Ruger 77 Stock

gapfriz

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What is a good after market stock that is fairly lite weight for a ruger 77 long action with a tang safety?

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David F.
 

Shane Lindsey

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I have tried one from Richards Microfit and now sports a McMillan. The latter is what I would suggest.
 

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I went with a Boyd's. Have bought 4 over the years for different rifles. The fit is great and the price is right.
 

Tnwhip

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Good luck I don't believe anyone makes one for the tang safety. When I was looking I could not find a good synthetic. That is why I went with a laminate. Like the song You can't always get what you want but you get what you need :). I like wood anyway.
 

Shane Lindsey

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The one in the picture is the "McWoody".

Bell and Carlson I believe makes one also. After alot of effort trying to find one and then dealing with it once I got it. I would spend the money and go with the Mcmillan or get ahold of a custom maker but it will cost you the same.

https://www.stockysstocks.com/catalogsearch/result/?

cat=0&q=Ruger+tang+safetyhttps://www.mcmillanusa.com/mcmillan-rifle-stocks/hunting-stocks-ruger-r/
 

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Bell and Carlson does as I have one on a tanged safety M77. If they still have this in production or inventory anymore is another matter as this rifle is approximately 30 years old. The only thing I had to do was remove a bit of stock material in the tang area to get the safety to function correctly. I'm completley satisfied with the stock I have.
Try contacting them and query them if they hae this stock in there inventory.

Bell and Carlson
101 Allen Road
Dodge City Industrial Park
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone (620) 225-6688
Fax (620) 225-9095
E-Mail [email protected]
 

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I have three Ruger Tang safety M77s in McMillan stocks. Two are the discontinued ultralight stocks. The third is the Hunter as featured on their website: https://www.mcmillanusa.com/mcmillan-rifle-stocks/hunting-stocks-ruger-mark-ii-hunter/

I am pretty certain they can inlet the hunter stock as well as the other Ruger mark II offerings for the tang safety even though they don't show it. I would call them. 877-365-6148

At least 7 yrs ago I got lucky and found my second ultralight stock through the owner of 24 hr campfire. Maybe if you do an extensive search you might find one. Heck I'd ask McMillan if they happen to have one kicking around. You never know.

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John Barsness, the gunwriter said in a post from 2011:

I had Charlie Sisk build me a custom .300 Winchester Magnum on a tang-safety 77 action a few years ago. He said that in his experiences they were just as easy to work on as 77's, but that many gunsmiths don't want to both with them both because of all the after-market parts available for 700's, but all the tools for trueing 700's.

Mine had a 25" Hart barrel and Bansner stock and weighed a little over 8 pounds with a 6x42 Leupold. It shots very well with a wide variety of bullets, and among other animals I took a big Sonoroan mule deer and 6x6 British Columbia elk with it. Eventually I sold it because my magazine editors got tired of hearing about it.

Banister makes a long action tang safety stock:

http://www.legendaryarmsworks.com/high-tech-specialties-stocks/
 

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