Rhineland Arms Enfield .45 ACP

     Notes: This is conversion of the old Enfield No. 1, No. 4, No.5, or Indian Enfield rifles into a .45 ACP-firing carbine.  The conversion consists of a new barrel, magazine adapter to take a removable M-1911-type magazine, and appropriate modifications to the receiver and action.  This is not as easy as it sounds, because the receiver and barrel threads are practically cold-welded together by this point in time.  Rhineland modifies the rifles themselves, and also sells kits so that a customer may do the modification on his own.  The magazine, when adapted, will take eight rounds, but Rhineland recommends not loading more than seven rounds for reliability.  The bolt must be opened smartly between shots, or the spent casing will fall back into the action.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This carbine does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Enfield .45 ACP

.45 ACP

3.52 kg

8

$436

Modification Kit

N/A

1.86 kg

N/A

$150

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Enfield .45 ACP

BA

2

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

43

 

Ruger 77/22

     Notes:  This is a well-made and popular hunting rifle found all over North America and Europe. It was introduced in 1984, and is sort of a smaller cousin to the centerfire M-70 rifle.  At the time of its introduction, the 77/22 was available with a folding rear adjustable leaf sight and a front sight protected with a tunnel (the model 77/22RS) and with no iron sights, but drilled and tapped for a scope (the model 77/22R).  Later, a third type, the model 77/22S, used an open front sight bead.  (All these are identical for game purposes.) The barrel is 22 inches long, and the metalwork is blued.  In 1989, weatherproof versions appeared, with stainless steel metalwork and black Zytel stocks; these are the K-77/22R without sights, and the K-77/22RS with sights. This rifle has a similar accessory story to the 10/22 Carbine, and is also sometimes used with a silencer.  

     In 1990, Ruger brought out a magnum version of the 77/22; this is basically identical to the standard 77/22, except for changes to the magazine and changes to the sights necessary for the different cartridge, and is called the 77/22RM.  A weatherproof version of this rifle also exists, with stainless steel metalwork and a Zytel stock, the K-77/22RMP. 

     In 1991 a version of the 77/22 without iron sights (but drilled and tapped for a scope), and with a Zytel stock was introduced (the 77/22RP).  Another version, the 77/22RSP, is the same but does have iron sights, and also has mounting rings for a scope.  Stainless steel weatherproof versions were also introduced at the same time.  These models are identical to the K-77/22R for game purposes. 

     In 1992, two new versions in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire were introduced, they come in blued steel with a walnut stock with sights and drilled and tapped for a scope (the 77/22RSM) and the same weapon in stainless steel with a Zytel stock (the K-77/22RSMP); these are identical to the 77/22RM and K-77/22RMP, respectively, for game purposes.  The K-77RMZ is also similar to the K-77/22RMP, but has no iron sights and has mounting rings for a telescopic sight (identical to the K-77/22RMP for game purposes).  At the same time, “Varmint” versions appeared (K-77/22VBZ and K-77/22VMB, for .22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire respectively).  This version has stainless steel metalwork, a Zytel stock, and a heavy barrel.  The barrel length of these versions were increased to 24 inches in 1998.

     In 1995, version of this rifle was introduced firing a light centerfire cartridge, the .22 Hornet.   There were three version of this rifle, the 77/22RH, with blued metalwork and a beech stock, no iron sights, and drilled and tapped; the 77/22RSH, with blued metalwork, a rear adjustable leaf sight, and a front sight bead tunnel; and the K-77/22VH, with stainless steel metalwork (with a dull gray finish), a laminated wood stock, no sights, and drilled and tapped.  All these rifles are identical for game purposes.  As with the “Varmint” models, the K-77/22VH version has its barrel length increased to 24 inches in 1998.

     The next new version of the 77/22 came out in 2002.  This was another animal, a varmint rifle, plain and simple – firing the .17 Hornady Rimfire Magnum, it is not that effective against much larger targets.  Its official company designation is the K-77/17RM.  Like many varmint rifles, it has a heavy barrel (24 inches), although what sort of improvement this brings to the accuracy of a small round like the .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire is questionable.  The rifle is not only drilled and tapped for a scope, it comes with Ruger’s integral scope-ring system.  The rifle also functions well with a suppressor for game culling.

     In 2005, a .17 Mach 2 Rimfire chambering was added to the roundup.  This version has a 20” heavy barrel, a laminated stock in target grey walnut or brown walnut, and is drilled and tapped for a scope (and comes with Ruger’s integral scope-ring system).  The metalwork is finished in matte stainless steel.  The official company designation is K-77/22RM2

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The longer barrel length versions of the K-77/22VBZ, K-77/22VMB, and K-77VH do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline, nor does the K-77/17RM or the K-77RM2.  The 77/22RSH and K-77/22VH are quite rare.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Ruger 77/22

.22 Long Rifle

2.61 kg

10

$284

Ruger 77/22

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.68 kg

9

$315

Ruger K-77/22

.22 Long Rifle

2.48 kg

10

$294

Ruger K-77/22

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.55 kg

9

$325

Ruger K-77/22VBZ (22” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

3 kg

10

$300

Ruger K-77/22VBZ (24” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

3.09 kg

10

$320

Ruger K-77/22VMB (22” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.02 kg

9

$331

Ruger K-77/22VMB (24” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.11 kg

9

$351

Ruger 77/22 (22” Barrel)

.22 Hornet

3.24 kg

6

$674

Ruger 77/22 (24” Barrel)

.22 Hornet

3.33 kg

6

$694

Ruger K-77/22 (22” Barrel)

.22 Hornet

3.08 kg

6

$684

Ruger K-77/22 (24” Barrel)

.22 Hornet

3.17 kg

6

$704

Ruger K-77/17RM

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

3.12 kg

9

$469

Ruger K-7717RM2

.17 Mach 2 Rimfire

3.29 kg

10

$329

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Ruger 77/22 (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

49

Ruger 77/22 (.22 Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

63

Ruger K-77/22 (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

49

Ruger K-77/22 (.22 Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

63

Ruger K-77/22VBZ (22”)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

50

Ruger K-77/22VBZ (24”)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

54

Ruger K-77/22VMB (22”)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

65

Ruger K-77/22VMB (24”)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

72

Ruger 77/22 (22”, .22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

71

Ruger 77/22 (24”, .22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

78

Ruger K-77/22 (22”, .22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

71

Ruger K-77/22 (24”, .22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

78

Ruger K-77/17RM

BA

2

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

72

Ruger K-77/17RM2

BA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

51

 

Ruger 77/44

     Notes: This version of the Ruger 77/22 rimfire rifle is designed to fire .44 Magnum rounds.  (It is not capable of chambering .44 Special rounds.)  Though the barrel is much shorter than the 77/22, it provides acceptable performance for the .44 Magnum round.  The changes in the 77/22 to fire the .44 Magnum round were kept to a minimum; this is partially because the standard 77/22 is such a robust rifle that no significant changes were required in materials for the new cartridge.  It is a lightweight weapon that provides excellent stopping power.  The standard model is the 77/44R; this version has a walnut stock and blued metalwork, and was introduced in 1997.  In 1999, an all-weather version similar was brought out, the K-77/44RSP.  This version has stainless steel metalwork and a black Zytel stock.  It is about 6 1/2 millimeters longer than the 77/44R, but has the same weight and barrel length (18.5 inches).  Both versions have an open leaf rear sight and a bead front sight within a tunnel.  They are not drilled or tapped for a scope.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Ruger 77/44

.44 Magnum

2.7 kg

4

$501

Ruger K-77/44RSP

.44 Magnum

2.7 kg

4

$511

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Ruger 77/44

BA

4

1-1-Nil

5

3

Nil

57

 

Ruger American

     The American is one of Ruger’s newest offerings (as of the time I write this April 2013).  It is rifle designed for good accuracy under normal hunting conditions.  The receiver is milled from alloy steel, and the action includes a full-diameter bolt with three locking lugs.  The trigger pack is Ruger’s own Marksman user-adjustable trigger (adjustable for pull weight), and includes a trigger release lever, with a function similar to that of a set trigger.  The stock is black composite with strengthening in strategic areas using wedges of stainless steel, and has a recoil pad.  The proprietary rotary magazine is made from polymer. The barrel is 22 inches and cold-hammer forged. The American does not have iron sights, but is drilled and tapped for scope bases.

     The Ruger American Rimfire is the same basic rifle, but fires rimfire rounds only.  It is otherwise the same as the standard American.  The Ruger American Rimfire Compact is also the same as the American Compact, except for the rimfire caliber.

     The American Compact is basically the same as the standard American rifle, but with a shorter 18-inch barrel and correspondingly lighter weight and length.  Chambering choices are also lesser. The All-Weather Compact is of synthetic furniture, but for game purposes, the same.

     The Predator is similar to the standard American, but with polymer furniture, and with different chamberings. The Ranch also is of polymer construction; but comes only in two chamberings and in light alloy or steel metalwork. It has a short 16.12-inch barrel.

     The American Magnum is the same rifle as the standard American, but is chambered for long-action magnum rounds and has a 24-inch cold hammer-forged, floating, stainless steel barrel.  The muzzle is threaded, and the muzzle cap acts as a target crown. The American Magnum has a Weaver rail atop the rifle for easy scope mounting.  It otherwise has the package of a standard Ruger American.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

American

.22-250 Remington

2.89 kg

4

$925

American

.243 Winchester

2.83 kg

4

$1080

American

.270 Winchester

2.83 kg

4

$1539

American

7mm-08 Remington

2.89 kg

4

$1349

American

7.62mm NATO

2.78 kg

4

$1511

American

.30-06 Springfield

2.83 kg

4

$1792

American Compact

.243 Winchester

2.72 kg

4

$1039

American Compact

7mm-08 Remington

2.72 kg

4

$1308

American Compact

7.62mm NATO

2.72 kg

4

$1470

American Rimfire

.22 Long Rifle

2.72 kg

10

$285

American Rimfire

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.72 kg

9

$317

American Rimfire Compact

.22 Long Rifle

2.44 kg

10

$244

American Rimfire Compact

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.44 kg

9

$275

Predator

.204 Ruger

3 kg

5

$803

Predator

.22-250 Remington

3 kg

4

$923

Predator

5.56mm NATO

3 kg

5

$783

Predator

.243 Winchester

3 kg

4

$1079

Predator

6.5mm Creedmoor

3 kg

4

$1163

Predator

7.62mm NATO

3 kg

4

$1510

Ranch (Steel)

5.56mm NATO

2.77 kg

5

$817

Ranch (Light Alloy)

5.56mm NATO

2.74 kg

5

$818

Ranch (Steel)

.300 Blackout

2.7 kg

5

$1079

Ranch (Light Alloy)

.300 Blackout

2.68 kg

5

$1081

American Magnum

7mm Remington Magnum

3.4 kg

3

$1610

American Magnum

.300 Winchester Magnum

3.4 kg

3

$2413

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

American (.22-250)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

66

American (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

66

American (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

61

American (7mm-08)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

78

American (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

80

American (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

69

American Compact (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

49

American Compact (7mm-08)

BA

4

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

58

American Compact (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

59

American Rimfire

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

49

American Rimfire Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

76

American Rimfire Compact

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

41

American Rimfire Compact (Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

61

American Predator (.204)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

61

American Predator (.22-250)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

American Predator (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

64

American Predator (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

American Predator (6.5mm)

BA

3

1-2-Nil

6

3

Nil

91

American Predator (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

79

American Ranch (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

5

3

Nil

44

American Ranch (.300)

BA

3

2-Nil

5

4

Nil

49

American Magnum (7mm Magnum)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

92

American Magnum (.300 Magnum)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

4

Nil

96

 

Ruger Gunsite Rifle

     Notes: Built in cooperation with the Gunsite Range started by Jeff Cooper, the Gunsite Rifle is based on an original design by Cooper in 1983 but built only as a one-off weapon; Cooper never found any company interested in the design until Ruger took it up in 2011.  What became the Gunsite Rifle was Cooper’s idea of what would later become a well-known type of rifle -- the scout rifle.

    According to Cooper’s criteria, only the Steyr Scout Rifle was built properly as a scout rifle – until the Ruger Gunsite Rifle was made.  Also known as the Ruger Scout, the Gunsite Rifle has a 16.5-inch barrel tipped with a birdcage-type flash suppressor and of medium-heavy weight.  Though Cooper felt other chamberings could be applied to a scout rifle, he felt that 7.62mm NATO (.308 Winchester) was the best chambering for this type of rifle.  Ruger has the receiver drilled and tapped for scope rings; these are not only in the usual places, but forward for a scope in the scout position (forward of the receiver, with a long sight line for both-eyes-open sighting) or to allow the mounting of a Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The iron sights are the same adjustable ghost ring rear and post front found on the Mini-14. The stock is of laminated hardwood with an adjustable LOP by the insertion of spacers.

     Writer and gun expert Dave Anderson used the Gunsite Rifle as a modern take on a World War 2 carbine. The barrel is lengthened to 18.5 inches, and tipped with a conical flash suppressor. Sights were retained in the scout position.  It also retains the Picatinny rail, and therefore can mount any sort of optic or accessory. The rail extends all the way down the handguard. It is generally considered to be too large to be a scout rifle. It is otherwise like the Gunsite Rifle.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Gunsite Rifle

7.62mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10

$1378

Gunsite Scout

7.62mm NATO

3.43 kg

5, 10

$1015

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Gunsite Rifle

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

52

Gunsite Scout

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

55

 

Ruger M-70 Mk I

     Notes: This is a heavy bolt-action American-made hunting rifle. The Model 77 is not as well known as many other rifles but nevertheless it is still a solid piece of work.  It was introduced in 1968, and built until 1989, but sold until 1990.  It was initially available in 6mm, .22-550, .220, .243, and .250 Savage, but more calibers were introduced over the years.  The .280 version was not available until 1978, and the .257 Roberts and 7mm-08 versions were not available until 1989. The .250 Savage version was removed in 1979, replaced by the 7.62mm NATO model; .358 Winchester and .458 Winchester models were taken out of production in 1989, as was the 6mm version. 

     The .458 Lott version is a special model designed specifically to fire the .458 Lott cartridge; it is available only in one barrel length (23 inches). 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.22-250 Remington

2.29 kg

5 Internal

$840

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.22-250 Remington

2.5 kg

5 Internal

$860

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.220 Swift

2.43 kg

5 Internal

$931

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.220 Swift

2.65 kg

5 Internal

$951

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.25 kg

5 Internal

$793

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.46 kg

5 Internal

$814

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

6mm Remington

2.65 kg

5 Internal

$1065

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

6mm Remington

2.9 kg

5 Internal

$1085

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.243 Winchester

2.54 kg

5 Internal

$996

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.243 Winchester

2.78 kg

5 Internal

$1016

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.250 Savage

2.67 kg

5 Internal

$1025

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.250 Savage

2.92 kg

5 Internal

$1045

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.257 Roberts

2.78 kg

5 Internal

$1160

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.257 Roberts

3.03 kg

5 Internal

$1181

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.25-06 Remington

2.94 kg

5 Internal

$1267

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.25-06 Remington

3.21 kg

5 Internal

$1288

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.270 Winchester

3.22 kg

5 Internal

$1457

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.270 Winchester

3.51 kg

5 Internal

$1477

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

7mm Mauser

3.09 kg

5 Internal

$1366

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

7mm Mauser

3.37 kg

5 Internal

$1387

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.280 Remington

3.31 kg

5 Internal

$1517

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.280 Remington

3.61 kg

5 Internal

$1537

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

7mm-08 Remington

3.08 kg

5 Internal

$1261

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

7mm-08 Remington

3.36 kg

5 Internal

$1281

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

7mm Remington Magnum

3.29 kg

5 Internal

$1496

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

7mm Remington Magnum

3.59 kg

5 Internal

$1517

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

3.18 kg

5 Internal

$1428

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

3.47 kg

5 Internal

$1449

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.30-06 Springfield

3.6 kg

5 Internal

$1710

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.30-06 Springfield

3.92 kg

5 Internal

$1731

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.300 Winchester Magnum

3.98 kg

5 Internal

$2235

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.34 kg

5 Internal

$2296

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.3 kg

5 Internal

$2458

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.7 kg

5 Internal

$2519

M-70 Mk I (22“ Barrel)

.358 Winchester

3.66 kg

5 Internal

$2283

M-70 Mk I (24“ Barrel)

.358 Winchester

4 kg

5 Internal

$2344

M-70 Mk I African (22“ Barrel)

.458 Winchester Magnum

4.99 kg

5 Internal

$3933

M-70 Mk I African (24“ Barrel)

.458 Winchester Magnum

5.45 kg

5 Internal

$3994

M-70 Mk I (23” Barrel)

.458 Lott

4.31 kg

5 Internal

$4371

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-70 Mk I (.204, 20”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

53

M-70 Mk I (.204, 24”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

68

M-70 Mk I (.204, 26”)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

74

M-70 Mk I (.22-250, 22”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

4

Nil

65

M-70 Mk I (.22-250, 24”)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

4

Nil

73

M-70 Mk I (.220, 22”)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

56

M-70 Mk I (.220, 24”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

64

M-70 Mk I (5.56mm, 22”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

4

Nil

70

M-70 Mk I (5.56mm, 24”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

4

Nil

76

M-70 Mk I (6mm, 22”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

60

M-70 Mk I (6mm, 24”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

68

M-70 Mk I (.250, 22”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

74

M-70 Mk I (.250, 24”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

84

M-70 Mk I (.243, 22”)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

65

M-70 Mk I (.243, 24”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

74

M-70 Mk I (.257, 22”)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

5

Nil

64

M-70 Mk I (.257, 24”)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

73

M-70 Mk I (.25-06, 22”)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

57

M-70 Mk I (.25-06, 24”)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

65

M-70 Mk I (.270, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

60

M-70 Mk I (.270, 24”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

69

M-70 Mk I (7mm Mauser 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

70

M-70 Mk I (7mm Mauser, 24”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

80

M-70 Mk I (.280, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

62

M-70 Mk I (.280, 24”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

70

M-70 Mk I (7mm-08, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

77

M-70 Mk I (7mm-08, 24”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

87

M-70 Mk I (7mm Magnum, 22”)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

75

M-70 Mk I (7mm Magnum, 24”)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

86

M-70 Mk I (7.62mm, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

78

M-70 Mk I (7.62mm, 24”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

89

M-70 Mk I (.30-06, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

M-70 Mk I (.30-06, 24”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

78

M-70 Mk I (.300, 22”)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

78

M-70 Mk I (.300, 24”)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

89

M-70 Mk I (.338, 22”)

BA

6

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

90

M-70 Mk I (.338, 24”)

BA

6

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

103

M-70 Mk I (.358, 22”)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

79

M-70 Mk I (.358, 24”)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

6

Nil

89

M-70 Mk I (.458 Win, 22”)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

6

Nil

95

M-70 Mk I (.458 Win, 24”)

BA

8

1-3-5

9

6

Nil

108

M-70 Mk I (.458 Lott, 23”)

BA

7

2-4-6

8

6

Nil

84

 

Ruger M-70 Mk I Compact

     Notes: As the name suggests, this is a carbine version of the Ruger M-70 Mk I rifle.  It is surprisingly useful, especially to police who need a sharpshooting rifle, but are not sharpshooters. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-70 Mk I Compact

5.56mm NATO

2.61 kg

5 Internal

$736

M-70 Mk I Compact

.243 Winchester

2.63 kg

5 Internal

$939

M-70 Mk I Compact

7mm-08 Remington

2.65 kg

5 Internal

$1209

M-70 Mk I Compact

7.62mm NATO

2.67 kg

5 Internal

$1371

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-70 Mk I Compact (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

5

3

Nil

46

M-70 Mk I Compact (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

5

4

Nil

42

M-70 Mk I Compact (7mm-08)

BA

4

2-Nil

6

5

Nil

50

M-70 Mk I Compact (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

5

Nil

51

 

Ruger M-70 Mk I International

     Notes: Also known as the Ruger 77-RSI, the International has a short 18.5-inch barrel and full-length stock.  It was introduced in 1969, chambered for short-action rounds.  The International was produced until 1991, but due to shooter protest, it was produced for nearly another year, in 1994.  However, in this short production run, the .22-250 and 7.62mm NATO chamberings did not appear.  In 1987, the .270 Winchester and .30-06 long-action rounds were added, but only a few were made over the years until 1991; they were not part of the lot produced in 1994.  The long-action versions were folded into the Mk II design in 1991, and the International altogether was finally discontinued in 1994.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-70 Mk I International

.22-250 Remington

2.29 kg

5 Internal

$801

M-70 Mk I International

.243 Winchester

2.54 kg

5 Internal

$933

M-70 Mk I International

.250 Savage

2.67 kg

5 Internal

$989

M-70 Mk I International

.270 Winchester

3.22 kg

5 Internal

$1415

M-70 Mk I International

7.62mm NATO

3.18 kg

5 Internal

$1387

M-70 Mk I International

.30-06 Springfield

3.6 kg

5 Internal

$1667

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-70 Mk I International (.22-250)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

4

Nil

50

M-70 Mk I International (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

50

M-70 Mk I International (.250)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

57

M-70 Mk I International (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

5

Nil

56

M-70 Mk I International (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

61

M-70 Mk I International (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

52

 

Ruger M-70 Mk I Tropical

     Notes: Designed specifically around the .458 Winchester Magnum round, this rifle has a full 26-inch barrel and a strengthened walnut stock oil-finished stock, with transverse recoil bolts to protect the stock and shooter.  Also known as the Ruger 77-RT, the Tropical has a one-piece steel trigger guard/magazine floor, and is loaded from the top instead of a hinged floorplate.  It was built from 1985-1990.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-70 Mk I Tropical

.458 Winchester Magnum

3.97 kg

5 Internal

$4130

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-70 Mk I Tropical

BA

8

1-3-5

9

5

Nil

122

 

Ruger M-70 Mk II

     Notes: This new version of the Ruger M-70 was originally introduced in 1989 only in 5.56mm NATO caliber and 20-inch barrel.  More calibers and barrel lengths were quickly added; in addition, several variant models were introduced over the years.  The M-70 Mk II has several important safety modifications over the Mk I; a three-winged safety catch was introduced at the back of the bolt, which locks the bolt and trigger in the rear position when placed in one place, locks the trigger in the central position when placed in another, and finally places the weapon ready to fire when placed in the third.  Other modifications include a greatly-improved trigger mechanism, a modified Mauser-type extractor, an improved ejector, and an improved catch for the magazine’s bottom plate.  Drilling and tapping for a scope are standard on all models (though not all have iron sights). 

     In 1991-1993, the Mk II Deluxe was built, in small numbers.  Though in game terms it is identical to the standard Mk II, the Deluxe (also known as the 77-RSD) uses a specially-selected walnut stock with a straight comb and a half-stock, checkered by hand to the semi-pistol grip and fore-end.  The fore-end is ebony, with a quarter-rib.  Chamberings were limited to .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .30-06; magazines were detachable, carrying four rounds. Standard rounds used a 22-inch barrel, but magnum chamberings used a 24-inch barrels.

     In 1990, several new models of the Mk II were introduced: the Mk II R, with a longer 22-inch barrel, more chamberings, and no iron sights; the Mk II RS with less chamberings (.243 Winchester and 7.62mm NATO only), but equipped with an adjustable rear leaf sight (and otherwise identical to the Mk II R); the Mk II RP, with a stainless steel barrel, Zytel plastic stock, and no iron sights; the Mk II RL Ultra Light with a short 20-inch barrel and a wood stock (identical to the standard Mk II in game terms, but the .204 Ruger chambering comes only in a 20” barrel version); and the Mk II RLS Ultra Light Carbine, with a very short 18.5-inch barrel and also with a stock of lighter wood.

     1991 brought a left-handed model of the standard M-70 Mk II, but only for .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .30-06 Springfield calibers.  In 1992, eight new calibers were added to the standard Mk II.  In 1993, the Mk II RSP was introduced, with a stainless steel barrel, Zytel stock, and open iron sights.  The Mk II RSI is a model which has a full-barrel length walnut stock, but only an 18-inch barrel.  The Mk II VT (Varmint Target) has a stainless steel receiver and a heavy 26-inch stainless steel barrel, and no iron sights. (The .22 PPC and 6mm PPC chambering for this rifle were dropped in 1997.)

     The Mk II RBZ Sporter appeared in 1998; it has a 22-inch barrel except when chambered in magnum calibers, in which case a 24-inch barrel is used.  It has a laminated hardwood stock and no iron sights.  There is also a version of the Mk II RBZ Sporter with a stainless steel barrel and receiver and open iron sights; this model is identical to the standard Mk II RBZ Sporter for game purposes. There is also a left-handed version of the stainless steel RBZ Sporter (the LRBBZ Sporter), but it is chambered only for .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, and .30-06 Springfield.  In 1999, the Mk II RLP All-Weather Ultra Light was introduced; this has a plastic stock, 20-inch barrel, and stainless steel barrel and receiver.  A left-handed version of this rifle also exists. 

     In 2001, two compact versions of the Mk II were introduced, with shorter barrels and stocks.  The Mk II CR (Compact Rifle) has a walnut stock, blued metal parts, and a very short 16.5-inch barrel.  The Mk II CRBBZ has stainless steel metal parts and a black, laminated hardwood stock, but is otherwise identical.  2002 was when the 7mm-08 chambering was added to the two compact Mk IIs. 

     In 2002, several new chamberings were added to M-70 Mk II R and RP; these were the new Short Magnum cartridges.  In 2005, the new chambering of .204 Ruger was added to the standard M-70 Mk II line; unlike most M-70 Mk IIs, this weapon is available in three barrel lengths.  In addition, in 2005, a .350 Remington Magnum chambering was added to the M-70 Mk II R; though it was added by popular demand, Ruger has thus far limited the production of this chambering.  The .350 Remington Magnum chambering uses a 22-inch heavy barrel, walnut furniture, and has no iron sights.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The following versions of the M-70 Mk II are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline: M-70 Mk II RBZ, M-70 Mk II RLP, M-70 Mk II CR, and any version chambered in .204 Ruger, any of the Short-Action UltraMag cartridges, any .300 Winchester Short Magnum model, or the M-70 Mk II R in .350 Remington Magnum.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-70 Mk II (20” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

2.95 kg

5 Internal

$697

M-70 Mk II (24” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

3.29 kg

5 Internal

$738

M-70 Mk II (26” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

4.42 kg

5 Internal

$758

M-70 Mk II

5.56mm NATO

2.9 kg

5 Internal

$770

M-70 Mk II

6mm Remington

3.27 kg

5 Internal

$1038

M-70 Mk II

.25-06 Remington

3.52 kg

5 Internal

$1242

M-70 Mk II

.257 Roberts

3.4 kg

5 Internal

$1135

M-70 Mk II

6.5mm Swedish

3.42 kg

5 Internal

$1156

M-70 Mk II

7mm Mauser

3.64 kg

5 Internal

$1340

M-70 Mk II

.280 Remington

3.81 kg

5 Internal

$1490

M-70 Mk II

.30-06 Springfield

4.02 kg

5 Internal

$1682

M-70 Mk II

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.48 kg

5 Internal

$2387

M-70 Mk II R

5.56mm NATO

2.94 kg

5 Internal

$790

M-70 Mk II R

.243 Winchester

3.22 kg

5 Internal

$992

M-70 Mk II R

6mm Remington

3.32 kg

5 Internal

$1058

M-70 Mk II R

.25-06 Remington

3.57 kg

5 Internal

$1262

M-70 Mk II R

.257 Roberts

3.45 kg

5 Internal

$1156

M-70 Mk II R

6.5mm Swedish

3.47 kg

5 Internal

$1176

M-70 Mk II R

7mm Mauser

3.69 kg

5 Internal

$1360

M-70 Mk II R

7mm Short-Action UltraMag

3.58 kg

3 Internal

$1258

M-70 Mk II R

.280 Remington

3.86 kg

5 Internal

$1510

M-70 Mk II R

7.62mm NATO

3.77 kg

5 Internal

$1422

M-70 Mk II R

.30-06 Springfield

4.07 kg

5 Internal

$1703

M-70 Mk II R

.300 Short-Action UltraMag

3.79 kg

3 Internal

$1425

M-70 Mk II R

.300 Winchester Short Magnum

3.85 kg

3 Internal

$1475

M-70 Mk II R

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.54 kg

3 Internal

$2448

M-70 Mk II R

.350 Remington Magnum

4.52 kg

3 Internal

$2426

M-70 Mk II RP

5.56mm NATO

2.78 kg

5 Internal

$800

M-70 Mk II RP

.243 Winchester

3.05 kg

5 Internal

$1002

M-70 Mk II RP

7mm Short-Action UltraMag

3.39 kg

3 Internal

$1268

M-70 Mk II RP

7.62mm NATO

3.57 kg

5 Internal

$1432

M-70 Mk II RP

.300 Short-Action UltraMag

3.59 kg

3 Internal

$1435

M-70 Mk II RP

.300 Winchester Short Magnum

3.64 kg

3 Internal

$1485

M-70 Mk II RP

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.29 kg

3 Internal

$2458

M-70 Mk II RLS

.243 Winchester

3.07 kg

5 Internal

$957

M-70 Mk II RLS

.25-06 Remington

3.4 kg

5 Internal

$1226

M-70 Mk II RLS

.257 Roberts

3.29 kg

5 Internal

$1120

M-70 Mk II RLS

6.5mm Swedish

3.31 kg

5 Internal

$1141

M-70 Mk II RLS

7mm Mauser

3.52 kg

5 Internal

$1325

M-70 Mk II RLS

.280 Remington

3.68 kg

5 Internal

$1471

M-70 Mk II RLS

7.62mm NATO

3.59 kg

5 Internal

$1387

M-70 Mk II RLS

.30-06 Springfield

3.88 kg

5 Internal

$1667

M-70 Mk II RLS

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.33 kg

5 Internal

$2342

M-70 Mk II RSP

.243 Winchester

3.05 kg

4 Internal

$1002

M-70 Mk II RSP

.270 Winchester

3.62 kg

4 Internal

$1461

M-70 Mk II RSP

.30-06 Springfield

3.89 kg

4 Internal

$1713

M-70 Mk II RSP

7mm Remington Magnum

3.73 kg

3 Internal

$1540

M-70 Mk II RSP

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.24 kg

3 Internal

$2359

M-70 Mk II RSP

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.45 kg

3 Internal

$2580

M-70 Mk II RSI

.243 Winchester

3.06 kg

5 Internal

$952

M-70 Mk II RSI

.270 Winchester

3.64 kg

5 Internal

$1410

M-70 Mk II RSI

7.62mm NATO

3.58 kg

5 Internal

$1382

M-70 Mk II RSI

.30-06 Springfield

3.97 kg

5 Internal

$1662

M-70 Mk II VT

5.56mm NATO

3.03 kg

5 Internal

$838

M-70 Mk II VT

.22 PPC

2.93 kg

5 Internal

$763

M-70 Mk II VT

.22-250 Remington

3.1 kg

5 Internal

$884

M-70 Mk II VT

.220 Swift

3.28 kg

5 Internal

$974

M-70 Mk II VT

6mm PPC

3.11 kg

5 Internal

$839

M-70 Mk II VT

.243 Winchester

3.32 kg

5 Internal

$1039

M-70 Mk II VT

.25-06 Remington

3.68 kg

5 Internal

$1309

M-70 Mk II VT

7.62mm NATO

3.89 kg

5 Internal

$1469

M-70 Mk II RBZ

5.56mm NATO

2.94 kg

5 Internal

$790

M-70 Mk II RBZ

.270 Winchester

3.68 kg

5 Internal

$1451

M-70 Mk II RBZ

.30-06 Springfield

3.96 kg

5 Internal

$1703

M-70 Mk II RBZ

7mm Remington Magnum

3.79 kg

5 Internal

$1530

M-70 Mk II RBZ

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.31 kg

5 Internal

$2349

M-70 Mk II RBZ

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.52 kg

5 Internal

$2570

M-70 Mk II RLP

.243 Winchester

3.01 kg

5 Internal

$982

M-70 Mk II RLP

.270 Winchester

3.59 kg

5 Internal

$1440

M-70 Mk II RLP

.30-06 Springfield

3.86 kg

5 Internal

$1692

M-70 Mk II CR

5.56mm NATO

2.83 kg

5 Internal

$734

M-70 Mk II CR

.243 Winchester

3.12 kg

5 Internal

$936

M-70 Mk II CR

6.5mm A-Square

3.55 kg

5 Internal

$1267

M-70 Mk II CR

7mm-08 Remington

3.48 kg

5 Internal

$1205

M-70 Mk II CR

7.62mm NATO

3.67 kg

5 Internal

$1366

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-70 Mk II (.204, 20”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

53

M-70 Mk II (.204, 24”)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

68

M-70 Mk II (.204, 26”)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

74

M-70 Mk II (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

61

M-70 Mk II (6mm Remington)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

52

M-70 Mk II (.25-06)

BA

4

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

49

M-70 Mk II (.257)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

55

M-70 Mk II (6.5mm Swedish)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

59

M-70 Mk II (7mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

61

M-70 Mk II (.280)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

53

M-70 Mk II (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

59

M-70 Mk II (.338 Win Magnum)

BA

6

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

79

M-70 Mk II R (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

70

M-70 Mk II R (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

M-70 Mk II R (6mm Remington)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

60

M-70 Mk II R (.25-06)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

57

M-70 Mk II R (.257)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

65

M-70 Mk II R (6.5mm Swedish)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

M-70 Mk II R (7mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

70

M-70 Mk II R (7mm SAUM)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

92

M-70 Mk II R (.280)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

62

M-70 Mk II R (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

79

M-70 Mk II R (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

M-70 Mk II R (.300 SAUM)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

95

M-70 Mk II R (.300 WSM)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

95

M-70 Mk II R (.338 Win Magnum)

BA

6

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

90

M-70 Mk II R (.350)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

98

M-70 Mk II RP (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

70

M-70 Mk II RP (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

M-70 Mk II RP (7mm SAUM)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

92

M-70 Mk II RP (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

79

M-70 Mk II RP (.300 SAUM)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

95

M-70 Mk II RP (.300 WSM)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

95

M-70 Mk II RP (.338 Win Magnum)

BA

6

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

90

M-70 Mk II RLS (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

51

M-70 Mk II RLS (.25-06)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

44

M-70 Mk II RLS (.257)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

49

M-70 Mk II RLS (6.5mm Swedish)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

52

M-70 Mk II RLS (7mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

54

M-70 Mk II RLS (.280)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

47

M-70 Mk II RLS (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

61

M-70 Mk II RLS (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

52

M-70 Mk II RLS (.338 Win Magnum)

BA

6

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

69

M-70 Mk II RSP (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

M-70 Mk II RSP (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

60

M-70 Mk II RSP (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

M-70 Mk II RSP (7mm Rem Magnum)

BA

4

1-2-3

8

4

Nil

97

M-70 Mk II RSP (.300 Win Magnum)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

4

Nil

100

M-70 Mk II RSP (.338 Win Magnum)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

5

Nil

115

M-70 Mk II RSI (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

49

M-70 Mk II RSI (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

44

M-70 Mk II RSI (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

58

M-70 Mk II RSI (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

50

M-70 Mk II VT (5.56mm)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

85

M-70 Mk II VT (.22 PPC)

BA