Ruger 77V

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mcknight77

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.22-250, .220Swift, .243Win, 6mmRem, .25-06, .280Rem, .308Win.

Don't believe the .223 came out until Mark II, but I could be wrong.
 

Ruger1nut

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Jim what do you figure rarity of each caliber is?

I know the 6mm and 280 are scarce. I have heard the 243 is as well.

Dave
 

Hawk-in-Wi

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i have a early 80's model in 280 , will do about 2 1/2" at 300 yards with handload 154 gr Hornadys on top of imr 4350 , never took more than one shot to drop a deer in its tracks
 

mcknight77

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Dave, there are flatbolts, roundbolts and hollowbolts to consider.

The 6mm is the scarcest short-action flatbolt, followed by the .243Win.

I've never seen a long-action flatbolt in the V, although theorhetically there should be a few out there.

Hollowbolt Vs are also rare. All the hollowbolts are long-action. I have one V in .25-06. It's the only one I've seen.

In roundbolts, the .280 is the rarest. The rest are fairly common, even the 6mm, although the most common are the .22-250, Swift, and .243Win.

Hope this adds some clarity.

Jim
 

Don in Brighton

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I always thought it a bit odd that this rifle was chambered in 280 Remington as opposed to, say 270 or 30-06, given the action length. Was there a specific reason that the 280 was selected as opposed to "other" 30-06 length rounds?

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Ruger1nut

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Don I have wondered the same thing. They also did the Number Ones in a 1V 280 model. I have often wondered if Ol'Bill was a proponent of the P.O. Ackley school. If he was to bad he never made either in a 280 Ackley imp.

Dave
 

mcknight77

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Ruger produced the .280s in the V when Metalic Silhouette was popular. The .280 will shoot the long heavy bullets a bit flatter.
 

R77PA

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I actually believe in the mid 80's Ruger had the 7mm-08 listed as a 77V model in there catologue. When I saw it I ordered one to shoot shillote but they never made it as far as I know. I remeber following up with the dealer and he finally gavce me my $ back.
 

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