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Can a Ruger be "accurized?"

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Unread 12-23-2011, 09:55 PM
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Re: Can a Ruger be "accurized?"

Originally Posted by jwedel1777 View Post
I have the opportunity at a local gun store to buy a Ruger MKII 300WM for fairly cheap, due to a shipping blemish that caused the barrel to get a little scratched.

Anyway, my question is: Can the Ruger be headspaced and trued to make an accurate 500-800 yard deer/elk rifle? I already have a MKII in 25-06, but it is completely stock and I havent ever tried to look into customizing it. Ill also be looking into getting a new stock for it, and are there good options for it? Since it's not as popular as a Rem 700 or Savage 110.
Many thanks for any opinions
The short answer is yes, it can be trued (blueprinted). The challenge is the tooling/fixture ... checkout this thread ...

Ruger M77 MKII threads/Build

I have one in .338 WM and currently fine tuning a load for 600 yards with .225gr NAB and 73.5gr H4831SC ...

Ruger M77 MKII Facelift and Range Report

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Unread 12-24-2011, 02:29 AM
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Re: Can a Ruger be "accurized?"

Just buy something that already is. Sorry just don't like Rugers.
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Unread 12-24-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: Can a Ruger be "accurized?"

Thanks for the input guys, I do appreciate it. I figured out it's actuall a Hawkeye, not an MKII. That doesn't change anything does it? It all looked the same to me
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