Pre 64 Model 70 and M77 257 Roberts

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rugerdczr

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The Pre 64 Model 70 was my Dads Gun it has a B&L Balvar 8 Scope on it, after my Dad died in 1977 I was 15 years old and I got the Gun. Hunted with it for many years and killed a bunch of Bucks.a work partner got me into Rugers in the early 80s, I just set the M77 up just like my Dads Model 70 with a B&L Balvar Scope. with do you Think?
 

rugerdczr

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Both are 257 Roberts
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Otony

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I didn't realize the Bausch & Lomb mounts had been made for the Ruger 77. Not sure why, it was still available after the 77 came out of course.

I have always had a soft spot for the old B&L scopes with adjustable mounts. Too bad no one makes something like that to this day. If you combined the super optical glass of today's high dollar scopes with a finely made (CNC perhaps?) adjustable mount you would have a bull strong sighting outfit and a scope that could withstand quite a bit of banging about.

Sorry to see that scope style go by the wayside.
 

callshot

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I have a M77 in 257 R also. It seems to be the one rifle that I have that everyone wants. Maybe I'll just live forever so as not to offend them all.
 
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