Ruger 77 tang safety

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by gapfriz, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. gapfriz

    gapfriz Well-Known Member

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    I have a older ruger 77 tang safety in 7mm rem mag, and i was told that i could re barrel it with a winchester model 70 barrel, that they are the same size and thread pattern, has anybody else heard this or done it?

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    David F
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Same thread. Length of the tenon will be different. Why would you want to!?
     

  3. Hapcustoms

    Hapcustoms Member

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    That wouldn't be very safe.. Same threads but winchesters have several diff thread extensions. If the model 70 barrel was made for a pre 64 has extractor cut,post64 does not.

    But to be clear the headspace world not be correct most likely. I doubt the cost of a barrel job is worth more than your face and fingers..
     
  4. gapfriz

    gapfriz Well-Known Member

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    The reason i was asking is i want to move up to a 26 inch 7mm barrel and can't afford a new barrel, and its darn tuff to found a use 26 inch barrel for the ruger 77.

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    David F.
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Just save for a new barrel! It makes no sense to install a factory barrel. IMO,,, it's money wasted that could'a/should'a been saved for a barrel that'll shoot as you want it to and be the length that you want.
     
  6. BRrooster

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    I have the same rifle, and wasnt happy with how it shot either. But I really liked the rifle and decided to rebarrel it. Im not a rich guy either and had to save my "allowance" till I could afford the job, but all said and done, It was well worth it. I cant (wont) sell the rifle now, as I'll never get my money back out of it, but I know what I have , and am happy with it.
    I got a McGowan , 1 in 9 twist, no. 3 contour, Chrome Moly barrel. Its a little heavy but I wasnt making a Mountain hunting rifle.
    cheers
     
  7. muliehunter

    muliehunter Well-Known Member

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    Idid one last year in 243with a hart bull barrel in stainlees steel for six. and shoot even better than it did before i wore the barrel out wouldnt sell it cause my dad had give it to me and has sentamintal value