Bedding Ruger 77

Discussion in 'Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc.' started by 7mmSendaro, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I am getting ready to do a bedding job on a friend's Ruger M77 .243 win. I have bedded several Rem. 700s but never a M77.

    Any experience out there? Suggestions?:confused:
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    use plenty of release agent !!!

    The M-77 is a little bit of a pain to bed because of the angled fron action screw , If you only glass bedding it with not pillers then I would wrap the front screws with tape so that their is just enough room for it to be screwed into the stock this will allow the bedding to stay put and not back into the floor plate recess. After this hase cured then drill it out and bed the floor plate assembly.
    The rear is a biut harder to bed , I personaly remove all the mechanical parts in the rear like the trigger and safety and things then bed the area and remove any bedding thats going to get in the way of the trigger when it goes back together.
     

  3. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Remove the pressure bedding bump in the stock and open up the barrel channel. Free float the barrel, the rugers I have done this to have become 1/2moa guns. After the job is done, tighten the front screw first, then rear screw. The center screw should just be snug, with very little torq applied.
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Pillars

    I was planning to pillar bed this rifle. In your experience, is it necessary? It would certainly save a lot of trouble not to pillar bed.

    Thanks guys,

    Brian
     
  5. nyati1

    nyati1 Official LRH Sponsor

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    There is a nice article on bedding this firearm in a Precision Shooting magazine from this summer.Volume 55, no 3 July issue. The article was written by Mr. N. Johnson I beleive.
     
  6. LEFTYM77

    LEFTYM77 Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have a digital copy of this artical? or a scann of it as I am thinking about doing the same thing. and am trying to research but am not finding alot of info on the rugers.