger 275 Rigby to balance and handle flawlessly

Featuring a lighter contour polished blue 24” barrel and slender stock, the Ruger African 275 Rigby balances and handles like a rifle should. Classic touches like the blued bolt handle, ebony forend tip, barrel band swivel stud, and open rifle sights make this rifle as elegant as it is useful. Like all Ruger 77’s, this rifle has a controlled round feed action just like the original Rigby Mausers.


For those not familiar with the ballistic attributes of the 275 Rigby / 7X57mm, think 140gr bullets at around 2600 to 2700 fps. Hornady is currently loading 275 Rigby headstamped ammunition that features their excellent Interlock bullet. While these ballistics sound mundane compared to the latest overbore magnum cartridge, the 275 Rigby has proven its worth for over 100 years with mild recoil and real life performance that surpasses it’s “paper ballistics”.

M77 African 275 Rigby Longshot

In typical English fashion Rigby used the lands measurement to rename the 7X57mm the 275 Rigby

If you want the opportunity to go back in time when a safari was measured in months not days, when hunters used the wind and stalked their game instead of using scent eliminating machines and tower stands, the Lipsey’s Exclusive Ruger 77 African 275 Rigby is the rifle to take on that adventure.


Key Attributes
  • Only 250 Made
  • First 77 With A Blued Bolt Handle Since The Original Tang Safety 77
  • Ebony Forend Tip Stock
  • 24” Light Barrel
  • Polished Blue Finish
  • Barrel Band Sling Swivel
  • 275 Rigby Is The Same As The 7X57mm (275 Is The British Designation)
Production Info
  • 250 Produced In 2017, Currently out of production
  • Suggested Retail: $1,417.00 (Prices may vary)
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  1. robin johnson
    June 23, 2018 at 4:37 am — Reply

    with a classic rifle use kynoch ammunition

  2. Jay Yakopatz
    May 27, 2018 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    My wife would not let me get one as I already have a Ruger 77 in 7x57mm from 1975. It is lovely has standard barrel 22″, I also have 6 other 77’s most with sliding tang safety. I have a Safari 77 in 9.3x62mm but the first one had an ill fitted front sight band with large gap. Ruger replaced entire rifle. Still waiting to shoot the 9.3 as I’m in cardiac rehab right now. Keep trying to get Ruger to make 1″ pre- fit Logo, recoil pad as I’m 6’4″ and the LOP is too short.

  3. Chip Beckford
    May 8, 2018 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    Never heard back on my note how about doing a left handed version of the 275 Rigby? Can someone ket me know
    Chip Beckford

  4. Joseph Byrd
    March 24, 2018 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    I missed out on the 275 Rigby…But as soon as I heard about the 6.5X55, I let my local dealer know to get me one if possible.
    Yesterday I opened the box for mine! Immediately I notice the standard folding blade and small gold bead, what a disappointment. I did not do my research and ASSUMED an African would be an African and have the shallow Vee blade and large ivory bead. Buyers remorse as I now feel I just have an over paid for M77.

    Any chance Lipsey could have the proper sights made available?

  5. Nick bright
    March 12, 2018 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Are there any of these rifles still available?

  6. Robert
    March 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    I noticed a similar model chambered in 6.5×55 with a MSRP of about 200.00 lower than the 275 Rigby. Is there’s difference in these two models other than caliber?

  7. Mike Mann
    November 9, 2017 at 7:10 am — Reply

    Are there any plans to do this caliber in an International version?

  8. William Hedtke
    November 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Can I get one of these 275 rigby

  9. Otto Wiederhold
    November 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    Absolutely love mine and shooting sub inch groups

  10. Mark price
    October 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    Where can I get this rifle and how much total ?

    • October 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm — Reply

      Mark – This was a limited run of 250 and with high demand it is now sold out. Stay tuned as we’re always working on new Ruger rifle projects. Aim Higher!

      • Chip Beckford
        November 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm — Reply

        How about a left handed version? lots of Left handed shooters out there would love one of these.

        • February 10, 2018 at 4:42 am — Reply

          Well I’m one of the lucky ones. I was working up a loads for my 275 Rigby. I wasn’t conserned about sighting her in, she’s 1 1/2 inches low 1/4 inch left. 12 different loads 20 shots 1 hole 1/2 inch wide 3/4 long higher velocities moved up towards center as expected. Using Rem brass, 150 Nosler Accubond longrange bullets, I topped out at 50 grains of IMR 4350, no signs of pressure. Evern warm she still stuck them in the same hole not one flyer! I was completely amazed, my other 7×57 with 140 Mosler BT also topped out at the same load, love the long action gage me extra case and bullet lenght bullets were seated .o15 before the lands GREAT RIFLE WHAT A SHOOTER

        • Chip Beckford
          May 8, 2018 at 3:51 pm — Reply

          Never heard back on my note how about doing a left handed version of the 275 Rigby?
          Chip Beckford

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