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Unread 03-18-2004, 03:01 AM
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Re: ruger guns

My cousins 338WM shot okay today, I think he has some issues with the scope possibly.

Every time I shot it, it drove tacks, just in the wrong spot. After some sight adjustments it was moving TOO far with each adjustment... too far one way, then too far the other; I hate cheap scopes.

Eric seemed a little recoil sensitive, and it could have been him a couple times, but for the most part it seemed to be the scope ruining the day. Without shooting it a dozen times in a row or so, I couldn't really say how "he" shoots, I know how I shoot... Again, the CoreLocts shot great, definitely stayed tight.

Eric, he caught on fast though, had the MOA stuff down really fast, but wants to dial some out to 500 yards next time out to put it into action. I think he's hooked... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-18-2004, 11:10 PM
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I hunt with an early M77, Douglas barrel in 30-06, McMillen stock, straight 6X Leopold. This rifle took a lot of game when it was a stock 25-06, and has taken a lot of game since the rebuild. Before this, I hunted with a No 1, in 30-06. But my varmint rifles and long range rifle are customs on two Rem. and one Nesika action, with Lilja barrels. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Unread 04-13-2004, 07:45 PM
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I have several Ruger 77's and 7 Ruger #1's. A couple of the #1's are wildcats with Lilja barrels and Canjar or Kleppinger set triggers. These guns not only have a great fondle factor but are great guns.I get alot of flack about my #1's but they hold there own when it comes time to shoot.I can shoot tennis balls at 500 yds. with my 22-6mm #1 and that ain't bad.I prefer the older Rugers but as far as I know there's nothing wrong with the newer ones.Good luck.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 12:48 PM
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Greetings, Gentlemen

Sirs (and Madams)-
I am a new subscriber and this is my first posting, so please bear with me.
I found this site by "Googling" rebarrelling Ruger rifles.
I have a thought maybe someone out there could advise me on.
I have a #1 in 270 Weatherby magnum that I have killed many whitetails with since I purchased it new in 1988. I would like to take an M77 (old style with tang safety) and have it rebarrelled in the same caliber.
I don't currently have an M77 to proceed with, so could any of you experienced guys give me some thoughts on my idea such as to what I should look for in a used rifle and whom to trust to do the work.
This may sound far fetched, but I load everything I shoot in the #1 (it's never had a factory load shot in it) and I am blessed with a large supply of the Weatherby brass. The caliber is very lethal on Whitetails with 130 gr. bullets, and I live in Kansas where the "extra" reach often comes in handy.
Thanks to any and all of you who might respond

Last edited by Whitetail Bob; 01-03-2008 at 01:00 PM. Reason: punctuation
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Unread 01-03-2008, 08:33 PM
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I have a 308 ruger mkII VT shoot's in the .3's consisently. finish is the best ever.
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Unread 01-04-2008, 07:52 AM
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First off welcome Bob
Not familiar with the 270 Weatherby but if its made with 300 brass you will want to find a Ruger in 7 or 300 Mag so the bolt and feed rails dont not have to be altered.This time of year the pawn shops or gun shows might be your best bet to find one.
Wish I could remember who did the work on the 308Baer I bought used as its a real shooter. Had a local smith put an 8twist 22-250barrel on my old 243 and he did a very poor job of it as I have to shim the scope to get it to zero and the chamber is very rough but it does shoot OK.
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Unread 01-04-2008, 10:06 AM
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Thanks for your input, MachV.
I was thinking a 7MM Rem. would be just right for this project. I am leaning towards having Shaw do the work as their prices seem fair and I have heard and read good things about them.
All of the brass I have ever used was factory .270 Weatherby and without comparing one to a .300 I can't vouch for their difference or sameness.
As I proceed with this, I will try to update this site.
Thanks for responding!
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