Re: Ruger M77 action build???
Thanks for all the replies. Here are some of my thoughts... This rifle used to shoot factory ammo from aout 1.5 MOA to sub MOA. It shot my handloads, that I did not spend a lot of time fine tunig, at about .75 MOA (160 gr Partitions). I'm thinking, that if I put a good quality stock on it like a McMillan and a good qulity barrel on it, like a Lilja, had a good gunsmith true it up and put it together, spent some time and effort working up a good load, getting custom dies made, I *think* I should be able to get it to produce sub .5 MOA groups? But I'm not an expert on this.
The angled screw is one of those "what were they thinking?" deals. But, hopefully not a big issue, and it's true that Rugers aren't big competion actions, but not really looking for competition, but I am hoping for a sub MOA 1K rifle.
Also I mentioned my concern about wheter or not the Ruger rings could hold the heavy NF scope with the recoil of a 7mm Dakota. I have since thought I coulld double up the front rings.
My reasons for wanting to use this action are both practical and sentimental. Practical, I have an action and don't need to buy one. Sentimental, this is the rifle I have hunted with most of my life and all the heads and horns hanging on my walls were taken with it, including a B&C bighorn ram.
So based on what I've read here so far and my own reasoning (inexperienced reasoning) I am leaning toward doing this someday... unless someone can give me a good reason not to and back it up... like it would never get close to 1k MOA accuracy.
Thanks again for all the imput and any more comments are very welcome.