Hawkeye RSI 308 with optics

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Buckeye Bill

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Greetings,
Decided on the Nikon Buckmaster 3x9x40 for the 308 RSI. Total length of scope is 13 inches. Longer than some but quality is good and price was right. I have just started the zeroing process and will post some pics once I work out the details. This length optic matches my set up on my M77 RSI in .243. Cell phone camera so pics are not great.

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Luckyducker

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I hope your RSI shoots better than mine. My MK II RSI in 308 wouldn't do better than 4.5" at 50 yds with factory ammo or handloads. If yours shows decent accuracy I envy you as this is the greatest handling rifle I have ever mounted.
 

MFD

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Would say there is something wrong with your Ruger for I have two, older RSI/308 and Hawkeye '06 and both deliver 1" groups at 100yds with about any ammo I feed them. Might check w/ factory and request return authorization and have them take a look at it. Worth a phone call.
 

targshooter

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I originally owned a 77 Mark II in .250 Savage in the 1990s; ostensibly it was the wife's deer rifle. It handled and shot so well that when she quit hunting I sold it and bought this RSI in .308 in 2004. This rifle has never been touched in any way except for an initial cleaning when it came out of the box. It keeps the same POI in winter and summer. Scoped and shot at 100 yards it is capable of just under 2 MOA. This is with the barrel cold and hot. I use the rifle with a NECG peep for 200 yards offhand shooting and it is capable providing groups well within my capability at this yardage. This rifle handles so well that it has become the yardstick for my evaluation of such with all rifles I buy. Its weight and point of balance are optimal for me. I can shoulder and get a first shot into the bullseye quicker with this rifle than any other I own; either hunting or military style rifle.
 

mcknight77

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Luckyducker":3tv4knwc said:
I hope your RSI shoots better than mine. My MK II RSI in 308 wouldn't do better than 4.5" at 50 yds with factory ammo or handloads. If yours shows decent accuracy I envy you as this is the greatest handling rifle I have ever mounted.

Lucky, I'd be sending it back to Ruger for a checkover.

I have a .308Win M77RSI that has never been tuned at all. It will shoot 4Xgr of W748 and a 150gr Nosler Partition into MOA all day long. I've shot several three-shot groups in the .3s with it.

I also have a 7mm-08 M77RSI that I bought used that I'm still doing load work on that is currently shooting in the 1.5-2" range.

Some rifles take a bit more load work to find an accurate load, but 4.5" at 50 yards is indicitive of bigger problems. JMHO.
 

varoadking

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Some rifles take a bit more load work to find an accurate load, but 4.5" at 50 yards is indicitive of bigger problems. JMHO.

Mine as well...

I have been on the fence on one of these...nice to see most folks like their's...

It would be nice if Ruger would up the ante on the stocks, though...this design deserves a high quality wood...
 

C6S1C

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Buckeye Bill, If you get a chance, Report back after some range time....I have been looking at the M77 Hawkeye RSI in .308 and would love to know how it's shooting. I have been also looking at a CZ 550 FS in .308. I'd rather buy a Ruger. Congrats and good luck with your new toy.

Scott
 

Buckeye Bill

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I will be heading to the range on Sunday for some further zeroing. So far I have noted that the barrel gets hot after 3 rounds. Not an issue for a hunting rifle but it is slowing down the number of rounds I can fire at a given time. I fire three and then switch up to another rifle to eat up the 15 minute shooting sessions. I hope the finalize my 100 yard zero and then fire a few at 200. Recoil is light and action is average. LC6 trigger is good but not outstanding. I expect it will get better with use.
 

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