1994 Ruger M77 Mark II 338 Win Mag w/boat paddle stock value

IAshooter

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Hoping to get some honest opinions/feedback from some of you long time members on a rifle I just acquired in a trade deal.

I looked it up via it's serial# and it's a 1994 manufactured date, Ruger M77 Mark II in 338 Win Mag with a Leupold straight 12X 40mm AO scope on it.

As the story goes, the original owner bought it and had it in the safe for many, many years and never took it out West to hunt with like he had hoped and planned to and never even fired it before it was purchased by his friend who only shot one box, 20 rounds of ammo, through it getting it sighted in, etc and into another safe it went for the last several years. I brought out to my local FFL guy, local gun store owner and he looked it over really well and says it has been shot very little by the looks of the bolt head, etc so if the story is true, and you never know about such stories, it may indeed have only one box of shells through it.

There was one just like it (no idea on manufacture date though) that sold on Gunbroker just today for $805, plus shipping, etc and it wasn't as nice as the one I've got as it had a few noticeable blemishes, etc on it and it was just the bare gun only. So what's it worth as the whole gun/scope combo? I'm hoping it's in the $1100-$1200 range but want some honest evaluations from those much more experienced than me. Thanks.

Here's a few pics of it.

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I should add, I did manage to talk my buddy who owns the gun store out of 1 box of Winchester 200 gr Super-X Power Point ammo he had in his private stock for $30 and I'll be shooting it tomorrow. The guy I got it in trade from thought he remembered sighting it in @ 150 yard zero, but he said that was 4-5 years ago so I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
 

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The stock and scope, aren't positives for me. The rifle itself is very functional. We have one the shoots well though.

That gun broker price is closer to what I would like to see.
 

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I had two ruger paddle stocks a 338 win mag that was like getting boxed in the jaw .I sold the paddle stock and put on boyds laminated stock and it kicked way less and shot 3/4 groups at 200 yards .I traded the stock off of my paddle stock 264 win mag .Those 338s are worth about $850 for people that love those $12 ruger paddke stocks .In Alaska people liked them because they didn't break of you rolled your 4 wheeler .I would like to hear all the survival stories how people paddles their canoe with their paddle stocks .I laugh everytime I see them for sale .I use to buy them for $400 all the time . Good luck with your sale ask $900 and some one wanting one will probally buy it .
 

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You’ll be best off to take the scope off and sell it separate the bare rifle will bring $850-900 and the scope should be $250 conservatively you’ll do best on gun broker with a Penny auction
 

IAshooter

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I had two ruger paddle stocks a 338 win mag that was like getting boxed in the jaw .I sold the paddle stock and put on boyds laminated stock and it kicked way less and shot 3/4 groups at 200 yards .I traded the stock off of my paddle stock 264 win mag .Those 338s are worth about $850 for people that love those $12 ruger paddke stocks .In Alaska people liked them because they didn't break of you rolled your 4 wheeler .I would like to hear all the survival stories how people paddles their canoe with their paddle stocks .I laugh everytime I see them for sale .I use to buy them for $400 all the time . Good luck with your sale ask $900 and some one wanting one will probally buy it .
I asked about it's value and general info on it on another couple of forums as well and I've already been contacted by 3 people about it. I've been offered $900 for the gun and scope rings and $1200 for rifle/rings/scope and I haven't decided if I really want to sell it or not. I just might do a trade deal with the 3rd guy who contacted me as he has a very nice Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine I'm interested in that's value is in the $1100-$1200 range at least.
 

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You’ll be best off to take the scope off and sell it separate the bare rifle will bring $850-900 and the scope should be $250 conservatively you’ll do best on gun broker with a Penny auction
I considered that route, but I'm getting plenty of interest in it already just through this and a couple of other forums. No need to pay Gunbroker fees if I don't have to, right?
 

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Why not go for around $7-800 for the rifle alone.
Then sell the scope separately.

A fixed 12X on a varmint rig, yes.
On a 338WM not so much, especially for hunting elk in timber.
Therefore I would split them up and sell separately.
 

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I hated mine, both of them, so much that I took them to work and bead blasted them both to a satin finish on everything except the bolt body and lugs.
I used to shoot a lot of deer back then in huge stands of brambles/black berries that were at least double my height, we would shoot them from above.
Those stands were virtually impenetrable and I would lay those Rugers down and stand on them to push the brambles down so I could recover the deer, the stocks would bend under my weight, never broke and if left in the sun would straighten themselves out. In the end I put Pachmyer slip over recoil pads off shotguns on, the recoil was horrendous in those skinny stocks.
Ended up selling them both, the 24” barrels just didn’t suit my shooting so I let them go.
I will say I really liked the barrel profile Ruger used on them, my semi-custom Ruger M77MK II in 25-06 has the same profile and it balances really well and shoots 3/8 MoA with boring monotony.

Cheers.
 

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A Ruger MkII in .270 was my first rifle and as such I'll never sell it, but good grief what a mule. I compared it side-by-side with a buddy's 300WM and we both agreed my .270 kicked more. I love the gun and it's my go-to long(er)-range (I'm in GA) hunting gun. It'll never win a benchrest shoot but after a lot of work finding the right load (it likes heavy bullets and slow powders) it will shoot acceptable groups at hunting distances. To answer the OP's question, I know the skeleton stock makes them a bit "collectible" but they're not your friend on the bench. I've seen them going $600-$800 pre-panic. If you're looking to sell right now, I'd think $1K might be reasonable. In the current political atmosphere, there's a good chance it will be worth $2k before very long and probably $10k by the time my kids get my guns handed down to them........although they'll probably be made to register all of them at that point. Shame they all got lost in a tragic boating accident last week.
 

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