6.5X55 Full Stocked, Stainless Ruger M77 Carbine

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ultramag44

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A friend of mine got a 6.5X55 Full Stocked, Stainless Ruger M77 Carbine recently, in box, about 99%.

About how many were made? Was this an un-catologed, short run made up for a distributer?

Any idea of value?

Thanks, ultramag44
 

mike7mm08

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Uncatalogued run of 250 made for lipseys. They were produced this year along with 7mm08. Last year or it may have the year before they did a 257 roberts I believe.New in box I got a quote from my dealer for about 700 but online they went for around 850. Some guys were asking a grand but they were not selling. This is a model that will probable be a collectible in years to come. Low production run and the only stainless RSI models made. I wanted to get one but funds were tight and I have enough stuff that never leaves the safe.
 

Trey Whitley

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I got one for around $675 shipped (my dealer owed me, so I got it at his cost) and it's a great rifle. I had my gunsmith float and bed it, relieve the metal forend tip, smooth the action, and jewel the bolt & extractor and it shoots wonderfully. I also removed the rear sight and fitted an NECG peep, making it a nice, light, handy rifle. In fact, I like it so much for roaming the woods that I'm now thinking about getting rid of one of my Frontiers.
 

broknaxl

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Trey - did you get the 6.5? I was looking at those on Gunbroker. I was torn between the 6.5 or 7mm 08 - then I saw the .257 Roberts. Well I ended up not getting one, but I do like the full stock.
 

vol423

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I have a stainless No 1 with wood stock in 6.5X55 from Lipseys. It shoots nice and it has a real long throat. I've only shot 140s in it to date but I'll have to try some long bullets that I have squirreled away.
 

Desert Dawg

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What makes it a carbine?

Any pics handy?


Someone wrote about the 6.5 x 55 round a while back and was of the opinion it was one of the better ones.

I have a very nice Swiss Mauser in this caliber and it's a pleasure to shoot.
 

Trey Whitley

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broknaxl":33uv099q said:
Trey - did you get the 6.5? I was looking at those on Gunbroker. I was torn between the 6.5 or 7mm 08 - then I saw the .257 Roberts. Well I ended up not getting one, but I do like the full stock.
When the first "run" came out in 257 I ordered one, only to have it show up with a broken stock. Since it was a limited issue I couldn't find a replacement (plus I really wanted one in 338 Federal or 358 Winchester).

The batch was delayed, so the 6.5 x 55 and 7mm-08 were available at the same time. After buying my boys a Frontier in 7mm-08 I've learned to love that caliber, but heard so many great things about the 6.5 x 55 that I ended up buying it. A traditional caliber for a traditional full-stocked rifle, I guess.

Desert Dawg- ignoring all the arguments about what is and isn't a carbine, I guess you could consider this (and any other RSI) a carbine due to the 18 1/2 inch barrel length.
 
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