Originally Posted by FEENIX
I fully understand, esp. the sentimental value.
My M77 MKII was purchased used at Scheel's in GF for $399 with 1" Ruger scope ring and the custom muzzle brake already installed. When I saw it considering the cost of a muzzle brake and installation, I was unable to let it go.
A co-worker was selling me same model and chamber except it's wood stock and without muzzle brake for $450. IMHO, what I got was in better shape and better buy.
I replaced the trigger (set at 2.5 lbs) and stock (came with pillars) ... have not done any bedding (but plan to later on when I finally get some time
) and left everything else as-is. I am getting sub-MOA up 300 yards with .225gr NAB, 73.5gr H4831SC, CCI250 and shot a coyote at 338 yards.
Ed, Nothing like a 338 WM to turn out the lights on a Yote
I head shot one with a 300 RUM once
I bought my M77's (7 RM and 270 Win) at Big Bear on 10th Ave South when it was still there back in 88. I didn't know squat about rifles back then but my 7 RM served me vey well. Back then a Sub MOA rifle was pretty cool. With factory ammo I was getting about 1 - 1.5 MOA and with handloads, about 3/4 MOA so I was a happy camper shooting a flat cartridge with accuracy potential to 500 yds. It wore a 2.5-10 B&L Balvar scope. My farthest shot was a buck speed goat in the Sand Springs country taken at 425 stepped off yards that I guesstimated to be 450. No laser range finders back then. So yeah, a little more history with my M77
I have a number of heads and horns looking down at me from the wall, ALL taken with that rifle.
Thanks for the pics, i love pics