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Ruger M-77 Mark II

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Unread 01-19-2011, 01:00 AM
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Re: Ruger M-77 Mark II

Out of the box I favor the Ruger. The one piece bolt will never have the handle fall off and has the best extractor. The factory trigger is not that hard to tune. A lighter spring will do wonders. If I used rifle safeties I like the Ruger MK-II design a lot. They feed and function solidly. The included scope rings are as strong as it gets. I have yet to see one that didn't have acceptable accuracy to kill big game to 500 yards. Put a Leupold VX-II 3-9 on it and go feed your family forever.
NRA Life Member and I vote.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
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Unread 02-09-2011, 10:58 AM
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Re: Ruger M-77 Mark II

Currently I own a Ruger MKII All weather stainless 30-06, and a Remington 700 SPS in a 7mm RM. I'll say I picked up the 7mm from a guy who needed some money, but before that I had hunted with my Ruger for years and loved it. It's killed many many whitetails, and only once has one not dropped in it's tracks. I purchased it 15 years ago with a Tasco Scope on it and shoot 150gr Winchester Power Point factory loads out of it and it's about as dependable as you can get. The only thing I don't like is how the scope mounts, but other than that, they're great rifles in my opinion.
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Unread 02-09-2011, 11:52 PM
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Re: Ruger M-77 Mark II

I have 2 Ruger 77 mark II's. The first is a 223. with a timney trigger and a vari-x II 4-12 power scope. It shoots as well as I do (sub MOA). The second is a 338 win mag that has the action bedded and the barrel floated and a timney trigger and a muzzle break. I have a vari-x II 3-9 power scope on it. I won't say it doesn't shoot as good but I certainly don't shoot it as good as I do my 223. I don't know if it is the load, or the scope or the gun or the way I treated the gun when I first got it (It was my fist big game rifle). I suspect it is a combination of the lower magnification and the recoil (me). both these guns were purchased in the late 90's and I feel the trigger work was a necessity.
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