A couple of years ago, I came across a used .270 Ruger M77 for dirt cheap. It's an older model with a wood stock, the tang safety, and blued barrel/action. Now, I realize that 99.5% of long range shooters choose the model 700, but what I'd like to know is- why? Can this old Ruger be made to shoot with the 700's? What kind of obsticles am I looking at, compared to reworking something more common? I've always kind of liked doing things a bit different, and I guess this is no exception. Any ideas?