My 300ss (Sherman Short) Ruger M77

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  1. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    That's so ugly, it's beautiful :D. It seems like people are asking a premium nowadays for the boat paddle stocks. I never handled one, how are they really?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 of them... Both stainless all-weathers, one full-size in 7mmRM, and a mountain rifle in 7mm-08. They're super light, and kick like a mule. But they're easy to tote. The one thing I always hated was that they don't have a way to put QD sling swivels on them, they use the old school hook & look style.
     
  3. FEENIX

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    I have one in .338 WM. The paddle stock was OK mine has a MB but replaced it with B&C carbelite (IIRC). Sold the stock to an LRH member that seems to collect them. When it is time to re-barrel, I am considering a .375/.338 WM or .375R.
     
  4. NEMTHunter

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    Very nice! Your powder charge jumped out at me. I think this round of yours is a efficient round for sure!

    I have a 06 (Ruger M77 Mark 2) with a "28 Barrel with a long throat shooting 65 grains of RL26 and 215 Feds I am getting right @ 2850 fps with 215 Hybrids.

    Very nice! Good to see a Ruger getting some love. Regardless what some say they can be modded and shoot very well.
     
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  5. odoylerules

    odoylerules Well-Known Member

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    I had him do that with this one, a WEIG A TINNY rail. It was so ridiculously high I couldn’t get a decent check weld. I took it off and put on standard rings from Warne. I still had to put on a Bradley cheek piece. Do you think the rail you’re suggesting would be a little lower?
     
  6. Michael O'Connor

    Michael O'Connor Well-Known Member

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    I think I would prefer the Rich Sherman case compared to the Arnold Schwarzenegger case. I'll be back ! LOL
     
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  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Probably, EGW rails sit fairly low to the receiver. Also, looks like you could drop down in ring height some, too, and that would help a lot as well.
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, the comb is low to begin with. I had to change and adapt my check weld more towards my chin. It took a little adjustment on my part but it gave me ~1.5" of rise before I decided on changing the stock. If you decide to get rid of the Weigh-a-tiny rail, let me know.

    Cheers!
     
  9. Idaho Trecker

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    Looking good! I would think you should gain a little more speed once fully broke in. I'll look at my notes with the 215. I was running norma brass back when I shot that bullet and still was shooting a top end load at 2975 iirc. Charge may have been similar. Those bergers were always accurate as all get out but I lost my interest in their coolaid lol I'll probably be taking my 300ss out for bear in a couple weeks.
     
  10. mfk

    mfk Well-Known Member

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    HOLY SCHNIKEY THAT IS ACCURATE!
     
  11. czubas

    czubas New Member

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    Do you have contact information for your gunsmith?
     
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  12. OrionsStar

    OrionsStar Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice! You gotta like that! I'm saving my lunch money for one of Rich's 7mm cartridges. Gonna pull the trigger so to speak as soon as feasibly posable. I feel like Christmas is coming!
    Jim
     
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  13. Hard H2O

    Hard H2O New Member

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    Kind of like the .300 WSM does.
     
  14. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

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    Exactly. Except the WSM needs a lot more room to do it.