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Old 06-20-2012, 06:16 PM
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Ruger's Classic Model 77 Rifle Review

When I learned that the Ruger was available in 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser chambering I knew that I had to explore this combination. The 6.5 Swede is among the best balanced, accurate, and light kicking game loads of all time. But when coupled with the Ruger action the cartridge may be loaded a bit hotter than with the original Mauser. The result is an excellent all around deer sized game killer that outpaces the original - although the original loading has long enjoyed a good reputation in the field.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:12 AM
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Re: Ruger's Classic Model 77 Rifle Review

I have this Ruger M77 in 6.5x55 Swede also.It is a good combination.Moderate recoil and easy to shoot.Accuracy also arround the inch size.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:15 AM
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Re: Ruger's Classic Model 77 Rifle Review

I have several Ruger 77s and they all shoot less than 1moa.
They fit me well and shoot well.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: Ruger's Classic Model 77 Rifle Review

I own two. I can see a quality shift from the one bought in the early 2000s and the one I bought this year. The one I bought this year I had to sand the interior stock because it was really rough. I did finally get it to shoot under 3/4 of an inch. Great guns.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:30 PM
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I got one in a compact. Shot 3" to 4" when I got it. Some $ and time later it shoot's a small groups, no thanks to Ruger.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:36 PM
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Re: Ruger's Classic Model 77 Rifle Review

Have one In 300mag, strong action but cast parts are sloppy. It shoots very good. I filed and polished the trigger, polished the feed ramp and tried to make the bolt work slick. The trigger is very good and it feeds reliably, but the bolt is so sloppy there is no making it work slick. Bought the rifle new in 2000.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:54 PM
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My M77 MKII is in 270, glass bedded and Timney trigger. When I do my part it does its part - last week's buck whitetail at 100ft and the one two years ago at 287 paces. Love this gun. Cheers.
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