hawkeye question

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luvmyruger

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Contemplating a Stainless gun in .308.
Can any of you who have a stainless hawkey comment on how the finish has held up after some hunting experience. Pics always appreciated if you it helps.

My other options I am contemplating are Tikka and the new Win model 70.

thanks
 

6mmsl

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I have a couple and hunted hard with them this year and they held up well.

I like the new trigger on the Hawkeye.

I have no pics of my rifles but I would say the finish has held up nicely. My rifle spent plently of time strapped to my pack as I hauled meat for hours. I was taking my pack off occasionally to rest and just dropped it in the dirt with rifle attached/not to mention the awful thick oak and sage I punched through to get my meat out all the while the rifle took a beating. Not my usual field care for my rifle but I just had to concentrate on getting that meat out this year(we were in some nasty stuff). Anyways, after it was all done the rifle cleaned right up -no worse for wear.

I would buy another-oh thats right I already have.

.308 Hawkeye would be a great all around rifle choice.

Good shooting -Steve
 

308longdistance

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Not hunted/used as hard as Steve's, but have no complaints about the finish after one season.

.308 Hawkeye All Weather

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luvmyruger

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Nice picture.
Do the stainless ruger hawkeyes come with a fluted barrel?

I didnt think they did

Nice if they do.
 

308longdistance

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Although the barrel and bolt are factory, they do not come fluted and skeletonized, it is custom work. The trigger was also worked to 2.5lbs.

Good eye guy's.
 

R77PA

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I like the look. It is a shame Ruger does not offer a gun like that
 

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