Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Why a Ruger? Not my favorite action for a build.
Several reasons. #1 is absolute reliability in extreme weather and long term rough use. . . If a rifle isn't as tough as a professional grade Stihl or Husqvarna power saw. Then it isn't tough enough to be my companion.
I dispise plunger ejectors. And I don't like rotating extractors.
I like the 3 position saftey.
I prefer the Ruger ring system to any other.
I like the triggers. The parts of the trigger are big and robust. . They are not ruined by repeated dunkings in salt water. Alaska being THE Salt water place, Ruger's are right at home here.
They are as or more accurate as any factory rifle I've owned with the exception of my Savage Edge. Which is a 1/4" rifle. But my 6.5 Cm Ruger Hawkeye is a 3/8" rifle. And I trust it to not break down and leave me with an ill designed club.
Most of my favorite rifles have been M77mkII s