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.
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”, you can always go ahead and get an applied ballistics meter to make the experience much more enjoyable .
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.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
- LIPSEY’S MODEL: RUHM77RSB275RIG | 24″ Barrel | Polished Blue | 275 Rigby | 4+1 Capacity | Open Rifle Sights
- 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)
- 250 Produced In 2017, Currently out of production
- Suggested Retail: $1,417.00 (Prices may vary)