i had my hands on one yesterday in .30-06, this shop had them listed at $369 i think (by comparison, they have savage axis' for $329). they had an m77 right above it & after handling both right after the other, it's hard to believe that the same company made both rifles. i'm not saying it's a crappy gun or anything, just not up to the ruger fit & finish i'm used to seeing. basically, it felt like i was holding my savage axis.
like mentioned above, it felt like a .223 gun, not something that would fire a .30-06