Re: Ruger's Classic Model 77 Rifle Review
The thing I don't care for in any Ruger (and I have several BTW) is Ruger's stock trigger sucks without some work and thats unexcusable today.
The other thing is the inattention ro detail in the castings. Ruger touts it's invstment casting facility as state of the art in quality and in finish and I don't see that in their firearms in general.
I have a Number 1 chambered in 300 WBY Magnum and it's had issues from day one. I've had to modify the forestock to get it to shoot reliable groups and again, the trigger took some serious bench work to get it to break crisp with a minimal amount of pre-travel, again, not acceptablem considering the cost of the rifle when there are other, less expensive rifles, that shoot tighter groups and trigger more cleanly at a lesser price.
I do see that Ruger is copying the Savage Accutrigger design and incorporating it into their line and thats a good thing. The Accutrigger mechanism is a good example of what engineering can do to produce a safe trigger than breaks clean, has acceptable pre-travel (for a production trigger group) and adjustability. Hopefully, that will go a long way to hlp Ruger get away from clunky trigger stigma. It won't help with accuracy however.
Ruger can build an accurate rifle if they want to (as in their gas blowback semi automatic Mini 14 Target). I have one of those as well as for a semi auto, loose chambered (for fast extraction), it's the most accurate 223 non bolt gun I've ever shot, so they have the knowledge and the expertise to build a very accurate platform, if they want to......
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