Re: Ruger M77 Tang Safety - Barreled Action
No stock? Most stocked tang safeties I have seen in Tucson run around $350 minimum. I'd guess maybe $300-325 tops without a stock.
You realize if it was a 30-06 first that someone opened up the bolt face to accomodate the magnum 30-338?
You can always get a McMillan stock for it. I am very fond of the hunter stock.
If it won't shoot there is a inexpensive alternative to a custom barrel replacement. Remington takeoffs are fairly common. The newer SPS type mag barrels are 26" long and not tapped for iron sights. Blued versions only cost $50 or so. The threads per inch is the same as the Ruger but the OD has to be reduced .100". I have had the following rem takeoffs set in Rugers: 30-338, 338 win mag, 375 taylor, 284 win and 7 rem mag. The gunsmith charges me around $115 to install. Cheap entertainment. Rem barrels shoot quite well.
fix it or dump it.... a classic decision whether it is firearms or vehicles.