M77 Mk II 30-06 -- I finally have a Ruger bolt action

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4MUL8R

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I must have drooled over the M77 from its earliest days in Guns & Ammo articles. I remember helping a friend's wife purchase a gift for him 20 years ago and it was a M77 in 270. Today I found an "as new" stainless ready to go with a Sightron 3-9 x 42 scope. I can't explain the feeling...how much I wanted it, how glad I am to have it. How it feels when I toss it to my shoulder. How easily the scope comes into view. I like the inexpensive plastic stock -- it feels solid. It's not as elegant or as beautiful as a classic walnut and blue steel rifle, but is sure is nice to have a trouble-free modern material rifle. Hopefully I can find some inexpensive mil-surp rounds to feed through the classic action.
 

mcknight77

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I hope you take care of that barrel by shooting quality ammo in it. Some of the milsurp is good ammo and some is not.
 

mattsbox99

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If you want to shoot Mil Surp, get the HXP stuff from the CMP, they have a shipment being processed now and its supposed to be available by the end of April.

I just did some quick calculations and even though the price of the CMP stuff is very good, I can still reload cheaper than that.
 

Pinecone

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4MUL8R, A large percentage of WW II surplus .30-06 is so coroded it is flat unsafe to fire no matter how strong the rifle! I just threw out a bunch of it my brother-in-law had ratholed! I would "forget" about that avenue if I were you. Take it from somebody that has seen a lot of "peeled" barrels on some very fine rifles!.................Dick :wink:
 

Buckeye Bill

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I shoot ten rounds out of mine and I am good to go for another year. Recoil is what you would expect from a 30.06. Federal 180 shoft point performs well with mine and at the rate I shoot it, price is very fair.
 

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