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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Bearcat

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Was at the local GS yesterday and saw a beautiful .308 caliber Ruger M77 with red rubber butt plate , tang safety, iron sites, scope and a mannlicher stock that went to the muzzle.
Wondering whats a decent price for one in 96% condition.
Blueing looked perfect 2 or 3 minor dings in the stock otherwise perfect but no box or docs.
They had it priced at $750


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:14 pm 
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It sort of depends on what kind of scope is on it, a $50 econoscope or a $300 Leupold.

The other thing to consider is how well it shoots. The tang safety RSI's had the pre-Ruger barrels. Some won't hold 3 moa, others aren't too bad. It's hit or miss (literally).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Actually didnt take much notice of the scope as it appeared to be a fixed 4X and the GF was hurrying me to go ,
What would the rifle be worth if it had no scope?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:57 pm 
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$550 to $650. Some of these actually had nicer wood than the Mk II's.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:12 pm 
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I really have plenty of 308's but love the look of the rifle,
Torn between that and a No1 in 45/70....have to decide between the two.
The No1 is $550 without scope or rings ,
maybe I will offer $600 for the M77 and if no deal go for the No1.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:56 am 
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I would get it.

Of all the calibers I own, .308 is my least favorite. But my tang safety 77 International in .308 is my favorite gun. I think it is the prettiest gun in the safe and it handles like a dream.

I personally don't like a scope on it, this gun feels perfect without one so you might get them to knock off a few bucks if all that is on it is a cheap scope.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:26 pm 
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I just trade into a tang safety 77International in 308 that the owner wanted $600 for. That seems to be the going rate around here. Personally I would go for the 77RSI over the #1, but I have no use for a 45/70 so my opinion is biased. Now if the #1 were the same Manlicher stock....hmmm


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:38 pm 
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re: "Of all the calibers I own, .308 is my least favorite. But my tang safety 77 International in .308 is my favorite gun. I think it is the prettiest gun in the safe and it handles like a dream"

I could write the same with the change of "...my MOST favorite"....

other than 45-70....
Don't know how one comes to these kinds of conclusions....I always thought the International just looked too weird....then I got one in my hands....

The next most favorite rifle I've ever had was a Stephens 44 1/2 in 38x55. Handiest little thing and deadly on pop can bottoms at 100 yards.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:33 am 
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A month ago I paid $720 for a M77 RSI Int. in .308, tang safety, circa 1993, 99% condition, with rings and el cheapo scope. Local buy so no S&H, no surprises. Was able to look it over before buying. It was a little high, but worth it to me. Not an easy gun to find. In great shape it was worth the extra $50. I've seen them go for $1,100.


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