browning abolt vs ruger mark 2 m77

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by inline6power, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. inline6power

    inline6power Active Member

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    If you were going to build one of these for 1000yd mulies and steel which one would you build and why . both are 7 mag guns and the browning is a medallion
     
  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Browning for me. I haven't shot a browning that wasn't accurate. I am sure there are some out there that are not accurate but I haven't found one yet.
     

  3. inline6power

    inline6power Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply those are the 2 guns I am trying to decide on which 1 to send to gun works for a long range package and load development
     
  4. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Browning! Not knocking the Ruger but I have had some browning a bolts that would flat out shoot! and I have never got a ruger to shoot as good as them.
     
  5. inline6power

    inline6power Active Member

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    Yeah I am starting to lean towards the Browning it only has 20 down the tube the Ruger has 2:30 down the tube. I am starting to think the browning maybe the better choice for long range gun out of the 2
     
  6. Cornfield Flats

    Cornfield Flats Active Member

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    I agree with Browning, but building a rifle implies rebarreling and perhaps numerous other modifications. If that's the case, there's probably not much real difference.
     
  7. inline6power

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    well I talked to Aaron from gun works and we came up with a game plan for the Browning it's getting a carbon barrel new brake trigger from jewel McMillan a5 stock and a few other goodies for the action I will definitely post pictures when I get back pretty excited
     
  8. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    I have an abolt that shoots 1" at 200 from factory. You won't be sorry with that move.
     
  9. PappySmurf

    PappySmurf New Member

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    My son and I both have A-Bolts and would not trade them for anything else. My 300WM shoots 1.25 inch groups at 300 yds from the box. That is good enough for anything I plan on doing.

    Have not shot a Ruger so I can't help there.
     
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Well-Known Member

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    Own a A-Bolt Boss 300wsm that clover leafs at 200yrds . Just purchased the twin to it in 7mm wsm , both have Vortex pst scopes , have not shot 7mm wsm yet . I am still new to this LR game but wondering why you wouldn't shoot gun 1st and if was accurate enough to your own standards why make any changes an save $. Love my 300 with 190 bergers. About time Brownings got a little love.
     
  11. inline6power

    inline6power Active Member

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    the abolt i sent in shot sub moa no problem out of the box. gun has a lot of sentimental value because it was my grandfathers. i have always wanted a gunwerks lr100 with their carbon barrel since we have 5 christiansen arms guns i grew to like the heat transfer capabilities with the carbon. since i had the abolt in the safe i said why not have this gun turned into what i want even though it shot fantastic. so now i am basically getting a gunwerks carbon x gun with an abolt action that will be chambered in their 7mmLRM and it should shoot bettter at 1000yds than most of the guns i have in the safe.